Last week SAP & ASUG held their annual SAPPHIRE NOW & ASUG Conference at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. SAPPHIRE NOW and ASUG is the largest global business technology event where solution experts and the community that uses SAP software can connect all in one place. Attendees are able to learn how to enable their digital business strategy and get more from their technology investment.
This year’s /N SPRO’s top six highlights include:
- Highest Attendance Ever! – SAPPHIRE NOW and ASUG’s 2016 conference achieved record attendance of 30,000+ attendees and an additional 300,000 watching virtually from around the world. This year SAP & ASUG utilized Facebook‘s Live Streaming application which gave many of our colleagues a way to remotely experience SAPPHIRE & ASUG presentations.
- Awesome Kickoff Keynote – Bill McDermott, SAP CEO, provided the SAPPHIRE NOW 2016 kickoff Keynote illustrating the value of integrating people, technology, processes. Bill discussed the challenges and opportunities being faced by key SAP customers with live in person input from executive leadership from Microsoft, Under Armour, and others. During his Keynote he predicted that the next five to 10 years will be more disruptive than last five to 10 years. Due to machine learning, artificial intelligence, and augmented reality will fundamentally change the way we do work.
- Exciting New Tools in the Works – The announcement of the ASUG Partner Assessment Tool – The go live is currently scheduled to happen during SuccessConnect in August. It will function like TripAdvisor except it will be used for clients on SI’s. It will be a great way for clients to research SI’s they are interested in and review SI’s they have been engaged […]