Intel at SAP SAPPHIRE NOW: It’s Time to Plan Your Schedule

SAP SAPPHIRE NOW and ASUG (America’s SAP Users’ Group)  Annual Conference is coming to Orlando on May 17–19—and Intel will be there  too, adding to the festivities with keynote addresses, tech talks, demos and  plenty of presentations from our OEM and technology partners.

SAPPHIRE is SAP’s premier annual event, with an anticipated 20,000  people in attendance and an additional 80,000 tuning in online. SAPPHIRE attracts  CIOs and line-of-business managers who want to meet with SAP experts and  industry partners to learn the latest in Internet of Things (IoT) technologies,  in-memory computing, and data center and cloud strategies.

The conference starts off with a bang on Tuesday morning,  May 17 when Intel CEO Brian Krzanich joins SAP chief executive Bill McDermott  on stage for a discussion of the latest innovations across the industry. Be  sure to be in your seat as BK shares information about advances to the joint Intel-SAP  IoT platform, and our next-generation Intel processors. In addition, you won’t  want to miss news of innovations in memory technologies that promise both to boost  performance and cut cost of memory for cloud and data center platforms. BK will  also share highlights of Intel IT’s successful conversion to SAP HANA* to run  Intel’s internal financial and enterprise resource planning (ERP) & Supply  Chain Management (SCM) systems (for more information on this proof-of-concept  deployment, view  the solution brief).

Intel is also showcasing two demos in the Intel Booth #625of  the joint SAP and Intel IoT platform, find out more:

  • The  Connected Worker: Industrial Wearables for Worker Safety (Demo in Intel  Booth #625 also highlighted in mini-session 10:30am-10:50am, Tues. May 17,  PS602 presented by Jeff Jackson). Learn about the Intel and SAP reference  platform for industrial safety and compliance, and experience how wearables can  help detect unsafe conditions and create automated alerts in real-time, for  both workers and supervisors.
  • Real-Time  Inventory Management (Demo in Intel  booth #625) Learn how to delight customers and minimize  out-of-stock-issues in this retail jeans store scenario that features SAP  Merchandising* applications and the Intel® Retail Sensor Platform to send  real-time alerts for inventory management and cycle count automation.

A Rich History of  Collaboration

Intel and SAP have worked together closely for over two  decades, with SAP software specifically engineered to take advantage of the  performance, reliability and security built into Intel processors. Today, the  rich co-engineering relationship is stronger than ever, with new joint IoT  solutions that extend analytical processing and security from the data center  to the network edge, and breakthrough business solutions that draw on the power  of SAP HANA*, the revolutionary in-memory database that’s optimized to run on  Intel® Xeon® processors. SAP HANA and Intel processors stand behind new  solutions such as SAP Business ByDesign*, a cloud-based ERP service that brings  powerful business management tools to the device of your choice; and the SAP  Digital Boardroom*, which draws on the power of SAP HANA and Intel processors  to provide C-Suite executives a real-time visualization of business performance  and reporting across the entire enterprise with SAP’s Digital Boardroom.

Intel and SAP’s collaboration doesn’t end there: We also  share a rich ecosystem of OEM partners who offer over 600 computing appliances that  feature SAP software pre-integrated onto Intel-based platforms for simple, out-of-the-box  functionality. A dozen of our OEM partners, including VMware, HP, Dell, Cisco,  and SGI, will be at SAP SAPPHIRE. Stop by their booths to check out their  latest innovations, and join us at Intel booth #625 where we will host over 30  tech talks by Intel partner experts.

Of particular interest are a series of in-booth  presentations by Dr. Matthieu-P. Schapranow, program manager in E-Health and  Life Sciences at SAP’s Hasso Plattner Institute. Schapranow’s presentations  (12:30pm on Tues. May 17 and Wed. May 18, and 11:30am on Thurs. May 19) address  the topic of analyzing genomes using  in-memory databases and the advent of real-time analysis of medical big data.

Intel is once again a proud sponsor of the SAP HANA® Innovation Awards, which recognize  customers and enterprises who have found innovative ways to use SAP HANA to  drive business value. Kudos to each of the over 150 entrants who competed this  year, and a special congratulation in advance to the five finalists to be named  in a special ceremony on Monday evening.

Stop by the Intel booth #625 to say hello, and watch me shoot man-on-the-street videos for viewing on Periscope.

Follow me @TimIntel  and #TechTim for the latest news on Intel and SAP.

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Tim Allen

About Tim Allen

Tim is a strategic marketing manager for Intel with specific responsibilities related to the cloud, big data, analytics, datacenter appliances and RISC migration. Tim has 20+ years of industry experience including work as a systems analyst, developer, system adminstrator, enterprise systems trainer, product marketing engineer and marketing program manager. Prior to Intel Tim worked at Tektronix, IBM, Intersolv, Sequent and Con-Way Logistics. Tim holds a BSEE in computer engineering from BYU, PMP certification and a MBA in finance from the University of Portland. Specialties include - PMP, MCSE, CNA, HP-UX, AIX, Shell, Perl, C++