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.
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