SAP Announces Event and Streaming Highlights for SuccessConnect 2016 in Vienna

November 17, 2016


SAP NEWSBYTE — Nov. 17, 2016 — SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced details about SuccessConnect 2016, the premier event hosted by SAP SuccessFactors for HR professionals set to take place Nov. 28–29 at the Messe Wien in Vienna, Austria.

Thousands of the world’s leading HR executives, business professionals and influencers will explore how organizations are transforming their businesses for the digital economy and their HR functions to be a powerful force for success. Attendees will also learn about leadership from guest keynote speaker, Formula 1 Driver Niki Lauda.

SuccessConnect will feature a collection of HR and business leaders who will present their experiences navigating digital transformation, building strategies and advancing in their journeys, including the value and results achieved.

The general sessions will be streamed live from

Main Activities Slated for SuccessConnect (all times in CET)

Monday, Nov. 28, 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
Keynote address with Mike Ettling, President, SAP SuccessFactors, and UCB, Swiss Re and Erste Group Bank AG

Join Mike Ettling and all-in customers including Fabrice Enderlin, executive vice president, Talent & Company Reputation, UCB; Adrian Marquard, head, HR Service Delivery and Esben Jensen, head, Human Resources IT, Swiss Re; and Vera Budway, chief diversity officer, Erste Group Bank AG. This opening session promises to be unconventional and un-keynote. The interactive dialog will cover the impacts of digital transformation and disruption. It will discuss why the future of HR is no HR, #businessbeyondbias and why all-in people are needed in business today – whether they are inside your traditional salary boundaries or not. Our clients will share what the journey to transformation really means. They will talk about how they made the business case and tracked the results, and how they’re winning the contest for talent by creating an all-in culture where employees are supported at being their best.

Tuesday, Nov. 29, 8:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m.
Keynote address with Stefan Ries

Stefan Ries, member of the Executive Board and chief human resources officer, SAP, will explain how HR sets the pace in the digital age, with HR topics defining companies’ agendas. Only those companies that engage their people will be successful with digitalization. In his keynote address, Stefan will show how to do this with the help of smart data. He will discuss how fact-based decision making is the way to go for all HR teams that want to succeed with their digital transformation.

Tuesday, Nov. 29, 9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
Keynote address with Thomas Otter and Dave Ragones

Thomas Otter and Dave Ragones, both group vice presidents, Product Management, SAP SuccessFactors, will discuss the future directions and trends shaping the SAP SuccessFactors solutions. They will provide a review of recent product innovations and a preview of exciting new offerings.

Tuesday, Nov. 29, 12:45 p.m.–2:15 p.m.
Women in Leadership Luncheon with Charlene White and Emma Sinclair

Broadcast journalist Charlene White will moderate a lively discussion with entrepreneur and EnterpriseJungle co-founder Emma Sinclair, who will share her experience building a business, breaking boundaries and leading in the digital economy.

Tuesday, Nov. 29, 4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Keynote address with Mike Ettling; Franck Cohen, President, SAP EMEA; and Niki Lauda

Mike Ettling and Franck Cohen will sit down to talk candidly about leadership, the people and experiences that have influenced their styles and how new realities like the millennial effect and digitalization impact leadership.

Niki Lauda is one of the best Formula 1 drivers and one of the most fascinating personalities in sports. Three-time world champion, he survived one of the worst crashes that ever blazed at an F1 competition. He walked away from that crash and went on to race and launch his own airlines business. Niki will share his life philosophy of taking risks, accepting the unexpected and coping with changes that come your way while keeping it all in balance and perspective.

Girls in Tech (GIT)
Help SuccessFactors and GIT shape the future workforce. From Oct. 3 through Dec. 31, SAP will donate one U.S. dollar for every Tweet that mentions both #sconnect16 and #All4GIT. GIT is a global nonprofit focused on the engagement, education and empowerment of girls and women who are passionate about technology. The organization encourages girls to pursue careers in tech, advocates for salary parity, promotes the advancement of women in leadership roles and tackles many other issues facing women in tech. You don’t have to attend SuccessConnect 2016 to participate, so start tweeting now.

Additional Highlights Coming Up at SuccessConnect
Keynote presentations will be followed by breakout sessions with SAP partners and customers. SAP partners play a strategic role in helping companies of all sizes – across all industries and geographies – buy, build, implement, service and support SAP solutions so their businesses can Run Simple. The SuccessConnect 2016 diamond-level sponsor is Deloitte. Platinum-level sponsors include Aasonn, Accenture, EPI-USE and NGA Human Resources. Gold-level sponsors include Aconso, ADP, Ernst & Young, HCL Technologies, IBM, Infosys, OpenText and T-Systems International.

Don’t miss your chance to experience how SuccessFactors and some of our most innovative customers from around the world demonstrate that while technology helps in the journey to transformation, ultimately, success is simply human.

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