SAP SuccessFactors Announces Event and Streaming Highlights for SuccessConnect 2016

August 17, 2016

SAP SuccessFactors

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA — (Marketwired – August 17, 2016) —SAP SuccessFactors today announced details about SuccessConnect 2016, the premier event for human resources (HR) professionals set to take place August 29-31 at The Venetian/Palazzo Resort Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Thousands of the world’s leading HR executives, business professionals and influencers will gather to explore how cutting-edge cloud-based human capital management (HCM) solutions are transforming the role of HR, and the people experience, in the digital economy.

The general sessions will be live streamed at

Main SuccessConnect Activities

Tuesday, August 30, 8:15 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Keynote with Mike Ettling
Join SAP SuccessFactors President Mike Ettling, along with SAP SuccessFactors “all-in” customers Christy Pambianchi, senior vice president of Global HR at Corning Incorporated, and Andrew Wilson, CIO of Accenture, for an unconventional, un-keynote opening session hosted by Megan Meany. This interactive dialog will cover the impacts of digital transformation and disruption, why the future of HR is no HR, #businessbeyondbias and why all-in people are required in business today – whether they are inside traditional salary boundaries or not. Accenture and Corning will share what the journey to transformation really means, and how they are winning the war for talent by creating a culture where employees are supported in being their best.

Tuesday, August 30, 4:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Keynote with Bill McDermott
SAP CEO Bill McDermott will share insights on leading the company’s 78,000 employees and executing SAP’s strategy and vision to make the world run better and improve people’s lives.

Tuesday, August 30, 5:00 p.m.-5:45 p.m.
Keynote with Magic Johnson
Earvin “Magic” Johnson – NBA legend, Hall of Famer, entrepreneur, visionary and philanthropist – will share stories about his drive, passion and entrepreneurial skills that not only made him one of America’s most beloved sports figures but also one of its most successful businessmen. (Not available for streaming.)

Wednesday, August 31, 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Product Keynote with Thomas Otter and Dave Ragones
Thomas Otter and Dave Ragones, both group vice presidents of Product Management at SAP SuccessFactors, will discuss the future directions and trends shaping the SAP SuccessFactors suite of products, and will provide a review of recent product innovations and a preview of exciting new functionalities, including an update on the diversity and inclusion commitment made at SAPPHIRE NOW earlier this year.

Help SAP SuccessFactors and NAF shape the future workforce. From August 15 to September 30, every time someone tweets with both #sconnect16 and #BeFutureReady SAP will donate $1 to NAF. NAF is a non-profit organization providing unique, career-focused learning experiences for underserved high school students. Partnering with the private and public sector, NAF supports schools in implementing educational curriculum and work-based learning, including internships, which help young people gain skills for careers in high-growth sectors including technology, math and science. You don’t have to attend SuccessConnect 2016 to participate, so start tweeting now!

Additional SuccessConnect Highlights

Keynote presentations will be followed by breakout sessions with SAP SuccessFactors 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. SuccessConnect 2016 Diamond-level sponsors include Deloitte and IBM. Platinum-level sponsors include Aasonn, Accenture, Ernst & Young, Kronos, NTT DATA, Inc. and Presence of IT. Gold-level sponsors include /N SPRO Inc., 3D Results, AltaFlux Corporation, AspireHR, Benefitfocus, Enterprise Information Resources Inc., GP Strategies, HRIZONS, NGA Human Resources, PwC and Veritas Prime.

Additionally, winners of the HR Excellence Awards, an annual program designed to recognize and celebrate SAP SuccessFactors customers who deliver impressive business results, support employee engagement and help local communities, will be announced.

Hot topics at this year’s SuccessConnect include how digitalizing processes and strategies makes HR more effective and relevant to all employees, including the executive team; how technology helps businesses recruit, develop and retain the people you need to make your company successful amidst the rapid pace of change in our world today; how addressing unconscious bias enables you to build the diverse and inclusive teams that make businesses more profitable; and how SAP SuccessFactors ensures you are developing and supporting all-in people, people who are excited to come to work every day, feel supported and do what it takes for your business to win.

Don’t miss your chance to experience how SAP 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.

For more information on SuccessConnect Las Vegas 2016, or to watch the general sessions, please visit


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