SAP Unveils “Must See” Keynote Schedule for SuccessConnect® in Las Vegas: Robert Enslin, Greg Tomb, Jennifer Morgan and More

August 22, 2017

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SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO — August 22, 2017 — SAP SE  today announced that Harvard Business School’s Frances Frei, Cake Boss Buddy Valastro and positive psychology author Shawn Achor will be among the noted keynote speakers streamed live from SuccessConnect® 2017 in Las Vegas, the premier event for human resources (HR) professionals. With leading organizations such as Corning, EY and Mohawk taking the stage to discuss their HR transformation journeys, SuccessConnect — taking place August 29–31 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas — will offer unparalleled insight into the latest strategies and technologies to empower the digital workforce.

SuccessConnect in Las Vegas will bring together the world’s foremost HR executives and business leaders to explore how SAP® SuccessFactors® solutions for human capital management (HCM) are transforming the employee experience in today’s digital economy. This year’s event will feature a host of business visionaries sharing insights on how to develop a workforce culture that maximizes every employee’s potential.

Main SuccessConnect Activities (all times in PDT)

Opening Keynote with SAP Executive Board Member Robert Enslin and SAP SuccessFactors* President Greg Tomb

Wednesday, August 30, from 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.

Robert Enslin and Greg Tomb will cohost the opening keynote focusing on the purpose and promise that SAP SuccessFactors delivers to customers to drive improved workforce experiences and meet employees’ expectations by delivering innovative, consumer-grade HCM solutions. Joining Robert and Greg on stage will be Amy Wilson, head of Product at SAP SuccessFactors, and James Harvey, head of Engineering and Service Delivery Operations at SAP SuccessFactors, as well as customers Jana Kanyadan, CIO of Mohawk Industries, Christy Pambianchi, senior vice president of HR at Corning Inc., and Penny Stoker, global leader of HR Services at EY.

Keynote with SAP Executive Board Member Jennifer Morgan and Harvard Business School Professor Frances Frei

Thursday, August 31, from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Jennifer Morgan and Frances Frei, Uber’s first senior vice president of Leadership and Strategy, will cohost an engaging and lively keynote that will cover the future of work, the culture challenge facing every C-suite and boardroom, and the changing nature of leadership in the 21st century.

Leadership Luncheon with SAP North America HR Head Jewell Parkinson and Constellation Research Founder and Principal Analyst Ray Wang

Thursday, August 31, from 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Sponsored by PwC and hosted by Jewell Parkinson, this luncheon will feature Ray Wang speaking on the need to create responsive and responsible leadership to succeed in digital transformation and jump-start growth inside organizations. Instead of taking a classical binary or rigid approach, learn the five immutable core traits and develop a balance of 14 foundational attributes as a guide to successful and sustainable dynamic leadership.

Keynote with Author Shawn Achor and Cake Boss Buddy Valastro

Thursday, August 31, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Shawn Achor, author of The Happiness Advantage, and Buddy Valastro, author of The New York Timesbest-selling book The Cake Boss, will discuss how optimism, social support and stress mitigation are vital to workforce and corporate success, sharing research, stories and personal experiences to help expand thinking on what successful business strategies can look like.

Africa Code Week

Support Africa Code Week in its mission to teach basic coding skills to half a million African youth this year. As part of a social media fundraising effort, SAP will donate one dollar for every tweet with both #SConnect17 and #AfricaCodeWeek between now and September 8. Africa Code Week brings together schools, teachers, governments and nonprofit organizations to bridge the digital and gender skills gap in Africa and empower Africa’s young generation with critical digital skills needed to drive innovation and economic growth. You don’t have to attend SuccessConnect to participate, so start tweeting now!


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