SAP Cloud Platform Coming to SAPPHIRE NOW 2018!

Dan Kearnan

Posted by Dan Kearnan on May 30, 2018

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On June 5-7, the SAP Cloud Platform team is taking on SAPPHIRE NOW 2018 in Orlando, FL. Whether you are new to the SAP Cloud Platform or have experience in working with SAP’s platform-as-a-service offering, SAPPHIRE 2018 is the place to be to learn, discover and explore SAP’s cloud platform offering. There are over 300 sessions awaiting you at both SAPPHIRE and ASUG in which you will have ample opportunity to learn how to leverage SAP Cloud Platform to build new cloud applications or extend your existing on-premise apps to the Cloud. In addition to these sessions, you will have the opportunity to talk to SAP Cloud Platform experts who will be on hand to answer all your questions or walk you through demos of different cloud platform use cases.

The central location for all things SAP Cloud Platform at SAPPHIRE is found within the Platform Campus located on the show floor. So please be sure to visit this campus to start your journey to the cloud!

Below are some sessions and highlights (agenda) that can’t be missed!



SAP Cloud Platform Services: Embrace New Digital Business Opportunities”

Date: Monday, June 4, 2018 8:00AM – 5:00PM

A full day seminar with the goal for attendees to learn how the SAP Cloud Platform is being used today for cloud-to-cloud, cloud-to-ground, and hybrid scenarios to digitally transform the enterprise – from S/4 extensibility, LoB, and IoT.



Presented by SAP’s co-founder Hasso Plattner who will be discussing the role of the SAP Cloud Platform in today’s digital world.

Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018  9:00AM – 10:30AM



Building the Intelligent Enterprise                                                                  SID  60847                       

Digital transformation is shifting market boundaries and changing the way companies do business. Customer experience is key to this transformation and businesses must react and deliver at increasing speeds. Discover how SAP Cloud Platform, machine learning, IoT and other SAP innovative technologies are at the heart of the Intelligent Enterprise

Wed June 6th at 11:00  located in the Best Run Theatre area on the show floor

Presented by Bjoern Goerke, Chief Technology Officer of SAP and President, SAP Cloud Platform


CUSTOMER THEATRE SESSIONS                                                        SID 61887  

Develop Trust and Supply Chain Efficiency with SAP Cloud Platform

Automate supply chain processes in the cloud to improve reliability. Discover how Ruralco Holdings Limited digitalized its stocktaking process, improving the accuracy of inventory information. Learn how the company used SAP Cloud Platform and SAP Fiori apps to implement mobile scanning technology, vastly improving the customer experience.

Wed June 6th Date: 14:00 – 14:30  Theatre 3 in the Main Theatre District on the show floor

Speaker: Tom Hansen, Chief Information Officer       Ruralco Holdings Limited


Discover How Merck KGaA, Darmstadt Accelerated Innovation with SAP Cloud Platform  SID 61936

Find out how creating an intelligent enterprise speeds up innovation. Learn how multinational chemical, pharmaceutical, and life sciences enterprise Merck KGaA used SAP Cloud Platform to establish a platform that helped take the company to the next level of digital transformation.

Date: Thursday June 7th  14:00 – 14:30  Theatre 3  in the Main Theatre District located on the show floor

Presented by Bjoern Ebelin, Director Digital Platform MGF & ERP at Merck


Support Your Mobile Strategy with an Agile Cloud Computing Environment       SID 62072   

Enable mobile working and simplify IT by adopting a cloud-first strategy. Find out why Brazilian manufacturer Natura & Co. chose SAP Cloud Platform to handle its operations. Hear about the company’s cloud journey, from improving sales-order tracking to supporting multiple business units.

Date: Wed June 6th  16:00 – 16:30   Theatre 3 in the Main Theatre District  on the show floor

Presented by James Camargo, Head of Projects and Applications      Natura Cosméticos SA



In addition to all the great SAP Cloud Platform sessions that will take place on the show floor at SAPPHIRE NOW 2018, there are a wealth of SAP Cloud Platform sessions planned within the ASUG agenda.

Here are three highlights for you to consider:

SID 11457: SAP Cloud Platform Roadmap

Date: Tuesday, June 6, 2018 12:30PM – 1:30PM

SID 10194:  How to Implement and Extend SAP S/4HANA Cloud

Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018 2:30PM – 3:30PM

SID 11751: Enabling Digital Transformation with SAP Cloud Platform

Featuring Loves Travel Stops

Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018    11AM – 12PM




Innovate Faster with the SAP Cloud Platform          Session ID: 61901

Date: Tuesday June 5 2018   2PM – 2:40PM  located in the Leonardo Campus

Presented by Anja Schneider, Global VP, Head of Strategy and Customer Innovation


Creating better user experiences with SAP Cloud Platform              Session ID: 60855

Date: Thursday June 7, 2018   2:00PM – 2:40PM; locate in the Platform Campus

Presented by Milja Gillespie, VP Cloud Platform, GTM



Explore the Journey to the Cloud at ExxonMobil               Session ID: 62104

Date: Tuesday June 5, 2018   2:00PM – 2:20PM located in the Platform Campus

Featuring ExxonMobile


Digitize your Oil and Gar Workforce with SAP Cloud Platform   Session ID: 61590

Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018   3PM – 3:20M located in the Platform Campus

Featuring Murphy Oil.


Stay Flexible with Consumption-Based Pricing for SAP Cloud Platform    Session ID 61233

Date: Tuesday June 5th 2018, 11:30AM – 12PM located in the Platform Campus



Application Builders and Developers MeetUp                                              SID 62241

Join fellow application developers and directors for casual networking and conversation about working with SAP Cloud Platform. Take this opportunity to make connections based on your common interests and meet with SAP cloud experts in a relaxed environment. Space is limited.

Date: Wed June 6  12PM – 12:40PM  located at the SAP MeetUps area on the show floor



Meet SAP Cloud Platform Experts

Be sure to visit the 5 SAP Cloud Platform Topic Stations located on the show floor within the Platform Campus. You will be greeted by SAP Cloud Platform experts who can address any questions you have regarding SAP’s Platform as a Service.

  • SAP Cloud Platform – Start your cloud journey
  • SAP Cloud Platform for an Agile Business
  • SAP Cloud Platform for an Optimized Business
  • SAP Cloud Platform for a Digital Business
  • SAP Cloud Platform for Small to Mid-Size Business


For those coming to SAPPHIRE this June, we look forward to seeing everyone and being available to address all questions you have regarding SAP’s premier cloud platform.

Also, don’t forget to have some fun and join us all for the Justin Timberlake concert as he performs Thursday night!

See you in Orlando!

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