SAP Announces Highlights for SuccessConnect in London: Bill McDermott, Sir Richard Branson, Tamara Lohan and More


LONDONSAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced the complete keynote and streaming schedule for SuccessConnect 2017 in London, the premier event for HR professionals taking place June 12–14 at the ExCel London.

With clients such as Jaguar Land Rover, Lufthansa, Nestlé and PepsiCo set to take the stage, SuccessConnect will showcase industry-leading HR strategies to support digital business transformation.

SuccessConnect in London will bring together thousands of the world’s leading HR professionals and influencers to explore how cutting-edge cloud-based SAP SuccessFactors human capital management (HCM) solutions are transforming the role of HR, and the experience people have at work, in the digital economy. This year’s event will feature an impressive group of leading business and HR visionaries who will provide insights on how to execute HR digital transformation as the latest HCM technologies allow companies across the globe to put people at the heart of that transformation, and maximize each employee’s unique potential. General sessions will be streamed live from www.sapsuccessconnect.com/en_us/london.html.

Main SuccessConnect Activities (all times in BST)

Opening Keynote with SAP CHRO and Executive Board Member Stefan Ries and Guests
Tuesday, June 13, from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.
Stefan Ries, together with leading HR executives from some of Europe’s largest companies, will host an unconventional opening session examining the future of work and HR transformation. Adding their insights will be Jon West, HR director, Manufacturing at Jaguar Land Rover; Julian Simee, senior manager, Corporate HR Strategy at Lufthansa; Yulia Chupina, deputy chairman of the Executive Board at Sberbank; and Phil Pavitt, Global CIO at Specsavers. The lively conversation will cover how today’s digital imperatives are creating a mandate for a differentiated people experience, and how technology supports that experience.

Panel Discussion with Millennials from Jaguar Land Rover, Coca-Cola European Partners, Mercer, Multiposting and SAP Africa
Tuesday, June 13, from 4:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Millennials already make up over 50 percent of today’s workforce; they are quickly moving up the leadership ranks and are heading toward making up 75 percent of the workforce by 2025. While they want what most of us expect — good pay, good company, good boss — the impact, or the “millennial effect” of their role in the workplace, has changed our expectations — how we manage people, what technologies we invest in and how we ensure we are providing the experiences people demand today. Nearly 20 percent of executives are now millennials, and they are impatient for change and instrumental in leading digital transformation. Hear directly from millennial superstars from Jaguar Land Rover, Coca-Cola European Partners, Mercer and Multiposting in this lively discussion, hosted by SAP’s own Thandi Majola.

Product Keynote with SAP SuccessFactors* Senior Vice President of Engineering and Cloud Operations James Harvey, SAP SuccessFactors Group Vice Presidents of Product Management Thomas Otter and David Ragones, and Guests**
Wednesday, June 14, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
James Harvey, Thomas Otter and David Ragones will kick off day two to discuss the future directions and trends shaping the SAP SuccessFactors HCM Suite. They will cover the new innovations and technologies set to shake the business world in the coming year, and how customers can stay ahead of these changes with SAP SuccessFactors solutions. Joining them will be Tarun Wadhwani, head of Integrated Talent Development at Nestlé; Karen Lofthouse, HR executive at Nestlé; and Bhrighu Sareen, general manager of the Microsoft Teams Ecosystem and Developer Platform.

Women in Leadership Luncheon with Mr & Mrs Smith Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer Tamara Lohan and SAP SE Executive Board Member Adaire Fox-Martin
Wednesday, June 14, from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m.
Tamara Lohan will be featured as the speaker at the Women in Leadership Luncheon, where she will share her experience as a high-growth startup entrepreneur solving problems with technology, creating an inclusive organization that favors impact over all else and shattering the glass ceiling as a way of doing business. An inspirational and savvy entrepreneur, Lohan has been instrumental in establishing Mr & Mrs Smith as an instantly-recognizable brand and leader in the travel sector, representing more than 1,000 boutique and luxury hotels. The session will be hosted by SAP Executive Board Member Adaire Fox-Martin.

Closing Keynote with SAP CEO Bill McDermott and Virgin Group Founder Sir Richard Branson
Wednesday, June 14, from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m.
Bill McDermott will take the stage to discuss how he leads SAP’s 85,000 employees and more than 2 million-person ecosystem in executing the company’s vision and strategy to make the world run better and improve people’s lives. Sir Richard Branson will close out SuccessConnect in London by highlighting the continuing value we can all gain from putting employees first, and he will inspire attendees to see the business value of having a workforce that feels championed every day. Branson is the only individual to build eight billion-dollar companies in eight different sectors. Virgin is routinely recognized among the best places to work in the world. Branson also is a committed philanthropist, having established Virgin Unite in 2004 to incubate and support many of the world’s leading philanthropic organizations.

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 euro 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!

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 SuccessFactors solutions. In London the SuccessConnect 2017 diamond-level sponsors are ASA Global and Deloitte. Platinum-level sponsors are Dell Boomi, EPI-USE, IBM and Virgin Pulse.

For more information on SuccessConnect 2017 in London, please visit www.sapsuccessconnect.com/en_us/london.html.

For more information, visit the SAP SuccessFactors website and the SAP News Center. Follow SAP on Twitter at @SuccessFactors and @sapnews.

Media Contact: Geraldine Lim, +1 (415) 418-0945, geraldine.lim@sap.com, PT

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