SAPPHIRE NOW: How to Innovate with Purpose in Five Sessions from SAP Next-Gen

Add energy and spark to your SAPPHIRE NOW program in 2018: Attend one of the five exciting innovation sessions presented by the SAP Next-Gen program.

You’ll connect with next-generation innovators, boldly envision your intelligent enterprise with SAP Leonardo, find out how to seed in disruptive innovation with startups, foster education and entrepreneurship for next-generation female innovators, and link your innovation projects to the 17 Global Goals of the United Nations.

The SAP Next-Gen initiative, a purpose driven innovation university and community aligned with SAP’s commitment to the 17 UN Global Goals for sustainable development, supports SAP’s more than 388,000 customers across 25 industries in more than 180 countries. The program leverages over 3,500 educational institutions in 113 countries, more than 100 SAP Next-Gen Lab spaces at universities and at partner and SAP locations, and 26 SAP Next-Gen Chapters, as well as startups, accelerators, tech community partners, venture firms, futurists, and purpose-driven institutions. The initiative also leverages SAP’s more than 100 innovation and development centers and SAP’s network of over 17,000 partner companies.

Visit SAP Next-Gen at the SAP Leonardo and Future Technologies areas at SAPPHIRE NOW in Orlando next month. The program is also partnering with Hasso Plattner Institute at the event; watch for joint presentations that will put the spark in your digital transformation strategy.

Ann Rosenberg, senior vice president and global head of SAP Next-Gen and SAP University Alliances, says, “Customers visiting SAP Next-Gen during SAPPHIRE NOW can learn how we connect customers to academic thought leaders and researchers, students, startups, accelerators, tech community partners, purpose-driven partners, venture firms, futurists, and SAP experts to reimagine the future of industries and the intelligent enterprise, seed in disruptive innovation with startups, and build skills for digital futures.”

For customers interested in working collaboratively with the SAP Next-Gen program, she adds, “Customers can learn about services from SAP Next-Gen as well as events where digital innovators come together in an open ‘innovation with purpose’ community to foster the future of industries with SAP’s latest technologies.”

Get inspired to innovate with purpose. Visit these SAP Next-Gen sessions at SAPPHIRE NOW 2018:

Innovate with Purpose

Build the key skills to drive a successful digital future. Accelerate innovation with the Hasso Plattner Institute and SAP Next-Gen program, a global network of academia, startups, and partners. Reimagine the future of industries with the SAP Leonardo digital innovation system. Link innovation projects to the 17 Global Goals of the United Nations.

  • Time: All day
  • Location: Show floor

Board the Starship Enterprise Innovation

Use science fiction thinking to boldly envision your intelligent enterprise and create disruptive innovation. Picture your intelligent enterprise empowered with machine language, artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, robotics, drones, the IoT, and cloud technology. Envision a future when the Global Goals are realized.

  • Time: Tuesday, 1:00 p.m. – 1:40 p.m.
  • Location: SAP Leonardo and Future Technologies LE527

Empower Young Women and Girls to Innovate and Become Technology Leaders

Foster education and entrepreneurship for next-generation female innovators. Find and develop your future innovators among today’s young women and girls. Learn how the UN Women Global Innovation Coalition for Change partners with industry. Join the #sheinnovates movement and support the UN global goals for quality education and gender equality.

  • Time: Wednesday, 12:00 p.m. – 12:20 p.m.
  • Location: SAP Leonardo and Future Technologies LE527

Snap! up Your Next Generation of Developers who Code with Purpose

Foster next-gen developers by joining a movement that encourages students to learn computer science. Connect to a global network of more than 800 schools that use the Snap! visual programming language and the “Beauty and Joy of Computing” curriculum that make coding fun and engaging. Inspire young people to code with purpose linked to the UN Global Goals.

  • Time: Wednesday, 2:00 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.
  • Location: SAP Leonardo and Future Technologies LE527

Spark Creativity and Purposeful Innovation with Academia and Startups

Accelerate your digital transformation with next-generation innovators. Connect with academia, startups, partners, and other experts to navigate the digital renaissance with SAP Leonardo. Promote purpose-driven innovation linked to the UN Global Goals. Incubate your innovation in the Silicon Valleys of the world.

  • Time: Thursday, 12:00 p.m. – 12:20 p.m.
  • Location: SAP Leonardo and Future Technologies LE527

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