Legend of Rock to Laszlo Bock: SAP Announces Highlights for SuccessConnect in Berlin

Berlin — SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced highlights for SuccessConnect 2018 in Berlin, the premier event for HR professionals, taking place June 18–20 at CityCube Berlin. SuccessConnect will offer the latest digital HR strategies designed to power the Intelligent Enterprise, with clients such as Bentley Motors, Bertelsmann and Vodafone taking the stage to share their secrets for building unbeatable cultures, and a keynote by Iron Maiden lead singer Bruce Dickinson.

SuccessConnect in Berlin will bring together thousands of the world’s leading HR professionals and influencers to explore HR strategies that succeed in today’s digital economy. This year, members of the HR community will discuss top trends, share successes and inspire leaders to leverage technology solutions that drive business success and create value across their organizations. SuccessConnect will feature impressive HR and business leaders with insights into transforming HR with digital tools and innovations. Attendees will learn best practices for ensuring people are at the heart of transformation and that each employee’s potential is maximized.

Main SuccessConnect Activities (all times in CET)

Opening Keynote with SAP SuccessFactors President Greg Tomb and Guests
Tuesday, June 19, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

SAP SuccessFactors President Greg Tomb is joined by fellow executives SAP SuccessFactors Global Head of Product Amy Wilson and SAP Executive Board Member & President (EMEA & Greater China) of Global Customer Operations Adaire Fox-Martin for a keynote packed with passion and innovation. Attendees will learn how virtual reality, machine learning and chatbots transform the workplace experience — helping people feel more connected, inspired and purpose-driven than ever before. The session will showcase what’s new, what’s coming — and why HR needs to get ready. It also will feature customer speakers Astrid Fontaine, member of the Board at Bentley Motors, Dr. Kai Wehmeyer, senior vice president of Corporate HR Strategy & Systems at Bertelsmann, and Helen Jackson, head of HR Services at Vodafone.

Special Guest Keynote with SAP SuccessFactors Chief Revenue Officer Stephen Spears and Iron Maiden Lead Singer Bruce Dickinson
Tuesday, June 19, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

SAP SuccessFactors CRO Stephen Spears will host an inspirational talk with entrepreneur and lead singer of Iron Maiden Bruce Dickinson, who will discuss the impact of passion, creativity and integrity on our lives and work. With more than 30 years in music, he has also worked as a commercial pilot and is currently involved in a venture to manufacture hybrid air transport. He is the founder and chairman of Cardiff Aviation, as well as brewmaster of a premium British beer. Attendees will take inspiration from his life and work — and the passions that drive him.

Special Guest Keynote with SAP Chief Human Resources Officer Stefan Ries and Google’s Former Senior Vice President of People Operations Laszlo Block
Wednesday, June 20, from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Laszlo Bock’s New York Times bestselling book, Work Rules!, synthesizes a decade of explosive growth at Google, the latest cutting-edge academic research, and examples from the worlds of sports, art, nutrition and business into 10 steps any organization can take to make work better. Hosted by SAP CHRO Stefan Ries, the keynote will help attendees understand how to build an unbeatable culture and hire better, why companies should “pay unfairly,” when to be frugal and when to be generous, and why the smallest actions can have the biggest impact.

The Power Lunch with SAP SuccessFactors Chief Operating Officer Robin Manherz and Inspirational Speaker Ali Mahlodji
Wednesday, June 20, from 12:45 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Attendees will explore the importance of purpose and passion at “The Power Lunch — Leadership Strategies to Empower the Diverse Workforce of the Future,” hosted by SAP SuccessFactors COO Robin Manherz and Ali Mahlodji, co-founder, chief visionary and chief storyteller of watchado.com. Mahlodji has made it his mission to inspire people to find their true calling. He will share his vision for leading with purpose and highlight how successful companies empower the diverse workforce of the future.

Keynote presentations will be followed by breakout sessions with SAP experts, 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 Berlin, the SuccessConnect 2018 diamond-level sponsors are Deloitte and Zalaris. Platinum-level sponsors are EPI-USE Labs, GP Strategies, itelligence, IBM, NGA Human Resources and tts.

For more information on SuccessConnect 2018 in Berlin, please follow the #SuccessConnect event hashtag and visit www.sapsuccessconnect.com/en_us/berlin-2018.html. To register, please visit www.sapsuccessconnect.com/en_us/berlin-2018/registration-berlin.html.

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

Media Contact:

Geraldine Lim, SAP, +1 (415) 418-0945, geraldine.lim@sap.com, PDT

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