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SAP Next-Gen Launches an Innovation Community for SAP Leonardo to Accelerate Digital Innovation Linked to the UN Global Goals

September 12, 2017 by SAP News 1

SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced new opportunities to explore SAP Leonardo offerings through SAP Next-Gen, which connects corporations into an open community to accelerate ideas for digital innovation with purpose. The opportunities include memberships in clubs for industries, technologies, and methodologies. The clubs foster connections with thought leaders, enabling customers to reimagine the future of industries with SAP Leonardo offerings, seed in disruptive innovation with startups, and build skills for the intelligent enterprise. The announcement was made at the 22nd SAP Academic Conference EMEA in Karlsruhe, Germany.

“SAP Next-Gen aims to enable new connections among corporations and the 3,200+ educational institutions in 111 countries in the SAP Next-Gen network, as well as with startups, tech community partners, and purpose driven organizations,” said Ann Rosenberg, senior vice president and global head of SAP Next-Gen. “With insights from academic thought leaders and researchers on topics such an Blockchain and machine learning, and with connections to industry focused startups, accelerators, other tech community partners, purpose driven organizations, and SAP experts, customers can collaborate and support SAP’s commitment to solutions for the UN Global Goals including Goal 4 – quality education as well as Goal 9 – building resilient infrastructure, promoting inclusive and sustainable industrialization and fostering innovation.”

SAP Next-Gen services are delivered through memberships in clubs for all 25 SAP industries; clubs for SAP Leonardo e.g. IoT, machine learning, Blockchain, and analytics; clubs for other exponential technologies e.g. VR/AR, robotics, drones, and iOS enterprise apps; clubs for methodologies e.g. science fiction thinking, exponential thinking, design thinking, purpose driven thinking, and next-gen change management; and clubs for special topics including advancing educational opportunities for women, and Snap!, an educational graphical programming language that allows students to create interactive animations, games, stories, and more, while learning about mathematical and computational ideas.

Through its SAP Young Thinkers program, SAP Next-Gen has launched the Snap! lab, which in an open collaboration with faculty at the University of California, Berkeley, aims to inspire and empower students with deep and powerful computer science ideas through their “Beauty and Joy of Computing” curriculum. During the SAP Academic Conference EMEA, faculty across business, IT, engineering and other disciplines heard how this new curriculum was successfully rolled out to 100 high school teachers in New York City. This year it was hosted at the SAP Leonardo Center in New York, in a pilot program that SAP Next-Gen aims to scale globally.

Learn more online at http://www.sap.com/next-gen and follow SAP Next-Gen on Twitter @SAPNextGen.
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