SAP’s Tim Ebbeck joins panel to discuss Cities of the Future at Commonwealth Business Forum (CBF) 2011

Ebbeck to focus on the need for strong leadership to build cities of the future

Perth, AustraliaSAP Australia today said that Tim Ebbeck, president and CEO of SAP Australia and New Zealand, will participate in a panel discussion about Cities of the Future at the Commonwealth Business Forum 2011 in Perth at 9am, October 26. The event is being run in conjunction with the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHGOM) 2011.

The CBF will focus on “Partnering for Global Growth: The Commonwealth, Indian Ocean and the Pacific Rim” and over 100 speakers and panellists are expected to attend. The forum provides a unique opportunity for business and government to network on best practice.

Mr Ebbeck said, “This forum is a great opportunity for the private and public sector to come together. Planning for the future is a great start but we also need to make sure these plans become reality.

“Strong leaders who are willing to step out of their comfort zones are an essential part of achieving this. There is a real need for sustainable and inclusive government, service excellence, intelligent, knowledge led strategies, informed and engaged communities and collaboration.

“Forums like the CBF and CHGOM provide a great opportunity for these elements to be put into place on a global scale.”

The speech can be downloaded in the “About SAP” section of SAP’s Australian website: http://www.sap.com/australia

The Cities of the Future panel discussion will focus on innovation, growth and change and will be chaired Tony Rice, CEO, Cable and Wireless Communications United Kingdom. Tim Ebbeck from SAP will be joined on the panel by:

  • Hon Brendon Grylls, Minister for Regional Development; Lands, Government of Western Australia
  • Sir Don McKinnon, Former Commonwealth Secretary‐General
  • Bernard Salt, Partner, KPMG

SAP has an App for That

The agenda for the event is being provided to participants via an SAP app which can be downloaded from the organiser’s website, www.cbf2011.com. The app allows users to search by session or speaker, personalise the agenda, mark favourites and view a detailed map of the venue.

SAP BusinessObjects Explorer and SAP BusinessObjects apps are also available from the AppStore and can be downloaded, along with Commonwealth economic data, to compare countries globally based on key economic indicators.

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