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Digital HR Takes Center Stage at SAPPHIRE NOW 2016

Feature Article | April 27, 2016 by Susan Galer

The digital transformation of HR is top of mind for human resource (HR) professionals attending the annual SAPPHIRE NOW + ASUG Conference, being held May 17-19, in Orlando, Florida.

Featuring an impressive constellation of HR leaders, this year’s agenda is designed to help professionals of all levels get inspired by fresh ideas, start rethinking the status quo, and leave ready to tackle their toughest challenges with creative innovation. Attendees will learn how to turn insights into action as they watch inspirational keynotes, attend thought-provoking roundtables and expert-led educational sessions, and participate in hands-on practical demos. Most important, they’ll have plenty of opportunities to rub shoulders with the best innovators in HR today. Here’s a quick sampling of the hundreds of HR-related sessions at SAPPHIRE NOW this year.

Mike Ettling, president of SAP SuccessFactors keynote — Preparing to Meet the Needs of A Digitally Transforming Workforce: Join special guests, including Shakti Jauhar, Senior Vice President of Global HR Operations and Shared Services at PepsiCo, Robert Arbogast, Director of HR/OA Systems and Strategy at The Timken Company, and Loral Blinde, Vice President at People & Employee Services at American Airlines, for a fascinating discussion about HR’s new role in the digitally transformed workplace, focused on bringing together “all-in” employees and leaders ready to take on unprecedented challenges.

Transform Your HR Strategy in a World of Digital Disruption: Megatrends impacting company strategies place incredible pressure on HR to reinvent itself and reimagine how to find, develop, and support the people that organizations need to win. SAP’s Mike Ettling explains how HR can help companies effectively transform by adopting a digital approach, using technologies to help every employee get out in front of business changes and seize the resultant opportunities.

A.O. Smith Corp.Build a Better Talent Acquisition Experience: Find out how this global manufacturer of water heaters simplifies processes using SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting to increase the quality of hires, enhance the candidate experience, and accelerate the hiring of high-performers.

Kiewit Corporation — Move to the Cloud for Integrated Talent Management, HR, and Payroll: Learn why this worldwide construction and engineering firm transitioned its HR and talent management systems to the cloud with SAP ERP Human Capital Management and SAP SuccessFactors solutions.

Woolworths Ltd –Transform HR with a People Strategy That Delivers Business Outcomes: See how this retailer invested in the SAP SuccessFactors Talent Management Suite plus core HR/payroll cloud solutions to transform functions across people, processes, and systems to improve HR services and business outcomes for 170,000 employees.

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise — Capitalize on an Enterprise-Wide Reorganization by Redesigning HR: How this telecommunications company used SAP SuccessFactors solutions to build a global, self-service HR organization from scratch in just six months across 50 countries.

Closing the Digital Skills Gap: Hear the findings from the latest Leaders 2020 global survey from Oxford Economics Research, revealing how the digital skills gap impacts businesses and the role of leadership in transitioning the workforce.

Karie Willyerd, SAP SuccessFactors Workplace Futurist, — Explore New Leadership Trends for the Digital EconomyDiscover how leaders of small and midsize enterprises are successfully spearheading digital transformation.

HR transformation for the digital workplace is well underway, and I’m eagerly looking forward to learning much more at SAPPHIRE NOW 2016.

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