SAP NOW India sparks a dialogue on shaping India’s techade with technology

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  • At SAP NOW India, conversations on how the digital transformation of India Inc can take the country to the next decade of inclusive, resilient, and sustainable growth took center stage.

 As India continues its journey to become the world’s 3rd largest economy, India Inc will be a critical enabler of the country’s digital transformation and technology will be its biggest ally. With this as the backdrop, SAP concluded SAP NOW India, a global platform bringing together over 100 speakers and 2000 business leaders in attendance on 20th April at the iconic Jio World Convention Centre in Mumbai.

Welcoming the attendees, Kulmeet Bawa, President & Managing Director, SAP Indian Subcontinent, spoke of the ‘India opportunity’ ahead, illustrating trends that put India in a ‘sweet spot’ including young demographics, budding digital natives, and entrepreneurial ecosystem and the rise of India and the emergence of India as the ‘next manufacturing, supply chain hub.’ He further highlighted the role of SAP and its ecosystem as “partners” in India’s ‘transformation.’

Paul Marriott, President, SAP Asia Pacific Japan

Paul Marriott, President, SAP Asia Pacific Japan, who was present at the event also outlined SAP’s three core priorities in the region: sustainability, talent, and innovation, reiterating India’s growing importance in shaping the global growth story.

India: The Next Decade of Inclusive, Resilient, and Sustainable Growth!

Addressing India Inc, at SAP Now, Rajeev Chandrashekar, Union Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology and Union Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, spoke of how multinationals today look at India as an enticing investment destination, reinforcing his confidence in “India as the place to be!” He further said, “Today, India has emerged as a pre-eminent nation in using technology to transform citizens’ lives, democracy, and governance. Our early investments in digital public infrastructure and our ease of doing business policies have empowered our startup and innovation ecosystem, catalyzing India’s Techade goals.”

Read: “Our early investments in digital public infrastructure and our ease of doing business policies have empowered our startup and innovation ecosystem, catalyzing India’s Techade goals,” said Rajeev Chandrashekar.”

Rajeev Chandrashekhar addressing India Inc at SAP NOW

Announcing GROW with SAP:

 SAP Now also witnessed the launch of GROW with SAP, a new offering to help midsize customers in India adopt cloud ERP in just a few weeks. Commenting at the launch, Abhishek Singhvi, Managing Director, of Rajasthan Barytes Limited, a leading Indian producer of industrial minerals, said, “As a growth-oriented organization, we seek to streamline business processes, including handling complex data environments, financial reporting, production, and inventory planning. SAP’s S/4 HANA Public Cloud, with built-in best industry practices, provides us with a single integrated platform that enables organization-wide visibility for both our internal and external stakeholders, transforming us into an intelligent, sustainable tech-led enterprise.”

Read: SAP announces new cloud ERP for midsize Indian companies


Kulmeet Bawa, President & Managing Director, SAP Indian Subcontinent, and Abhishek Singhvi, MD, Rajasthan Barytes Limited addressing the media conference

Watch Kulmeet Bawa in conversation with ET NOW

India Inc; Showcasing SAP’s cutting-edge technologies and best practices:

 The event also saw a showcase of the best-in-class technologies, solution theatres, and engaging demos covering everything from Cloud ERP, Digital Supply Chain, SAP BTP, ISBN, HXM, CX, Sustainability, employee experience, and Cloud Success Services. Featuring expert sessions, success stories, and best practices from marquee leading customers and partners including Wipro, Asian Paints, MG Motor, The Good Glamm Group, Ashok Leyland, Sun Pharma, ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India, Chargebee, Bounce, Tech Mahindra, IBM, UltraTech Cement, etc.

Women in  Leadership panel at SAP NOW India

Closing at a musical high with Shankar, Ehsan, and Loy over cocktails, and dinner:

 After a heartfelt thanks to everyone in the audience and the customers and partners who told their stories, the event concluded with a fabulous, star-studded musical extravaganza by the legendary trio- Shankar, Ehsan, and Loy.

Ending on a ‘musical note’ with Shankar-Ehsan-Loy