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SAP at #MWC18: Six Can’t-Miss Experiences Showing How Businesses Turn Thinking Into Doing

Feature Article | February 21, 2018 by Jacqueline Prause

Are you going to Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona, February 26 to March 1? If so, be sure to plan time in your schedule to experience digital business unlike you’ve ever seen before.

Visit SAP in Hall 3, stand #3N31, where you’ll see how to Turn Thinking Into Doing to stay competitive in the new era of digital business.

SAP has an exciting program lined up with live theater sessions, interactive showcases, insightful panel discussions, and plenty of SAP experts available to answer your questions – plus some very cool prizes and giveaways. Hear what SAP customers and analysts are saying about SAP Cloud Platform in two panel discussions at the SAP stand theater on Monday, February 26: Analysts Panel at 4:15 p.m. and SAP Customer Panel at 4:45 p.m.

Find out how the SAP Leonardo digital innovation system, which brings machine learning, Internet of Things (IoT), blockchain, analytics, and Big Data together on SAP Cloud Platform, enables companies to rapidly innovate and scale to redefine their business for the digital world. Learn how industry-specific accelerators for SAP Leonardo seamlessly bridge the gap between innovating and operating in a real-time business environment. Discover the passion and drive of SAP Startup Focus, a global program of visionaries and entrepreneurs with the mission of building an ecosystem of open innovation based on the creation of value-driven technology solutions by SAP’s startup partners.

To find out more, visit the SAP at Mobile World Congress 2018 website.

Visit @SAP at #MWC18: Hall 3, stand 3N31. Find out How to Turn Thinking into Doing for Business in a Connected World

Innovating with Purpose: SAP Shows Its Support for the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals

Creating a Better Future is the official theme for Mobile World Congress 2018. This year event organizer GSMA steps up to show the wider benefits mobile technology can bring to society, chiefly through support of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To find out more, watch the MWC18 preview video here. Underscoring this message, SAP will also demonstrate its support for the UN SDGs, specifically Goal 4: Quality Education and Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals, by drawing on its vast network and resources to connect IT influencers with next generation innovators to catalyze change.

Featured at the SAP stand is SAP Next-Gen, a purpose-driven innovation community supporting SAP’s commitment to the 17 UN Global Goals for sustainable development. An innovation platform for SAP’s 378,000+ customers, SAP Next-Gen connects customers to academic thought leaders and researchers, students, startups, tech community partners, venture firms, purpose-driven partners, and SAP experts to reimagine the future of industries with SAP Leonardo, seed in disruptive innovation with startups, and build skills for digital futures.

Code with Purpose, a pioneering initiative by SAP Next-Gen, inspires next-generation developers to link their coding projects to social change supporting the UN Global Goals. In alignment with SAP’s vision to help the world run better and improve people’s lives, the Code with Purpose Hackathon enables students to develop disruptive ideas and prototype apps contributing to social change in support of the UN Global Goals. Watch the winners present their project on Thursday, March 1 from 12:00-2:00 p.m. at the SAP stand theater.

#sheinnovates is a global initiative supporting the UN Women Global Innovation Coalition for Change. In collaboration with UN Women, SAP will host daily #sheinnovates panels comprising senior executives of global technology firms and activists, including representatives of Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls. Panelists will exchange insights and look for ways of accelerating industry-wide change and removing the barriers to the advancement of women and girls in innovation, technology, and entrepreneurship. Panel discussions will take place in the SAP Stand Theater on Monday, Feb. 26, 10:20 a.m.; Tuesday, Feb. 27, 11:00 a.m.; Wednesday, Feb. 28, 4:00 p.m.; and Thursday, Mar. 1, 12:00 p.m.

Six Can’t-Miss Experiences for How to Turn Thinking into Doing

The Future-Ready Enterprise
Data-driven design kicks the digital economy into the goal zone with this immersive virtual reality (VR) showcase inspired by adidas. Unlock your on-court potential in this interactive experience that lets you design, manufacture, and deliver your own customized, on-trend sports shoe. Take a seat in one of SAP’s VR chairs and go on a virtual tour of a hyperintelligent enterprise, where radically accelerated footwear production is integrated with a tailor-made consumer experience.

Experience the game-on action delivered by SAP S/4HANA Cloud software teamed up with SAP Leonardo as you enter the digital core and tour the enterprise. Visit the marketing and sales playground, interact with your digital twin to optimize your production and design concept, monitor procurement from a digital futuristic boardroom. See how manufacturing accelerates the time to market for your fantasy sports shoe, and finally get it delivered virtually by drone through a logistics network driven by IoT and blockchain technology.

Mobile World Congress marks the premiere of this exciting showcase. Be one of the first to experience the world-class manufacturing environment of the future-ready enterprise!

SAP Cloud Platform
Master digital business on SAP Cloud Platform, the open platform-as-a-service (PaaS) of choice for enterprises, large and small. Visit the showcase to see the exciting ways that businesses are leveraging the power of a cloud-based platform to connect, personalize, and build applications. See how SAP customers and partners can innovate or extend collaborative, mobile-enabled cloud applications with in-memory capabilities, core platform services, and unique business services. Ask about SAP’s new offerings that make cloud services more accessible, flexible, and faster to implement for your business.

At this interactive showcase, speed and agility are the keys to testing your powers to navigate a virtual maze in a retail setting. The Shopping Bot game puts the fun into experiencing digital transformation in the cloud with a hands-on competition that uses a mobile app to control a Star Wars BB-9E Sphero droid as it passes through a series of retail kiosks – demonstrating the power of cloud services to deliver a seamless, digital customer experience. Challenge your colleagues to see who navigates the maze the fastest. There will be a daily prize drawing for an app-controlled Star Wars BB-9E Droid from Sphero. It could be yours to take home!

Apple and SAP Partnership
The Apple and SAP Partnership showcase presents an unparalleled mobile work experience through the digital harmonization of SAP Leonardo and Apple technologies. Experience SAP’s enterprise apps for iOS and learn how you can work with the SAP Cloud Platform SDK for iOS to create your own intelligent enterprise apps for Apple iOS based on the SAP Fiori for iOS design guidelines.

Start by taking part in an immersive demo experience that examines a realistic business scenario using digital transformational technologies: Manufacturing with Apple iOS and SAP Leonardo. This end-to-end manufacturing and asset maintenance scenario shows the combined power of SAP S/4HANA, SAP Cloud Platform, and SAP Leonardo. It begins in the production cockpit, where the production manager leverages SAP Leonardo and the mobile production manager app to gain an overview of the shop floor. A predictive maintenance order is triggered through the IoT capabilities of SAP Leonardo, directing resources to a faulty asset. In the second scenario, a maintenance technician applies the machine learning capabilities of SAP Leonardo with the augmented reality (AR) capabilities of the Apple AR Kit to gain more information about the asset. Once the asset is repaired, the technician uses the blockchain capabilities of SAP Leonardo to validate the warranty of the broken asset. These are just some of the possibilities when leading technology companies team up to make businesses Run Live. Come by and let SAP Experts show you how to implement intelligent enterprise apps for Apple iOS in your business.

SAP Live Airport
Take flight with a holistic vision for SAP Leonardo in this interactive showcase. Engage in scenarios that are common to the busy, complex hub that typifies an airport, where key technologies that support digital transformation simplify some of the most complex challenges of transport, logistics, workforce management, and retail. You’ll see how common occurrences like flight delays and long lines at security can be transformed into positive, customer-centric experiences using the emerging technologies available in SAP Leonardo – like, IoT for efficient fleet management, heat mapping, and predictive maintenance, as well as AR for additional real-time business impact on SAP Cloud Platform. Find out how leading SAP solutions like SAP Hybris optimize opportunities to provide superior retail experiences through personalized advertising and marketing campaigns. A visit to the SAP Live Airport showcase is your ticket to exploring new business and service models that are waiting to be discovered with SAP Leonardo.

SAP Connected Car
Get behind the wheel of a sporty FIAT 124 Spider Abarth roadster for a whole new driving experience. You can almost hear that Italian engine roar as you take a virtual drive through three scenarios for connected mobility, powered by SAP Leonardo. With technology and data combined from the SAP Vehicles Network, SAP Concur, and Tantalum, you will enter into a new era of in-car services. From parking reservation to cashless services, like fueling and in-trip food ordering and delivery – it’s all possible now from the comfort and convenience of your driver’s seat. Che bella macchina!

SAP Digital Boardroom
Equip your executives with contextualized, real-time information for decision making. SAP Digital Boardroom demonstrates a live executive management cockpit that can be used to power board meetings with real-time data coming from the digital core with SAP S/4HANA, augmented by auxiliary analytical and transactional systems. New to SAP Digital Boardroom this year is the expanded SAP multi-industry footprint that highlights the company’s strong presence across various industries. New analytics scenarios and capabilities have also been added to round out the capabilities of this perennial favorite showcase. Microsoft Surface Hub technology provides visitors with a highly interactive, engaging experience that demonstrates the power of collaborative decision making with real-time corporate data.

For more information, visit SAP at Mobile World Congress 2018. Follow SAP on Twitter at #MWC18 at @SAP_Telco. See you in Barcelona!

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