SAP SAPPHIRE 2011
SAP SAPPHIRE 2011 Multimedia Coverage from theCube and SiliconANGLE.tv
Original Content: SiliconAngle and Wikibon filmed 3 days of videos at SAP Sapphire in Orlando, FL, May 16-18, 2011. Also see videos from this show on SiliconAngle's YouTube playlist.
Now is the time for both SAP and its customers to innovate, not consolidate, according to Jim Hagemann Snabe. Speaking to Wikibon Chief Analyst Dave Vellante and SiliconANGLE Founder John Furrier from the floor of SAP SAPPHIRE 2011, the SAP Co-CEO talked about SAP’s new in-memory analytic appliance, called HANA, as well as the company’s mobile and cloud computing strategies.
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SAP CIO Oliver Bussman: Huge Amount of Innovation Coming from SAP
From its new in-memory analytic appliance called HANA to a revamped mobile Sybase platform, SAP is pouring on the innovation. It’s SAP CIO Oliver Bussman’s job to implement the technology internally. Bussman stopped by theCube at SAP SAPPHIRE to explain how SAP runs on SAP.
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SAP Executive Vice President of Marketing Jonathan Becher: Time to Show the Softer Side of SAP
SAP is well known in the enterprise community, but SAP’s Jonathan Becher said the company is making a concerted effort to reach out to the consumer market. Speaking live in theCube, Becher, SAP’s Executive Vice President of Marketing, also touted SAP’s “open ecosystem” and its ongoing tradition of collaboration with customers and partners. Watch the full interview here.
SAP President of Global Solutions Sanjay Poonen: SAP Embraces Cloud with Family of On-Demand Products
Cloud computing is changing the way enterprise software vendors like SAP deliver products. Sanjay Poonen, SAP’s President of Global Solutions and Go-To-Market, goes live inside theCube to discuss the way on-demand computing is impacting SAP and its relationship with customers, as well as how the vendor is leveraging cloud computing both internally and externally. Watch the full interview here.
SAP Senior Vice President of Technology Solutions Sanjay Chikarmane: Sybase Acquisition a ‘Tremendous Fit’ with SAP NetWeaver
SAP’s enterprise applications and Sybase’s mobile platform give SAP customers a significant competitive differentiator, according to Sanjay Chikarmane, SAP’s Senior Vice President of Technology Solutions. Chikarmane stopped by theCube to talk about how SAP is leveraging Sybase, as well as what SAP is doing to help customers move to virtualized environments and how in-memory analytics appliances like HANA is speeding up business decision making. Watch the full interview here.
SAP Senior Vice President of Business ByDesign Rainer Zinow: SAP Business ByDesign Gaining Traction in the Mid-Market
Business ByDesign, SAP’s on-demand business application suite for small and mid-sized businesses, recently notched its 500th customer and is starting to gain traction in the mid-market, according to Rainer Zinow. Zinow, who oversees Business ByDesign at SAP, also explained how SAP is able to introduce innovation without disrupting customers’ current operations. Watch the full interview here.
SAP Senior Vice President of Community Network Mark Yolton: SAP Community Continues to Evolve
Mark Yolton, Senior Vice President of SAP Community Networks, explains how the SAP community has evolved over the years from a highly technical developer network to also include project managers and functional consultants. Yolton also discussed SAP’s higher education initiative to prepare students for careers in enterprise application development and support. Watch the full interview here.
SAP Senior Vice President of Technology & Platform Core Bjoern Goerke: SAP Customers Need Both Stability, Innovation to Stay Competitive
SAP has over 170,000 customers and each one demands both stability from their current SAP investments as well as innovative new technologies from the German software giant. “That’s a big task for SAP and we take that very seriously,” Goerke told Wikibon Chief Analyst Dave Vellante and SiliconANGLE Founder John Furrier live from the floor of SAP SAPPHIRE 2011. Watch the full interview here.
CSC Global Vice President of Cloud Computing Siki Giunta: Cloud Computing is the Wave of the Future
"We don’t have enough trees and data centers for the generation that we are breeding,” said Siki Giunta, Vice President of Cloud Computing at CSC. Speaking live in theCube from the floor of SAP SAPPHIRE 2011, Giunta said that means cloud computing will become increasingly vital to enterprise software deployments and is already changing the way CSC interacts with its customers today. Watch the full interview here.
Columbia Sportswear SAP Basis Manager Bob Kaila: SAP is Transforming Our Entire Business
Columbia Sportswear is in the midst of a major software transition, migrating from Oracle JD Edwards to SAP’s ERP platform, according to Bob Kaila, SAP Basis Manager at the company. Kaila has responsibility for both applications and infrastructure at Columbia Sportswear, and he tells David Vellante and John Furrier how he manages the balance during the migration. Watch the full interview here.
SAP Vice President of Business Development Mark Milford: OEM an Important Part of SAP's Business
Its not widely known, but SAP has long been in the software OEM business, according to Mark Milford, Vice President of Business Development at the German software maker. Speaking live in theCube from the floor of SAP SAPPHIRE 2011, Milford told Dave Vellante and John Furrier SAP has over 800 OEM partners and is the largest business intelligence OEM provider on the planet. Watch the full interview here.
Wolffkran CIO Andreas Berg: SAP Helped Us Upgrade Inefficient Services Operations
SAP customer Wolffkran, a mid-sized crane manufacturer in Europe, goes live inside theCube from the floor of SAP SAPPHIRE 2011 to discuss how his company transformed its service operations from a slow, paper-based system to a fully automated one with SAP. Watch the full interview here.
EMC Vice President of Information Technology, Services Delivery Group Tony Pagliarulo: EMC Continues its Journey to the Private Cloud
EMC is on its way to a 100% virtualized environment, and that includes SAP ERP and business intelligence applications, said Tony Pagliarulo, Vice President of Information Technology, Services Delivery Group at EMC. As both an SAP partner and customer, EMC aims to optimize SAP application performance. Watch the full interview here.
SAP Group Vice President of Marketing, Business Analytics Stephanie Buscemi and SAP Vice President of Marketing, EPM and Finance Solutions James Fisher: Time to Expand the Definition of Business Analytics
For most people, business analytics falls into one of two camps: Basic reporting or complex statistical modeling. But organizations should take a wider view of business analytics to include both camps and everything in between, according to Stephanie Buscemi, SAP’s Group Vice President of Marketing for Business Analytics. Buscemi stopped by theCube at SAP SAPPHIRE 2011 along with James Fisher, who oversees SAP’s EPM and Finance Solutions group, to discuss SAP’s evolving view of business analytics. Watch the full interview here.
Constellation Research CEO and Principal Analyst Ray Wang: Sybase Opens Way to China for SAP
Conventional wisdom posits that SAP acquired Sybase largely for its mobile platform. But the acquisition will also help SAP make in-roads in emerging markets, particularly China, according to Ray Wang, CEO and Principal Analyst at Constellation Research. Pulling data out of SAP applications is also a main cpncern of customers, Wang said live in theCube at SAP SAPPHIRE 2011. Watch the full interview here.
Pinkberry Ventures Business Systems Analyst Judson Wickham: SAP ERP Implementation Shortest “I’ve Ever Been a Part Of”
Pinkberry Ventures, a frozen yogurt retailer, deployed SAP’s on-demand ERP platform, Business ByDesign, in just 12 weeks, according to Judson Wickham, Pinkberry’s Business Systems Analyst. The implementation, Judson told Dave Vellante and John Furrier live in theCube from SAP SAPPHIRE 20011, was “the shortest I’ve ever been a part of.” Watch the full interview here.
EMC Sales/Alliances Manager, Americas Blake Yule and Secure-24 COO Volker Straub: Customers Want Deeper SAP Integration With Partners
The biggest challenges customers are experiencing are around database management, performance management, and change management, according to Blake Yule, Sales/Alliances Manager, America’s at EMC. Cloud computing is helping solve these problems, Yule said, along with tighter integration between SAP and EMC’s products. Secure-24 COO Volker Straub also stops by theCube to discuss his company’s partnerships with EMC and others. Watch the full interview here.
Pacific Coast Companies CIO Mike O’Dell: Biggest Transformation in IT Not Technology but Business Focus
More than any technological innovations, the biggest transformation in IT over the last 10 years has been the shift to a more business-centric focus, according to Mike O’Dell. “It’s less about the isolated IT shop and more about the business,” said O’Dell, CIO at Pacific Coast Companies, speaking live in theCube from the floor of SAP SAPPHIRE. For vendors like SAP, that means the technology has to be less complex so customers can focus more on the business-side. Watch the full interview here.
Deal Architect Owner and Author Vinnie Mirchandani: Compound Innovation Key to Solving Big Problems
Compound innovation – or the integration of multiple technologies -- is the key to solving the world’s “big problems,” according to Vinnie Mirchandani. Mirchandani, owner of Deal Architect and world-renowned author, stopped by theCube at SAP SAPPHIRE to discuss the notion of compound innovation and to give viewers a sneak-peak of his new book, The Technology Switch-Hitter. Watch the full interview here.
NetApp Vice President of Alliances Patrick Rogers: Focus On Infrastructure Refresh
Customers are sending the message that they want to move to virtualized, often x86-type platforms, and NetApp is listening, according to Patrick Rogers, NetApp’s Vice President of Alliances. NetApp, an SAP partner, is working with SAP to help customers roll out SAP applications faster, Rogers told Dave Vellante and John Furrier live inside theCube from the floor of SAP SAPPHIRE 2011. Watch the full interview here.
SAP Vice President of Business Process Validation Ian Kimbell: 40 to 50 New SAP Mobile Applications Coming by Year’s End
Ian Kimbell, SAP’s Vice President of Business Process Validation, said SAP will deliver up to 50 new mobile applications by the end of 2011, as the German software maker looks to leverage its acquisition of mobile platform vendor Sybase. Kimbell stopped by theCube to show viewers a number of examples of SAP mobile applications in action on the iPad. Watch the full interview here.
SAP Group Vice President & General Manager of Business Intelligence George Mathew: SAP Helping Customers Consume Big Data Faster, More Efficiently
Big Data has been around for years, according to George Mathew, Group Vice President & General Manager of Business Intelligence at SAP. “I think the velocity and change of how Big Data is effectively consumed, the rate of increase, that’s the differentiation, the change that’s happening in the market,” Mathew told Dave Vellante and John Furrier live inside theCube from the floor of SAP SAPPHIRE 2011. Watch the full interview here.
SAP Mentors Director Mark Finnern: Mentors Know SAP Applications and Systems Inside-Out
SAP Mentors created their own certification program and met as a group for the first time at SAP SAPPHIRE 2011. SAP Mentors Director Mark Finnern stopped by theCube from the show floor to share with Wikibon Chief Analyst Dave Vellante and SiliconANGLE founder John Furrier just what makes the SAP mentor community so influential. Watch the full interview here.
EMC Vice President & General Manager, Advanced Technology Doc D’Errico: In-Memory Analytics a Good Thing for EMC
While some might think the adoption of in-memory analytic appliances like SAP HANA might mean trouble for storage vendors like EMC, that’s not the case, according to EMC Vice President & General Manager, Advanced Technology Doc D’Errico. D’Errico went live inside theCube at SAP SAPPHIRE 2011 to explain why SAP and EMC are partnering closer than ever. Watch the full interview here.
SAP Executive Vice President, Business Analytics Solutions Keith Costello: Analytics Applications Gives SAP Another Way to Add Value for Customers
SAP is first and foremost an enterprise software company, but with software comes a lot of data, according to Keith Costello, Executive Vice President of Business Analytics Solutions at SAP. That’s why SAP developed a line of industry-specific data analytic applications, Costello told Dave Vellante and John Furrier live inside theCube at SAP SAPPHIRE 2011. Watch the full interview here.
Wharfedale Technologies CEO Ganesh Radhakrishnan: Storage is Key to Successful SAP Deployments
From Ganesh Radhakrishnan’s perspective, infrastructure is critical for optimal performance in SAP environments. “If you do not place the data in the proper location, the performance [of SAP applications] is going to really stagger,” Radhakrishnan, CEO of systems integrator Wharfedale Technologies, said live inside theCube from SAP SAPPHIRE 2011. Wharfedale partners with SAP and EMC to help customers do just that and Radhakrishnan explains how. Watch the full interview here.
Evatran Co-Founder Rebecca Hough: SAP Helping Evatran Bring Electric Car Charging to Market
Evatran uses SAP applications to develop and market its unique wireless electric car recharging system, according to Evatran Co-Founder Rebecca Hough. Speaking live inside theCube at SAP SAPPHIRE 2011, Hough tells Dave Vellante and John Furrier how Evatran uses SAP’s Business ByDesign on-demand ERP platform. Watch the full interview here.
Dell Managing Director & General Manager of Global Business and Technology Consulting Sukamar Narayanan: Pressure on CIOs to Drive Efficiency Greater Than Ever
Sukamar Narayanan, Managing Director & General Manager of Global Business and Technology Consulting at Dell, goes inside theCube with Wikibon Chief Analyst Dave Vellante and SiliconANGLE founder John Furrier to discuss SAP’s new in-memory analytic appliance and how hybrid-clouds affect points of failure and total cost of ownership. Watch the full interview here.
SAP Executive Vice President of Business Technologies and Research Herve Couturier: SAP Heavy on Eclipse, Big on Java
SAP has been and will continue being heavily invested in open source projects like Eclipse, according to SAP Executive Vice President of Business Technologies and Research Herve Couturier. Speaking live inside theCube at SAP SAPPHIRE 2011, Couturier tells Dave Vellante and John Furrier that “personally, I am using [open source technologies] any which way I can.” Watch the full interview here.