Mark Your Calendars for SAP on AWS at re:Invent Sessions and Watch Parties

AWS re:Invent 2020 is in full swing, and the SAP on AWS team will take the virtual stage on December 16 to share the latest developments on modernizing SAP environments, how AWS and SAP on AWS Partners are creating solutions that go beyond infrastructure, as well as customer success stories. Register for the free virtual event, and then add the following SAP on AWS sessions to your calendars.

SAP on AWS Sessions to Not Miss

Future-Proof your enterprise: Why SAP Customers Choose AWS – In 2008, AWS became the first cloud to run SAP workloads when SAP themselves became a customer. At AWS re:Invent 2019, AWS was able to say that more than 5,000 active customers run SAP on AWS. In this session, we will explore how customers are leveraging AWS to run their legacy SAP landscapes, modernize by extending these line of business applications to advanced AWS services including data lakes and IoT, and transform their ERP systems with SAP S/4HANA. We’ll also talk about our innovation on behalf of SAP customers in 2020, and the future of SAP on AWS.

Date:  December 16 9:30-10:00 AM PST
December 16 5:30-6:00 PM PST
December 17 1:30-2:00 AM PST
Featured Speaker: Steven Jones, Director SAP, EC2 Enterprise, AWS

You can also watch this session through our Customer Watch Party, which will feature: a guest presentation from ISG on building data lakes with SAP on AWS, an “ask me anything” session with the SAP on AWS leadership team, and giveaways. More details below.

SAP Transformation and GxP Compliance at Bristol Myers Squibb – As Bristol Myers Squib (BMS) was assessing their options for SAP S/4HANA transformation, they needed a way to streamline compliance with GxP and other regulatory requirements. In this session, we will look at how BMS uses AWS CloudFormation to create consistent, scalable, and repeatable compliance process, so they can focus on their broader SAP transformation.

Date: December 16 7:15-7:45 AM PST
December 16 3:15 PM – 3:45 PM PST
December 16 11:15 PM – 11:45 PM PST
Featured Speakers: Raj Bhatt, Sr. SAP Architect – HCLS, AWS
Linda McClellan, Head SAP Technology, Bristol Myers Squibb

How Zalando Tracks Business Performance in Near-Real Time – In 2016, Zalando – Europe’s largest online fashion platform – started migrating their SAP systems to AWS to increase agility, simplify IT maintenance, and build a future-ready data architecture as part of their digital transformation. With a hybrid data lake on AWS that is tightly integrated with one of the world’s largest SAP S/4HANA systems, they have reduced their cost of insight by 30% while improving customer satisfaction. In this session, we will look at both their S/4HANA implementation and how they built their data lake with services like Amazon Redshift, AWS Glue, Amazon S3, and more.

Date: December 16 11:00-11:30 AM PST
December 16 7:00-7:30 PM PST
December 17 3:00-3:30 AM PST
Featured Speakers: Adam Hill, Principal Specialist SA – SAP, AWS
Yuriy Volosenko, Director for Enterprise Applications and Architectures, Zalando

How Newmont Migrated to SAP HANA While Acquiring GoldCorp – Successfully integrating IT environments following mergers or acquisitions, and migrating SAP landscapes to the cloud, are both major undertakings for any organization. When Newmont Corporation acquired Goldcorp, they had to upgrade and migrate their most complex and intertwined SAP applications across both companies’ global data center footprints. Seeing this as a key step in their journey to SAP S/4HANA, they turned to AWS Professional Services. In this session, you will learn how Newmont successfully merged two disparate landscapes running on ECC, Oracle, and AIX to a cost-optimized and co-hosted environment on time and on budget, despite dealing with unexpected COVID-19 lockdowns.

Date: December 16 2:00-2:30 PM PST
December 16 10:00-10:30 PM PST
December 17 6:00-6:30 AM PST
Featured Speakers: Sunil Yadav, SAP Principal Consultant, AWS
Om Singh, Senior Director, Enterprise Business Solutions, Newmont

SAP smart factory: Inside VW’s digital production platform – To meet their goal of improving manufacturing and logistics performance over the next 5 years, VW created a cloud-native solution that integrates their back-office processes on SAP with their smart factories across multiple plants. In this session, we will look at how they have implemented this solution and new capabilities gained, including automated stocking that leverages a “call rocker” IoT device, improved scalability through an infrastructure-as-code-approach, and using AWS Lambda in conjunction with SAP tooling.

Date: January 13 12:30-1:00 PM PST
January 13 8:30-9:00 PM PST
January 14 4:30-5:00 AM PST
Featured Speakers: Chris Williams, Sr. SAP Innovation Architect, AWS
Christoph Groll, Senior IT Project Manager – Volkswagen Group

Looking beyond infrastructure to grow your SAP on AWS Business – This session is open to anyone, but it is intended for current and potential AWS Partners. Today, more than 5,000 companies around the world are using AWS not only for the migration and modernization of their SAP environments, but also as their platform for innovation and growth. To meet these evolving needs, SAP on AWS partners are creating solutions that go beyond infrastructure, and AWS continues to invest in dedicated SAP resources, programs, and solutions. Attend this session to learn about the incentives, certifications, and use cases that you can leverage to drive your SAP business and better serve the needs of your customers.

Date: December 16 11:00-11:30 AM PST
December 16 7:00-7:30 PM PST
December 17 3:00-3:30 AM PST
Featured Speaker: Fernando Castillo, Head of SAP on AWS Partner Network and SAP Alliances
You can also watch this session through our Partner Watch Party.

SAP on AWS Customer and Partner Watch Parties

While this year at re:Invent we won’t be able to come together in person, we’ve created two watch parties for our customer and partner communities to join, watch sessions together in real time, and interact with each other and our SAP on AWS team.

SAP on AWS Customer Watch PartyDecember 16 (9:30-11:00 AM PST) – Join the SAP on AWS team for our main session, “Future-proof your enterprise: why SAP customers choose AWS”. The session will be followed by an interactive “ask us anything” discussion with the SAP on AWS executive team, and analysts from ISG will present a briefing on building SAP data lakes with cloud technologies. Attendees will receive SAP on AWS prizes. Register and view the full agenda here.

SAP on AWS Partner Watch PartyDecember 16 (11:00 AM-12:30 PM PST) – AWS partners will also have an opportunity to view the SAP on AWS partner session, “Looking Beyond Infrastructure to Grow Your SAP Business” session, presented by Head of SAP on AWS Partner Network and SAP Alliances Fernando Castillo. After the session, you will have the opportunity to chat with APN executives, learn about programs for SAP on AWS partners, and sign up for fun giveaways. Register and view the full agenda here.

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