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[SAP Sapphire] Digital Innovation Services Such as ‘People Connect 365’

May 17, 2017 by Baek Ji Young, Digital Daily (Korea)Digital Daily

SAP has launched a variety of services, including WorkConnect by SAP, a web-based job-offer solution, and PeopleConnect 365, which connects people in disaster-hit areas. In the case of SAP PeopleConnect 365, it is a service that provides smart and automated workflow and insight. For example, in the event of a natural disaster, government agencies can connect people through mobile devices and share information in real time. It also predicts when and where such a situation will occur through services such as Earth Observation Analysis.

“Digital innovation is moving beyond the boundaries of industry, geography and existing business,” said Jonathan Becher, chief digital officer at SAP. “SAP has announced these services to help our customers move through these changes wisely.”

Click here to read the full article (original in Korean).

Chief Digital Officers Dialogue

Interactive Interview held at SAPPHIRE NOW, May 16, 2017

At the recent SAPPHIRE NOW conference in Orlando, Jonathan Becher was joined by industry peers from ATB Financial, Jefferson Health and Lufthansa to discuss the technology trends, new business models and, perhaps, most importantly, the culture required to compete in the ever-changing digital economy. The session was moderated by Bianna Golodryga of Yahoo Finance.

Click here to view the recording of the Chief Digital/Chief Transformation Officers Dialogue session.

SAP Introduces New Features of Digital Commerce

Published May 16, 2017 by Stefan Beiersmann, ZDNet (Germany)zdnet.de
SAP has expanded its digital commerce portfolio with new services. They are intended to help enterprises to network and communicate with their customers, thereby paving the way for digital transformation. This includes services to supplement the software, content and data of SAP Digital Commerce, programmable interfaces for the integration of communication solutions and tools for digital transformation.

“The digital revolution is breaking the boundaries of industries, regions and traditional business areas,” said Jonathan Becher, SAP’s Chief Digital Officer. “With new offerings, SAP would like to help customers cope with the associated changes.”

Click here to read the full article (original in German).

SAP Reveals New Clients and Digital Solutions at SAPPHIRE NOW

Published May 16, 2017 by Infotechlead (India)Image result for infotechlead logo

Business software company SAP announced several client wins and new digital solutions at the SAP Global Partner Summit and SAPPHIRE NOW conference. SAP said its new offerings expand the SAP Digital Commerce portfolio, enabling enterprises to connect and communicate with customers in a digital world.

“SAP is unveiling new offerings: services that expand SAP’s digital commerce portfolio beyond software, content and data; programmable digital interfaces that enable customers to embed new services into their communications mix; and tools to set the course for digital transformation,” said Jonathan Becher, chief digital officer, SAP.

Click here to read the full article.

 

SAP Offers CXOs New Roadmap for Digital Transformation, Upgraded Tools for Recruiting

Published May 16, 2017 by TechRepublicImage result for techrepublic logo

SAP recently expanded its Digital Commerce portfolio, making its products more accessible and increasing efforts to boost innovation among customers.

“To help customers maneuver through the changes brought on by it, SAP is unveiling new offerings: services that expand SAP’s digital commerce portfolio beyond software, content and data; programmable digital interfaces that enable customers to embed new services into their communications mix; and tools to set the course for successful digital transformation,” Jonathan Becher, chief digital officer of SAP.

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SAP Hybris and the Push Towards Enterprise Microservices – An analysis

Published May 14, 2017 by Dick Hirsch, diginomicaImage result for diginomica logo

At the SAP Hybris event in Munich, SAP announced the SAP Hybris Revenue Cloud offering – the latest in a series of commercial microservices offerings. In this analysis, Dick Hirsch explains why microservices are becoming a factor for enterprise software vendors. He also breaks out several types of microservices, and the relevance of each.

A developer can pick 1 or more services for his application. How will an existing SAP sales rep or a partner respond to such scenarios? A new “low-touch” sales model is necessary – one is that is reminiscent of the sales strategy proposed by SAP’s Chief Digital Officer Jonathan Becher.

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Pizarro: Meet the San Jose Museum of Art’s New Executive Director

Published April 17, 2017 by Sal Pizarro, The Mercury NewsImage result for the mercury news logo

This column included a section titled “A GOOD CLIP”: About the “Tech Conquers Childhood Cancer” fundraiser at SAP Silicon Valley’s Palo Alto offices. The event brought in more than $200,000 for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to support childhood cancer research.

Jonathan Becher is mentioned as one of the emcees.

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SAP Digital Customer Insight and beyond – SAP’s data as a service plans unfold

Published April 5, 2017 by Dick Hirsch, diginomica

Drawing on meetings and online inquiries, Dick Hirsch dons the investigator hat again to pursue SAP’s data as a service moves in Digital Customer Insight and beyond. In the process, he makes a discovery: a new internal startup called SAP Business Data Network that reveals some of SAP’s data as a service intentions, and how they compare with other companies such as Uber.

The fact that this business unit was run as a start-up reminded me of how Jonathan Becher’s Digital team was being run …

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SAP Summit Colombia

Published March 17, 2017 by Computerworld Colombia

With the attendance of over 1,000 executives, the SAP Summit Colombia was held in Corferias (Bogotá), in which the challenges and technologies available to companies in the era of the digital economy were presented.

Jonathan Becher, Chief Digital Officer, concluded the plenary by quoting Daniel Dennet (philosopher, writer and scientist) who recently said that we are facing a digital revolution, similar in impact, as was the Cambrian explosion. “We are in a period of extraordinary innovation and SAP wants to be the ally in this digital transformation.”

Click here to read the full article (original in Spanish).

SofOS Present at the SAP Forum Mexico 2017 – All about the Digital Economy

Published March 2, 2017 by Lcda. Jhosymar Sifontes, SofOS (Mexico)SofOS

The 7th edition of the SAP Forum Mexico was held at Expo Santa Fe. The message that was highlighted was that it is now time to reimagine, evolve and transform our business to be part of the Digital Economy. More than 6,000 attendees gathered at SAP Forum Mexico 2017.

Jonathan Becher, Chief Digital Officer at SAP, took the stage to talk about the concept of transformation. He cited several examples of the transformation that he sees every day in Silicon Valley. He spoke of his experience with autonomous cars, with virtual and augmented reality, and how even though these technologies seem far away, they are certainly proof that transformation is happening now.

Click here to read the full article (original in Spanish).