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Reimagine Digital Business with
In-Memory, Distributed Big Data Processing
on Hadoop

Date: Thursday, September 10, 2015
Time: 11:00 am ET/ 8:00 am PT
Duration: 60 minutes

Digital economy catalysts such as social, mobile, and the Internet of Things require us to make business decisions by analyzing ever-larger, faster-moving datasets. This often challenges existing data management infrastructures and technologies.

Join us in the next Webcast in the “Becoming a Digital Enterprise with SAP HANA” series to find out how newly distributed, in-memory solutions from SAP are bringing together real-time business context and operational results to empower Big Data opportunities, both on premise and in the cloud.

At the session, you will:

• Learn how you can enable precision decision making across enterprise apps, data warehouses, data lakes, and edge sensors with fast, interactive OLAP analysis

• Find out how to provide simple interactive access for data science discovery with massively distributed data processing across a variety of data sources

• Discover how you can economically diagnose volumes of tiered data in a timely manner for better compliance and governance


Amit Satoor is a solution expert in SAP’s global products and innovation organization. As a technologist, Amit drives a unified solution vision and is responsible for various product areas for SAP HANA and Data Management portfolio. He has provided technical marketing leadership for several key campaigns such as Suite on HANA and HANA platform.

Prior to his current role, Amit served as senior member of product management team at Sybase. During that time, he was responsible for the product strategy and go-to-market programs for various data management products. Amit Satoor holds a master’s degree in computer science and business administration.

Identifying and Building a Business Case for SAP HANA: How Do I Get Started?

Date: Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Time: 11:00 am ET/ 8:00 am PT
Duration: 60 minutes

The digital economy is changing everything, and businesses and the systems that support them must adapt or die. According to a McKinsey study, more than 60% of CEOs expect 15%–50% of their earnings growth in the next five years to come from technology-enabled business innovations. One of those innovations, the SAP HANA platform, can disrupt the limitations of the past, allowing you to create new value and reimagine your business.

Join us for the next Webcast in the “Becoming a Digital Enterprise with SAP HANA” series, hosted by SAPinsider, to see several real-world SAP HANA customer experiences and learn about the business value that they are achieving today with the SAP HANA platform. You’ll also find out how these customer successes can guide you through the process of building a winning business case for SAP HANA.

During this Webcast, you will:

• Hear about the opportunities and challenges in the digital economy
• Understand the possibilities for transforming work and everyday life with SAP HANA
• Explore customer successes for inspiration on value drivers


Ruks Omar is Senior Director in the Global SAP HANA Product Marketing team responsible for formulating the business level value proposition and Industry specific use cases for SAP HANA. She has deep insight of how customers are using SAP HANA to drive innovation. She successfully led the SAP HANA Innovation Award which in 2015 uncovered 50 submissions and developed the SAP HANA Use case map as a compelling and visual way to articulate how every business can benefit from SAP HANA. Ruks co-authored SAP Press book titled “Applying real-world BPM in an SAP environment” and is an SAP Mentor since May 2011. Follow her on twitter .@rukso

Driving Business Success with an
In-Memory Data Platform Featuring Forrester Research

Date: Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Time: 11:00 am ET/ 8:00 am PT
Duration: 60 minutes

Businesses today want fast, trusted data in real time in order to make better business decisions, but IT wants to lower costs, minimize complexity, and improve operational efficiency. Although in-memory has been around for decades, recent innovations have made it a compelling approach for all enterprises. New in-memory technologies are now supporting next-generation use cases, such as real-time analytics, extreme transactions, dynamic dashboards, fraud detection, online gaming, mobile, and Internet of Things (IoT) apps.

Join us for the next Webcast in the “Becoming a Digital Enterprise with SAP HANA” series, hosted by SAPinsider. In this session, guest speaker Noel Yuhanna, of Forrester Research, and Jeff Word, of SAP, will:

• Discuss the latest market trends on in-memory data platforms
• Share how in-memory is helping drive business success and innovation
• Explore how organizations should proceed with in-memory to gain a competitive advantage


Noel Yuhanna, Principal Analyst, Forrester Research

Noel covers big data, data warehouses, Hadoop, in-memory, databases, NoSQL, data integration, data virtualization, data archiving, cloud, ETL, information fabric, big data integration, data management, data tools, and data security for Enterprise Architecture Professionals. His current focus is on Forrester Wave™ evaluations, customer experience, industry trends, new and emerging markets, and architecture.

Noel has more than 25 years of experience in IT and has held various technical and management positions. He came to Forrester through its acquisition of Giga Information Group in 2003. Noel holds a bachelor's degree in business and a postgraduate degree in business administration. He is the author of an Oracle book published by Manning Publications in 1999.

Dr. Jeffrey Word, VP Product Strategy, Database and Technology, SAP

Jeffrey is responsible for creating and communicating thought leadership on SAP's In-Memory database strategy globally. Over the last 15 years at SAP, he has driven multiple bleeding-edge topics in technology strategy and corporate innovation projects and is the world's best-selling author for SAP-related books. He is also the host of the popular HANA Effect Podcast where he interviews leading edge adopters of SAP HANA and discusses their breakthrough use cases and game-changing business impacts.

Webcast Series: Becoming a Digital Enterprise with SAP HANA

Hosted by SAPinsider, sponsored by SAP

In a constantly evolving business environment characterized by data proliferation and the need for agile business systems, organizations must become digital enterprises to sustain a competitive advantage.

This webinar series looks at the role SAP HANA plays in transformation into a digital enterprise through big data, analytics, applications, and more. Proven experts will showcase the latest solutions that run on or leverage SAP HANA, and share best business to address key challenges.

Customer Success: How CenturyLink Accelerated the Delivery, Governance & Auditability of SAP HANA Solutions

Date: Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Time: 11:00 am ET/ 8:00 am PT
Duration: 60 minutes

Sponsored by SAP and Cisco

Today’s application landscapes are becoming increasingly complex as organizations expand their global users, extend their product reach, and digitize their businesses. Enforcing security, governance, and compliance requirements in the application and infrastructure is a growing challenge.

In this next Webcast, co-sponsored by Cisco and SAP, you’ll hear how CenturyLink; a global communications, hosting, cloud, and IT services company; met this challenge. CenturyLink and SAP executives will:

• Discuss how the company deployed large SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA software (SAP S4/HANA) and SAP Business Warehouse powered by SAP HANA (SAP BW) instances in just hours, while enforcing policies in real time and simplifying auditability

• Describe the complete policy-driven automation solution co-innovated by SAP, Cisco, and Vnomic for secure deployment of applications on SAP HANA, such as the SAP S/4HANA suite, SAP BW, and the SAP HANA Vora engine


Shivkumar Thiagarajan,
VP Business Development, CenturyLink Cognilytics

Andrew Clyne, Vice President; Chief Data Officer, CenturyLink Cognilytics

Andrew Clyne has 25+ years’ experience delivering large scale transaction systems and Big Data platforms for leading organizations. Prior to Cognilytics, Andrew was Global Head Information Services at Visa responsible for over 150 data systems servicing millions of cardholders, merchants, and banks worldwide. Andrew was key to establishing Visa’s Enterprise Data Platform, including Visa’s first global consolidated Enterprise Data Warehouse, a comprehensive Data Quality Program, and a “Big Data” multi petabyte Central Analytic Environment.

Andrew has a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Air Force Academy in 1987, is a Desert Storm veteran, and earned his law degree from Saint Louis University School of Law in 1995.

Richard Probst, VP Architecture, SAP

Richard Probst is VP Architecture in SAP’s Customer Innovation & Strategic Projects group, with a current focus on simplifying SAP delivery and governance by leveraging policy-driven and software-defined infrastructure. He was a founder of the OASIS TOSCA standards project in 2011.

Over 11 years at SAP he has created several technical programs for SAP partners, including the series of SAP Guidelines for Best-Built Applications, the SAP Co-Innovation Labs (COIL) and the Enterprise Services Community. Previously, Mr. Probst was an engineering leader at Sun Microsystems for 10 years, and then led product management for 3 Silicon Valley start-ups: Calico Commerce, Ejasent, and Nominum.