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SAP Spend Connect Live

Watch the keynotes and sessions to learn how total spend management fuels your business.

The virtual experience from SAP Spend Connect Live is available!

Learn how total spend management fuels your business

You now have on-demand access to premier content from the SAP Spend Connect Live event, as well as additional exclusive sessions recorded specifically for our virtual experience. Keynote presentations from day one and day two of SAP Spend Connect Live in Dallas are now available, along with more than 20 breakout sessions across SAP Business Network, SAP Concur solutions, extensibility, external workforce, services and support, source to pay, supply chain resiliency, and trading partners.

 

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Virtual Keynotes

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The Journey to Total Spend Management

The keynote on day one was all about our innovation story and the journey to total spend management.

Speakers:

  • Etosha Thurman, Chief Marketing and Solutions Officer, Intelligent Spend Management Business Networks, SAP
  • Roman Belotserkovskiy, Partner, McKinsey & Company
  • Muhammad Alam, General Manager and Chief Product Officer, Intelligent Spend Management Business Networks, SAP
  • David S. McGettigan, Senior Vice President, Pfizer Inc.
  • Paige Cox, SVP, Chief Research Officer, SAP Business Network, SAP

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All About Our Customers: Highlighting How Our Customers Leverage SAP Solutions

The keynote on day two was all about our customers and how they leverage and optimize the SAP solution portfolio.

Speakers:

  • Etosha Thurman, Chief Marketing and Solutions Officer, Intelligent Spend Management Business Networks, SAP
  • Jeff Collier, Chief Revenue Officer, Intelligent Spend Management Business Networks, SAP
  • Christine K. Hipp, CoE Group Leader, Acquisition Services Management, Los Alamos National Labs
  • Amber Roth, Global Head of Presales and Strategy, SAP Fieldglass
  • Patricia Miller, Procurement Digital Transformation Director, Accenture
  • Valerie Blatt, SVP and Business Head, Business Network GTM
  • Damian Shanks, Director Global Procurement, PepsiCo
  • Marc Büttgenbach, Chief Commercial Officer, Van Genechten
  • Troy Aikman, Pro Football Hall of Fame, Quarterback, Emmy-Nominated Broadcaster, Philanthropist, and Founder of EIGHT Beer
  • Stuart Van Houten, SVP and GM, SAP Intelligent Spend and Business Network

Virtual Sessions

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Experience Working Capital Management in a Networked Economy

Business networks, combined with fintech offerings, help CPOs build resilience and sustainability into their supply chains and provide CFOs with transformative control over cash flow. Curious? Hear how SAP and Taulia (recently acquired by SAP) are aiming to create a world where every business thrives by liberating cash.

Speakers:

  • Eric Chekemian, Business Development Expert, SAP America
  • Blake Evans, Head of Sales NA, Taulia

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SAP Business Network: Error-Free Automated POs and Invoices from Your ERP

Generating and sending an invoice from your ERP system can be a manual process that costs time, money, and resources. Learn how SAP Business Network can extend your ERP investment by automating your PO and invoicing processes to improve operational efficiencies, decrease costs, and reduce errors and rework.

Speakers:

  • Darlene French, VP North American ISBN Center of Excellence, SAP
  • Andy Moe, Director, Solution Advisory, SAP

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Improve Procurement Oversight by Controlling Tail Spend

Tail spend creeps into unexpected spend channels with little oversight. Employee-initiated spend through nonstandard payment channels can contribute to larger finance challenges involving posting and journal entries, cost-center budget management, or even unapproved suppliers. Learn how to manage tail spend using existing tools and automation.

Speaker:

  • Jeanne Dion, Vice President, Value Experience Group, SAP Concur

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Crawl, Walk, Run: AP P2P Automation Strategy for the Midmarket

Wendy Sward and Geneva Finley present their accounts payable (AP) procure-to-pay (P2P) story as former customers of SAP Concur solutions. Find out how to simplify the AP business case on AP P2P by leveraging a “crawl, walk, run” strategy, including where to start, the typical challenges, and how to work towards a full P2P process.

Speakers:

  • Geneva Finley, Senior Solutions Consultant, SAP Concur
  • Wendy Sward, Principal Value Engineer, SAP Concur

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Optimize Your Audit Process with AI and ML

Many challenges arise when you are tasked with ensuring that expenses are accurate, in good faith, and within policy. Learn key ways to leverage artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to optimize the design of your compliance program in order to meet your business needs.

Speakers:

  • Jeanne Dion, Vice President, Value Experience Group, SAP Concur
  • Miriam Rayward, Solution Marketing Manager, SAP Concur

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Real-Time Insights, Decisions, and Action: Collaboration Powered by SAP Business Technology Platform

Experience how extensions can enable the journey toward digitalization, increasing agility and collaboration in and outside an organization. View this session to see in action how asset management, procurement, logistics, suppliers, and freight carriers interact and network with each other across processes, supported by SAP Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP).

Speakers:

  • Swen Fuchs, Global Presales Technology and Architecture, Intelligent Spend and Business Network, SAP
  • Harsh Satsangi, Head of Solution Architecture, Global Presales, SAP

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Introduction to the Power of SAP Business Technology Platform

SAP Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP) complements SAP Ariba solutions to accelerate innovation and deliver visibility into procurement. It combines analytics, integration, and extensibility on one platform to provide a total view of spend, track key metrics, integrate third-party systems, and automate procurement processes using extensions.

Speakers:

  • Terry Penner, Product Management, SAP Cloud Analytics, SAP
  • Daniel Pouliot, Global VP, Head of Presales, SAP

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Grow with SAP Preferred Success for SAP Ariba Solutions, Expanded Edition

Maximize the value of your SAP Ariba solutions with the SAP Preferred Success plan for SAP Ariba solutions, expanded edition. Combine expert advice and practical services to drive business outcomes with guidance, new feature activation, best practices, innovation, and technical and functional architecture reviews to help you achieve business value.

Speaker:

  • John Wagner, Global Practice Lead, SAP Preferred Success, SAP

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The Future of Product Support

Get your questions about SAP Business Network for Supply Chain answered. Learn how it enables plan-driven automation, helps optimize capacity and inventory, supports quality collaboration, and streamlines procurement workflows to build resiliency and transparency across your supply chains.

Speaker:

  • Jennifer Sinatra, Vice President, Product Support – Procurement, SAP

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Succeed and Build the Future of Your Business with SAP S/4HANA Cloud

Discover the value and power of a digital, modular cloud world with SAP S/4HANA Cloud and intelligent spend business network solutions. Using lessons learned from numerous SAP customers across the globe, you can gain insights into how this approach can help unleash the power of your networked business, together with our next-generation cloud ERP.

Speakers:

  • Sven Denecken, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, SAP S/4HANA, SAP
  • Thomas Herbst, Managing Director, Apsolut

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Devon Energy's External Workforce Program Journey

Hear about Devon Energy Corporation's program evolution of SAP Fieldglass solutions, from its initial deployment and managed service provider–led program to the current, self-managed program. See how this was made possible through integration between SAP Fieldglass solutions and the SAP ERP application.

Speakers:

  • Amber Roth, VP, SAP Fieldglass Presales and Strategy, SAP
  • Spencer Smallwood, Director, Contractor Connect, Devon Energy

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Integrations Between SAP and SAP Fieldglass Solutions

Add SAP Fieldglass Vendor Management System to your technology landscape faster and more smoothly than ever before, no matter what SAP solutions you already use. Learn how you can get up and running, realize value, and integrate SAP Fieldglass Vendor Management System with SAP Ariba and SAP SuccessFactors solutions, as well as with SAP S/4HANA.

Speaker:

  • Jill Burton, Senior Solution Architect, SAP

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Feature Highlights of SAP Fieldglass Solutions

Review guided and self-service features within SAP Fieldglass solutions, explore the AI candidate recommender, and hear the Customer Adoption and Product Success teams discuss configuration manager (admin), rate guidance, and resume ranking.

Speakers:

  • Caylee Griffis, Customer Adoption Executive, SAP Fieldglass
  • Sarah Stanton, Customer Adoption Executive, SAP Fieldglass

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Transforming Procurement to Achieve Resilience in an Uncertain World

Managing disruption is a top priority for business leaders. Procurement can be a source of vulnerability or resilience. Learn how energy technology company Baker Hughes centralized its procurement function to better manage economic, political, and environmental threats while also improving efficiency and getting better control on spending.

Speakers:

  • Elizabeth Hazzard, Director of Advocacy – Americas, Europe, Middle East, and Africa, SAP
  • Sharad Mantri, Senior Director/Global IT Leader – Sourcing and Procurement, Baker Hughes Co.

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Procurement Simplification with SAP Ariba Solutions and SAP S/4HANA

Learn about Constellation Brands Inc.’s multiyear effort to consolidate its SAP Ariba solutions and SAP S/4HANA suite environment to optimize and simplify business processes and its IT footprint. Also learn about its ongoing efforts to enhance processes with support from SAP Preferred Success services to drive full ROI from its SAP investments.

Speakers:

  • Tami Milillo, Senior Manager of P2P Operations and Expense Systems, Constellation Brands Inc.
  • Danny Sack, Director of Product Marketing, SAP

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Turning Commitment into Reality: The Role of Procurement in Sustainability

Regulators, investors, consumers, and employees are demanding environmental and social responsibility. Sustainability is now a business mandate. While executives often make sustainability commitments, it is up to procurement to turn those commitments into reality. In this session, learn how SAP solutions support your sustainable procurement journey.

Speaker:

  • Kristen Hanel, Director, Sustainability Solutions, SAP

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Mabe’s Supply Chain Process Collaboration

Hear from consumer appliances manufacturer Mabe S.A. de C.V., which is collaborating with direct spend suppliers on forecasts, execution, and quality processes for visibility into external manufacturing and stock on hand. Learn how to improve customer service levels with trading partner collaboration.

Speakers:

  • David Gutiérrez, Project Manager, Mabe
  • Marcos Roig, LATAM & South EMEA GTM Director, SAP Business Network, SAP

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Supply Chain Collaboration Success with VELUX

Direct spend leaders realize better business outcomes when they automate collaboration with trading partners. Hear from manufacturer VELUX Company Ltd. and SAP's Paige Cox to discuss how VELUX achieves close supplier collaboration for direct materials supply chain agility, visibility, and resilience with SAP Business Network.

Speakers:

  • Paige Cox, SVP, Chief Research Officer, SAP Business Network, SAP
  • Douglas DeLuca, Marketing Specialist, SAP
  • Mikael Hansen, Supply Chain Consultant and Business Project Manager, VELUX A/S
  • Gillian Winsley, Supply Chain IT Business Partner, VELUX

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Maximize Equipment Effectiveness in Asset-Intensive Industries

If you buy, run, maintain, or sell equipment or fixed assets, you know how diverse and interdependent your ecosystem can be. Join OEMs KUKA and Endress+Hauser to hear how they collaborate with equipment owners, operators, and service providers on SAP Business Network for Asset Management to maximize customer satisfaction and service efficiency.

Speakers:

  • Jason Engle, Director of Business Development, Digital Transformation Solutions, Endress+Hauser Inc.
  • Christian Liedtke, Principal Consultant, KUKA AG
  • Florian Seebauer, GTM SAP Business Network, SAP 

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Transparency and Resiliency with SAP Business Network for Supply Chain

Get your questions about SAP Business Network for Supply Chain answered. Learn how it enables plan-driven automation, helps optimize capacity and inventory, supports quality collaboration, and streamlines procurement workflows to build resiliency and transparency across your supply chains.

Speakers:

  • Prashant Singhai, Vice President, Product Management – SAP Business Network, SAP
  • Matthew Tichelaar, Director, Supply Chain Business Network, SAP

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Better Supplier Collaboration in Asset-Heavy Industries

Hear from T-Mobile, a brand of telecommunications provider Deutsche Telekom AG, about its direct-spend supply chain and procurement transformation. By partnering with direct-spend suppliers to improve visibility in its asset-intensive business and optimize its end-to-end supply chain, T-Mobile has collaborated on multiple types of spend.

Speakers:

  • Bryan Rawson, Senior Manager, Software Development, T-Mobile
  • Sudy Bharadwaj, Vice President, Strategic Engagements, Intelligent Spend and Business Networks, SAP

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Financing and Working Capital Management for Suppliers

Taulia enables buyers and suppliers to choose when to pay and get paid, freeing up cash for businesses to thrive. Now part of SAP, Taulia introduces its solution within the SAP environment and describes its vision of what working capital management will look like in the coming years.

Speakers:

  • Andrew Baxter, Business Network Solution Manager, SAP
  • Blake Evans, Head of Sales, NA, Taulia

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Streamline Logistics Collaboration and Visibility with SAP Business Network

See how SAP Business Network for Logistics connects your logistics ecosystem for efficient collaboration, greater transparency, and enhanced insights into cost savings, process improvement, and sustainability. Whether you are a supplier or a carrier on the network, network collaboration brings visibility for streamlined, resilient logistics.

Speakers:

  • Mark Averskog, Solution Management, SAP
  • Harsh Satsangi, Solution Architecture, SAP

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Network Analytics for Trading Partners

Learn how to optimize your business analytics using SAP Business Network. This session includes an in-depth Q&A with SAP product and subject-matter experts.

Speaker:

  • Margherita Monni, Product Manager, SAP Ariba, SAP

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Network Executive Panel for Suppliers and Trading Partners

Explore our vision for SAP Business Network in this informative session and Q&A led by key SAP executives.

Speakers:

  • Richard Downs, Global Vice President, SAP Business Network, SAP Ariba
  • Arun Thiyagarajan, Vice President, Product Management, SAP Ariba
  • Renato Pessanha, Head of Trading Partner Services – Latin America and the Caribbean, SAP
  • Elizabeth Craymer, Head of Supplier Account Management, North America SAP

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