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Breaking News: Canada's waking up to Digital Transformation

Only 38% of Canadian businesses are executing a digital strategy. Are you one of them? Read the latest report from IDC Canada to see where you stand.

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The journey begins here

Take the Digital Transformation Survey!

How will you acheive your Digital Transformation goals? Adapting to the digital economy is a complex process. Where are your progressing, where do you need support? 

Digital Talks. Live Events!

Our Live Business Event Series aims to guide Canadian leaders to achieve success in today’s constantly evolving digital landscape. The series features thought leadership from industry experts across the country and serves as an opportunity to connect with professionals in various fields. Welcome to the Conversation!
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Business Reimagined Tour rolls in Alberta!

Learn how the technologies we’re showcasing on the tour can help you operate as a live, smart, connected, agile, and future-first organization – end to end. Are you ready to unleash your imagination?

  • Calgary - July 31 
  • Edmonton - August 1

Digital Oil and Gas

Webcast: August 29, 2017 @ 2pm ET  The Ideation Centre has recently released a box set of whitepapers exploring the case for change in the Canadian oil and gas business, and how the newest wave of digital technologies (Blockchain, the Industrial Internet of Things, Automation, and Machine Learning) support and enable structural cost reduction. Join us to learn more!.

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Ideation Centre White Papers

SAP Canada Ideation Centre’s mission is to help Canadian leaders of business, academia, government and non-government organizations develop a deeper understanding of the digital forces driving the economy today. We bring forward made-in-Canada fact-based arguments that challenge decision makers to think about the potential of organizational shifts that were not possible in the past.
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Banking on Blockchain

The Big Six banks in Canada saw operating costs increases by CAD $4.8B in 2015, further making the case for focusing on improving efficiency and automation. 

A Matchmaker for the Canadian Labour Market

Ideation Centre's Director, Lance Bialas, takes a dive into the UN's 8th Sustainable Development Goal: Decent work and economic growth. 

Digital Oil and Gas

Our 5-part whitepaper box set explores how the newest wave of digital technologies (Blockchain, the Industrial Internet of Things, Automation, and Machine Learning) support and enable structural cost reduction in the Oil & Gas industry.

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Thriving in the Digital Economy

As digital and physical worlds continue to blur, what’s coming next? Business and IT leaders must understand and prepare for the impacts these disruptive trends will have on people, their businesses, and IT departments – and then determine how they can provide competitive advantage.
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Ontario’s smart cities talk digital innovation

Cities across Ontario are using digital technology to better
serve citizens. What they’ve achieved so far is just the tip of the iceberg.

Thriving in blockchain’s post-hype era

Now the dust has settled following blockchain’s dramatic
introduction to the world of business, the real work begins.

Transitioning to the digital energy economy

This vlog takes you through how the digital economy is impacting the Canadian energy industry and outlines the key considerations for energy executives

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Great Canadian Innovation. Global Scale.

Your Community of Practice

Smart Cities

Public Sector. Reimagined for a New Society.

To thrive in a climate of unprecedented innovation, Public Sector organizations must reimagine themselves as living systems. Learn to sense, respond, learn, adapt and predict constituent and business needs in the moment. Learn how SAP is working with the governments worldwide to reimagine business and produce the dramatic outcomes necessary to provide, protect and prosper in the new society.

Where do you stand? 

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Financial Services

Adapt to modern, digitalized business models and create a competitive edge for your company – with financial management and accounting software from SAP. Our on-premise and cloud solutions support FP&A, financial close processes, treasury and risk management, financial operations, and GRC. We can help all types of corporate finance executives run their businesses today, and prepare for change in the future.

Where do you stand?

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Retail

RETAIL. REIMAGINED FOR THE NEW ECONOMY.

To thrive in a climate of unprecedented innovation, businesses must reimagine themselves as living systems. Retailers can sense, respond, learn, adapt, and predict customer and business needs in the moment with SAP’s transformational digital solutions. Now is the time to learn how SAP is working with retailers like you to reimagine business and produce the dramatic outcomes necessary for prosperity in a new economy.

Where do you stand?

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Utilities

UTILITIES. REIMAGINED FOR THE NEW ECONOMY.

Utilities can sense, respond, learn, adapt and predict customer and stakeholder needs in the moment with SAP’s transformational digital solutions. Learn how SAP is working with utilities providers like you to reimagine products, services and delivery methods to produce the dramatic outcomes necessary for prosperity in a new economy.

How is your Digital Readiness?

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Manufacturing

Learn about the Siemens Cloud for Industry – a market-leading Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) platform based on SAP HANA. The platform connects manufacturers to their assets in the field, helping them adopt new service-oriented business models.

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Oil & Gas

How are leading transportation companies transforming into truly global, digital enterprises? By deploying SAP S/4HANA. Find out how they’re using the digital business suite to run smart machines, embrace preventative maintenance, and more. 

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Thought Leadership Team

Lance Bialas

Cities, Defense, Healthcare & Government
SAP Canada Ideation Center Director

Behrad Bayanpour

High Tech. & Advanced Manufacturing

Matt Smith

 Oil & Gas

Kristen Cornell

Financial Services, Finance, Risk and Compliance

Fotini Costopoulos

Retail & Consumer Packaged Goods

Catherine Tough

Utilities

Sam Masri

National Vice President
Head of SAP Canada Industry Value Engineering

Ryley Kornelsen

Oil & Gas, Digital HR
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