40+ sessions you shouldn’t miss at SAPPHIRE NOW 2019 | SUSE Communities

40+ sessions you shouldn’t miss at SAPPHIRE NOW 2019


SAPPHIRE NOW is a great moment to Join the Best. Learn from SUSE and its Partner Ecosystem why customers succeed with their SAP environment. SUSE and partners teamed up to provide you with a number of exciting session at SAPPHIRE NOW 2019. Choose between sessions in the SUSE Mini Theater, SAP Theater or Partner Theater Session.

You can download the full session catalogue here

Don’t miss to visit the SUSE booth #2246 with our co-exhibiting partners Arch, Datavard, Protera, Rev-Trac, syslinkXandria, and SEP.

Tuesday, May 7

SUSE Theater, Booth #2246

11:00 a.m.

TOPIC: SUSE for SAP – the most used Linux distribution for SAP Workloads

SPEAKER: Christian Holsing, Product Management, SUSE

11:30 a.m.

TOPIC: How to choose the right SAP HANA infrastructure

SPEAKER: Maciej Rak, HPE Hybrid IT SAP Marketing Manager


12:00 p.m.

TOPIC: Considerations regarding SAP Data Hub on-premise

SPEAKER: Frank Schuler, VP SAP Technical Architecture

PARTNER: BackOffice Associates LTD

12:30 p.m.

TOPIC: Success of IBM Power Systems, SUSE and SAP HANA

SPEAKER: John Wise, WW Sales Executive, IBM Power Systems for Enterprise Linux Workloads (SAP & SAS)


01:30 p.m.

TOPIC: Achieve better SAP change management outcomes

SPEAKER: Dan McGrann, US Sales Director


02:00 p.m.

TOPIC: SAP HANA – the data platform foundation of an Intelligent Enterprise

SPEAKER: Philip On, Global Vice President, Marketing – Database, Machine Learning, and Cloud Platform Solutions at SAP


02:30 p.m.

TOPIC: Virtual SAP HANA on VMware and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

SPEAKER: Erik Rieger, M. Sc., Global SAP Solutions Architect


03:00 p.m.

TOPIC: Optimize time to value: SAP Data Hub on Premise with Lenovo and SUSE

SPEAKER: Gereon Vey, Lead Architect SAP Solution Development


03:30 p.m.

TOPIC: SAP S/4 HANA: Why’s and How’s

SPEAKER: Darren Mitchell, Director, Managed Services Solutions and Innovations

PARTNER: Itelligence

04:00 p.m.

TOPIC: Using Kubernetes to extend Enterprise Software

SPEAKER: Krasimir Semerdzhiev, Head of Technology Strategy SAP CX C4 CORE


Partner Theater Presentations

11:30 a.m.

AWS booth #2000

Topic: Enhancing High Availability of SAP on AWS with Cluster Connector

Speaker: Peter Schinagl, Senior Technical Architect, SUSE

01:00 p.m.

Lenovo booth #901

Topic: SUSE Enterprise Linux for SAP applications on Lenovo ThinkAgile HX Platform

Speaker: Dwain Sims, Partner Sales Engineer, SUSE

02:30 p.m.

Intel booth #1700

Topic: SUSE & Intel to meet transformation challenges of an increasingly data-centric world

Speaker: Jeff Lindholm, Technical Sales Specialist, SUSE

Wednesday, May 8

SUSE Theater, Booth #2246

11:00 a.m.

TOPIC: Optimize Your Digital Transformation Journey – Learn how to Migrate to SAP HANA, or SAP S/4HANA on SUSE into the Cloud

SPEAKER: Patrick Osterhaus, Chief Technology Officer

PARTNER: Protera Technologies

11:30 a.m.

TOPIC: SAP on AWS: Serving the need of the most demanding SAP customers

SPEAKER: Brian Griffin, SAP Cloud Architect


12:00 p.m.

TOPIC: Accelerate S4 – Deploy a fully production ready SAP S4 Environment in hours

SPEAKER: Ben Lingwood, CTO

PARTNER: Lemongrass

12:30 p.m.

TOPIC: SAP on GCP, SUSE role in Google validation strategy

SPEAKER: Dawid Piekarski, Certification Lead


01:30 p.m.

TOPIC: Running SAP in the Cloud. Is it that Simple?

SPEAKER: Tyler Constable, Director, Sales Engineering; Chance Veasey, SVP SAP Line of Business, Velocity Technology Solutions

PARTNER: Syslink Xandria

02:00 p.m

TOPIC: Best practices in deploying SAP HANA on Azure with SUSE

SPEAKER: Juergen Thomas, Principal Program Manager Lead

PARTNER: Microsoft

02:30 p.m.

TOPIC: 5 things to consider when moving to S/4HANA

SPEAKER: Gerd Hagmaier, Director Business Transformation


03:30 p.m.

TOPIC: 7 Lessons Learned from a Successful HANA Migration

SPEAKER: Jan Beyen, SAP Delivery Manager

PARTNER: Realtech

04:00 p.m.

TOPIC: Best Practices of Disaster Recovery and Backup for SAP HANA

SPEAKER: Russell Wine, Vice President Sales North America


04:30 p.m.

TOPIC: Wipro Quality Insights – Move from manual quality inspection to Objective Visual inspection

SPEAKER: Anand Deshpande, Lead Consultant Sap


05:00 p.m

TOPIC: How to Upgrade and Migrate to SAP S/4HANA in a Single Go-live Project

SPEAKER: Christopher Hanshew, Solution Architect


05:30 p.m.

TOPIC: Real-Time, Full-Stack AIOps Platform for SAP on SUSE

SPEAKER: Marty Pejko, COO, Centerity Systems

PARTNER: Centerity

Partner Theater Presentations

11:00 a.m.

Intel booth #1700

TOPIC: SUSE & Intel to meet transformation challenges of an increasingly data-centric world

SPEAKER: Jeff Lindholm, Technical Sales Specialist, SUSE

12:30 p.m.

Nutanix booth #2010

TOPIC: Proven Solutions for the SAP Digital Core

SPEAKER: Michael Tabron, Product Marketing Manager, SUSE

03:10 p.m.

VMware, #2357

TOPIC: Get on the Express with SUSE, SAP and VMware

SPEAKER: Chase Crum. Sr. Architect Professional Services, SUSE

04:30 p.m.

HPE booth #2052

TOPIC: SUSE + HPE Greenlake for S/4HANA and beyond

SPEAKER: Chase Crum. Sr. Architect Professional Services, SUSE

04:30 p.m.

Dell booth #2230

TOPIC: What does SUSE bring to the SAP party?

SPEAKER: Mike Nelson, Partner Executive, SUSE

Thursday, May 9

SAPPHIRE NOW Theater Breakout Sessions

11:00 a.m.

SAP Theater 1

TOPIC: The Connected Enterprise: Know Your Customers Better (E86810)

SPEAKER: Bent Schroeder, Americas CTO / Dirk Oppenkowski, Alliance Director

02:30 p.m.

Platform and Intelligent Technologies PL855

TOPIC: Examine How SAP and SAP Customers Drive Innovation with Open Source (PL95397)

SPEAKER: Shane Madigan, SAP Alliance Sales Director, SUSE

SUSE Theater, Booth #2246

11:00 a.m.

TOPIC: Transform your SAP output and correspondence with powerful, dynamic emails – FAST!

SPEAKER: Kate Tereshchenko, Consultant, Data Scientist


11:30 a.m.

TOPIC: Bringing the Memory Revolution to Your Intelligent Enterprise

SPEAKER: Christian Blaim, Intel Industry Technology Specialist


12:00 p.m.

TOPIC: Simple operation and decision making of Fujitsu

SPEAKER: Stephan Labonte, Senior Pre-Sales Engineer

PARTNER: Fujitsu

01:30 p.m.

TOPIC: SAP DataHub – Dell Technologies Best practices and Reference Architecture

PARTNER: Divyesh Vaidya, Solution Architect SAP


02:00 p.m.

TOPIC: Optimize Running SAP HANA and Classic Landscapes on SUSE and Nutanix

SPEAKER: Greg White Director, Solutions Marketing

PARTNER: Nutanix

02:30 p.m.

TOPIC: Veeam Dataprotection for SAP Applications with SUSE Linux Enterprise

SPEAKER: Clemens Zerbe, Solution Architect SAP


03:00 p.m.

TOPIC: Bulletproof SAP in the AWS public cloud with SUSE Linux

SPEAKER: Jon Friesen, Chief Technologist


03:30 p.m.

TOPIC: Protecting SAP HANA in the Cloud: SUSE & Symmetry

SPEAKER: Matt Lonstine, Director of SAP Technology

PARTNER: Symmetry

04:00 p.m.

TOPIC: Discover S/4 HANA Cloud – the Digital Core

SPEAKER: Abe Iruegas, SAP Global Business Leader

PARTNER: Microexcel

04:30 p.m.

TOPIC: Running SAP Data Hub on Kubernetes with SUSE CaaS Platform

SPEAKER: Markus Guertler, Solution Architect, SUSE

Partner Theater Presentations

01:30 p.m.

HPE booth #2052

TOPIC: SUSE + HPE Greenlake for S/4HANA and beyond

SPEAKER: Chase Crum, Sr. Architect, SUSE Professional Services, SUSE





Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

No comments yet

Avatar photo