SAPPHIRE NOW – Day 2 – Moving to the Cloud


Cloud is the future and more and more businesses are looking seriously at the cloud, and trying to get a handle on how best to develop and execute a strategy. Questions asked are:

  • How can I move to the cloud?
  • When shall I move to the cloud?
  • What are the implications?
  • Private, public or hybrid cloud?

Talk to our experts at the SUSE booth #559 and get an evaluation which strategy could work best for you or listen to our expert session:

May 17, 5.00 p.m., Theater 2 (session 44257)
Your Enterprise Can Run SAP in a Public Cloud Right Now
Peter Schinagl (SUSE), Jon Friesen (Monocle Systems)

Visit SUSE sessions at CISCO, AWS, Fujitsu

  • 12 p.m. Cisco (booth 772): Leverage SUSE Remote Datacenter Encryption Feature on Cisco hardware to protect SAP HANA systems (Hannes Kuehnemund)
  • 12.30 p.m. AWS (booth 539): Solve your SAP challenges with SUSE in the AWS Cloud (Peter Schinagl)
  • 04.45 p.m. Fujitsu (booth 446): Building an Infrastructure that is ready for Digital Transformation (Michael Tabron)


Don’t miss the SUSE mini-theatre sessions (booth #559)!

10:30 – 11:00 am Cisco Erik Lillestolen; Product Manager Engineering Cisco and SUSE – Partnering with Excellence
11:10 – 11:40 am Protera Patrick Osterhaus – President and CTO of Protera Optimize Your Digital Transformation Journey – How to Migrate to SAP HANA, and S/4HANA on SUSE
11:50 – 12:20 am SEP Christian Ruoff, Head of Business Development SEP AG Reliable Data Protection and Bare Metal Recover for SAP HANA
12:30 – 01:00 pm DellEMC / VMware Achim Stohr (Dell EMC), Principal SAP Solutions Architect  | Technical Lead Dell EMC/SAP Alliance

Erik Rieger (VMware), Global SAP Solutions Architect,  Global SI/SO & Strategic ISV Technical Alliances

Running SAP HANA in the Software Defined Data Center
01:00 – 01:30 pm Wipro Sreedhara Padmanabhuni (Platform transformation) & Pramod Kumar (HANA Transformation SME) SAFE PASSAGE to HANA
01:30 – 02:00 pm      
02:10 – 02:40 pm Fujitsu Volker Sommer; Principal Business Developer Orchestrating SAP landscapes – the starting point for digital transformation
02:50 – 03:20pm Basis Technologies James Roberts, CTO, Basis Technologies Accelerating SAP change:  Why successful transformation projects need automation and DevOps
03:30 – 04:00 pm Microsoft Chandu Cheet – Partner Enterprise Architect – SAP at Microsoft How SAP HANA runs on Microsoft Azure and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12
04:10 – 16:40 pm SAP Uwe Heinz; Product Manager LinuxLab Landscape Transformation – what do I have to consider on the way to  S/4HANA
04:50 – 05:20 pm Virtual Forge Dr. Markus Schumacher, CEO Cybersecurity and Enterprise Threat Detection for SAP


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Sabine Soellheim Sabine is Global Director of SAP Solutions at SUSE, the world's largest independent open-source company. She has 15 years of experience in collaborating with SAP and the SAP partner ecosystem to uncover co-innovation opportunities and accelerate growth. Sabine lead GTM initiatives that generate double-digit lead and revenue growth as well as market leadership.