Quick comments about the first day of SAPHIRE. Some of us probably followed from www.sapphirenow.com but let me load up my personal notes.
First of all some useful assets that I found around.
Highlights From Press Conference
Co-CEO Bill McDermott,
Co-CEO Jim Snabe
CTO Vishal Sikka
-99th day of the CO-CEO model in place for SAP management.
Bill: SAP wants to double addressable market.
Bill: Sybase expensive Procurement? No. Sybase will bring value in Public Sector, Telco, Banking. Also our know-how in NewDB will be shared and made available to Sybase. In-memory from Sybase+SAP is the winning formula.
Vishal: Is this a move for Oracle’s DB infrastructure? We do not prefer a vendor lock-in. We are collaborating with multiple vendors namely IBM, HP, INTEL, and memory producers. It is not putting the old stacks into one machine but building something new with partners.
Vishal: What about Predictive Analytics? We will be supporting an open eco-system.
Sybase will be supported for the business suite in future.
Jim: Streamwork the facebook for the Enterprise.
On demand ByDesign will be generally available in July. In-memory and mobile applications will be generally available in the same time. From day 1 . This is brand new. Success will be in number of customers not in percent of revenue on this product. Jim did not give any target for the number of customers.
SAP Netweaver will remain as strategic.
Real time analytics will be the source of cost reduction. Layers and layers of technology will be removed. We will create innovation without disruption.
From Algor: If you want to go quick go alone, if you want to go far be a group.
Political will is a renewable resource.
From the Key Notes.
Bill: we will make every customer a best run company.
Jim: SAP – Networked solutions
With Sybase aqusition we will be Number 1 in BI, Mobile, and business apps.
CRM on-demand new version will be ready for late 2010.
Technology stack will change. With our ecosystem we will innovate new solutions. No vendor lock-in.
Press Conference about Emerging Countries sample project. Micro busines On-demand mobile solutions – Disparching and job cards management from SAP and Vodafone in South Africa. Interesting example of joint service in the cloud.
An other interesting meeting had been done btw Advanco Dr Olgun Yenersoy, Ceren Moral, Kerem Ozdemir and Erol Nalçacı From Sanofi-Aventis Zentiva.
Here is his note page 🙂
Ceren Moral, Kerem Ozdemir and Dr Dr Orestis Terzidis.
Duran Duran Concert at second night. All the team was too tired to enjoy 🙁
SAP COO EMEA Frank Cohen discused the implication of in-memory and cloud computing on SAP and over all IT.
Ugur Candan – myself trying the giant surface technology. The twitter feeds are coming from a xcelsius dashboard.
The day ended with Hasso and Vishal’s keynote. You might see it from youtube.