EY at SAPPHIRE NOW

How can you build the enterprise of tomorrow using the solutions of today? Discover how EY and SAP can help power the intelligent enterprise for the Transformative Age.

Join EY at SAPPHIRE NOW 2019, the most innovative cloud and business technology conference designed for business leaders. As a featured exhibitor this year don’t miss our thought-provoking sessions presented by EY leaders. Connect with our team in booth 221 and find out more about how EY and SAP can help organizations gain the intelligence and agility needed to thrive in this era of extraordinary change. EY and SAP: Intelligence. Realized.

Breaking News: EY receives Two SAP® Pinnacle Awards in 2019

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EY are proud winners of the 2019 SAP® Pinnacle Award Winner for both the ISV Partner of the Year
(Technology Innovation category) and as the 2019 Strategic Growth Partner of the Year.

The SAP Pinnacle Award program highlights top-performing partners who have excelled in helping customers become best-run businesses. From more than 18,000 partners worldwide, 24 were selected as winners in 30 categories recognizing their commitment to value creation, exponential growth, and simplification.

The Technology Innovation Award recognizes the independent software vendor that has created the most innovative solutions to help its customers succeed and innovate in their respective industries.

The Strategic Growth Partner of the Year Award is given to the SAP partner that has demonstrated significant global growth, investment, and innovation in strategic initiatives that support the digital core and the continued growth of cloud solutions including the SAP C/4HANA suite, intelligent technologies, and SAP Ariba and SAP SuccessFactors solutions.

To learn more about the EY and SAP alliance, visit ey.com/sap

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Our speaking sessions

Attend these sessions to gain insights in to how EY and SAP help power the intelligent enterprise for the Transformation Age. The combination of EY’s industry and business acumen and business transformation capabilities with SAP’s advanced technology solutions can help organizations gain the intelligence and agility needed to thrive in this era of extraordinary change.

  • Time: May 7, 2019 12:00 – 12:20pm
    Where: Products Pavilion
    Session ID: 86654
    Speaker: Paul Brody, Global Blockchain Leader, EY
    Blockchain has gained traction in the enterprise and after several years of emerging use cases, some failures are falling away and successes are gaining traction.  Discover what EY has learned after 300+ industry and technology solution projects and where the technology is headed for SAP and industry users.

  • Time: May 7, 2019 1:00 – 1:40pm
    Where: Innovative Business Theater
    Session ID: 86658
    Speaker: Bill Hale, Intelligent Migration platform leader, EY
    Discover how to build your business case for transformation and move to S/4HANA. EY Intelligent Migration can accelerate the value delivery of S/4HANA by reducing project timelines, lowering cost and minimizing business disruption. Learn how Intelligent Automation and Machine Learning have made it possible.

  • Time: May 8, 2019 11:30 – 11:50am
    Where: Products Pavilion
    Session ID: 86663
    Speaker: Aleksander Poniewierski, Global IoT Leader, EY
    In this fourth industrial revolution, IoT and AI can help companies increase productivity and growth. But two barriers stand in the way of achieving benefits at scale. Learn how EY and SAP are working together to break down these barriers & what the future holds for IoT and AI enabled products and services

  • Time: May 7, 2019 2:00 – 2:20pm
    Where: Platform and Intelligent Technologies Pavilion
    Session ID: 86667
    Speakers: Timothy Dalton, Global SAP Concur Alliance Lead, EY and Jonathan Hayes, Senior Manager, PAS, EY
    As businesses look to expand their reach, trade wars, stricter border controls, increased regulation and tax reform, present challenges at every turn. Learn how your organization can minimize the risks through the Intelligent Enterprise, leveraging EY’s innovation with SAP Concur. 

  • Treehouse Foods: Finance Transformation using SAP S/4 Central Finance
    Time: May 7, 2019  11:00 – 11:40am
    Where: ASUG Presentation, 320E
    Session ID: ASUG84048
    Speakers: Berker Kilinc, Senior Manager, EY and Vicki Smith, Treehouse Central Finance Solution Architect
    Discover how a food manufacturer upgraded to SAP S/4 Central Finance with EY’s Agile Business Finance. Overview of approach, methodology, lessons learned, value delivered using multi-source-systems, global reporting, central open item processing and financial closing.

    SAP, Hyperscalers and the Future of the Cloud
    Time: May 7, 2019  12:00 – 12:30pm
    Where: Microsoft booth
    Speaker: Michael Casey, EY SAP CTO
    How do you build an Intelligent Enterprise in the Cloud? In this session, EY will walk through a faster path to functional innovation through greater flexibility, describing how to foster innovations through agile tools, integration and scalability on demand in Azure. You will see their approach to developing SAP Technology Architecture powered by Azure. You will hear about the latest technology services that speed an SAP implementation: how automation can deliver your environments in hours instead of weeks, and how you can future-proof your organization to navigate digital disruption with automation and the Cloud.

    Expand Your Business Globally While Protecting Your Business Travelers
    Time: May 7, 2019  12:00 – 12:40pm
    Where: Network and Spend Management NE500
    Session ID: 88386
    Speakers: Timothy Dalton, Global SAP Concur Alliance Lead, EY, Jonathan Hayes, Senior Manager, PAS, EY and Nicole Jackson, Solutions Consultant, SAP Concur
    Reduce risk for your business and its travelers by helping travelers navigate the complexities of global tax and immigration obligations. Enable them to avoid surprises and stay focused on business by making real-time assessments of their tax and immigration obligations, before they leave the office, with an integrated SAP Concur offering.

    Redefine Customer Intelligence in the Digital World
    Time: May 7, 2019  12:30 – 12:50pm
    Where: Theater 2
    Session ID: 91093
    Speakers: Vijay Nidumolu, EY, Executive Director, Advisory Services, EY and Steven Cox, Lead, Global Sales Tools, NetApp Inc.
    Improve customer intelligence by gathering and analyzing information from all touch points. Learn how SAP partner Ernst & Young Global Limited helps technology company NetApp, Inc. target customers using the SAP C/4HANA suite, the SAP Analytics Cloud solution, SAP Leonardo technologies, and Experience Management solutions from SAP (Qualtrics).

    Learn How Mallinckrodt Transformed Its Business with SAP S/4HANA
    Time: May 7, 2019  1:00 – 1:40pm
    Where: Platform and Intelligent Technologies PL856
    Session ID: 90757
    Speakers: Bill Stewart, Director, Supply Chain, Mallinckrodt, Sarah Wurl, Director, FP&A, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, and Lori Foster, Enterprise Architect, SAP
    Leverage people, processes, and technologies to innovate and transform your business processes. Hear how Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals used SAP MaxAttention services to unravel customization and standardize processes, enabling future scalability and establishing a platform to prepare for its journey to become an intelligent enterprise.

    Tackle the Complexities of Modern Spend Management
    Time: May 7, 2019  3:00 – 3:20pm
    Where: Best-Run Theater
    Session ID: 88405
    Speakers: Michael Bertolino, Global Leader, People Advisory Services, EY and Jim Lucier, Chief Services Officer and Chief Revenue Officer of North America, SAP Concur
    Make investment decisions faster by having the right data available in real time. Join Jim Lucier, Chief Revenue Officer, North America and Chief Services Officer, SAP Concur, to learn about SAP’s vision for intelligent spend management and how the latest technologies help you identify business opportunities. Hear from SAP customers that have begun their journey to achieve world-class spend management, what they have learned, and the benefits they have achieved.

    Accelerate Your SAP S/4HANA Migration with UiPath RPA and EY
    Time: May 7, 2019  3:30 – 3:50pm
    Where: Network and Spend Management NE512
    Session ID: 86666
    Speakers: Bill Hale, EY Digital Automation Leader, EY and Peter Villeroy, Director, Global SAP Practice, UiPath Inc.
    UiPath and EY are helping SAP customers speed up the move to SAP S/4HANA by fully automating the regression testing process that normally takes months of highly skilled labor. Through real-world examples, learn how to minimize the cost and disruption to daily business during your migration. See how RPA can accelerate your SAP S/4HANA future.

  • Deliver Sustained Incremental Savings for Banks with Total Spend Management
    Time: May 8, 2019 11:00 – 11:20am
    Where: Platform and Intelligent Technologies PL816
    Session ID: P93190
    Speakers: Marc Bourde, EY SAP FSO EMEIA Lead, EY and Mike Key, Global Head of Banking and Insurance Partner Ecosystems, SAP 
    Eclipse your competitors and make inroads in the midst of the unprecedented financial services innovation fueled by the rise of fintechs and insurtechs. Create new business models, control costs, maintain compliance, and drive customer loyalty. Become an insight-driven finance organization by exploiting the power of your data through analytics.

    SAP EWM Case Study: Avoid Lift and Shift--Accelerate transformation through an integrated lens
    Time: May 8, 2019 11:00 – 11:40am
    Where: ASUG Presentation, 329
    Session ID: ASUG82380
    Speakers: Chris Gregory, Digital Supply Chain Leader, EY and Tracie Longpre, Vice President of Supply Chain, Applied Industrial Technologies 
    Applied Industrial Technologies recognized their SAP EWM deployment was a catalyst to transform their distribution operations, and should incorporate all key supply chain dimensions-people, process, environment, automation, and technology into the project scope. Hear lessons learned and key findings.

    Becoming the Intelligent Enterprise for Media
    Time: May 8, 2019 11:30 – 11:50am
    Where: PL852
    Session ID: PL86201
    Speakers: Howard Bass, Senior Advisory Partner, Media & Entertainment, EY, Shannon O'Neill , Executive Director, Media & Entertainment Advisory, EY and Jose Trujillo, Principal, EY Advisory, EY 
    Provide a single view of content profitability with innovative cloud analytics to visualize your content green lighting, marketing, and digital distribution performance. Use the Media Intelligent Enterprise solution template by EY to accelerate and enhance your move to SAP S/4HANA using leading practices for content-centric media organizations.

    Transforming EY's Professional Services Platform
    Time: May 8, 2019 12:00 – 12:40pm
    Where: S331B (South Concourse, Level 3)
    Session ID: ASUG83045
    Speakers: Douglas Hallan, Director, Strategy & Architecture, Program Mercury, EY Global Services, Goutham Goudgere, Senior Manager, Advisory Services, EY and Mahesh Babu, Solution Architect, SAP 
    Hear how EY overcame the challenges in adoption of the SAP Commercial Project Management application using SAP Lumira, designer edition, to manage its professional services projects. Learn also how the automated bots enabled the simplified user experience, and how the SAP MaxAttention program helped EY make this journey efficiently.

    Increase Brand Loyalty by Understanding Your Customers Better
    Time: May 8, 2019 12:30 – 12:50pm
    Where: Theater 2
    Session ID: CU91102
    Speakers: Vijay Nidumolu, Executive Director, Customer Experience and Digital Transformation, EY, Greg Knight, CCO, CenterPoint Energy Inc and Barbara Porter, CenterPoint Energy Inc 
    Combine operational and experience data to enhance customer and employee engagement, and improve relationships. Learn how SAP partner Ernst & Young Global Limited helped energy company CenterPoint Energy Inc. use SAP S/4HANA and SAP C/4HANA suites, and Experience Management solutions from SAP (Qualtrics) to capture customer and employee opinions.

    Build a Best-run Workforce to Drive the Ultimate Customer Experience

    Time: May 8, 2019 1:30 – 1:50pm
    Where: Theater 4
    Session ID: 86615
    Speakers from: E&J Gallo Winery, Tata Steel, Danfoss A/S and Delivery Hero 
    Business challenges which led you to implement S/4HANA; lessons learned from implementation; success/value seen after go-live; building a people-centric business model; creating the ideal employee experience; becoming a magnet for talent; managing an agile workforce, and building an organization for the future.

    Collaborate Across All Lines of Business to Achieve Common Business Goals

    Time: May 8, 2019 1:30 – 1:50pm
    Where: Network and Spend Management NE501
    Session ID: 88378
    Speakers: Timothy Dalton, Global SAP Concur Alliance Lead, EY, Jonathan Hayes, Senior Manager, PAS, EY and Cynthia L'Ecuyer, SAP Concur; Andrea Haupfear, SAP Ariba 
    Tackle broader business challenges, protect margins, and decrease risk by enabling finance, procurement, supply chain, and IT leaders to work together more closely. Learn about the strategies and technologies you can use to make faster, more confident decisions on everything from tariff policies to tax and immigration regulations and more.

    Five New Out-of-the-Box Functionalities Available for Users of SAP Enterprise Asset Management in SAP S/4HANA Cloud

    Time: May 8, 2019 3:00 – 3:40am
    Where: 320H
    Session ID: 82953
    Speakers: Kevin Avila, Senior Manager, EY and Nick Perrine, Maintenance Manager, MP Materials 
    Hear Kevin Avila, senior manager at EY, and Nick Perrine, maintenance manager at MP Materials, describe new capabilities available for users of the SAP Enterprise Asset Management solution in SAP S/4HANA Cloud. Discover how these changes have dramatically improved the user experience.

    Road Map: Everything You Need to Successfully Transform Your Business with SAP S/4HANA
    Time: May 8, 2019 4:00 – 4:40pm
    Where: 331A
    Session ID: ASUG82450
    Speakers: Lori Foster, Senior Director, ERP COE, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, Bill Stewart, Director, Supply Chain and Sarah Wurl, Dir, FP&A, Mallinckrodt  
    Review the best practices and lessons learned based on our experience transforming a business utilizing SAP S/4HANA. We have built a comprehensive best-practice guide on understanding the "why," developing a case for change, building a business case, redesigning business processes, and then successfully implementing SAP S/4HANA. Business transformation starts with the right people, process, technology, and proven insights. We share everything we wish we knew.

    See How EY Helps Companies Implement Robotic Process Automation
    Time: May 8, 2019 4:30 – 4:50pm
    Where: Theater 2
    Session ID: CU90903
    Speakers: Thomas Weber, EY Global SAP Innovation Technology & Enablement Leader, EY and Sebastian Schroetel, VP, Machine Learning for the Digital Core, SAP  
    Free employees from tedious repetitive tasks to focus on value-added projects. Learn how Ernst & Young Global Limited (EY) is using SAP Intelligent Robotic Process Automation services to streamline business processes and increase efficiency and compliance while reducing errors and risks.

    Promote Food Safety by Tracking the Animal Vaccination Supply Chain
    Time: May 8, 2019 5:00 - 5:20pm
    Where: Theater 2
    Session ID: CU90899
    Speakers: Chen Zur, EY CGP US Blockchain Practice Leader, EY and Rodrigo Santibanez, Director, Key Account Relationships and Consumer Affairs, Merck  
    Learn how tokenizing animal vaccines creates visibility throughout the protein production ecosystem by enabling tracking across the supply chain. Hear how the animal health division of Merck & Co. aims to build confidence and visibility into food safety for consumers by using blockchain to promote collaboration across industries and ERP systems.

    Let Devon Energy Show You How to Accelerate and Streamline a Transformation
    Time: May 8, 2019 5:30 - 5:50pm
    Where: Platform and Intelligent Technologies PL816
    Session ID: P93188
    Speakers: Bill Hale, Global Intelligent Transformation Platform Leader, EY and Lane Hale, CIO Devon Energy  
    Learn how to reduce risk, lower costs, and minimize disruption. Hear how Devon Energy transformed the business with SAP S/4HANA and EY’s Intelligent Migration solution. See how they designed the first end-to-end tool from SAP ERP and transformed the use of SAP Ariba solutions faster, cheaper, and with more accuracy with the help of over 1,000 bots.

  • Are You Playing the Infinite or Finite Game of Business?
    Time: May 9, 2019 11:00 – 11:40am
    Where: S321 (South Concourse, Level 3)
    Session ID: ASUG82565
    Speakers: Jeff Stier, Global EY - Sinek Performance Practice, EY and Jennifer Maddox, Senior Manager, Strategic Transformation, EY
    In infinite games, like business or life itself, the players come and go, the rules are changeable and there is no defined endpoint. There are no winners or losers in an infinite game, there is only ahead and behind. This session teaches practical ways an organization or individual can begin to apply Simon Sinek's Five Attributes required to successfully play the infinite game of business.

    Address Your Business Demands with a Scalable, Integrated, Cloud Suite
    Time: May 9, 2019 11:30 – 11:50am
    Where: Theater 3
    Session ID: 86612
    Speakers: Johannes Langguth, Senior Director, Finance and Head of Finance Systems, Delivery Hero SE and Jan Gilg, Senior Vice President, Head of SAP S/4HANA, SAP
    Deliver the best customer experience by integrating processes and data across finance, supply chain, and customer-facing functions. Discover how SAP S/4HANA helps your business adapt to your customers’ needs, and keeps them coming back for more.

    Trade Wars & Travel Bans: Intelligent Enterprise cross-border travel
    Time: May 9, 2019 12:00 – 12:20pm
    Where: Network and Spend Management NE500
    Session ID: E86667
    Speakers: Timothy Dalton, Global SAP Concur Alliance Lead, EY and Jonathan Hayes, Senior Manager, PAS, EY 
    As businesses look to expand their reach, trade wars, stricter border controls, increased regulation and tax reform, present challenges at every turn. Learn how your organization can minimize the risks through the Intelligent Enterprise, leveraging EY’s innovation with SAP Concur.

    Fashion Management Panel
    Time: May 9, 2019 12:00 – 12:40pm
    Where: S329 (South Concourse, Level 3)
    Session ID: ASUG90787
    Speakers: Ashish Parmar, SVP, Global Enterprise Solutions, Tapestry Inc, Peter Akbar, Global VP and Chief Customer Officer Fashion, SAP and Oliver Stocks, Solution Advisory Group, Retail and Fashion, SAP 
    Come and listen to SAP Fashion Management and S/4 Fashion Pioneers who have made the step towards the Intelligent Enterprise.

    Accelerate the Infinite Game with your Personal Vision, Purpose and Values—your WHO
    Time: May 9, 2019 12:00 – 12:40pm
    Where: S321 (South Concourse, Level 3)
    Session ID: ASUG82566
    Speakers: Jeff Stier, Global EY - Sinek Performance Practice, EY and Jennifer Maddox, Senior Manager, Strategic Transformation, EY 
    This session provides a deeper dive into one of the five attributes of author Simon Sinek’s The Infinite Game, a playbook for business leaders. This “Just Cause” attribute motivates winners to outlast their competitors. Learn how to combine personal vision, personal purpose, and personal values to form an “engine of inspiration” that motivates employees and customers to join the quest to successfully play the infinite game.

    Driving Enterprise Innovation with SAP in the Cloud or Data driven Innovation in the Cloud
    Time: May 9, 2019 1:00 – 1:20pm
    Where: Platform and Intelligent Technologies PL816
    Session ID: 93178
    Speakers: Vijay Nidumoulu, Executive Director, Advisory Services, EY and Rajesh Shriyan, Customer, Enterprise Application Architect, NetApp 
    In this session NetApp and EY will highlight how organizations that have a best of breed landscape which consists of Multi cloud and On premise applications manage their innovation cycles to keep pace with the market. This presentation will also highlight how NetApp manages their SAP Sales Cloud, Success Factors and Ariba applications with On premise MDM, CPQ and ERP applications with an agile development methodology and talk about their roadmap for AI/ML and next gen capabilities keeping data as a focal point.

    Explore Tapestry’s Transformation Supported by a Collaborative Supply Chain
    Time: May 9, 2019 1:30 – 1:50pm
    Where: Theater 5
    Session ID: NE92729
    Speakers: Josh Rollo, EY – SAP S/4 Project Manager and Debbie Meyer, S/4 Fashion Business Owner and SVP Business Transformation, Tapestry Inc. 
    Build a common foundation to enable corporate strategy and growth, at scale. Hear how multinational fashion company Tapestry Inc. sought to grow through acquisitions. Follow the company’s transformative journey to integrate current and future acquisitions and build a collaborative supply chain, now live with over 5,000 SAP Ariba solution users.

    Transform Employee Experience with a Big-Bang HR Rollout the Avanos Way
    Time: May 9, 2019 2:30 – 2:50pm
    Where: People Engagement PE402
    Session ID: PE93151
    Speaker: Kevin B. Maddox IT Project Manager and Business Systems Consultant, Avanos Medical Inc. 
    Improve employee experience and facilitate a global transformation by implementing robust HR programs rapidly for a quick win. Hear how Avanos Medical Inc. worked with EY to implement the full suite of SAP SuccessFactors solutions with SAP S/4HANA. Learn how a "big-bang" approach enabled it to roll out nearly all solutions within seven months.

    Reduce Risk by Staying Ahead of Global Travel Regulations
    Time: May 9, 2019 3:00 – 3:20pm
    Where: Network and Spend Management NE501
    Session ID: 88385
    Speakers: Timothy Dalton, Global SAP Concur Alliance Lead, EY, Jonathan Hayes, Senior Manager, PAS, EY and Nicole Jackson, Solutions Consultant, SAP Concur 
    Help your organization navigate constantly changing immigration and tax assessments. Keep business travelers from putting themselves and your company at risk from U.S. state-to-state tax, international payroll tax withholding, corporate tax, immigration issues, and more. Hear how SAP Concur solutions help you use your data to protect your people.

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