What follows is the text stream as I listened to the keynote from Leo Apotheke Co-CEO SAP from his keynote this morning. You can find the webcast here.
World in flatter and faster.
Business networks are the answer.
Business network creates barriers to entry, creates competitive advantage.
Operation excellence is the entry point to the network.
Network will expel the weakest link.
John Clarke – CIO of Nokia
Growth constrained by IT. Profitability constrained by IT
384 million devices last year made by Nokia
Nokia has the world’s best supply chain say AMR.
Moving to be a mobile services company.
Connect you to what matters most
No longer one size fits all – different devices for different markets.
Increase in research to market products that capture the imagine of customers.
4000 active concurrent users on the Nokia system
Global single instance
Near real time visibility of information.
Quick financial closing.
Strict enforcement on policies.
Technology enabler in phones and in network esp SAP
Lesson from Tesco – “Better Simpler Cheeper”
Paul McGarry – CIO EMEA Colgate-Palmolive
$13B sales last year
Long time SAP Customers.
99% of business is on SAP in over 100 Countries.
Streamlining order processing, taking out complexity of the system.
Profitability increased as SAP was rolled out across the business.
Moving to small and midsize companies (SME)
All in One and ByDesign share key points with the Business Suite.
Supply chain demo by Ian Kimball.
Scenario with a business network
Forecasting or demand demand based production.
This would look great if you were a supply chain organisation.
Business all in One
New pre-configured, pre-tested. All in One by IBM and HP
Selecting the right data to mine is critical BI + BO have the tools.
Broadband, data storage, processing all cheep – bring better analytics to managers without a Phd in Statistics.
Co-Innovation – SAP’s own network.
SAP + RIM
Jeff McDowall from RIM
“The future of enterprise mobility software”
Lot of overlap with RIM and SAP.
Think what blackberry did to email. Trying to now do the same with enterprise software.
Demo-ing with Blackberry Bold 3G “IPhone Killer”
Start with calendar
One click to account.
One hand and two clicks to get to amount.
One click to map with directions.
Log phone call with call notes and updates live to CRM.
Access to data is quick.
Jeff presents Leo a BlackBerry Bold as a gift.
Trying to make it easier for you.
SAP Enterprise Support – only one thing to do call SAP.