SAPPHIRE NOW and ASUG Annual Conference

SAPPHIRE NOW and ASUG Annual Conference

SAPPHIRE NOW / ASUG ANNUAL CONFERENCE is the most innovative cloud and business technology conference. This is where game-changing technologies enable you to meet your future.

During the event, clients /prospects will be able to:

  • Learn about important technology trends as well as the latest game-changing SAP solutions that empower companies in the digital economy
  • Help maximize our technology investment –access product roadmaps, simplification strategies, and upgrade opportunities to meet our needs
  • See demos of the latest and most impactful technologies and meet SAP partners who can help with our implementations

Protiviti Sessions:

Session 1:

Pre-Conference Session: Monday, Jun 4, 2018

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Session Title: Privacy and Security Risk Management at the Executive Level

This session is part of the overall Cybersecurity Bootcamp taking place for the pre-conference


Cyber risks are increasing exponentially. Hackers continue to explore ways to gain access to a company’s network and data for financial gain or malicious reasons. Combine this with the increase in privacy laws, which put a company at risk in meeting their strategic goals or at risk for large fines from regulatory agencies. In this session, learn from experts in the market and at SAP about how to mitigate these risks with tools and best practices. This ASUG Pre-Conference Seminar requires pre-registration. Log back in to your conference registration to register.

Session 2:

Presentation: Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Time: 4:30 p.m – 4:50 p.m

Session Title: Accelerate Decision – Making with Self-Service Data Preparation

Location: Platform Topic Area 3

Managing Director,

Start projects off right and accelerate decision-making by enabling business users to explore and curate data, with IT still in the loop. Learn how self-service data preparation and integration tools such as the SAP Agile Data Preparation application and SAP HANA smart data integration help you move from idea to solution.

Session 3:

Small Theater Presentation: Thursday, Jun 7, 2018

Time: 11:00 a.m - 11:20 a.m

Session Title: Accelerating Your S/4HANA Implementation with Business Process Mining

Location: Services and Support SE200​

Managing Director,

A major concern with upgrading to SAP S/4HANA is the time, expense, and potential disruption caused by any large-scale implementation. Another common challenge is ensuring effective adoption. Learn how to leverage advancements in business process mining to speed up the SAP S/4HANA implementation process and monitor and improve adoption at go-live.

Session 4:

Presentation: Thursday, Jun 7, 2018

Time: 12:30 p.m - 1:30 p.m

Session Title: How to Apply Change Mangement in a Digital Driven World

Location: S331A

Associate Director,

Learn how to align change management systems with the strategy, direction, and vision of your organization. Explore a five-step process that focuses on business and stakeholder management elements of an implementation. Discover the importance and process of linking your system with your technology, processes, and people to ensure a successful implementation.

Session 5:

Presentation: Thursday, Jun 7, 2018

Time: 2:00 p.m - 3:00 p.m

Session Title: Lexmark's Journey in Securing the SAP HANA Database

Location: S310G​

Along with: Brian Hemenover, Lexmark International

The speakers will review a security model implementation of SAP HANA database by Lexmark International Inc. for user access to data hosted in SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA. They will explain how user provisioning, authentication, and SSO were put in place to support thousands of users directly accessing the SAP HANA database layers. The speakers will also cover repository roles and the audit review process.

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5 Jun 2018 to 7 Jun 2018
09:00 AM to 06:00 PM EDT
Orange County Convention Center, 9800 International Dr
Orlando, FL 32819
United States
Event Role
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 9:00am to Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 6:00pm