Best Practices for Automotive: the SAP Automotive Conference

Our SAP automotive event offers professionals within the industry exclusive connections and access to information no other conference provides. The automotive industry faces steep competition from global manufacturers as well as new market entrants. As automakers consider their digital strategies, remaining compliant with local regulations, managing costs, and sourcing materials through a global supply chain all play a role in creating new challenges and opportunities for the industry.

The Best Practices for Automotive conference is North America’s leading automotive event for industry professionals to gain insights into digital technology trends and the latest solutions from SAP. Learn from automotive organizations who are driving results with people, process, and technology in today’s complex automotive landscape. Produced by Eventful Conferences—an ASUG company—and in collaboration with SAP, Best Practices for Automotive is a critical junction for SAP automotive users, leaders, influencers, experts, solutions providers, and your peers.

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Meet the Speakers

 
  • Tom Raftery

    Global VP, Futurist, and Innovation Evangelist, SAP
     
    The Future of Transportation: Optimizing for People, Planet, and Profit

    The CASE megatrends (connected, autonomous, shared/services, and electric) are massively disrupting the automotive and transportation industries. Companies and countries are scrambling to get up to speed on them before their competitors completely disrupt them. Right now, these trends are roughly at the same level of maturity as the web was in 1995. So where are these new digital technologies taking...

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  • Kathy Pearson

    Strategic Agility Subject Matter Expert and Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
     
    Strategic Agility: Leading Through Uncertainty

    Today’s business environment is no longer described as having an “ebb and flow” but rather a permanent “whitewater” condition. This increased speed of change has caused a movement from discrete-event strategic planning to more dynamic planning. However, many organizations struggle with the ability to stay nimble to respond to rapid market changes because of a variety of factors. This session...

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Imagining Innovation with Frank M. Rinderknecht of Rinspeed

To Frank M. Rinderknecht, founder and CEO of Rinspeed, Inc., innovation is more than just a buzzword. Rinderknecht and Rinspeed have been pushing—or you could say, pulling—the automotive industry into the future for more than 40 years. The company’s newest project, a modular, fully automated vehicle called the “Snap,” is much more than pods on wheels. It’s a whole new way of thinking about transportation.

 
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First Annual SAP Excellence in Automotive Award Winners

On Thursday, September 13, SAP announced the winners of the first annual Excellence in Automotive Awards at the Best Practices for Automotive conference. The three awards; Breaking the Mold, Digital Disruptor and Excellence in Operational Performance were hotly contested. Each nomination was evaluated by a panel of industry experts on how they meet and exceed the pre-defined standards listed in each category, as well as ranked against their competitors.

 
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  • "The SAP Automotive community has been waiting for a platform that facilitates a rich exchange of topics and ideas and Best Practices for Automotive is it."

    Dr. Hagen Radowski - President & CEO, MHP, A Porsche Company
     
  • "I have to say this was hands down the best run event I have attended. The content of the conference and the speakers you obtained were top notch!"

    Bridget Hanson - Customer Support Liason, Isuzu North America
     
  • "I know the mechanics of “what” you guys do, but there is a spark in your “how” that is just impossible to bolt down."

    John Dwyer - Principal Consultant, Vesta Asia Pacific
     
 
 

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The Future of Transportation: Optimizing for People, Planet, and Profit

The CASE megatrends (connected, autonomous, shared/services, and electric) are massively disrupting the automotive and transportation industries. Companies and countries are scrambling to get up to speed on them before their competitors completely disrupt them. Right now, these trends are roughly at the same level of maturity as the web was in 1995. So where are these new digital technologies taking us? What is coming down the line, and how will these changes affect my organization, my wallet, and the planet? SAP Global VP, Futurist, and Innovation Evangelist Tom Raftery unpacks these forces to show how these megatrends are transforming the lives of individuals, enterprises, and the planet for the benefit of all.

Strategic Agility: Leading Through Uncertainty

Today’s business environment is no longer described as having an “ebb and flow” but rather a permanent “whitewater” condition. This increased speed of change has caused a movement from discrete-event strategic planning to more dynamic planning. However, many organizations struggle with the ability to stay nimble to respond to rapid market changes because of a variety of factors. This session explores two common barriers to agility, provides tools to overcome these barriers, and describes best practices in building adaptability in strategic initiatives. Key Business Benefits:

  • Learn how to move from prediction to managing uncertainty.
  • Understand how to monitor the external environment to prepare for change.
  • Identify ways in which to instill a culture of strategic agility.

Venue

Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center
Renaissance Center, 400 Renaissance Drive Detroit, MI 48243
Phone: +1-313-568-8000

Venue

Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center
Renaissance Center, 400 Renaissance Drive Detroit, MI 48243
Phone: +1-313-568-8000