Checking out SuccessConnect? Here’s your list of ‘must-sees’


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SAP SuccessFactors’ annual event, SuccessConnect, kicks off next week in Las Vegas, and SAP has highlighted some not-to-be-missed sessions – either in person, for those travelling to the event, or live streamed.

Among the key sessions are:

Opening keynote: SAP executive board member Robert Enslin and SAP SuccessFactors president Greg Tomb
Wednesday 30 August, 8:30am (PDT)
Robert Enslin and Greg Tomb will cohost the opening keynote focus on the purpose and promise that SAP SuccessFactors delivers to customers to drive improved workforce experiences and meet employees’ expectations by delivering consumer-grade, cutting-edge HCM solutions. Also speaking during this session will be Amy Wilson, global head of product, SAP SuccessFactors; James Harvey, global head of engineering and service delivery operations, SAP SuccessFactors; Christy Pambianchi, senior vice president of HR, Corning Incorporated; Jana Kanyadan, CIO, Mohawk Industries; Penny Stoker, global leader of HR services, EY.

Keynote: SAP executive board member Jennifer Morgan and Harvard Business School Professor Frances Frei
Thursday August 31, 11:15am (PDT)
Jennifer Morgan and Frances Frei, Uber’s first senior vice president of Leadership and Strategy, will cohost an engaging and lively keynote that will cover the future of work, the culture challenge facing every C-suite and boardroom, and the changing nature of leadership in the 21st century.

Leadership luncheon: SAP North America HR head Jewell Parkinson and Constellation Research founder and principal analyst Ray Wang

Thursday August 31, 12:15pm (PDT)
Sponsored by PwC and hosted by Jewell Parkinson, this luncheon will feature Ray Wang speaking on the need to create responsive and responsible leadership to succeed in digital transformation and jump-start growth inside organisations. Instead of taking a classical binary or rigid approach, learn the five immutable core traits and develop a balance of 14 foundational attributes as a guide to successful and sustainable dynamic leadership.

Keynote: author and positive psychology expert Shawn Achor and Cake Boss Buddy Valastro 

Thursday, August 31, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Shawn Achor, author of The Happiness Advantage, and Buddy Valastro, author of The New York Times best-selling book The Cake Boss, will discuss how optimism, social support and stress mitigation are vital to workforce and corporate success, sharing research, stories and personal experiences to help expand thinking on what successful business strategies can look like.

Keynotes, breakout sessions and interviews with executives, customers, partners and influencers will be streamed live from the show floor for virtual participation here.

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