What are you doing May 17-19th? If you’re like tech leaders from around the world, you’ll be at SAP SAPPHIRE NOW in Orlando. And while there will be all kinds of attractions to check out both in and around Orlando, some of the most interesting (and educational) events will only be found at the Cisco booth.

Here are the 5 ½ reasons Booth 234 is going to be the most exciting spot at SAP SAPPHIRE NOW. Except, maybe, for the Coldplay concert.

Reason 1: Discussion Areas You Actually Care About

The Cisco booth will be overflowing with thought leaders, talks, and demos on the most important tech topics out there today. From the Internet of Things to SAP HANA to policy-driven environments, we’ll be focused on the real business questions that organizations are dealing with every day.CiscoSapphire_Twitter_ImgsCisco_SAP_Partnership

  • Internet of Things for SAP Solutions
  • SAP Big Data and SAP HANA Vora
  • Data Center Solutions – SAP HANA on Cisco UCS
  • Cisco Advanced Services for SAP
  • Policy-Driven Single Click Deployment for SAP Solutions

Reason 2: Case Studies for Quick Studies

We get it. Case studies aren’t always exciting. But what if those case studies included face time with experts and interactive demos? We’ve specially formatted our booth experience so you can quickly get insights that actually help your business.

We’re focusing on joint projects with SAP Labs, CenturyLink, Dimension Data, and more. Best of all, they are all quick and accessible, so you can get the info you need before or after one of our in-booth presentations.

Reason 3: Go One-on-One with Cisco Experts

Busy conferences like SAP SAPPHIRE NOW don’t always offer easy opportunities to get quality time with the people you really want to talk to. That’s why we’re offering private meetings to discuss opportunities for leveraging SAP solutions built on Cisco hardware.

Have questions about what Cisco and SAP can do for your organization? Need to know about capabilities? This booth is an open book. So skip the crowds and sign up by emailing Colleen Murphy at collmurp@cisco.com

Reason 4: Speaker Sessions Where You Get to Speak

CiscoSapphire_Twitter_ImgsPRES_T-SystemsEveryone has learned a thing or two from a lecture or speaker session. But wouldn’t it be better if you can actually have a conversation with the person on the stage?

At Booth 234, we’ll be hosting back-to-back speaker sessions with tech industry leaders who are ready to answer your questions and have a real conversation with the audience.

First, Neil Nickolaisen, CTO of O.C. Tanner, will be talking about how his organization uses Cisco solutions to improve organizational agility. Neil will be joined by Ethan Kennelly, Director of Enterprise Architecture and Program Management for O.C. Tanner, as well as Hans Dossche, Director of SAP HANA Practices. That’s at 12pm on Thursday.

Next up is a session with Shivkumar Thiagarajan, VP of Business Development for CenturyLink. He’ll be talking about how his organization deploys SAP HANA Solutions in just hours, with full compliance and security. Hint: it’s all about policy-driven automation. Check out this session at 1pm on Thursday.


Reason 5: A Jam-Packed Lineup of Booth Presentations

All conference long, Booth 234 is going to be a revolving door of incredible talent and smarts, and nothing exemplifies that more than our lineup of in-booth presentations. From 10am to 6pm every day, industry leaders from O.C. Tanner, CenturyLink, NetApp, EMC, and more will be presenting insights from around the integrated infrastructure and cloud computing world.

Stop by for the full lineup of presentations and speakers.

Reason 5 ½: Win While You Learn

Now for the fun stuff.

In addition to all the educational opportunities, the Cisco booth will also be giving away tons of sweet prizes. And while we can’t reveal what the prizes will be or how you’ll win one just yet, know that they’ll be as awesome as the everything else happening at the Cisco booth. So visit Booth 234 for a chance to hear big ideas and win big.



Colleen Murphy

SAP Strategic Partner Marketing Manager