A Simplified Path to Forging Ahead in the Data Era

December 8, 2021


IDC believes that the economy remains firmly on course for its digital destiny, with 65% of global GDP to be digitalized by 2022 and more than $6.8 trillion of direct digital transformation investments to be made between 2020 to 2023. Organizations are increasingly aware that in order to thrive in the digital economy, they must derive better insights from their data and do it in a more automated, reliable manner.

Energy organizations looking to turn data-driven insights into operational optimizations are using SAP applications and developing a cloud‑smart strategy so they can embrace automation and turn data insights into action — across the entire business.

Join experts from IDC, Dell Technologies, and SUSE for an in-depth look at the SAP solutions portfolio and discover how it can help energy organizations create a flexible, scalable technology foundation and gain better control of data from all sources.


Time Event & Speakers

Resetting Digital Foundations to Become a Data-smart Enterprise

Eren Eser

Principal Analyst, Turkey, IDC

Energy and utilities industry is increasingly going digital. The pandemic has accelerated the need for companies to transform faster than ever before. To turn data-driven insights into actionable intelligence, organizations should modernize their IT foundations. The path to IT modernization in the data era lies on creating a flexible and scalable technology foundation and gaining better control of data from all sources


Mastering the Future of Data Driven Enterprise Applications

Joakim Zetterblad

Global Head of SAP Alliance, Dell Technologies

Karem AbdElghany

Regional SAP Practice Lead, Dell Technologies

With the move to S/4HANA and new intelligent enterprise strategies, companies are seeking ways to simplify and accelerate their digital transformation journeys. This session will reveal how two vendors are working together to provide unique offerings that empower this transformation and speed up time to value while enabling modernization and new digital business innovations.



The Journey to Become a Cloud Based Intelligent Enterprise

Sebastian Drews


Friedrich Krey

Director of SAP Market (EMEA), SUSE
This session will summarize the drivers, success factors, and takeaways organizations can learn from S/4HANA cloud implementations. It will look at how a global vendor – specifically, the world's largest, independent open-source software company — created a lighthouse implementation of S/4HANA cloud to ramp up a greenfield IT stack and organization in an extremely challenging timeline

How IT can Glue Data Together and Enable the Elephant in the Room: Asset Management Transformation

Rui de Sousa

Industry & Value Advisor for Energy & Natural Resources, SAP

Asset management remains the most complex business process in asset-heavy industries like utilities and oil and gas. Simultaneously, asset management presents the biggest opportunity. Exploiting this opportunity is not rocket science as appropriate technologies exist. However, collaboration between diverse partners with often opposing perspectives – from IT back-office personnel to front-line operators, and from data engineers/data scientists to mechanical engineers— is required. This session will explore why it is important for CIOs to "grab the bull by the horns" and address asset management, particularly if they want to get their energy organizations ready for a brighter future


Open Discussion: How Emerging Technologies Are Revolutionizing the Energy & Utilities Sector

Eren Eser

Principal Analyst, Turkey, IDC

Joakim Zetterblad

Global Head of SAP Alliance, Dell Technologies

Sebastian Drews


Rui de Sousa

Industry & Value Advisor for Energy & Natural Resources, SAP

Shirley Coleman

Senior Consultant, SAP IT, Dell Digital

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