SAP Readies Customers to Conquer Any Mountain

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SAP Readies Customers to Conquer Any Mountain

SAP is ready to “future-proof” customers for whatever challenges they may face, CEO Christian Klein said during his expansive opening keynote at SAP Sapphire Orlando, setting out the company’s vision for customers and announcing that SAP is “doubling down” on artificial intelligence (AI).

“When we work together, we will conquer any mountain,” Klein said in a speech that began and ended with climbing metaphors and was punctuated with customer stories, demos, and new product announcements.

SAP Chief Marketing & Solutions Officer Julia White joined Klein from the Orlando show floor during the keynote to highlight SAP’s groundbreaking supply chain and sustainability initiatives, enterprise-wide automation, as well as how SAP solutions answer the challenges that senior business leaders across all industries face.

Microsoft, Unilever, Pfizer, Schneider Electric, and Google Cloud were among the big-name partners and customers that appeared on stage or via video during the event. In addition, the keynote featured a recorded video message from John Kerry, United States Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, about how we can solve the climate crisis together.

Klein and White framed the keynote around how the CIO and their key business stakeholders — like the chief people officer, chief commercial officer, and CFO — respond to the challenges they each face, and how SAP solutions are helping solve those challenges.