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New Thinking from the floor of SAPPHIRE

A podcast with Jeff Harvey, SAP Senior VP and GM of the Southeast region – Series 3 of 3

In our never ending search for new thinking – wherever it may exist – we have gone on the road with our SAP team to a recent SAP event in Orlando called SAPPHIRE. This is their largest event of the year combining users with vendors and suppliers all under what roof. So naturally it was easy to find some new thinking to highlight.

In this podcast, the final of 3 from the floor of SAPPHIRE, we have for you Jeff Harvey, SAP Senior VP and GM of the Southeast region, who discusses the exciting innovations and the acceleration of innovation cycles happening within the industry. He also addresses the importance of information management and turning the data into intelligence as well as what the future holds for IT strategies.

(SAPPHIRE 2008 – Jeff Harvey, SAP Senior VP and GM of the Southeast region)

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New Thinking from the floor of SAPPHIRE

A podcast with John Tikka, senior director at Johns Hopkins
Series 2 of 3

We joined our SAP team at the recent SAPPHIRE event in Orlando. The event gave us the opportunity to sit down with new thinkers in various industries and get their take on SAP and the future of IT strategies.

In this podcast, the second of 3 from the floor of SAPPHIRE, we have for you John Tikka, Senior Director for Business Systems at Johns Hopkins, discusses exciting developments in the healthcare industry and the opportunity for information technology to improve patient care. He talks about the unrelenting demand for new capabilities and how The Johns Hopkins University is using SAP to become more agile and deliver information to the end user, allowing them to be more productive and provide better services.

(SAPPHIRE 2008 – The Johns Hopkins University)

About John
John is the Senior Director for Business Systems at Johns Hopkins. He is responsible for business systems in Johns Hopkins Health System, Johns Hopkins Medicine, and Johns Hopkins University. Includes payroll, finance, research accounting, supply chain, purchasing, accounts payable, and accounts receivable.

New Thinking from the floor of SAPPHIRE

A podcast with Patrick Smith, Sr. Business Process Specialist from Orange County Public Schools – Series 1 of 3.

SAP’s recent SAPPHIRE event Orlando allowed us access to various new thinkers in a wide variety of industries to learn their thoughts on SAP and what the future holds.

In this podcast, the first in a series of 3 from the floor of SAPPHIRE, we talk with Patrick Smith, Sr. Business Process Specialist for Orange County Public Schools. Patrick explains what he sees that excites him at SAPPHIRE, how simplification and accessibility for mobile devices are the keys to information management, and if that means the end of the desktop.

(SAPPHIRE 2008 – Orange County Public Schools)

About Patrick
Patrick Smith is a Certified Integrator for mySAP Public Sector Solution (ERP 2005). He started as an end user of SAP in 1999 and is currently a Sr. Business Process Specialist (Business Analyst) for FI/FM/Org Management at Orange County Public Schools (Florida).