Click here to close now.


IoT User Interface Authors: Yeshim Deniz, Elizabeth White, Pat Romanski, Gary Kaiser, Liz McMillan

News Feed Item

NTT DATA Shares Insights on SAP Developments at the 2014 Annual SAPPHIRE NOW Conference

NTT DATA, Inc., a global IT services provider and a worldwide leader in SAP implementation, will have featured speakers at the upcoming SAPPHIRE NOW conference from June 3-5 in Orlando, Fla. At the conference, SAP experts from NTT DATA will host break-out sessions discussing prevalent trends in today’s SAP market, including updates to HANA, data analytics, mobile, asset management and SAP uses in e-commerce. At booth #209, the company will offer attendees a chance to meet with experts to discuss current and future uses for SAP in their own enterprise.

WHAT: NTT DATA will be exhibiting at the SAPPHIRE NOW Conference at booth # 209.

WHERE: Orange County Convention Center: 9800 International Drive, Orlando, Fla.

WHEN: NTT DATA will participate in the following presentations:

Tuesday, June 3, 12:00 pm EDT:

“Optimize Collaboration and Purchasing with SAP Solutions and Ariba”

Location: Demo Theater TE 304

Speaker: Baskar Radhakrishnan, solution architect

Learn how NTT DATA can help you maximize the value of point-to-point SAP solutions by connecting to the Ariba Network using SAP rapid deployment solutions. Gain insight into the importance of collaborating with your suppliers for PO and invoice automation, see how you can achieve savings through PO automation and compliance.

Tuesday, June 3, 12:30 pm EDT:

“Renew Your SAP UI with Fiori Apps”

Location: Demo Theater TE 305

Speakers: Nick Katzenbach, vice president, mobile solutions and Gagan Ghai, solution director, mobile solutions

Learn about SAP’s User Experience renewal initiative to improve SAP productivity, user adoption, and ease of use. Nick will lead a discussion on UI/UX considerations, current and future Fiori architecture and provide a demonstration of the latest Fiori Apps.

Tuesday, June 3, 12:00 pm EDT:

“Improve Equipment Effectiveness and Reduce Risk”

Location: Microforum LB251

Speaker: Frank Schraepen, solution director, SAP

Corporations spend billions to design, buy, operate, and decommission production equipment and other physical assets. Managing assets, as well as utilization can be mission critical. Can you be confident that your current practices are maximizing return on assets?

Tuesday, June 3, 1:30 pm EDT:

“HANA’s Evolution and Ten Key Considerations for your HANA Projects”

Location: Theater 5

Speaker: Alison Bessho, director, HANA solutions

Learn how HANA has matured and how companies of all sizes are leveraging its latest capabilities for critical decision making and improving sale and operations. Also hear the top ten considerations that will ensure your HANA project success.

Tuesday, June 3, 1:30 pm EDT:

“E-Commerce trends in Wholesale Distribution”

Location: Microforum LB256

Speaker: David Ogiba, director, SAP solutions

Distributors are looking to new ways to acquire new customers and increase wallet share with existing ones. Customers are demanding more and more self-service options and other new service options. How are distributors leading the way to satisfy these needs?

Wednesday, June 4, 9:30 am EDT:

“Guided Analytics – Achieving a Palpable ‘Return on Analytics’ (ROA), Every Time.”

Location: Theater 5

Speaker: Jeremy Stierwalt, service line director, analytics

After investing millions on big data and analytics, organizations still struggle to find ROA even though they have better data. Guided Analytics are proven to deliver the right content, to the right people, while aligning your company’s strategic business initiatives to the delivery of information.

For additional details, visit the NTT DATA booth or the SAPPHIRE NOW 2014 landing page at


NTT DATA is your Innovation Partner anywhere around the world, with operations in more than 40 countries. NTT DATA emphasizes long-term commitment and combines global reach and local intimacy to provide premier professional services from consulting, application services, business process and IT outsourcing to cloud-based solutions.

Visit to learn how our consultants, projects, managed services, and outsourcing engagements deliver value for a range of businesses and government agencies.

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

@CloudExpo Stories
Containers are changing the security landscape for software development and deployment. As with any security solutions, security approaches that work for developers, operations personnel and security professionals is a requirement. In his session at @DevOpsSummit, Kevin Gilpin, CTO and Co-Founder of Conjur, will discuss various security considerations for container-based infrastructure and related DevOps workflows.
As-a-service models offer huge opportunities, but also complicate security. It may seem that the easiest way to migrate to a new architectural model is to let others, experts in their field, do the work. This has given rise to many as-a-service models throughout the industry and across the entire technology stack, from software to infrastructure. While this has unlocked huge opportunities to accelerate the deployment of new capabilities or increase economic efficiencies within an organization, i...
There are so many tools and techniques for data analytics that even for a data scientist the choices, possible systems, and even the types of data can be daunting. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Harrold, Global CTO for Big Data Solutions for EMC Corporation, will show how to perform a simple, but meaningful analysis of social sentiment data using freely available tools that take only minutes to download and install. Participants will get the download information, scripts, and complete en...
Containers are revolutionizing the way we deploy and maintain our infrastructures, but monitoring and troubleshooting in a containerized environment can still be painful and impractical. Understanding even basic resource usage is difficult - let alone tracking network connections or malicious activity. In his session at DevOps Summit, Gianluca Borello, Sr. Software Engineer at Sysdig, will cover the current state of the art for container monitoring and visibility, including pros / cons and li...
IT data is typically silo'd by the various tools in place. Unifying all the log, metric and event data in one analytics platform stops finger pointing and provides the end-to-end correlation. Logs, metrics and custom event data can be joined to tell the holistic story of your software and operations. For example, users can correlate code deploys to system performance to application error codes.
Between the compelling mockups and specs produced by analysts, and resulting applications built by developers, there exists a gulf where projects fail, costs spiral, and applications disappoint. Methodologies like Agile attempt to address this with intensified communication, with partial success but many limitations. In his session at DevOps Summit, Charles Kendrick, CTO and Chief Architect at Isomorphic Software, will present a revolutionary model enabled by new technologies. Learn how busine...
The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing rapidly by extending current technologies, products and networks. By 2020, Cisco estimates there will be 50 billion connected devices. Gartner has forecast revenues of over $300 billion, just to IoT suppliers. Now is the time to figure out how you’ll make money – not just create innovative products. With hundreds of new products and companies jumping into the IoT fray every month, there’s no shortage of innovation. Despite this, McKinsey/VisionMobile data...
There are many considerations when moving applications from on-premise to cloud. It is critical to understand the benefits and also challenges of this migration. A successful migration will result in lower Total Cost of Ownership, yet offer the same or higher level of robustness. Migration to cloud shifts computing resources from your data center, which can yield significant advantages provided that the cloud vendor an offer enterprise-grade quality for your application.
Internet of Things (IoT) will be a hybrid ecosystem of diverse devices and sensors collaborating with operational and enterprise systems to create the next big application. In their session at @ThingsExpo, Bramh Gupta, founder and CEO of, and Fred Yatzeck, principal architect leading product development at, discussed how choosing the right middleware and integration strategy from the get-go will enable IoT solution developers to adapt and grow with the industry, while at th...
Manufacturing has widely adopted standardized and automated processes to create designs, build them, and maintain them through their life cycle. However, many modern manufacturing systems go beyond mechanized workflows to introduce empowered workers, flexible collaboration, and rapid iteration. Such behaviors also characterize open source software development and are at the heart of DevOps culture, processes, and tooling.
The web app is agile. The REST API is agile. The testing and planning are agile. But alas, data infrastructures certainly are not. Once an application matures, changing the shape or indexing scheme of data often forces at best a top down planning exercise and at worst includes schema changes that force downtime. The time has come for a new approach that fundamentally advances the agility of distributed data infrastructures. Come learn about a new solution to the problems faced by software organ...
The last decade was about virtual machines, but the next one is about containers. Containers enable a service to run on any host at any time. Traditional tools are starting to show cracks because they were not designed for this level of application portability. Now is the time to look at new ways to deploy and manage applications at scale. In his session at @DevOpsSummit, Brian “Redbeard” Harrington, a principal architect at CoreOS, will examine how CoreOS helps teams run in production. Attende...
The buzz continues for cloud, data analytics and the Internet of Things (IoT) and their collective impact across all industries. But a new conversation is emerging - how do companies use industry disruption and technology enablers to lead in markets undergoing change, uncertainty and ambiguity? Organizations of all sizes need to evolve and transform, often under massive pressure, as industry lines blur and merge and traditional business models are assaulted and turned upside down. In this new da...
“All our customers are looking at the cloud ecosystem as an important part of their overall product strategy. Some see it evolve as a multi-cloud / hybrid cloud strategy, while others are embracing all forms of cloud offerings like PaaS, IaaS and SaaS in their solutions,” noted Suhas Joshi, Vice President – Technology, at Harbinger Group, in this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff.
Can call centers hang up the phones for good? Intuitive Solutions did. WebRTC enabled this contact center provider to eliminate antiquated telephony and desktop phone infrastructure with a pure web-based solution, allowing them to expand beyond brick-and-mortar confines to a home-based agent model. It also ensured scalability and better service for customers, including MUY! Companies, one of the country's largest franchise restaurant companies with 232 Pizza Hut locations. This is one example of...
Cloud computing delivers on-demand resources that provide businesses with flexibility and cost-savings. The challenge in moving workloads to the cloud has been the cost and complexity of ensuring the initial and ongoing security and regulatory (PCI, HIPAA, FFIEC) compliance across private and public clouds. Manual security compliance is slow, prone to human error, and represents over 50% of the cost of managing cloud applications. Determining how to automate cloud security compliance is critical...
SYS-CON Events announced today that VividCortex, the monitoring solution for the modern data system, will exhibit at the 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. The database is the heart of most applications, but it’s also the part that’s hardest to scale, monitor, and optimize even as it’s growing 50% year over year. VividCortex is the first unified suite of database monitoring tools specifically desi...
Saviynt Inc. has announced the availability of the next release of Saviynt for AWS. The comprehensive security and compliance solution provides a Command-and-Control center to gain visibility into risks in AWS, enforce real-time protection of critical workloads as well as data and automate access life-cycle governance. The solution enables AWS customers to meet their compliance mandates such as ITAR, SOX, PCI, etc. by including an extensive risk and controls library to detect known threats and b...
You have your devices and your data, but what about the rest of your Internet of Things story? Two popular classes of technologies that nicely handle the Big Data analytics for Internet of Things are Apache Hadoop and NoSQL. Hadoop is designed for parallelizing analytical work across many servers and is ideal for the massive data volumes you create with IoT devices. NoSQL databases such as Apache HBase are ideal for storing and retrieving IoT data as “time series data.”
Clearly the way forward is to move to cloud be it bare metal, VMs or containers. One aspect of the current public clouds that is slowing this cloud migration is cloud lock-in. Every cloud vendor is trying to make it very difficult to move out once a customer has chosen their cloud. In his session at 17th Cloud Expo, Naveen Nimmu, CEO of Clouber, Inc., will advocate that making the inter-cloud migration as simple as changing airlines would help the entire industry to quickly adopt the cloud wit...