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Navigate your course to SAP HANA adoption

15th November 2018, London

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Venue: South Place


Since the launch of SAP HANA, plenty has been written about the benefits of getting on board. Still more has been written around the challenges that need to be overcome. Migration to HANA from traditional databases has been a challenge to businesses everywhere, and SAP’s evolution leaves little choice for clients other than HANA migration.

So how do you successfully plot a route between hype and practicality?

In its current iteration, HANA provides entirely new ways of managing your data, thanks to a significantly advanced approach to data storage and the improved agility you’d expect from additional cloud functionality. With its HANA database, SAP didn’t just produce an upgrade to previous solutions; they produced a new paradigm for data storage, management and analysis.

However, as with any large enterprise migration, there are significant challenges that need to be overcome for any business that wants to take advantage of everything SAP HANA offers. From building the initial business case and finding the right resources and partners, to developing your infrastructure and migration strategy, through to effective execution and optimisation, every company moving to SAP HANA – both long-time SAP ERP customers and new SAP users – experience the same roadblocks: namely, that the migration process is complex and time-consuming.

But it needn’t be this way. Join HPE, SUSE and Infosys on the 15th of November for an afternoon of workshops, roundtables and peer networking to discuss and overcome some of the roadblocks to your SAP Hana migration.


4:00 – 4:30 pm – Registration
4:30 – 4:35 pm – Welcome and Introduction
4:35 – 5:00 pm – Keynote presentation: Masterclass – A successful HANA roadmap – Umashankar Lakshmipathy, Infosys
5:00 – 5:30 pm – HANA Systems – Building blocks for Compute and Storage – Duncan Edmonstone, HPE
5:30 – 6:00 pm – SAP HANA Deployment Options and Best Practices – Alan Clark, SUSE
6:00 – 7:00 pm – Networking drinks and Experience Center
7:00 – 8:30 pm – Three-course dinner complemented with roundtable discussion
8:30pm – Event ends

Discussion Topics

  • Understand more about your SAP HANA journey – where do the challenges and pain points lie, and how have other firms addressed them?
  • What is involved in the SAP HANA migration planning process? How do you make the business case? What are the key considerations to get right?
  • How do you execute on those plans effectively? What opportunities does successful implementation unlock? And what does winning look like?

Keynote Speaker


Umashankar Lakshmipathy, Senior Vice President & RH EMEA at Infosys

About HPE

We Are In the Acceleration Business

We help customers use technology to slash the time it takes to turn ideas into value. In turn, they transform industries, markets and lives.

Some of our customers run traditional IT environments. Most are transitioning to a secure, cloud-enabled, mobile-friendly infrastructure. Many rely on a combination of both. Wherever they are in that journey, we provide the technology and solutions to help them succeed.

About SUSE

SUSE® provides and supports enterprise-grade Linux and open source solutions with exceptional service, value and flexibility. With partners and communities, we innovate, adapt and deliver secure Linux, cloud infrastructure and storage software to create solutions for mixed enterprise IT environments. We help customers harness the benefits and power of an open enterprise that can empower their possibilities.

About Infosys

Infosys is a global leader in next-generation digital services and consulting. We enable clients in 45 countries to navigate their digital transformation. With over three decades of experience in managing the systems and workings of global enterprises, we expertly steer our clients through their digital journey. We do it by enabling the enterprise with an AI-powered core that helps prioritise the execution of change. We also empower the business with agile digital at scale to deliver unprecedented levels of performance and customer delight. Our always-on learning agenda drives their continuous improvement through building and transferring digital skills, expertise, and ideas from our innovation ecosystem.

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