Sven Denecken

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Sven Denecken is Global Vice President of Strategy for S/4HANA at SAP. He collaborates closely with varied market constituents to supports the strategy of cloud and its alignment with the SAP field organization and ecosystem. Also follow him at @SDenecken

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Don't push technology; follow the market's pull

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Don't push technology; follow the market's pull

Many people are engaged and excited when it comes to technology. They should, as we are at the crossroad of client-server to a networked economy. But as often, technology is a topic that some push to the market - with the firm believe it will be accepted as is, adopted fast and bring value instantly. Wrong.

March 1, 2015 by in ÜberTech /

CFO's Role in Digital Transformation

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CFO's Role in Digital Transformation

If the first reason needs to be a wake-up call for CFOs to start taking a deeper and closer look at digital technology to reinvent themselves, the second reason - the mindset of Finance as a back-office support function requiring only the minimal IT investment to stay alive - is clearly a relic of the past. Let's look at some of the business drivers of the changes in the Finance function and how recent advancements in digital technology are finally delivering the answers to enable CFOs to embrace digital transformation in their own turf.

October 3, 2016 by in ÜberTech /

Digital Transformation - The Use Cases: Healthcare

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Digital Transformation - The Use Cases: Healthcare

The Charité University Hospital in Berlin constantly seeks new ways to improve its health care. New innovations and improvements have potential for a big impact, since Charité has over 150,000 patients yearly and employs over 3,800 doctors. Technology offers the convenience and capability to equip its doctors with mobility and deeper insights.

March 14, 2015 by in ÜberTech /

The digital trends for business

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The digital trends for business

The market today is driven by: customer centricity, operational excellence, global networks of commerce and rapid technological innovation. And underneath you have the 4 macro trends of change, the modern drivers: Customers, Social, Innovation and Technology.

September 6, 2015 by in ÜberTech /

The 1-2-3 of Cloud Security

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The 1-2-3 of Cloud Security

Security remains the top concern for enterprises considering a move to cloud services. This issue has been aggravated in our post-Snowden world. While security must be an important priority, it requires a sense of proportion rather than a fear-based approach.

November 9, 2014 by in Enterprise Software /

The Hybrid #Cloud - extended

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The Hybrid #Cloud - extended

Definitions are important, but not enough if reality changes – fast. We happen to support more companies of large scale and more users in the business cloud environment than any of the so-called cloud Version 1.0 vendors.

June 26, 2014 by in Enterprise Software /

Digital Transformation, Part 2: What makes it disruptive?

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Digital Transformation, Part 2: What makes it disruptive?

It's clear to see that technology is disruptive. This is precisely why we need to talk about digital transformation. Driven by the combination of ever-growing digitization and evolving consumer demands, digital transformation is the use of new technologies to drive significant business improvements. This includes capitalizing on new opportunities as well as effectively transforming existing business.

August 14, 2014 by in Enterprise Software /

Reimagining Finance: Cloud First

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Reimagining Finance: Cloud First

Though many analyst firms agree that finance applications are gradually moving to the cloud, the concrete benefits might not be equally understood. Apart from the benefits of lower TCO, cloud deployment of financial applications primarily provides three strategic benefits:

November 21, 2016 by in ÜberTech /