2010 User Group Conference Update: SAP Co-CEO confirmed as keynote speaker

I am very pleased to announce that we have secured SAP’s recently appointed Co-CEO, Jim Hagemann Snabe as a keynote speaker at this year’s Annual User Group Conference.  This is a great coup for the User Group and is the first time that we have had the company’s CEO participating at the conference. 

Jim was appointed Co-CEO, alongside Bill McDermott, in February 2010.  He has been with SAP for the last 20 years holding a variety of consulting, sales and product development roles.  He continues to lead the Business Solutions & Technology organisation and for the last two years he has also been an Executive Board member.  More on Jim’s career history can be found here http://www.sap.com/about/company/executives/snabe/index.epx

As you know, the User Group Conference has always been a great event so having SAP’s joint chief in attendance will only add to it even more. At a User Group level, it is also further demonstrates the strides we are making engaging with SAP globally, building on our already strong involvement with SUGEN.

 On SAP’s part I believe this is further evidence of the company’s promise to get closer to its customers.  Indeed, in a recent open letter to customers Jim and Bill stated that “Customers are at the very centre of our strategy” – so here is hoping that both continue to stay true to their word. 

The 2010 Annual User Group Conference will be a unique opportunity for UK & Ireland User Group members to hear from the highest level of SAP management. Don’t miss out and sign up for what will be a great 2 ½ days in Manchester.

To sign up for this year’s User Group Conference and find out more about the event in general, go to www.sapusers.org/conference2010 – early bird rates still apply until 30th June 2010

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