Enabling SAP S/4HANA Transformation

Roundtable discussion led by IDC, Atos & Cisco AppDynamics on key preparations to ensure successful SAP transformation.

Wednesday 16 February, 15:00 CET | 9 EST – 16.30 CET | 10.30 EST

Manufacturing is an industry in flux. New digital business models are required to meet fast-changing customer demands, including a growing desire for bespoke products and packaging driven by eCommerce.

In 2021 73% of technologists fear that the inability to link IT performance with business performance would be detrimental to their business.

Join Gard Little, Vice President, Global Services Markets and Trends, IDC, James Harvey, Chief Technology Officer for EMEA, Cisco AppDynamics and Kabir Sharma, Director of Business Development, Atos Manufacturing to discuss how taking a proactive approach to business process performance management can ensure you can prioritize performances improvements based on potential business impact.

We will discuss how SAP and related systems deliver the business outcomes you need, as you migrate to SAP S/4HANA or move operations to the cloud.

Research shows that digital transformation and a focus on customer experience (CX) can generate a 20–30% increase in customer satisfaction and economic gains of 20–50% 2, but significant change is needed. For example, production lines that can quickly be reconfigured at short notice and self-organizing adaptive logistics to increase the flexibility and responsiveness for customers.

With the end-to-end expertise of Atos for SAP and SAP S/4HANA transformation, combined with the powerful insights delivered by Cisco AppDynamics, we can support your digital transformation with proactive, real-time management and monitoring of all key business processes. Making your manufacturing business future-ready today.

Wherever you are on your transformation journey, we believe that you will benefit from attending this event and leave with a better understanding of the new business monitoring approach.

1 Agents of Transformation 2021: The Rise of Full-Stack Observability, a report by AppDynamics.

2 Agents of Transformation 2021: The Rise of Full-Stack Observability, a report by AppDynamics.

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Gard Little, Vice President, Global Services Markets and Trends, IDC

Gard Little is Vice President for IDC’s Global Services Markets and Trends research team, with program leaders that focus on Worldwide Services, IT consulting and systems integration, product engineering, both digital strategy and agency services, and digital transformation professional services. His core research spans both business consulting and digital transformation which includes analyzing customer demand and vendor offerings for building new business processes, organizations and systems using cloud, business analytics, enterprise mobility and social business technologies. Mr. Little’s research also includes an emphasis on emerging service opportunities related to the Internet of Things and cognitive systems.

James Harvey, Chief Technology Officer for EMEA, Cisco AppDynamics

An experienced and influential CTO, James has global experience and a successful background in many industries including B2B and B2C.

Kabir Sharma, Director of Business Development, Manufacturing, Atos

Kabir is an SAP Industry Partner for the Manufacturing Industry in Northern Europe. He has spent last decade working with Manufacturing and Consumer Goods customers, helping them gain competitive advantage in the marketplace by leveraging latest SAP technologies.


16:00 – 16:15 Welcome and Introduction
16:15 Peer-to-Peer Collaboration, Roundtable Discussion

** This virtual event brings together Chief Sustainability Officers, Chief Technology Officers, Chief Digital Officers, and other senior executives to discuss the challenges of a net zero transformation in Manufacturing.

To ensure a quality experience for our participants, this event is open only to senior executives within Atos client companies. All requests will be verified.

Peer-to-Peer Collaboration

Where do the leaders of the manufacturing industry go for ideas and perspectives?

For many, the most valuable insight comes from conversation with industry peers.

The Atos Thought-Leaders Roundtable Series creates the opportunity to share experience, ideas and challenges with other manufacturing leaders, in a casual virtual setting. We limit our audiences to 6-8 executive-level guests, plus select experts from Atos, industry analysts and global partners for an eye on the future.

No sales hype – just an opportunity to learn from and collaborate with your peers.