Join this free online course to learn about RISE with SAP and how it can support you on your business transformation journey.

September 28, 2021 - October 27, 2021
Language: English

Course information

Course Summary

Nowadays, we all have to deal with change faster than ever before. Accelerating technology shifts, pandemics, climate change, and ever more competitive market conditions allow only those companies to thrive that can adapt quickly to meet the challenges.
Redesigning business processes and adopting new technologies are key to help run your business in a more agile way and stay on top in your industry.

To support you throughout the transformation process, SAP designed RISE with SAP.

In this course, we’ll take you on a journey and explain RISE with SAP element by element.
We’ll highlight different facets of your business transformation journey and how the various pieces fit together.
In the first week we’ll familiarize you with the elements and the overall concept, followed by a detailed overview on business process intelligence (BPI) – a holistic approach to describe and measure your business’ transformation.
The second week will take you on the technical transformation journey, showcasing the different directions and practical suggestions for your landscape transformation.
The third week will center around the concept of the Intelligent Enterprise and highlight how business networks in particular help to make your company more resilient and agile.

Sven Denecken and Bert Schulze will be your hosts, joined by Rouven Morato, Gero Decker, Cecilia Huergo, Jana Richter, Paige Cox and Klaus Fischer to share their expertise and perspectives.

Course Characteristics

Course Content

Week 1: Start Your Business Transformation to the Cloud
Week 2: Perform Your Technical Transformation
Week 3: Build the Intelligent Enterprise
Week 4: Final Exam

Target Audience

  • Business leaders and IT professionals
  • Business developers, project leads, solution architects
  • Business transformation consultants and sales professionals
  • Anyone interested in cloud transformation projects and “RISE with SAP”

Course Recommendations

Further Learning

About Further Content Experts

Christian Holm-Eriksen

Christian Holm-Eriksen

Christian Holm-Eriksen is a project manager and content expert in the SAP S/4HANA Cloud Product Management & Customer Co-Innovation organization. 
His main focus is on early product information and enablement for a broad internal and external audience, non-coded product assets, and community management.
Christian joined SAP in 2012 and has worked in different roles in development and product management for different SAP products and customers.

Course contents

  • Week 1:

    Start Your Business Transformation to the Cloud
  • Week 2:

    Perform Your Technical Transformation
  • Week 3:

    Build the Intelligent Enterprise
  • I Like, I Wish:

    We Love Your Feedback … And Want More
  • Final Exam:

    Good Luck!

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Certificate Requirements

  • Gain a Record of Achievement by earning at least 50% of the maximum number of points from all graded assignments.
  • Gain a Confirmation of Participation by completing at least 50% of the course material.

Find out more in the certificate guidelines.

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Sven Denecken

Sven Denecken holds the role of COO for SAP S/4HANA and also heads the P&I SAP S/4HANA Product Success, Co-Innovation & Content team. In this role, Sven ensures the SAP S/4HANA product portfolio is aligned with market and customer requirements and drives thought leadership. ​

Sven’s many years of experience working with customers and partners together with an extensive network that includes the SAP field organization and industry analysts, enable the SAP S/4HANA development teams to respond quickly to changing markets to ultimately provide a solution that helps customers gain a competitive advantage.​

​In co-innovation projects with customers, Sven and his team discover key trends and next practices in the use of new technologies to assure the evolution of both the product and content. ​

As a member of SAP’s executive leadership, cooperating closely with the respective teams, Sven supports the strategy of SAP’s solutions and its alignment with customers, SAP’s field organization, and the ecosystem.

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Bert Schulze

Bert Schulze is a vice president and senior member of the SAP S/4HANA Product Management team, where he drives co-innovation and product content with customers and partners for SAP’s flagship product, SAP S/4HANA. Bert also oversees SAP S/4HANA customer care expert programs.

In his role, he closely cooperates with customers and partners as well as analysts to assess market requirements and interweave with the SAP S/4HANA strategy and portfolio. Bert’s broad experience working with clients in different roles including head of product management, cloud strategist, business developer, and head of international sales teams help him to analyze and transfer market and client demand directly into product success.

Bert started his professional career in a start-up, where he took responsibility for product engineering, customer projects success, and customer enablement.

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Jana Richter

Jana Richter is the chief product owner for artificial intelligence in the SAP Technology and Innovation board area. She is responsible for the overall AI portfolio around SAP AI Business Services, AI foundation, and SAP Conversational AI, and how to infuse these capabilities into SAP’s processes and products to realize the Intelligent Enterprise.

Jana joined SAP in 2002. She has worked in product management and product owner roles for different SAP products in the Technology and Innovation area since 2005. Jana is also an experienced speaker at technology events and keynotes.

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Cecilia Huergo

Cecilia Huergo is a senior product specialist for SAP Business Technology Platform, focusing on the capabilities provided by SAP Integration Suite and SAP Extension Suite.

Since joining the product management team in 2018, she has been responsible for delivering product overview session for customers, partners, and internal stakeholders, engaging with the SAP dev community online, and hosting awareness and enablement sessions for application development and integration topics.

Cecilia is also an experienced conference speaker, and has participated in global events such as SAP TechEd.

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Paige Cox

Paige Wei Cox is the senior vice president and head of SAP Business Network development at SAP SE, with responsibility for the overall supply chain business networks strategy across Design, Manufacturing, Asset Intelligence, and Logistics. Paige also leads the development of the SAP Logistics Business Network solution, driving E2E logistics optimization and supply chain visibility with Freight Collaboration, Global Track and Trace, and Material Traceability. With a proven track record of executive leadership in digital supply chain spanning diverse industries, she works with customers, thought leaders, and partners to deliver business value and innovations.

With over 20 years of international experience in extended supply chain at SAP, Paige has held various management positions in the U.S. and Germany, leading product development and technology innovations, as well as manufacturing and R&D strategy with Industry 4.0. Paige is highly skilled at overseeing strategic direction and daily operations across global development locations. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University and an executive MBA from Mannheim University. 

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Klaus Fischer

Klaus Fischer is global vice president for strategic customers for SAP Intelligent Spend Management and SAP Business Network.

He leads strategic sales and advisory globally, serving the top customers at SAP. With a focus on the SAP Business Network and more than 30 years of experience in SAP ERP, SAP SRM, SAP S/4HANA, SAP Intelligent Spend Cloud Platform and the Intelligent Enterprise, Klaus is an established and trusted advisor to chief supply chain, chief procurement, and chief information officers, helping connect SAP solutions to desired business outcomes. 

His team produces innovative and measurable business results with industry relevance, driving improved cost savings and profit margins, efficiencies, and automation, and business case savings of hundreds of millions of dollars a year for customers.

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Rouven Morato

Rouven Morato is the co-general manager of the Business Process Intelligence business unit. As a member of the senior leadership team of SAP, he is responsible for helping customers master their digital transformation by understanding and improving their business processes in a data-driven and intelligent way.

In his previous role, Rouven was SAP’s chief data and analytics officer and built up the internal Analytics and Data Management function. Prior to this, Rouven was CFO and a member of the management board of SAP Deutschland AG und Co KG, as well as regional CFO for Middle and Eastern Europe. In this role he oversaw a P&L of more than 4bn EUR in revenue and an organization with more than 5,000 employees in 15 different countries, and was the executive sponsor for several of SAP’s DAX and MDAX customers.

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Gero Decker

Dr. Gero Decker is co-general manager for business process intelligence at SAP. He was previously co-founder and CEO of Signavio, a leading provider of process management software with over 2,000 customers and more than 500 employees worldwide, which was acquired by SAP in early 2021. 

Gero holds a PhD in Business Process Management from the Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam, Germany, and is a globally-recognized thought leader in process management and business transformation.

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Juergen Grimmeisen

Juergen Grimmeisen is SAP's head of Product Content, an organization within Product Success, Co-Innovation and Content.

With over 20 years of experience in SAP, Juergen drives SAP’s business content strategy in close alignment with its product strategy. As head of SAP Best Practices development 15 years ago, he laid the foundation to develop SAP Best Practices into the default standard for business process design and accelerated implementation that it represents today.

Juergen holds an economics engineering diploma from Karlsruhe University of Technology.