We’re Gearing Up for SAPPHIRE NOW, Are You?

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This year’s show should be a good one and we’re excited to be there.  On the off chance you aren’t familiar with the show, SAPPHIRE NOW and ASUG Annual Conference is the world’s premier business technology event and largest SAP customer-run conference.  It’s the perfect place to learn what’s new and cutting edge in our industry and provides a unique opportunity to network with your peers, SAP executives and experts across the entire SAP ecosystem.

We’ve gone all out on our participation and hope you’ll mark your calendars and join us for some of the fun!

Meet DATUM Experts and See Our Product in Action

We’re obviously biased, but our booth is awesome this year! Come by Booth #1020 to check out what’s new with DATUM, get a demo of our data governance and stewardship platform - Information Value Management®, and meet our resident DATUM experts. 

During the course of the week we’ll be showcasing our data governance, discovery, data stewardship and metadata management capabilities at our four demo stations.  We’ll also be previewing upcoming new capabilities and – of course – our best experts will be on hand to answer all your questions.

When you’re at the booth be sure to register to win our premium giveaway - hint: it will really help your data governance program takeoff!

Hear How Our Customers Are Driving Success at their Organizations

Several DATUM customers are presenting their success stories, along with DATUM’s own Chief Customer Officer David Woods.  Be sure to catch their sessions:

A MDM Journey: How BJ’s Wholesale Club Enables Master Data to Drive Value
Wednesday, May 17th at 11:00am - 12:00 pm
Speaker: Kimberly Sharp, Director of Business Systems, BJ’s Wholesale Club
Location: S320A (South Concourse, Level 3)

BJ’s Wholesale Club is all about value for its members. Upon gaining executive support for their MDM program, they realized the need to deliver maximum business value by accelerating the time-to-value for new products and vendor introductions. Learn how BJ’s began its MDM journey, what’s next and how they are delivering impactful business results along the way. In this session, you’ll hear about a real-life MDM journey and take away best practices for enhancing your own company’s journey.

Business KPIs & Data Governance: A Sweet Combination for Hershey
Wednesday, May 17th at 12:30 - 1:30 pm
Speaker: Mark Yingling, Director Master Data Management, The Hershey Company

Location: S310E (South Concourse, Level 3)
Culture is king at the almost 125 year old Hershey Company. So activating the corporate change needed to make data governance successful and sustainable required a tangible connection to business initiatives. Learn how the Hershey's data team was able to connect product traceability to governance efforts to provide the catalyst for value-driven data policies.

Five Steps to Digital Transformation and Real-Time Analytics
Wednesday, May 17th at 2:30 - 2:50 pm
Speaker: David Woods, Chief Customer Officer, DATUM
Partner Co-Innovation PC201
The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago; the 2nd-best time is right now. In today's digital landscape, it’s ideal to proactively prepare for digitization by leveraging a staged approach toward real-time analytics. In this session, learn the five ways to prepare your enterprise and how to drive outcomes along the way.

It’s going to be a great week and we look forward to seeing you in Orlando!  If you’d like to set up a one-on-one meeting with us before you get to the conference, let us know or come by Booth #1020 to schedule time.

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