Grabbing an impromptu time prior to Vishal Sikka’s closing keynote at the end of Sapphire Now Madrid, the JD-OD team shot a series of event wrap shoots with a changing cast of characters. What we have here are some edited highlights from the live stream, including Dennis Howlett’s first appearance on the live shoots.
In the first video (above), Jon talks to Leonardo De Araujo, Mrinal Wadhwa, and Dick Hirsch on SAP’s cloud strategy. Dick had a meeting to scoot off to so we dug into his reactions during the first shoot.
The next shoot subtracted Dick Hirsch and added Dennis Howlett. Dennis kicked it off with a view on SAP’s biggest problems and we moved into some additional ByDesign/cloud discussions:
Next up was a focus on HANA and the potential conflicts between the “HANA as database” and “HANA as platforom” strategies:
Finally, a quick look at one of the under-reported (but most hotly debated) issues at the show: what is SAP doing about its UI strategy, and will it be enough to drive user adoption in an era where user expectations on UI are going drastically higher?
And that’s the wrap from Sapphire Now Madrid. We plan to bring our Tricaster to future shows for more live streaming action, so look out.