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17/04/2019

Mission accomplished – Our 14th OpenPromos user forum

The excitement sent an electric buzz through the air, just like at a real rocket launch. Next Level Innovation was the promise advertised by the 14th OpenPromos user forum. Would we meet this mission objective today with an agenda packed with high-calibre speakers? Take a look at the entries in our logbook and decide for yourself!

9:30 a.m.

Amid the quiet hum of coffee machines, the first attendees begin studying their programme booklets, striking up conversations and trying out the vitalising breakfast buffet.

10:30 a.m.

In the now jam-packed foyer of the Leonardo Royal Hotel, the first crew members are peeking through the doors into the conference hall. The screens are still black.

11:00 a.m.

Three. Two. One. Go! We have lift-off. To resounding applause, moderator Joachim Eckert and CEO Jens Kramer get the day’s agenda rolling. Quiet ensues in the hall. Extreme concentration is in order when exploring the infinite vastness of easysquare and SAP®. The mission commanders don’t simply explain the innovations happening in each field, but illustrate them for the curious spectators with a Cover Flow presentation of the portfolio. Customer feedback from the courageous pioneers already putting these solutions to the test offers proof of the innovative strength of products from the PROMOS lab.

12:30 p.m.

Time for sustenance. Anyone expecting real astronaut food here is unfortunately in for a disappointment. We recharge our batteries for the second half of the day’s events over delicious specialties from the hotel’s kitchen.

1:30 p.m.

Lost in distant galaxies? It would appear so. But thanks to Professor Katarina Adam, Max Thinius and Professor Manfred Helmus, blockchain, AI and BIM are topics well within our grasp.

4:00 p.m.

Just before landing, one last detour with Professor Gunter Dueck. We learn here not only about the technology that surrounds and awaits us, but also about the social pitfalls that can surface in the working environments inhabited by IT innovators.

5:15 p.m.

Landing. Jens Kramer and Joachim Eckert send the guests off for an enjoyable evening at the Classic Remise.

As you can see, day 1 of our expedition held a number of exciting highlights. That evening we treated ourselves to culinary delights and fine wines in the historic atmosphere of the Classic Remise Berlin.

The former tram depot was the icing on the cake of a successful day, and not just for vintage car lovers. As per tradition, the second day of the forum was all about praxis. A wide variety of companies presented their solutions in live demos. Our guests watched up close as ideas that seemed to be from another planet just a couple years ago were now being successfully deployed before their very eyes.

Anyone craving an even bigger taste of the future was invited to stop by our INNOVATION Lounge during the event. It was here that a team of experts presented the possibilities of digital real estate management using S/4HANA® and SAP Fiori® both in conversation and through live demonstrations.

At this point we’d like to express our sincere gratitude to all the participants, speakers and helping hands whose contributions, discussions and ideas made our 14th OpenPromos user forum a resounding success. We are already looking forward to our next mission, when the motto will be, as always, “practical experience for practical application”.

For all those who couldn’t join us, or for anyone wanting to look back at the forum, we’ve put together a collection of the best pictures from this year’s event. And as in years past, we’ve assembled our highlights in a video clip for your enjoyment.

Rückblick auf das 14. OpenPromos Anwenderforum am 27./28. März 2019 in Berlin

Figure 1: Forum guests were greeted warmly right at the entrance.

Rückblick auf das 14. OpenPromos Anwenderforum am 27./28. März 2019 in Berlin

Figure 2: Jens Kramer opened the 14th OpenPromos user forum with an inspiring talk on innovations in the real estate industry.

Rückblick auf das 14. OpenPromos Anwenderforum am 27./28. März 2019 in Berlin

Figure 3: Three high-calibre speakers on the innovations of the future were put to the test in a heated discussion.

Rückblick auf das 14. OpenPromos Anwenderforum am 27./28. März 2019 in Berlin

Figure 4: A team of experts in our INNOVATION Lounge demonstrated up-close the advantages of PROMOS solutions using S/4HANA® and SAP Fiori®.

Rückblick auf das 14. OpenPromos Anwenderforum am 27./28. März 2019 in Berlin

Figure 5: Upon entering our vintage buses, participants left thoughts of innovation and the future behind and launched into a suspenseful night.

Rückblick auf das 14. OpenPromos Anwenderforum am 27./28. März 2019 in Berlin

Figure 6: Visitors enjoyed culinary delights amidst the glitz of vintage cars.

Rückblick auf das 14. OpenPromos Anwenderforum am 27./28. März 2019 in Berlin

Figure 7: Two guided tours through the Classic Remise Berlin had our guests immersed in the grand atmosphere conjured up by the historic building and vintage cars.

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