SAP NOW Hong Kong 2023 Garners Business and Technology Leaders To Share Insights on Capturing Growth and Building Sustainability with Technologies
SAP Hong Kong held its annual SAP NOW customer summit today, gathering business and technology thought leaders to exchange insights on accelerating digital transformation in the cloud. Themed "Partner for The Next Leap", SAP NOW Hong Kong 2023 explored how enterprises can leverage cloud technologies to future-proof their operations, with discussions on the latest technology trends, adoption of best practices, sustainability, compliance, artificial intelligence (AI), and more.
Welcome speech by Dr. Chenhong Huang, SAP Global Executive Vice President and SAP Greater China President at SAP NOW Hong Kong 2023 held on June 8, 2023
Dr. Chenhong Huang, SAP Global Executive Vice President and SAP Greater China President, remarked at the keynote, "Hong Kong enterprises are at the threshold of a new phase of growth. On the one hand, Hong Kong is a launchpad for global expansion with its demographic advantages, international business environment and diversity of financial and professional services. But on the other hand, enterprises are accelerating digital transformation to address cost pressure, supply chain stability, talent shortage and new expectations around environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance. SAP will elevate our support to enable customers to drive efficiency and build sustainability, working together with companies and partners."
At the event, Dr. Huang also announced the establishment of the SAP Hong Kong Cloud ERP Experience Center, which will showcase SAP S/4HANA Cloud and SAP Business Technology Platform, as well as their embedded AI and automation capabilities. Working closely with SAP's ecosystem partners, the Center aims to enable Hong Kong enterprises, especially midsize companies, to adopt enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions in the cloud with simplicity, predictability and speed on a cost-effective and scalable platform.
Mr. Jungle Wong, Partner, Consulting, Deloitte China, led a panel discussion on the importance of digital transformation with Mr. Alex Chan, General Manager, Digital Transformation, Hong Kong Productivity Council, and Mr. Simon Ng, CEO, Business Environment Council. They referenced the recently published business outlook report "Thriving in Hong Kong, a City of Resilience and Opportunities", developed by Deloitte and commissioned by SAP, to consider how enterprises can build the right foundations for exponential growth.
Three digital transformation leaders also took the stage to share their insights:
Andrew Ma, Chief Technology Officer, eLab Asia, A.S. Watson Group discussed "Mapping the Modern Customer Journey" with Esmond Tong, SAP Hong Kong Managing Director;
Philip Wixon, HR Transformation Lead, Hong Kong Jockey Club, shared "HR at the Helm: Strategic Guidance for HR Professionals and Executive Teams" with Tak Kusano, SAP Global COO, SAP Human Experience Management; and
Matthew TC Wong, Director, Commercial Analytics and Digital Solutions, SEAHKT, Swire Coca-Cola, spoke about "Creating a Data-Driven Culture to Accelerate Digital Transformation" with Isaac Lau, Head of Cloud Success Service, SAP Hong Kong.
Esmond Tong, Managing Director, SAP Hong Kong, said, "It is our honor to host hundreds of delegates from SAP customers and partners in-person at SAP NOW Hong Kong this year. In recent years, Hong Kong enterprises are now accelerating technology adoption to capture new growth. Having supported local enterprises and industries for over 30 years, SAP Hong Kong understands the new challenges and opportunities that they are facing. With a strong commitment to Hong Kong and the most complete enterprise cloud solution portfolio, we are well-positioned to support enterprises in their digital transformation for years to come."