Zero Distance to Digital


Connect with us at booth 700 at #SAPPHIRENOW

Calender-iconMay 16 – 18, 2017

Location-iconOrange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida

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Infosys at SAPPHIRE NOW IN 2017

SAPPHIRE NOW and ASUG Annual Conference — a premier, international business technology conference — is one of the largest SAP customer conferences in the world. This event presents an opportunity for SAP customers to meet and network with SAP and their partners from across the globe.

Infosys is a Sapphire-level sponsor of the event. Engage with our SAP experts and discuss strategies to propel your digital journey. Meet us at booth 700 and explore our range of SAP solutions and offerings, which can help your enterprise achieve ‘Zero distance to digital.’


  • Theater Presentation
  • Small Theater Presentation
  • ASUG Presentation
  • Panel Discussion

Ecolab’s Journey to SAP HANA Includes a Recent Migration of SAP ERP

Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 | Time: 11:00 am to 11:20 am

Location: Theater 2

Session ID: E44112

Session description: Ecolab is on a journey to improve its enterprise ERP backbone, and SAP HANA is a core component. Get an overview of the business drivers and value proposition, which are enabled by the SAP HANA platform and the related roadmap. Hear details of the recent upgrade and migration of SAP ERP and Vistex solutions to SAP HANA, including lessons learned.

Moderator: Liz Herbert, Vice President and Principal Analyst, Forrester Research


Paul Zoch, IT Director, Ecolab

Mike Smythe, Associate Partner, Infosys

Embracing Rapid Innovation in Your Enterprise through S/4 HANA EM Cloud

Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 | Time: 11:30 am to 11:50 am

Location: Theater 4

Session ID: E44108

Session description: FTS International, a leader in multi-stage, unconventional well-completion services, is a pioneer at adopting the latest of digital innovations maintaining a competitive edge. Learn how Infosys and SAP are helping FTSI enhance its innovation agility and business value from their Enterprise platform, leveraging S/4 HANA Enterprise Management Cloud.


John Robinson, Director – IT Solutions Delivery, FTS International

Ashish Tewary, Senior Industry Principal Consultant, Infosys

Introducing the First Platform for Autonomous Business Process Testing

Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 | Time: 11:30 am to 11:50 am

Location: PC203

Session ID: E44114

Session description: Powered by machine learning technology, autonomous testing enables zero-touch test script creation and maintenance and eliminates manually engineered scripts. Addressing the entire functional testing lifecycle, including discovery, execution, acceleration, and test management, autonomous testing delivers quality change more efficiently and quickly.


David Binny, VP of Product Management Panaya

Gerd Weishaar, VP of Product Management at Tricentis

The Sprint Journey of Huahai's Greenfield SAP S/4HANA Implementation with Infosys

Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 | Time: 3:00 pm to 3:20 pm

Location: PC203

Session ID: E44117

Session description: Hear about the greenfield implementation for this pharma company on its way to implementing core functions of SAP S/4HANA 1610, deploying SAP Fiori apps, new general ledger, and pharma-specific functions. The implementation uses the Infosys CaPSule template and the SAP Activate methodology. A great journey: a roller coaster ride and a safe landing.


Sandy Zhou, CIO, Huahai

Hiranandani Meena Anilkumar, Principal Consultant, Infosys

Discover Johnson Controls' Transformation Journey with SAP S/4HANA Finance

Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 | Time: 11:00 am to 11:20 am

Location: PC201

Session ID: E44119

Session description: Learn how Johnson Controls, in partnership with Infosys, leveraged a business-unit separation activity to successfully carve out and deploy SAP S/4HANA Finance solution for 244 corporate legal entities across 26 countries on time and under budget. See what factors helped to accelerate template build and reduce time and effort in the migration.


Muralidharan Sethuraman, Director IT- Finance, Johnson Controls Inc.

Mohd. Gufranul Haque, Senior Industry Principal, Infosys

Implement Effective Resource Scheduling for Fast-Moving Demands

Date: Thursday, May 18, 2017 | Time: 11:00 am to 11:20 am

Location: PC201

Session ID: E44124

Session description:In fast-moving and high-volume oilfield services, the challenge becomes what, how, and when to schedule demand for resources such as personnel and tools, as each have their own unique demand attributes and scheduling constraints. Learn how Infosys Catalyst for SAP S/4HANA, a preconfigured solution for oilfield services firms, solves this problem.


Ashish Tewary, Senior Principal, Infosys

Vale Plan-Driven Procurement Integrated with Plant Maintenance and Catalogue Accelerators

Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 | 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Location: S331C (South Concourse, Level 3)

Session ID: MILL8715

Session description: The session presents a customized, plan-driven procurement solution for enhanced supply chain collaboration. The solution leverages the plant maintenance and material management modules in SAP ERP, SAP Supplier Relationship Management, and catalog functionality, including SAP NetWeaver Master Data Management, SAP Ariba solutions, and LinkOne software. The solution was developed to cater to the mining, chemical, and utilities industries to handle large volumes of procurement and purchase requests on a daily basis, where huge manual efforts would be incurred. Custom cockpits and enhancements were developed to bridge the gap from standard SAP integrations across modules and systems


Santosh Upadhyay, Principal Consultant, Infosys

Opening the Curtains on the Fastest Move to S/4HANA

Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 | Time: 3:15 pm to 4:15 pm

Location: S320F (South Concourse, Level 3)

Session ID: CP7037

Session description: Hillarys, one of the UK’s premier providers of blinds, curtains, shutters and carpets, faced the challenge of an update to its SAP system, which supports multiple locations, a thousand remote sales devices, and a market-leading online business. Attend this session to learn how Hillarys migrated to S/4HANA (ECC, CRM & BW) while managing the effects of the changes on the other aspects of SAP. The project was awarded SAP UK Quality award for fast delivery of S/4HANA.


Julian Bond, CIO, Hillary's Blinds

Rafi Kretchmer, VP Marketing, Panaya, Infosys

Improving Safety, Reliability and Affordability for Suppliers with SAP Cloud Platform

Date: Thursday, May 18, 2017 | Time: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Location: S310D (South Concourse, Level 3)

Session ID: UTIL7112

Session description: The focus at PG&E is to provide safe, reliable, and affordable services to customers. Infosys helped PG&E build a web-based change control solution on SAP Cloud Platform that automates and shortens the cycle time from submission to approval during the supplier change request process. Beyond speed and cost savings, the platform delivers a flexible and safety-compliant process from the perspective of PG&E and its suppliers.


Krishna Rajannan, Manager, PG&E IT Supply Chain & Sourcing

Pankaj Prasoon, Principal Consultant, Infosys

Clear Away the Roadblocks to Running Live with Digital Core

Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 | Time: 1:00 pm to 1:40 pm

Location: Partner Co-Innovation Campus, PC204

Session ID: PC50656

Session description: In this panel hear from customers from three SAP Global Strategic Partners on how to concretely adopt SAP S/4HANA to run live. Examine how to optimize the path to successful SAP S/4HANA adoption — from defining your business use cases to blueprinting your desired processes and outcomes.

Moderator: Richard Jr. Strattner, SAP


Muralidharan Sethuraman, Director IT- Finance, Johnson Controls

Rob Hoffman, Director of Financial Planning and Analysis, Century Aluminum

Vinay Sharma, Group IT Head, Gulftainer


  • Infosys Catalyst for SAP S/4HANA
  • SAP Hybris
  • SAP SuccessFactors
  • SAP industry solutions

Today, global enterprises want to realize the value of a ‘digital core’ that provides great user experience, immediate insight, intelligence beyond automation, and integration not only between departments but by connecting to the world. In order to obtain simplification, both in process and data, companies look to move to S/4HANA from non-SAP systems; migrating from an existing SAP Business Suite installation, or consolidating multiple SAP instances to a single S/4HANA instance. Infosys Catalyst for SAP S/4HANA can help such enterprises determine their future direction, define the roadmap forward and accelerate time-to-value from their S/4HANA adoption. The industries we support are listed below. Explore more about our S/4HANA services.

Know more

  • SAP Hybris Billing Loyalty solution for retail industry
  • Hybris C4C-based Infosys Remote Access Sales Contract solution
  • Hybris C4C-based Intelligent Visit Planning

Infosys SAP-SuccessFactors practice has 15 years of HCM practice experience, having a full lifecycle understanding on HCM packages across 100 plus clients – in different countries and languages.

Know more

  • SuccessFactors extensions on SCP E-Docket application
  • SuccessFactors extensions on SCP Policy Portal
  • SuccessFactors extensions on SCP Approval Central
  • SuccessFactors extensions on SCP Vacation Bidding
  • SuccessFactors extensions on SCP HR Analytics
  • Customer Activity Repository (CAR)
  • Demand Signal Management (DSiM)
  • Global Batch Traceability (GBT)
  • Customer Business Planning (CBP)
  • Integrated Business Planning (IBP)
  • Trade Promotion Management (TPM)

SAP Ariba

SAP Cloud Platform-based data quality tool

Real-time supply chain visibility dashboard


Andrew Brader

Andrew Brader

Lead Partner, Americas SAP Life Sciences, Infosys Consulting

Andrew leads our Life Sciences SAP practice in North America and has over 29 years of experience implementing package software solutions across a broad range of industries, specializing in the design and

program management of large, complex, multi-country implementations of enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications. Having been both consultant and client on large ERP programs, Andrew understands what it takes to make them successful.

Andrew's main strength is his ability to work with executives and their teams to define and execute complex business transformation programs. In this capacity, he brings deep "hands on" experience in SAP Template definition and global SAP rollouts, expertise in process improvement and organization design, the ability to lead multicultural and multi-vendor teams and his experience both as a consultant and an executive in a global corporation.

Dr. Ashish Tewary

Dr. Ashish Tewary

Senior Principal, Infosys

Dr. Ashish Tewary is a TOGAF 9-certified architecture professional working with SAP Enterprise Consulting practice at Infosys Ltd. USA. He has been helping Infosys clients in business blueprinting, solution architecture, design and development of SAP ERP Business suite S4/HANA, and SAP Cloud platform-based solutions.

He has worked with Fortune 100 oil field services, CPG and Manufacturing organizations transforming their order-to-cash, field services, asset tracking, supply chain, engineering and master data management processes. He has led multiple enterprise architecture initiatives working with CXO office and client architecture community to “set direction” for business capabilities, application architecture and technology areas to identify high value efforts along with an improvement roadmap. He has also contributed to creation of blueprint, design and implementing solutions on SAP platform.

Jon Brizzi

Jon Brizzi

Partner – Infosys Consulting

Jon is a senior executive within Infosys Consulting responsible for SAP Consulting in North America. Jon has 20+ years of experience leading SAP transformation programs across the full suite of SAP products.

He has engaged with clients across multiple industries as a trusted advisor in driving business value through SAP enabled initiatives.

Jon has a team of consultants that bring industry leading expertise in SAP HANA, Supply Chain, Finance and HCM and solutions to delivery strategy and roadmaps, architecture, system modernization, solution development and optimization and process improvements

Kiran Musunuru

Kiran Musunuru

Senior Principal, SAP HANA Platform Leader

Kiran is a Senior SAP HANA Lead Architect, having more than 19 years of experience in management and consulting for multinational clients in the areas of Business Intelligence,

system integration and business transformation projects. Kiran is recognized as a SAP HANA Distinguished Engineer (HDE). He started working on SAP HANA as a ramp up customer in 2011, and has hands-on experience specializing in Platform Architecture Administration, HANA Modeling, Data Provisioning, HANA Analytics (Text/ Predictive Analytics). Currently, he is working in S/4HANA and Suite on HANA migration projects.

Kiran has a solid track record of meeting customer deadlines and delivering mission-critical issues. He is a well-known speaker at SapphireNow, Teched, HDE, ASUG and MNASUG events. He has also cleared all the SAP HANA certifications available till date.

Mike Smythe

Mike Smythe

Associate Partner, Infosys

Mike is a leader in the Enterprise Finance practice of Infosys Consulting, focused on SAP-enabled business transformation initiatives. Recently, he has been helping clients define and execute their SAP HANA journeys -- leading ERP roadmaps, migrations and implementations.

Nitin Kulkarni

Nitin Kulkarni

Senior Industry Principal

Nitin is leading multiple SAP BI & HANA engagement at Infosys and is responsible for competency development in BI HANA area.

He has more 15+ years of experience in Business Intelligence (BI) and has helped clients transform and modernize the BI landscape. He has worked on large BI programs in the capacity of program manager, architect across various industry segments such as CPG, retail and life sciences. He has also advised clients in setting up a BI competency center.

Ram Battula

Ram Battula

Principal Technology Architect

Ram has 14+ years of SAP consulting, architecture and implementation experience. He is a part of Infosys SAP Transformation CoE and focuses primarily on SAP S/4HANA and Suite on HANA projects.

He helps customers by defining SAP S/4HANA adoption roadmap and also ensures successful execution. He is also responsible for building and deploying tools and accelerators for faster S/4HANA adoption.

Ramesh J. Chougule

Ramesh J. Chougule

Partner – Business Consulting

Ramesh has been advising clients on their ERP journey for past 20 years to adopt new technology, to re-engineer business processes and gain competitive advantage.

He has been instrumental in creating business case for clients for implementing S/4HANA to align their business processes and business systems towards digital transformation agenda of these clients. Recently, he has helped a pharmaceutical company and a chocolatier in US in articulating the business value from ERP transformation, defining the roadmap and scoping the program.

Ramesh is part of Infosys Consulting and leading the S/4HANA engagements for multiple clients in Retails, CPG and Pharmaceutical industries. He is an architect of multiple industry solutions on ERP platform such as Track and Trace, Clinical Trial Supply Chain, Complaint and Deviation Management, Pricing on HANA and Value Compass for ERP adoption etc. He is frequent speaker at SAP ASUG conferences on topics of HANA, digital transformation and Value Assessment.

Suryaprakash Khoday

Suryaprakash Khoday

Senior Principal, Infosys Consulting

Suryaprakash is responsible for S/4HANA strategy and assessment and data analytics solutions on business transformation programs. He has more than 20 years of global business and technology experience serving

consumer goods, manufacturing and utilities industries, and assisting Fortune 500 companies in resolving their complex business problems. He combines his industry and business process knowledge along with technology and analytics skills to uniquely add value with data-driven solutions that increase business growth, reduce costs and risks, and improve overall business performance. Surya has expertise in master data governance, Business Intelligence and analytics.

Sunny K. Joshi

Sunny K. Joshi

Senior Principal, Infosys Consulting

Sunny leads the North American SuccessFactors practice at Infosys Consulting. He is a recognized HR leader and an expert with extensive experience delivering HCM cloud offerings with a primary focus on SAP SuccessFactors.

He is experienced in all of the SuccessFactors Talent Management modules with core expertise in the Learning, Performance, Goals and Analytics modules. He is a seasoned professional with strong experience in HR Transformation and IT enablement. Sunny has been implementing HR process design and HCM solutions for clients across the globe for 10+ years and has led and managed full lifecycle global HCM projects across multiple industries including Aerospace and Defense, Automotive, Energy, Federal Government, High Tech, Insurance, Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Retail, and Telecom.

Thomas D. Madonna

Thomas D. Madonna

Lead Partner, Americas SAP Manufacturing, Infosys

Thomas has 28+ years of experience with manufacturing, procurement, retail, financial and cost accounting systems for both domestic and international companies.

This also includes 23 years of experience with ERP packages like SAP and Oracle; with an additional five years of experience in custom and web development. Thomas leads America's consulting manufacturing business: growing alliances, establishing new business and overseeing program execution activities in our key business offerings and accounts within the Manufacturing Consulting vertical. Thomas is also a graduate professor of S/4HANA Analytics at the University of Texas at Dallas.


Infosys positioned as a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for SAP Application Services, EMEA

Magic Quadrant for SAP Application Services, EMEA

Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for SAP Application Services, EMEA, Gilbert van der Heiden, Neil Barton, Fabio Di Capua, 31 January 2017.

Infosys positioned as a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for SAP Application Services, North America

Magic Quadrant for SAP Application Services, North America

Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for SAP Application Services, North America, Frances Karamouzis, Kris Doering, Susan Tan, 31 January 2017.

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.


Fossil and Infosys: A timeless link for relentless success

In this video, Andrew Hess, Vice President of Enterprise Systems, IT Administration, Fossil Group, discusses how Infosys implemented and supported projects that are vital to its supply chain and continued success. He also talks about the managed services journey with Infosys since the spring of 2015 wherein Infosys has offered day-to-day operational support to the organization through infrastructure, and over 200 applications around the world.

Infosys helps Becton, Dickinson, and Company (BD) launch a new ecommerce platform on Hybris

Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) is a US $12 billion company that has over a century of expertise in manufacturing and selling medical devices, instrument systems, and reagents. In this video, Erik Molitor, Vice President of IT, Becton, Dickinson, and Company (BD), talks about how Infosys partnered with BD to rollout across geographies an ecommerce solution on Hybris platform, in an accelerated time frame. Infosys has implemented many projects in the customer-facing and ecommerce space for BD and has emerged as a strong collaborator.

Bristow and Infosys: Driving digital transformation

In this video, executives from Bristow talk about their company’s legacy system, challenges they faced and the need for digital transformation. They also speak about how Infosys has enabled Bristow to develop an effective strategy and implement solutions that have added value to the company.