Keynote addresses

Keynote Address: Oprah Winfrey

Wednesday, August 30, 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

SAP SuccessFactors is proud to welcome one of the most recognized names in broadcasting history, Oprah Winfrey. In this special SuccessConnect session, Ms. Winfrey will share her unique insights into finding your purpose and helping create purpose with passion for those around you. 

Ms. Winfrey is a global media leader, philanthropist, producer and actress. She has created an unparalleled connection with people around the world, making her one of the most respected and admired people today. 

As Chairman and CEO, she's guiding her successful cable network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, and is the founder of O, The Oprah Magazine and Harpo Films. 

One of the world’s leading philanthropists, Winfrey has long believed that education is the door to freedom. In 2007, Ms. Winfrey established the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa to provide education for academically gifted girls from disadvantaged backgrounds. Graduates of the school have continued on to higher education both in South Africa and at colleges and universities around the world. 

In 2013, Winfrey was awarded the Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor.

Keynote address: Join Robert Enslin, Amy Wilson, James Harvey, and SAP SuccessFactors Customers

Wednesday, August 30, 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Join Robert Enslin, President, Cloud Business Group, and Member of the Executive Board of SAP SE along with product lead Amy Wilson and engineering and service delivery lead James Harvey for an unconventional, un-keynote opening session on digital business transformation and the future of work, along with SAP SuccessFactors customers Jana Kanyadan, CIO, Mohawk Industries and Penny Stoker, Global Leader of HR Services at EY. The conversation will cover how today’s digital imperatives are creating a mandate for a differentiated people experience, and how SAP SuccessFactors is delivering a consumer-grade technology experience at work similar to what we use in our personal lives.

Keynote address: Jennifer Morgan

Thursday, August 31, 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Join Jennifer Morgan, Member of the Executive Board of SAP and Co-President of Global Customer Operations, for a discussion on business transformation. Jennifer and her panelists will discuss the role people play in business success and how we must mirror the experiences we deliver to customers with the experiences we deliver to our people, who drive our success.

Keynote address: Emma Sinclair

Thursday, August 31, 12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

At the Leadership Luncheon, hear from Emma Sinclair on her perspectives on being a serial entrepreneur, the role of technology and leadership in the digital economy.

The co-founder of innovative business software company Enterprise Jungle, Emma was also the founder and Chief Executive of Target Parking. With a background in investment banking, she is the youngest person in the UK to have floated her company on the stock exchange. She is passionate about the power of entrepreneurship, a frequent commentator on TV and radio, and was a regular contributor to the Telegraph’s Wonder Women column.

Keynote speakers

Robert Enslin, President, Cloud Business Group, SAP

Robert Enslin, President, Cloud Business Group, SAP

As a member of the Executive Board, Robert provides direct input into SAP’s business strategy that fuels the research and development priorities across the company’s innovative solution portfolio. His leadership extends to creating and managing a completely integrated cloud portfolio to further scale and accelerate SAP’s long-term business strategy.

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Oprah Winfrey, global media leader, philanthropist, producer and actress

Oprah Winfrey, global media leader, philanthropist, producer and actress

Oprah Winfrey has created an unparalleled connection with people around the world, making her one of the most respected and admired figures today. 

For 25 years, Winfrey was host of the award-winning talk show “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” As Chairman and CEO, she's guiding her successful cable network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, is the founder of O, The Oprah Magazine and oversees Harpo Films.

Winfrey is an Academy Award-nominated actress for her role in “The Color Purple,” earned critical acclaim in “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” and produced and acted in the Academy Award-winning film “Selma.” Winfrey recently starred in HBO Films “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” and will portray “Mrs. Which” in Disney’s “Wrinkle in Time”.

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Jana Kanyadan, Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President, Mohawk Industries, Inc.

Jana Kanyadan, Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President, Mohawk Industries, Inc.

Jana Kanyadan is the Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President of IT at Mohawk Industries, Inc., a global manufacturer of residential and commercial floor covering products. He is responsible for applying technology to drive innovation and achieve Mohawk’s strategic objectives. Jana has spent the past two decades working in various technology leadership roles in the manufacturing sector. He has worked for such leading global companies as Cummins, Ingersoll-Rand, Eaton, and Ecolab, including significant manufacturing, engineering, and finance assignments. He holds graduate degrees in computer science and mechanical engineering from Iowa State University, and an MBA from Duke University.

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Penny Stoker, Global HR Services Leader, Talent Leader for Executive Functions | Business Enablement

Penny Stoker, Global HR Services Leader, Talent Leader for Executive Functions | Business Enablement

Penny Stoker is the Global HR Services Leader for EY. Since joining EY in 2013, she has served on the firm’s global talent committee and built the leadership team for HR Services, which supports the organization’s 220,000 employees worldwide. Penny has a proven track record of leading major HR functions in large global organizations, start-ups, and consulting firms. Before joining EY, she led AstraZeneca’s Global HR Services organization. She has also held management positions with Amersham PLC, Coopers & Lybrand, CIGNA Corporation, and Internet Capital Group. She has lived in Japan, the U.K., and several U.S. locations.

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Emma Sinclair, Co-Founder, EnterpriseJungle

Emma Sinclair, Co-Founder, EnterpriseJungle

Emma Sinclair is the co-founder of innovative business software company Enterprise Jungle and the founder and Chief Executive of Target Parking. With a background in investment banking, she is the youngest person in the UK to have floated her company on the stock exchange. She is passionate about the power of entrepreneurship,a frequent commentator on TV and radio, and was a regular contributor to the Telegraph’s Wonder Women column. Emma also mentors and advises other businesspeople, and her belief that entrepreneurship can change the world has seen her become the UK’s first UNICEF Business Mentor. She was also part of a government business mission to Silicon Valley to foster new ties and improve trade between Europe and US.

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Amy Wilson, Head of Product

Amy Wilson, Head of Product

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Jennifer Morgan, SAP Executive Board Member

Jennifer Morgan, SAP Executive Board Member

As co-president of Global Customer Operations (GCO), Jennifer Morgan is responsible for SAP’s strategy, revenue and customer success in the North America, Latin America, and Asia Pacific Japan regions.

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James Harvey, Head of Engineering & Service Delivery Operations

James Harvey, Head of Engineering & Service Delivery Operations

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