LeverX Innovation Forum

Unlocking Success Together: A Celebration of Innovation, Collaboration, and Growth


25-27, 2023


3 days


Miami, Florida | JW Marriott Marquis
Expert consultation

Event agenda

Day 1 – Wednesday, October 25

Day 1 – Wednesday, October 25  
Time Agenda / Location
9:00AM – 10:00AM Pre-Event | Design Thinking Networking Breakfast  
Pre-Event Registration Needed | LeverX HQ: 801 Brickell Ave # 1970, Miami, FL 33131
10:00AM – 1:00PM Pre-Event | Morning session: Design Thinking Workshop powered by the SAP AppHaus Network  Network 
Pre-Event Registration Needed | LeverX HQ: 801 Brickell Ave # 1970, Miami, FL 33131
1:00PM – 2:00PM Pre-Event | Design Thinking Networking Lunch 
Pre-Event Registration Needed | LeverX HQ: 801 Brickell Ave # 1970, Miami, FL 33131
2:00PM – 5:00PM Pre-Event | Afternoon session: Design Thinking Workshop powered by the SAP AppHaus Network  
Pre-Event Registration Needed | LeverX HQ: 801 Brickell Ave # 1970, Miami, FL 33131
2:30PM – 5:30PM Presentation Dry Run | Speaker check | Panel Discussion check 
JW Marriott Marquis | 255 Biscayne Blvd Way, Miami, FL 33131
6:30PM – 7:30PM Early Badge Pick Up
JW Marriott Marquis | 255 Biscayne Blvd Way, Miami, FL 33131
7:00PM – 11:00PM Welcome Reception | Networking
JW Marriott Marquis | LeverX Innovation Forum 2023 kick off 

Day 2 – Thursday, October 26

Day 2 – Thursday, October 26  
Time Agenda / Speakers
7:30AM – 8:30AM Registration
7:30AM – 8:30AM Breakfast | Networking
8:30AM – 8:45AM A Message from the LeverX Co-founder and Chairman of the Board
Dr. Victor Lozinski, Co-founder and Chairman of the Board, LeverX
8:45AM – 9:00AM Welcome Kick-off
Laura DiBella, President and CEO, Enterprise Florida
9:00AM – 9:30AM SAP Keynote
Muhammad Alam, President and Chief Product Officer for SAP Intelligent Spend and Business Network Product Engineering and General Manager for SAP Business Network & Joern Keller, SVP and Chief Product Officer, SAP Business Network
9:30AM – 10:00AM Customer Keynote: Driving Digital and Business Transformation @SCALE at Schneider Electric
Elizabeth Hackenson, CIO and SVP, Schneider Electric
10:00AM – 10:30AM Unlocking Innovation: How Flex Partners with Startups to Tackle Business Challenges
Sumaira Nabeel, Vice President Strategic Operations and Partnerships, Flex
10:30AM – 11:00AM Networking (Around the Pods)
11:00AM – 11:30AM AWS for SAP, the proven cloud to run and extend any SAP workload
Cristina Greysman, Head of SAP on AWS Partners & Alliance, Americas Amazon Web Services
 Beth Sharp Sr. Solution Architect Manager, North America
11:30AM – 12:00PM Enterprise Intelligence Solutions by Google Cloud
Edy Sardilli, Global Partnerships & GTM, Google Cloud
12:00PM – 1:00PM Lunch | Networking
1:00PM – 1:30PM Panel: CIO Perspectives, Navigating Digital Transformation, Igniting Innovation, and Elevating Enterprise Success
Elizabeth Hackenson, CIO and SVP, Schneider Electric,
Gus Shahin, Chief Information and Digital Officer (CIDO), Flex
1:30PM – 2:00PM Panel: The Future of AI. Is AI our friend or enemy?
Andy Hancock, Global Vice President of the Center of Excellence within SAP
Melissa Medina, CEO & President of eMerge Americas
Ted Souder, Digital Transformation Champion, Advisor To Chairpersons & CEOs
Madeline Pumariega, President, Miami Dade College
Daniel Zimmermann, Partner, WilmerHale
2:00PM – 2:30PM Espresa's Journey: Transforming Ideas into a Cloud-Based Employee Platform
Alex Shubat, CEO of Espresa
2:30PM – 3:00PM Transforming Quote to Cash Solutions for Large and Medium-Size Enterprises
Arnold Heinz, Head of Product Management Quote to Cash, SAP
3:00PM – 3:30PM Connecting people, processes, and systems in supply chain across multiple enterprises
Brooke Williams, Vice President - SAP Business Network
Breakout Sessions:  
Track 1 - Supply Chain, Logistics & Business Network - Room #1
3:30PM – 4:00PM Evolution towards Intelligent Enterprise in Logistics: Embracing the Transportation-Centric Approach and Unveiling SAP Solutions Implementation 
Julius Česnakauskas, Head of SAP Solutions, Girteka
Saulius Pauliukas, SAP Project Manager, Girteka
4:00PM – 4:30PM The Ariba experience by Amer Sports
Sylwia Piatkowska, Procurement Project Coordinator, Amer Sports
4:30PM – 5:00PM SAP EPD Collaboration integration to SAP Ariba Sourcing and Supply Chain Collaboration
Ulf Petzel, Head of PLM Global Solution Advisory, SAP
Track 2 - Product Lifecycle Management  - Room #2
3:30PM – 4:00PM Digitalize product development, innovate faster, and build a digital thread
Mark Landrosh, Senior Director - R&D/Engineering Solutions at SAP 
Sean Laughlin, PLM Solution Management – Digital Products & Projects at SAP
4:00PM – 4:30PM Design to customer demand and product individualization with PLM software
Jim Osborne, PLM Practice Lead, SAP North American Digital Supply Chain COE
Achim Rossel, SVP Business Development at DSC Software
4:30PM – 5:00PM How to Improve Your Product Costing Process and Avoid Expensive Mistakes
Lino Messerschmidt, Product Manager, SAP Product Lifecycle Costing
Track 3 - Innovation - Room #3
3:30PM – 4:00PM AWS SDK for SAP ABAP, intro Generative AI and how that helps SAP customers
Joao Bozelli, Specialist Solutions Architect, SAP on AWS na Amazon Web Services (AWS)
4:00PM – 4:30PM Glasstower: Is the World Ready for Instant, Low-Cost B2B FX Payments?
Keith Styrcula, Founder and CEO, Glasstower Digital, LLC
4:30PM – 5:00PM Using AI to empower your organization with innovative technologies by Google Cloud
Blake Lanning, Solutions Engineer, Google Cloud
 Track 4 - Business Technology Platform - Room #4
3:30PM – 4:00PM Bring together data and analytics, artificial intelligence, application development, automation, and integration
Shawn Brown, Senior Director - Center of Excellence SAP Business Technology Platform
4:00PM – 4:30PM Innovating with SAP Business Technology Platform for customer value
Amir Bonakdar, Senior Director - Business Lead Global and Americas - AppHaus at SAP
4:30PM – 5:00PM Innovate faster with SAP BTP and 200+ AWS services
Soumya Sekhar, Senior Partner Solutions Architect - SAP at Amazon Web Services (AWS)
6:30PM – 6:45PM Meet up
JW Marriott Marquis Lobby
6:45PM – 6:50PM Shuttle departure to the Sefair Yacht
7:00PM – 11:00PM Set Sail in Miami!
Sefair Yacht

Day 3 – Friday, October 27

Day 3 – Friday, October 27

Time Agenda / Speakers
8:00AM – 9:00AM  Breakfast | Networking
9:00AM – 9:30AM  Miami Dade County is Future Ready
Margaret Brisbane, Chief Information Officer, Miami-Dade County
9:30AM – 10:00AM Developing Innovative Digital Tools to Understand Local Water Quality
Rebecca Tallon, Director of Water Treatment Technologies and Materials, A. O. Smith Corporation
10:00AM – 10:30AM Eliminating the physical paper trail while increasing transparency & efficiency
Nathan Emler, Engineering Programmer, Ariel Corporation
10:30AM – 11:00AM Networking (Around the Pods)
11:00AM – 11:30AM Navigating the Seas of Technological Advancement: Exploration of SAP implementation
Laurynas Prikockis, CIO, Western Shipyard
11:30AM – 12:00PM Integrated Product Lifecycle Management on S/4HANA
Lindsay Neill, Director Enterprise Applications, Mizuho-OSI
12:00PM – 12:30PM Enhancing People and Organizational Management through SAP SuccessFactors 
Jekaterina Timofejeva, SAP HCM & SuccessFactors Service Lead and Lina Ponomarioviene, Head of HR Transformation, Girteka 
12:30PM – 1:30PM Lunch | Networking (Around the Pods)


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