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From service provider to innovation driver: How is the image of corporate IT changing in the age of digitization and the cloud? Which tasks and challenges are now in focus, and how do you set up your IT organization for this?

These questions will be posed and discussed over two days by CIOs and IT Managers at the IT Organization and Cloud Transformation Congress in Frankfurt a.m., organized by United VARs member All For One Group.

IMAGINE: Your company asserts itself in a digital world. It works sustainably and innovatively with intelligent IT, smart processes, and a culture that makes all this possible in the first place. Lots to discuss on 04 May and 05 May:

Day 1 // May 04: Everything about your IT & digital technologies

  • IT Organization & Cloud Transformation
  • SAP S/4HANA Transformation
  • SAP New Introduction
  • Digital Workplace
  • Cybersecurity & Compliance
  • Internet of Things
  • Focus on departments
  • Data Science, AI & Process Automation
  • IoT & Production

Day 2 // May 05: Everything about your business, processes & organization

  • The resilient company
  • New Work & Culture
  • Finance, Controlling & Control
  • HR & Employee Experience
  • Sales & Commerce
  • Field Service & Maintenance
  • Warehouse Logistics, Shipping & Transport
  • Procurement, Supply Chain & Production Planning
  • SPECIAL TOPIC: Sustainability

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10:00 – 10:45: Welcome & Keynote

10:55 – 11:40: Digitalization, new business models and suitable IT organizational structures in MEDIUM-sized companies.

Our customer gives exclusive insights into the digitization strategy and explains how a suitable organizational structure supports two central fields of action of the established medium-sized company: On the one hand, the digital optimization of processes, products and services – with the aim of developing new solutions for customers and thus enabling new business models. On the other hand, the transformation of the IT department into a business enabler and service broker for the specialist departments. Speakers: Customer report

11:50 – 12:35: The IT organization of the future – service provider and technology architect. Impulses from practice. Providing and managing infrastructure – in many places the impression of the core task of IT. Properly understood and implemented, however behind the modern IT organization hides an essential cornerstone for the competitiveness of companies. Jürgen Kegel gives an outlook on the IT organization of tomorrow and has a company to show how the path to service-oriented IT can succeed. Speakers: Jürgen Kegel, Executive Director, Allfoye Managementberatung GmbH

12:35 – 14:00: Lunch break

14:00 – 14:45: Think global, act local: How R.Stahl AG is successfully implementing the worldwide rollout of its SAP systems.

With the CIO of R.Stahl, the globally active family-owned company that offers products, systems and services for explosion protection, we talk about its global IT and cloud strategy, the international SAP rollout and the advantages of a "Global Delivery Model". These are shown, explained and discussed on the basis of the customer case. Speakers: Thomas Merkel, CIO, R. Stahl AG | Alexander Herfort, Director Business Development, United VARs | Johannes Wagner, Head of Service Design, All for One Group

14:55 – 15:40: From do-it-yourselfer to service broker: How MEKRA Lang is driving forward its digitization strategy through external service providers.

In the context of the corporate transformation from an analog company to a digital electronics group, the Head of IT Services at MEKRA Lang, the leading manufacturer of vision systems for commercial vehicles, reports on the process change and the change in the IT department from do-it-yourself to service broker, and lets us participate in his sourcing strategy. Speakers: Roland Redlof, Head of IT Services at MEKRA Lang GmbH

15:40 – 16:15: Coffee break

16:15 – 17:00: Hybrid cloud management: Why ERCO GmbH is migrating its systems to the cloud and how it efficiently orchestrates the resulting hybrid cloud landscapes.

If you want to benefit from the performance of several cloud services (public and private), you can't avoid hybrid cloud management. But not only the migration,l the management of networked cloud environments presents companies with challenges. We talk to the leading specialist for LED architectural lighting, ERCO GmbH from Lüdenscheid, about their hybrid cloud strategy, about the advantage of scalable SAP operation in the cloud environments, and about cloud management. Speakers: Oliver Heid, Head of IT, ERCO GmbH

From 19:30: Evening event

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About All for One Group

All for One Group SE is number one in the German-speaking SAP market and a Microsoft Gold Partner with over 2500 customers. It stands for integrating the leading business IT systems.

Company contact:

Matthias Hanel


About United VARs

United VARs is a global alliance of SAP solution providers mainly for the midmarket. With over 70 members in 100 countries, the alliance serves all types of SAP rollouts and integrations across the world.

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