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SAP Customers and Experts Join Together at the ASUGFORWARD Virtual Event June 22–25




In today’s rapidly changing business environment, learning and sharing have never been more important. ASUGFORWARD is designed to do just that—move SAP customers forward amid intense and once-in-a-lifetime challenges.

Join us for a virtual experience at ASUGFORWARD. This is a live customer-curated, customer-led digital experience taking place on June 22–25th.

During this event, connect with your SAP peers while learning about how to ensure your IT operations continuity and resiliency leveraging AIOPs and automation.

Avantra is a proud Gold Sponsor of the IT Operations track on June 23rd and 24th.



How Zappos' SAP Team Live and Deliver WOW

Tuesday, June 23rd, at 3pm CT

Zappos, one of the largest online retailers in the US, was looking to improve their day to day operations of SAP. They were seeking ways to reduce costs, increase the efficiency of their small IT operation team, improve the work-life balance and deliver happiness to their customers and employees.

In this session, you will get insights into these challenges and how they solved them. Speakers will present a real-life view of their SAP Operations Automation using Avantra.



Join the discussion on SAP operations automation

Join Sandeep and John in their discussion about Zappos' amazing culture, their (not less amazing) SAP operations, and how it is used to deliver happiness. Get insight into:

- Challenges and things to consider when looking into SAP operations automation (on-premise and in the cloud)
- How to manage and get visibility across your landscape in a hybrid on-prem and cloud landscape
- See the real-life effect of automation on technical SAP management and operations

If you want Sandeep to answer your question submit it to us on our Twitter  account

Sandeep Zappos

Sandeep Cumbamanagalam

Sandeep, aka Sandy, joined Zappos in 2009 to lead the SAP business applications team. He has a Masters in Mathematics and a Bachelors in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. Sandeep’s education coupled with his experience at Deloitte and IBM, has paved the way for him to be the business application expert for Zappos. Ask him to solve a 3x3 rubik’s cube next time you see him. He guarantees he can solve it in under 5 minutes!


John Appleby Circle

John Appleby

John Appleby leads Avantra as the Chief Executive Officer. Prior to Avantra John serve as the global head of DDM/HANA center of excellence at SAP and as the global head of SAP HANA solutions at Bluefin Solutions, subsequently acquired by Mindtree. John is a recognized thought leader in the SAP market and was part of SAP’s mentors’ group. John holds an MA in computer science from the University of Cambridge.