As part of NTT Group, NTT DATA is a platinum sponsor of SAP SAPPHIRE NOW alongside our sister companies NTT Ltd., NTT DATA Business Solutions and Everis.

SAPPHIRE NOW is the world’s premier business technology event, bringing together customers and prospects to discover new initiatives, solutions, products and services. The ASUG Annual Conference is the world's largest SAP customer-run conference where customers, partners and SAP experts meet to discuss critical business issues and share experience-driven strategies on how to best leverage current investments in SAP technologies.

SAPPHIRE NOW 2021 promises a new and innovative virtual event experience, including dedicated track days covering several themes – CX, finance, HR, industries, IT, midmarket (SMB), procurement and supply chain. The event kicks off with the SAPPHIRE NOW Global Keynote, featuring SAP CEO Christian Klein and special guests, followed by a dedicated schedule for each region. The program then continues with SAPPHIRE NOW Regional Events.

  • June 7–10: SAPPHIRE NOW EMEA
  • June 7–10: SAPPHIRE NOW AMERICAS (North America and LAC)


Join Our Session:

Accelerating Value-Led & Purpose-Based Digital Enterprise Transformation

7:30 -7:45 a.m. EDT

Monday, June 7

Achieve your organization’s digital ambitions and accelerate business outcomes. Hear about a flexible, industry-specific approach from NTT that includes transformation consulting, in-depth assessments, IP-based implementations and full-lifecycle, automated managed services, based on industry knowledge and SAP software expertise.

Our Speakers

Ravi Puri

Senior Vice President, Global SAP Leader

NTT DATA Services

Ravi has more than 20 years of multi-industry experience in business consulting and IT software, digital and cloud solutions. As a key contributor and spokesperson for NTT DATA, he shares his insights to clients, media and analysts on topics such as the development and execution of strategy and operations for digital transformation, cloud, mobility, IoT and security.

Karl Kesselring, NTT DATA Services

Karl Kesselring

VP, COO & Global Head of Ecosystems

NTT DATA Services

Karl is responsible for NTT DATA’s digital go-to-market strategy and ecosystem for the SAP practice. He also leads the continuing integration of the global operating model and works closely with industry analysts and other external stakeholders to promote our SAP portfolio and expertise to the market.

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Torsten Albrecht

Senior Vice President, Co-Lead of SAP Global MFT and Head of Global Automotive & Manufacturing SAP CoE

NTT DATA Germany

Torsten has extensive experience with automotive OEMs and has more than 20 years in the consulting sector with a focus on business process optimization and SAP. He has published various studies in finance and performance management, business intelligence, customer experience and S/4 transformation. He leads our global automotive Center of Excellence for enterprise services and a global SAP market focus team.


6/3/2021 - 6/10/2021