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Hanging Out with Infosys at SAP SAPPHIRE NOW

During this morning's opening keynote, Bill McDermott, Co-CEO and Member of the Executive Board of SAP AG, cited that the SAPPHIRE NOW audience has grown to 100,000 people -- 20,000 in Orlando, 80,000 streaming online. SAP provides live streaming and on-demand videos of the main agenda items for its online viewers.

For those unable to meet the Infosys experts and executives at the conference this year, we are extending the event experience beyond the SAPPHIRE convention center.

To connect with our customers, partners, and employees face-to-face in real-time, we adopted Google+ Hangouts for SAPPHIRE NOW. A Hangout is a free online video chat for up to 10 people for anyone with a Google account. The "Hangout On Air" feature allows for live broadcasting and records directly to YouTube, meaning the content is immediately available anytime, from anywhere.

We're inviting guests to participate in Hangout video chats to share their SAP success stories. Whether you're attending the conference in person or tuning in online, guests can interact with experts to share best practices and solutions.


Investment in Innovation: SAP HANA
Wed, May 15, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM EST
Google+ Event:

Leveraging the HCM Cloud
Wed, May 15, 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM EST
Google+ Event:

Foundational Mobility Capabilities for the Enterprise
Wed, May 15, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM EST
Google+ Event:

**UPDATE May 14, 4PM: Added 'Leveraging the HCM Cloud' Hangout!

Dedicated video conferencing stations are set up in in the Infosys meeting room in the convention center. My colleague Jay Barta (@jaybarta) and I (@mikejlee) are available throughout SAPPHIRE NOW as your Hangout concierge.

Check out the Infosys Google+ page for more info. You can also mention @Infosys on Twitter and use our #InfySAPPHIRE hashtag!

Hangouts for Team Meetings
Leading up to the event, we experimented with Google+ Hangouts to host our global team meetings and to share documents in Google Drive. It's much more productive than your typical conference call when you can actually see your colleagues while using the collaborative tools. And it's just simply more fun.

(A full house with people joining from California, Texas, Florida, and Bangalore!)

Mike Lee is a Social Strategist for Infosys North America, covering breaking news surrounding enterprise IT and events. Add Mike to a Google+ circle or follow him on Twitter: @mikejlee

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