In episode 1, new host, Brooke Speight, heads to South Africa to meet Mark Hartman, Managing Director for Africa at SAP partner, G3G. Mike talks about load shedding, the NGO, Elephants, Rhinos and People (ERP) and what doing business sensitively means to him. We also hear about the challenges of staying engaged with your staff in a time of remote working.
In the sixth and final episode of Season 1 of Reset, we round off the season in Portugal with Luis Urmal Carrasqueira, General Manager for SAP Portugal. We get the opportunity to hear Luis in conversation with Nuno Figueiredo, one of the co-founders of SAP Gold Partner, Abaco Consulting. They discuss how Abaco successfully adapted to remote selling at the start of the pandemic. Now that the impact of Covid-19 on working practices is stabilising, we hear how they are looking to build on those learnings. We also look to the future as SAP and Partners intensify the Cloud Focus in 2022.
For our fifth episode of Reset, we head to Israel to speak to Yoav Ventura, Founder and Managing Partner of AKT, one of the largest SAP Cloud People Solutions consultancies in the EMEA region, and Yael Chopra, VP of HR at Rivulis Irrigation.
Around this interview, we also catch up with Stavit Navon, SAP’s Managing Director for Israel to hear how she has pivoted and adapted the way the business is operating since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.
In our fourth episode of Reset, we take a slight change of format, as Rich Phillips, SAP EMEA South's Head of Channel & Ecosystem, chats online to Sergio Maccotta, Regional SVP at SAP Middle East South and Manos Raptopoulos, MD at SAP Italia, to find out how their regions have been challenged and changed during the pandemic.
In our third episode of Reset, we head to Cairo in Egypt to hear how Edraky, a global partner of SAP have adapted their business and helped their customers during lockdown. We speak with Dr. Mohammed Abdel-Hamid, President and CEO of Edraky.
We then chat to Mostafa El Gabaly, Managing Director of Abo Zaabal Fertilizers and Chemical Industries, part of the Polyserve Group, about a digital transformation project of their own, right in the middle of the pandemic.
Around both of these interviews, we also catch up with Hoda Mansour, SAP's Managing Director for Egypt, as well as the new frontiers countries in Middle East South, which includes Lebanon, Jordan, Palestinian Territories, Libya, Yemen and Sudan, to hear how she has pivoted and adapted the way the business is operating since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.
In our second episode of Reset, we head to Morocco to hear how the quick-thinking proactivity of the first certified SAP partner in Africa, Algo Consulting Group, working with Morocco’s Centre of Epidemiology, saw the country adopt its first-ever digital tracking system in response to the coronavirus. We speak with Naoual Hammane, SAP Director at Algo Consulting Group and Dr Ahmed Rguig, Director of the Centre of Epidemiology, Morocco
We then chat to Vanessa Ouvrard, Sales Manager - SAP SuccessFactors at Arago Consulting, an SAP Gold Partner, about a pilot project that they have implemented to move iCube Group’s HR process to a cloud solution whilst helping them adapt to working remotely during lockdown. Vanessa is joined by Loic Pilet, Director of IT applications at iCube group and his colleague Marouane Ibnatik, iCube’s HRSI manager.
Around both of these interviews, we also catch up with Khouloud Aiouche, SAP’s Head of Channel Francophone Africa, to hear how she has pivoted and adapted the way the business is operating since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.
In this first episode of Reset, we head to South Africa to hear from the non-profit organisation Elephants, Rhinos and People and find out about the incredible work that they are doing there, preserving and protecting the region's wild elephants and rhinos through a strategy that is based on rural poverty alleviation. We speak with Quintin Smith, partner at EPI-USE, the world's largest and most experienced independent SAP Human Capital Management specialist and a director of ERP, plus Este Smith, ERP's Managing Director.
We then chat to Olu Familusi, technology partner of WYZE, SAP Africa's 2019 partner of the year, who are based on Victoria Island, Lagos in Nigeria. Olu shares their experiences of working with their clients through lockdown and how they are adapting their business to cope with the current climate.
Around both of these inspiring interviews, we also catch up with SAP's Managing Director for Africa, Cathy Smith to hear how she has pivoted and adapted the way the business is operating since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Welcome to Reset from SAP EMEA South.
Over the course of this series, we will be speaking with some of SAP’s partners from across the EMEA South region to share their inspiring stories and find out how they have coped during 2020’s Covid-19 pandemic and importantly, how they’re resetting their thinking into how to run their business, engage their teams and reach their customers.
We’ve already recorded some inspirational interviews from South Africa, Nigeria, Morocco and Egypt and as our series progresses, we’ll be visiting other countries across the region, plus we will also be speaking to some of the regional heads to gain an overview of their learnings and how they have pivoted and adapted the way their business is operating.
We hope that by listening to these interviews, you will broaden your minds beyond your country and learn how other business leaders and innovative enterprises have faced adversity head-on, changing their mindset, to build a brighter future.
So please do subscribe to the series, as our first episode is coming soon!