Ariba LIVE 2014: Enabling the Business of Tomorrow, Today

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Premier event series designed to help business leaders unleash power of networks to drive innovation and transformation kicks off March 17

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – January 8, 2014 – Plenty of companies have taken to the  sidelines and are watching as innovative organizations embrace networks as a new model for business. Where can they go to get in the game? Ariba LIVE 2014. Hosted by Ariba, an SAP Company, Ariba LIVE 2014 is the premier business commerce event of the year, designed to help companies harness the insights and intelligence of entire communities and transform their businesses in ways never thought possible. It all gets started March 17-19 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, followed by an event in Rome April 8-10.

“Social tools and business networks have changed the very nature of business and engagement,” said Rachel Spasser, Chief Marketing Officer, Ariba.  “Companies today are more connected and mobile than ever. And at Ariba LIVE, they can learn to leverage this to break down the barriers to collaboration and enable new processes that drive innovation and competitive advantage.”

Collaborate without Boundaries

Networks are the most efficient, effective way to connect with a global network of partners and transact business. But their real power lies in what goes on inside them - all the interactions, transactions and commentary, and the massive amounts of insights and data that they generate. Ariba LIVE 2014 Las Vegas will feature an all-star lineup of business innovators on main stage who will discuss how companies can tap into these insights and data to move beyond transactions drive competitive advantage, including:

  • David Maley , Vice President of Strategic Sourcing and Procurement,  Kohl’s Department Stores
  • Marco Lopez, Head of Enterprise Information Management & Architecture, Southern CalEdison
  • Erik Gershwind, President and CEO, MSC Industrial Supply Co.

The event will also feature more than 70 breakout sessions led by executives and practitioners from leading global companies, including:

  • ExxonMobil
  • MasterCard
  • Sears
  • Ingersoll Rand
  • SunTrust
  • Cox Enterprises
  • Caesars Entertainment
  • Dell
  • HP
  • Staples
  • AIG
  • Coach
  • Ulta
  • Winn-Dixie
  • JM Huber
  • Kelly Services
  • Deloitte
  • ADT
  • Cabot Corporation
  • CSC
  • GAF
  • Illinois Tool Works
  • Leidos

Whether buying, selling or managing cash, attendees of Ariba LIVE 2014 will gain access to insights and practical, actionable information that will help them do it more efficiently and effectively than ever before. Registration for these can’t-miss events is open now. To reserve your place, visit: www.aribalive.com.

About Ariba, an SAP Company

Ariba is the world’s business commerce network. Ariba combines industry-leading cloud-based applications with the world's largest web-based trading community to help companies discover and collaborate with a global network of partners. Using the Ariba® Network, businesses of all sizes can connect to their trading partners anywhere, at any time from any application or device to buy, sell and manage their cash more efficiently and effectively than ever before. Companies around the world use the Ariba Network to simplify inter-enterprise commerce and enhance the results that they deliver. Join them at:  www.ariba.com

About SAP

As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP (NYSE: SAP) helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications and services enable more than 251,000 customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably. For more information, visit www.sap.com.

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