Because Tomorrow Won't Look Like Today: SuccessFactors' Annual Customer Event SuccessConnect October 9-11th, Las Vegas 2013

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SuccessFactors, an SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) company, today officially announced details about SuccessConnect 2013, its annual customer networking and learning event taking place in Las Vegas on October 9 – 11 at The Venetian Hotel.

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"The HCM market is in the middle of a disruption unlike any we've seen in more than a decade," said Shawn Price, president, SuccessFactors, SAP Cloud. "The future of work is here and this year's theme reflects that – because tomorrow won't look like today. Over this three-day conference, attendees will hear directly from our customers who have completely transformed their businesses, or are well on their way to doing so, what state-of-the-art HCM delivers. In addition, many of our partners will share best practices and customer success stories, and our own SuccessFactors experts will share our end-to-end recruit to retire vision, our strategy, and our product roadmaps. Events like this, where we meet face-to-face and discuss the opportunities and the challenges we all face in business, push our innovation, allowing us to ensure our solutions address more of our customers' business needs faster and better so that they are prepared for tomorrow."

Main Conference Activities

Opening Keynote with Shawn Price – "The Future of Work and the Advent of Predictive HCM"

Thursday, October 10th at 8:30 a.m.9:45 a.m. PT: SuccessFactors' president Shawn Price kicks off the event with the company's vision, his thoughts on the future of work, and how today's HCM strategy, enabled by our end-to-end applications addressing the entire employee lifecycle, is delivering on the promise of predictive HCM. In today's fast changing world, real-time is no longer fast enough. Our technology is enabling HR to look around the corner and prepare the business for tomorrow. Additionally, Mr. Price will share new findings correlating the role of CHRO to financial results, and highlight exciting new technology.

Marriott International will be one of the customers to join Mr. Price on stage to discuss their innovation strategy and use of SuccessFactors' leading cloud talent management suite, learning management, and SAP Jam. Marriott International is a leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 3,800 properties in 72 countries and territories and reported revenues of nearly $12 billion in fiscal year 2012. The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 18 brands.

Partner Keynote with Jill Goldstein - "Evolution of HR: Centering on Employees and Managers"

Thursday, October 10th at 2:00 – 2:30 p.m. PT: Speaker Jill Goldstein, Talent and HR BPO Services director at Accenture, will discuss the evolution of HR, which is increasingly centered on employees and managers.

General Session with Industry Analysts - "Masterminds of HR: Why Tomorrow Won't Look Like Today"

Thursday, October 10th at 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. PT: Bill Kutik, independent industry analyst, Lisa Rowan, research vice president of HR and Talent Management Services at IDC, Yvette Cameron, research director of HCM Technologies at Gartner, and Josh Bersin, principal and founder of Bersin by Deloitte will discuss the most critical HR challenges today and the technologies that help meet them.

Executive Keynote with Dmitri Krakovsky – "The Road Ahead: Accelerating the Future"

Friday, October 11th at 8:30 a.m.9:30 a.m. PT: SuccessFactors' senior vice president of global product management, Dmitri Krakovsky, will introduce the upcoming direction for SuccessFactors' products and demo a new talent review functionality.

Closing Keynote – "Predictions From the Experts: The Future of HCM"

Friday, October 11th at 11:45 a.m.12:45 p.m. PT: Joined with Mr. Krakovsky, other notable speakers at the event include Thomas Otter, SuccessFactors' vice president of product management, Dr. Karie Willyerd, SuccessFactors' vice president of learning and social adoptions, and David Ludlow, SuccessFactors' group vice president of HR line of business solutions, who will discuss HCM's transition to the cloud, mobility, security, big data, and the speed of innovation.

Keynote presentations will be followed by presentations from partners and customers including Allstate, Brookshire Grocery, Butterfield Bank, Cameco, ConAgra Foods, Daiichi Sankyo, DENSTPLY International, Express, Hilton, Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, Kawasaki, Kroger, Lincoln Financial Group, Marathon Oil, Metlife, Microsoft, Nordstrom, Owens Corning, Sun Communities, Tesoro, Varian, Westinghouse and Yoh.

Attendees will also have the chance to meet with SuccessFactors and SAP executives and network with other professionals. Additionally, the event will include the announcement of this year's BizX Award winners -- an annual program designed to recognize SuccessFactors customers that deliver impressive business results, drive innovation and cultivate employee engagement with SuccessFactors solutions.

SuccessConnect Las Vegas 2013 sponsors include Gold level sponsors 3D Results, Aasonn, AspireHR, Benefitfocus, EPI-USE, EY, GP Strategies Corporation, HRIZONS, IBM, Kronos, PwC, Sparta Consulting, Symphony Management Consulting, and Workforce Software; Platinum level sponsors include Deloitte, a provider of professional audit, consulting, financial advisory, risk management and tax services, and Korn/Ferry International, a premier global provider of talent management solutions. This year's Diamond level sponsor is Accenture, a management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company helping clients become high-performance businesses and governments.

To watch the keynotes and major sessions live, please go to: http://www.successfactors.com/sc2013keynote

For more information on SuccessConnect Las Vegas 2013, please visit: www.successfactors.com/successconnect/

About SuccessFactors, an SAP Company

SuccessFactors provides the leading cloud-based HCM Suite, which helps HR drive business execution with solutions that are complete, beautiful, and flexible enough to start anywhere – optimizing your workforce today and preparing them for tomorrow. SuccessFactors solutions are supported by a global partner ecosystem and the experience and commitment of SAP. With approximately 22 million subscription seats globally, we strive to delight our customers by delivering innovative solutions, content and analytics, process expertise and best practices insights from serving our broad and diverse customer base. Today, with more than 3,700 customers, we serve organizations of all sizes across more than 60 industries in more than 177 countries using our application suite in 35 languages.

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