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Arianna Huffington Set to Headline SuccessConnect Las Vegas

August 23, 2016

Internet News Trailblazer to Keynote at the Premier HR Event of the Year

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA — (Marketwired – August 23, 2016) —SAP SuccessFactors today announced Arianna Huffington as a keynote speaker at SuccessConnect 2016, the premier event for human resources (HR) professionals set to take place August 29-31 at The Venetian/Palazzo Resort Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Ms. Huffington will take part in a keynote entitled, Called to Lead: A Discussion on Leadership and the Power of Diversity in the 21st Century with Jennifer Morgan, president of SAP North America. SuccessConnect will bring together thousands of the world’s leading HR professionals and influencers to explore how cutting-edge cloud-based human capital management (HCM) solutions are transforming the role of HR in the digital economy. As the founder of The Huffington Post, the founder and CEO of Thrive Global, and the author of 15 books, including, most recently, Thrive and The Sleep Revolution, Ms. Huffington is a key figure in digital business and the current communications revolution. She is among the most influential players shaping the national conversation on politics, the economy, the media and public policy.

“Technology connects us, improves our lives and is helping level the playing field for all,” said Mike Ettling, president of SAP SuccessFactors. “I love what Arianna Huffington has regularly repeated – that technology has completely transformed and democratized our society. At SuccessConnect, you’ll hear about new innovations we are developing that help eliminate bias and ensure our customers’ organizations are more diverse, and ultimately more inclusive. I’m delighted that Arianna and Jennifer will highlight this important topic at SuccessConnect this year.”

“I’m thrilled that Arianna will be joining us in Las Vegas,” said Ms. Morgan. “You can’t explore the future of leadership or human capital management in the 21st century without talking about diversity and inclusion, and I can’t think of a better perspective on all of these topics than Arianna’s. I’m looking forward to continuing the Called to Lead conversation we started at SAPPHIRE with our customers and partners at SuccessConnect.”

Known as a pioneer of the internet news business, Ms. Huffington has been named to Time 100, the magazine’s list of the most influential people in the world, and Forbes Most Powerful Women list. In August 2016, she launched Thrive Global, a corporate and consumer well-being and productivity platform with the mission of changing the way people work and live by ending the collective delusion that burnout is the price we must pay for success. Thrive Global provides trainings, seminars, e-courses, coaching and ongoing support based on the latest scientific findings to improve people’s health and increase productivity for both companies and individuals around the world. At SuccessConnect, Ms. Huffington and Ms. Morgan will take the stage for a lively discussion on how a supportive workplace can help anyone achieve a sustainable work/life integration; how diversity has evolved; why leadership, innovation and disruption are key to any successful leader; and how diversity is no longer just a “nice-to-have” – it’s critical to company profitability and sustainability.

The keynote will take place Wednesday, August 31 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Hot topics at this year’s SuccessConnect include how digitalizing processes and strategies makes HR more effective and relevant to all employees, including the executive team; how technology helps businesses recruit, develop and retain the people you need to make your company successful amidst the rapid pace of change in our world today; how addressing unconscious bias enables you to build the diverse and inclusive teams that make businesses more profitable; and how SAP SuccessFactors ensures you are developing and supporting all-in people, people who are excited to come to work every day, feel supported and do what it takes for your business to win.
Don’t miss your chance to experience how SAP SuccessFactors and some of our most innovative customers from around the world demonstrate that while today’s technology is required in the journey to transformation, ultimately, success is simply human.
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