The World Cup has just finished and the best team won. Congratulations to Spain – we will see you at Euro 2012 in Poland and the Ukraine.
The T-Systems symposium series also came to an end recently. The last of the three events took place at the Mövenpick Hotel Stuttgart Airport. The match between the Netherlands and Uruguay kicked off in the evening of July 6. The atmosphere at the Mövenpick Hotel was wonderfully soccer-like, with mannequins in the main room dressed in the kits of various national teams, vuvuzelas all around (the key note speakers had to demonstrate their musical talents), and lots more soccer decoration.
Around 80 to 90 customers attended the symposium to hear about T-Systems and, in a special breakout session, various experts went into the nitty gritty of top topics. AMM with ERP was presented by Arndt Emmert, Hannes Ziegler and Udo Hommel. About a dozen customers were very interested in the practical expertise and knowledge gained as part of AMM/ERP projects.
Customers addressed tricky issues with lots of questions such as “What exactly is a service level?” or “What does the Ambition method entail?” The breakout session discussion was very interesting and showed that AMM is a hot topic among customer enterprises.
The head of Systems Integration, Dr. Ferri Abolhassan, was one of the keynote speakers. He provided information on IT industrialization and production benchmarks, and looked at how IT can learn more about the automotive industry. Incidentally, automotive is one of our favourite Systems Integration branches. At the marketplace, customers also had the opportunity to talk to experts and pick up copies of the latest brochures, white papers and much more. I was pleased to see that our AMM factsheet was completely “sold out.” This is evidence that AMM is more current than ever.
A great moment of the symposium was the visit from Reiner Calmund, former manager of Bayer Leverkusen, who talked at length about skills and his passion for success. He recounted a lot of very funny stories about his insider view of the soccer business. This was followed by a quiz on the soccer World Cup. I knew all the answers, but employees weren’t allowed to take part as it was only for customers. I hope that our customers were able to gain some important new insights into AMM and ERP (and all the other topics, too) and of course that they won one of the World Cup quiz prizes!