Following on the heels of Business Technology Platform Alliance kick-off earlier this year, ASUG last month launched the IT Operations Alliance, a wide-ranging community of members and SAP subject matter experts focused on increasing the knowledge base and successful, practical applications of SAP solutions.
With 70+ attendees, the virtual event featured leaders describing their roles, organizational structure (and volunteer opportunities) and the Alliance purpose in broad terms.
In addition to delivering on ASUG’s Mission to help members achieve optimum value from their SAP technology investments, John Krakowski, SAP Senior Product Manager, ALM, and the Alliance SAP lead, said Alliance “topics will touch every other alliance” because, by its very nature, IT Operations are very broad.
“This Alliance is the hub for all—people, process, and technology,” said Jason Sprunk, Rockwell Automation Inc.’s Global Director, Global Revenue Management Systems Management and Operations, and Alliance Education Lead, to reinforce the Alliance team’s inclusive, welcoming messaging.
Even before Kristen Dennis, principal at Management Consulting Partners and Alliance Chair, had introduced the Alliance, its leaders and structure, session participants began to provide questions, current challenges, and topics to tackle. These included IT operations across hybrid, on-premises, and cloud environments; what tasks are considered “IT operations;” and what happens to systems operations in cloud mirgrations.
Each Alliance leader emphasized the importance of participation in educational and knowledge-sharing, one-to-one and one-to-many; and of practical problem-solving opportunities for current and future SAP technology projects. Other IT Operations Alliance leaders include: Craig Brown, chief transformation architect at Xceleon LLC, Taskforce lead; and Sylvain Garneau, enterprise architect, Resolute Forest Products, Influence lead.