Monday, 08 October 2018

CPUT connects SAP customers with academia

TECH SAVVY: This group of Human Resource Management graduates recently graduated on the SAP training programme offered by the CPUT-based Centre for Enterprise Resource Planning in Africa. TECH SAVVY: This group of Human Resource Management graduates recently graduated on the SAP training programme offered by the CPUT-based Centre for Enterprise Resource Planning in Africa.

SAP Africa recently announced the opening of a new SAP Next-Gen Chapter at CPUT. 

This Chapter will serve as a lighthouse campus which will support educational institutions across Southern Africa, in the SAP Next-Gen Innovation with Purpose network.

The CPUT Chapter will share best practices on cross-topic Next-Gen initiatives and programmes. The University joins a number of SAP Next-Gen Chapters that have recently opened around the world.

“The Next-Gen Chapter at CPUT will work with SAP University Alliances member institutions across Southern Africa to produce SAP-ready graduates and the next generation of digitally savvy leaders who can help customers accelerate in becoming intelligent enterprises,” said De Wet Naude, Regional Manager for SAP Next-Gen in Sub-Saharan Africa.

CPUT is among the first group of SAP Next-Gen Chapters in the Sub-Saharan Africa region and will collaborate with the SAP competence centers globally, supporting SAP affiliated member institutions to upskill staff members on relevant SAP Next-Gen topics applicable to the Southern African region.

“The Cape Peninsula University of Technology continues to seize the opportunity in tackling the digital divides through SAP Next-Gen programmes to empower and enhance the employability of students, graduates and academic staff at African universities through our SAP University Alliance partnership,” said Jerry Ansen, Manager at CPUT’s Centre for Enterprise Resource Planning in Africa.

“The newly opened SAP Next-Gen Chapters will be able to host regional faculty trainings, develop new academic curriculum on SAP Leonardo offerings and showcase thought leadership on digital business,” said Ann Rosenberg, senior vice president and global head of SAP Next-Gen. “Some chapters will share best practices in linking student projects using SAP technologies to ‘innovation with purpose’ while others aim to foster student social entrepreneurs. All are dedicated to enabling academia as hubs for industry to recruit SAP skilled graduates and to crowd-source insights on accelerating digital innovation linked to purposeful outcomes aligned with the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals,” continued Rosenberg.

SAP Next-Gen Chapters can also run Code with Purpose Hackathons to foster a global movement of students who can develop disruptive solutions to social challenges; educate students on innovation methodologies including science fiction thinking and purpose thinking; and enable academia to run #sheinnovates events to make innovation and technology work better for young women and girls.

Written by CPUT News

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