Author, Entrepreneur and Blogger Lewis Schiff to Share Change Management Insights as Featured ASUG Leadership 2.0

  Author, Entrepreneur and Blogger Lewis Schiff to Share Change
  Management Insights as Featured ASUG Leadership 2.0 Panelist

   Co-Panelists Olympian Lisa Leslie and ASUG CEO Bridgette Chambers bring
                    leadership perspectives to the session

Business Wire

CHICAGO -- August 19, 2013

The America’s SAP Users’ Group (ASUG) is pleased to announce Lewis Schiff as
the featured panelist for this year’s ASUG Leadership 2.0 session at the 2013
SAP^® BusinessObjects™ User Conference (SBOUC) in Anaheim, Calif., Sept. 9-11.

Schiff will offer insights based on his experience as an entrepreneur and the
author of three books sharing lessons learned and best practices drawn from
research on self-made business leaders. In an era of accelerated change,
leaders must guide their teams toward the accomplishment of business goals
while navigating shifting environments. Schiff and his fellow panelists will
discuss this topic during the SBOUC ASUG Leadership 2.0 session, “All You Need
to Know About Change Management.”

The invite-only Sept. 10 luncheon panel session will also include ASUG
Leadership 2.0 team captain Lisa Leslie, a four-time Olympic champion, author
and TV commentator, and ASUG CEO Bridgette Chambers. The session will bring
together SAP professionals to exchange insights and address challenges such

  *How to assess the skill sets of team members to encourage contributions
  *How to build a team that has the right players
  *How to address the anxiety and uncertainty associated with change
  *The important role of the change agent

Speakers will include:

  *Lead panelist Lewis Schiff, chairman and executive director of Inc.
    Business Owners Council, a membership organization for Inc. Magazine;
    Schiff maintains a blog about behavioral entrepreneurship on and
    authored the 2013 book, “Business Brilliant: Surprising Lessons from the
    Greatest Self-Made Business Icons”
  *ASUG Leadership 2.0 team captain Lisa Leslie, who was the first women’s
    basketball player to win all three Most Valuable Player awards – for the
    WNBA regular season, All-Star Game, and playoffs – in the same season
  *Business turnaround expert and ASUG CEO Bridgette Chambers

"No leader achieves great things without tapping the talents of a stellar
team," Chambers said. "That synergy becomes even more important when an
organization is facing significant change. This year's Leadership 2.0 panel
discussion promises to provide the kind of insights and experience that will
help ASUG members manage change and emerge as leaders who bring distinct value
to the organizations they serve.”

Immediately after the panel discussion, Lewis Schiff will lead a facilitated
breakout session titled, “ASUG Leadership 2.0 Presents: A Crowd-Sourcing
Approach to Change.” Participants in the interactive brainstorming session
will share insights, ideas and results-oriented solutions to the challenges of

About ASUG Leadership 2.0

Designed to help ASUG members cultivate high-performance teams and be the top
SAP professionals in their organizations, ASUG’s Leadership 2.0 initiative
launched in September 2011. Part inspiration, part education, the unique
program provides leadership training resources and professional development
tools through an active online community,, and
face-to-face gatherings with ecosystem influencers and industry thought

About the 2013 ASUG SAP BusinessObjects User Conference

The ASUG SAP BusinessObjects User Conference, now in its sixth year, is the
only customer-driven event of its kind in North America. It offers
BusinessObjects users a variety of educational and hands-on sessions presented
by customers, partners, and SAP.

The event also features great entertainment, with a private closing night
concert by rock legends REO Speedwagon on Wednesday, Sept. 11. With more than
40 million records sold and 13 Top 40 hits including “Time For Me To Fly,”
“Take It On The Run” and “Can’t Fight This Feeling,” the band continues to
tour extensively more than 40 years after forming.

SBOUC 2013 takes place Sept. 9-11 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim,
Calif. For additional information, visit and follow the
dialogue on Twitter with the hashtag #SBOUC2013.

For more information about ASUG, please visit the ASUG Media Room.

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