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What could be better than two hands-on workshop reservations at SAP TechEd && d-code in Las Vegas and Berlin? How about a third?


The SAP TechEd && d-code Hands-On Workshop Challenge is one of the new offerings available to full conference registrants. For a shot at a guaranteed seat in a third hands-on workshop, where you can dig deep into SAP technologies and tools, just write a blog post that features:


  • The Location: Las Vegas or Berlin? You can even grab an extra seat for conferences in both the U.S. and Germany but you must publish a blog post for each location.SAP_TechEd_2013_AMS_07579.jpg
  • Your Plan: Which sessions are you most excited about? Why are you so pumped about attending them? We’re looking for entries that superbly explain why each session sparked your interest.
  • What you’re looking forward to the most: DemoJam? Hacker Night? Or for the crazy ones, our second annual 5K in Las Vegas?
  • Advice for first timers (optional): Two decades of SAP TechEd conveys a lot of lessons learned. We ask that the veterans share tips that newbies should know before they go.


Publish your blog post in the SAP TechEd && d-code space, or in the SCN area that’s most related to the sessions you’ll be writing about. BI-related content, for example, should go under Business Intelligence.


Be sure to tag your blog with the sap_teched event tag. And use the official conference hashtag, #SAPtd, when you promote your blog on Twitter!


How to Submit

Add the URL of your SAP TechEd && d-code blog post in the comments section below! You will be able to reserve your preferred third hands-on workshop after we launch the agenda builders (see the timetable below). You can switch to a different workshop any time before the event.


We’ll start awarding third workshops about a week after we launch each agenda builder: Las Vegas will be around Friday, Sept. 26, and Berlin around Friday, Oct. 17. The challenge will end for Las Vegas attendees on Friday, October 17th and Berlin attendees on Friday, November 7th.


Blogs that are accepted will be credited to attendees on a weekly basis. You’ll be notified via e-mail with instructions on how to redeem your 3rd workshop reservation once it’s available. See our session types and policies for more information on hands-on workshops.


Please note: Only full conference attendees can qualify for a 3rd workshop. If you registered with a group under our Buy 4, Get 5 group discount then you can also participate in the challenge. If you haven’t already registered, it’s time to get on board!

Running is good for you. At DataVard, we are helping our customers run their SAP systems better, and also we encourage our team to join all kinds of running events - team relays, half- and full marathons, and crazy events like 200 mile team races.


One of the best ways how to get to know any place is to go running. Therefore, it was exciting last year to hear about the SAP TechEd run in Vegas. The complete DataVard team going to TechEd last year registered immediately.

So, here is why we do this: Running events is not only a healthy excuse for opulent meals and unhealthy partying!

Distance running also helps you to learn all about pacing yourself, about endurance and determination. You build physical and mental stamina. You start something, and finish as a team. If you have a bad day, your team will help you. If you have a great day, you help others by cheering them along. At the end of the day, you are always happy and proud you did something good.


All of these are also vital IT skills which help you when Murphy’s law strikes yet again, when you pull an all-nighter, or simply when the daily grinder gets at you.


There is nothing better than starting the day at sunrise time with hundreds of other enthusiasts (or crazy lunatics?!) and go for a run. This year in the newly named D-Code we from DataVard want to share this great feeling with all of you!


There will be a day when you can no longer run. Today is not that day. So, when your alarm will wake up early in the morning in Vegas this year, you’ll know what time it is. Time to run! And remember: Today’s run ends, running does not!"

 

This is our crew from last year.

 

Happy before image:

 

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And even happier after image:

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SAPFreeway_winner1.jpgTen glorious years have passed since the ultimate geek competition came into the limelight, which means ten years of live demos, loud applauses, large audiences, and of course WINNERS.

 

I was discussing with my fellow colleagues, Helena and Craig, about blog topics for the upcoming DemoJam when I suggested that we should write a recap of all the winners we have had in the past. Craig basically laughed it off and said, “If you can find all the winners since 2004, I will buy you dinner.” I thought to myself, how hard could it really be to find information on past DemoJam winners, like come on, we live in the age of the Internet where almost everything can be found easily by the click of a button, right?

 

Wrong!! Yes, it’s not impossible to find the winners but I’m speaking from experience that it definitely was a struggle.  Over the past couple days, I must have read hundreds of blogs (not exaggerating) and watched several videos all regarding DemoJam. I have seriously become an expert. But I can proudly say that Craig will have to buy me dinner because I have tracked down all the winners’ names since 2004!

 

There is a reason why DemoJam is referred to as the American Idol for Geeks, because it’s a huge deal! Contestants on American Idol gain recognition from people all over the country similarly, DemoJam participants get a chance to showcase their skills and talent to the whole SAP ecosystems; it’s a technology-driven dream come true! DemoJam participants are given six minutes to present their demos and in those six minutes they get recognition among peers and have the satisfaction of earning cheers from the audience who are actually voting for their demo as the best in the competition.

 

All the winners from the past were not chosen by a panel of judges but by the audience, and here is a quick recap of all the winners from the past:

 

2004:

  • SAP TechEd San Diego: Guido Schroeder: High Performance Analytics

 

2005:

  • SAP TechEd Boston: Boris Gebhardt and Markus Frick: Cutting Edge ABAP
  • SAP TechEd Vienna: Boris Gebhardt and Markus Frick: Cutting Edge ABAP

 

2006:

  • SAP TechEd Las Vegas: Ed Hermann and Dan McWeeney: SAPlink Changing the SAP Ecosystem
  • SAP TechEd Amsterdam: Ed Hermann and Dan McWeeney: SAPlink Changing the SAP Ecosystem
  • SAP TechEd Bangalore: Gaurav Walia

 

2007

  • SAP TechEd Las Vegas: Brian Yarnell and Thomas Ellenberg: Supporting Data-Driven Presentation Needs of Sales Force with XP3 and SAP Net Weaver  watch demo
  • SAP TechEd Munich: Regina Sheynblat : Enterprise Widgets
  • SAP TechEd Bangalore: Santhosh Naidu and Sujeet Rathod: Mobilizing

 

2008

  • SAP TechEd Berlin: Pakdi Decnud and Louenas Hamdi: The Ajax Composition Platform
  • SAP TechEd Las Vegas: Micheal Portner: Spell Checker
  • SAP TechEd Bangalore: Jasvir Gill and Badri Gururajan: AlertAction

 

2009

  • SAP TechEd Vienna: Alexis Naibo: SAP BusinessObjects Explorer on iPhone
  • SAP TechEd Phoenix: Sebastian Steinhauer and Tobias Queck: “No Hands”
  • SAP TechEd Bangalore: Savio Sebastian: “Sirius-Social Analytics”

 

2010

  • SAP TechEd Berlin: Tobias Queck and Florian Schutlz: Smartpen & Paper Collaboration Livescribe
  • Watch Highlights
  • SAP TechEd Las Vegas: Matt Harding and Al Templeton: Super-Generic Mobile App watch demo
  • SAP TechEd Bangalore: Rupam Bhattacharya and Jai Santhosh: SAP Augmented Reality on Mobile (Android Platform

 

2011

  • SAP TechEd Bangalore: Tom Nelson and Marek Kowalkiewicz: GlobeMasters watch demo
  • SAP TechEd Las Vegas: Marek Kowalkiewicz: InnoBoard watch demo
  • SAP TechEd Madrid: John Astill: Save the Planet watch demo

 

2012

  • SAP TechEd Bangalore: Trincy Hazarika, Raju Borda, Narin Nandivada, Tanushree Das: SAP Freeway watch demo
  • SAP TechEd Madrid: Will Powell and Nic Doodson: CEO Vision watch demo
  • SAP TechEd Las Vegas: Will Powell and Nic Doodson: Store Trek watch demo

 

2013

  • SAP TechEd Bangalore: Krishna Kumar and Prashant Nirmale: SAP HANA Based M-Tolling watch demo
  • SAP TechEd Amsterdam: Matthew Riches and Andreas Profitlich: CloudSitter watch demo
  • SAP TechEd Las Vegas: Will Powell and Nic Doodson: Keytree HANADeck watch demo

 

DemoJam is accepting demo submissions till September 10th, 2014! Who knows? Next year your name can get added to this list of winners as well!

Last year at SAP TechEd Las Vegas, we held the inaugural 5K Fun Run/Walk.

If you missed it, you'll get another chance! The 5K Fun Run/Walk is coming back for another lap at SAP TechEd && d-code 2014 in Las Vegas!

 

I know what you're thinking. You must be crazy to want to get up so early on a conference day to go and run down the Las Vegas strip in the morning.

Yeah, maybe a little crazy, but....

 

Here are some reasons you should join us this year:

  • You will absorb more knowledge in sessions later that day because you got up and exercised. :-)
  • You will be surrounded by about 200 other crazies that got up early to get some fresh air
  • The Las Vegas Strip is actually pretty quiet in the morning. It is a refreshing change from the mobs the night before.
  • The Strip is FLAT. You don't have to worry about any hills on this run.
  • The air is DRY. You won't sweat all that much. Well... maybe a little. Results may vary.
  • There may be a few surprise guests hiding amongst the runners. You never know who might show up!

 

We had a blast at this event last year. It was a whole heap of fun to get outside of the conference center for a little while and sweat it out a little bit with some fellow techies. Please join us again this year. Registration will be open soon and we do expect this event will fill up pretty quickly.

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This was a webcast given by SAP Mentor Matthias Steiner this past week.

 

One of the comments at the beginning of the webcast that he made was "IT is a means to serve business goals".

 

In a company, your end users, developers and your company have wants and needs.  End users want easy to use apps, to not worry about updating software all the time and they want them on demand.

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Figure 1: Source: SAP

 

SaaS is like Google mail; you just use it

 

PaaS is design and run time environment to build service and the applications that run on the platform

 

Developers build apps

 

Hybrid IT landscapes include when you keep data on premise, use cloud as outbound channel to consume

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Figure 2: Source: SAP

 

In Figure 2 you can see the ISO and security certifications; Matthias suggested visiting SAP Datacenter

 

The Hana Cloud Platform data centers are located in the East Coast of the US (near me) and Germany.

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Figure 3: Source: SAP

 

On this slide you can see how things are changing, especially with open source and "agile".

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Figure 4: Source: SAP

 

Figure 4 shows the available packages.

 

With the app services you use the XS app server, you can expose data use OData protocol

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Figure 5: Source: SAP

 

Figure 5 shows all the services many of which you can try yourself using the free trial (more below).

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Figure 6: Source: SAP

 

For development, you use the HANA Studio in an Eclipse environment.  Again you can try this with the trial.

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Figure 7: Source: SAP

 

On this slide Matthias said you can consume BAPI’s via remote function calls in the Cloud

 

You can use HANA Cloud Integration with Gateway as a cloud component

 

If Gateway is not installed on premise use Gateway as a Service

 

The HANA Cloud Platform also uses a managed identity service to ensure data is secure in the cloud.

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Figure 8: Source: SAP

 

The HANA Cloud Portal is not the same as the Enterprise portal.

 

It is an easy tool to create new applications to expose to outside world, suppliers

 

It can be customized and branding

 

It has underlying technology to power extensions

 

SuccessFactors uses the extensions

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Figure 9: Source: SAP

 

Matthias said there is "No universal killer app"

 

It has to be specific to your enterprise, needs

 

He suggested starting small with something like self service or a Fiori Service

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Figure 10: Source: SAP

 

New apps in cloud include line of business, verticals, and self service

 

On-premise apps is where you build extensions for on-premise using the hybrid IT approach

 

On the right of Figure 10  - build extensions for cloud apps – SuccessFactors Employee Central and soon Ariba

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Figure 11: Source: SAP

 

So why did I post this in the TechEd space?  Because of course ASUG has a pre-conference session on HANA Cloud Platform at SAP TechEd && d-code in Las Vegas.  See more details at Your fast track to the SAP HANA Cloud Platform at the ASUG pre-conference

 

Also see Announcing ASUG SAP TechEd d-code Pre-Conference Sessions

 

For the trial, please see SAP HANA Cloud Platform

 

Other:

Forrester Webcast - Cloud Platform for Next-Gen Application Development

 

It's time! It's that time of the year when geeks rule and the audience drools! Having been hailed as the "American Idol for Geeks" this is the ultimate geek competition; your chance to bust out your coolest hacks and show the world that you have what it takes to control the stage in front of the entire SAP TechEd && d-code around the world!

 

Everyone can sign up, for full information on the event check here.

 

We of course have some rules and guidelines but for the most part ANYTHING GOES!

 

Rules for DemoJam

  • No sales presentations allowed. Violators will have their names and photos posted on Twitter with hashtag #missedthepoint.
  • Make sure your demo is original. Show us something that solves a real problem and could benefit SAP customers. And use at least one SAP technology or application in the demo.
  • The demo code must run. PowerPoint slides won't cut it.
  • Keep it short – six minutes max.
  • Choose no more than two people to demo your code.
  • A maximum of two people may present the demo onstage.
  • There are two ways SAP employees can participate in DemoJam:
    • 1. If they created a demo in collaboration with an SAP customer, SAP partner, or an external individual or organization not linked to SAP
    • 2. If they created a demo during one of the several official SAP hackathon or coding challenges throughout the year.


We've seen some crazy things over the years (over 10 years now in the running) from treadmills on stage to drones to virtual reality to augmented reality. Bring it if you think you can!


Submission Conditions

  • Submit a screen cam of your demo with voiceover. We will not consider demos without voiceover or those longer than 6 minutes. Note: Your demo screen cam will be made publicly available for viewing.
  • Indicate the SAP TechEd && d-code 2014 event(s) where you'd like to compete (if selected, you may compete in all three):
    Las Vegas, October 20–24
    Berlin, November 11–13
    Bangalore, Q1
  • Finalists get two complimentary SAP TechEd && d-code 2014 Full Conference registrations. All travel expenses are the responsibility of the competitor.
  • Submit your demo by Wednesday, September 10.
  • If you created a demo during an "official" SAP InnoJam, coding challenge, or hackathon at SAP or with SAP during 2014, you're in luck: Entries in these events will receive +1 bonus point during the selection process. Entries that won one of those events will receive +2 bonus points. Demos created at these events therefore have a higher chance of being chosen to compete at DemoJam, although selection is not guaranteed.

 

Our selection committee is anonymous, we won't share their names BUT I can assure you - "they walk among you" and are not just SAP employees!

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Continuing the ASUG SAP TechEd && d-code meet the speaker series, I am pleased to introduce speaker Kyle Wardell of Union Pacific Railroad.  He is speaking on TEC206 Migrating ABAP, Java, and Dual Stack Systems from RHEL4 to RHEL6

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Meet Kyle here:

 

Tell us about your session:

 

 

My session at d-code is titled: Migrating ABAP, Java, and Dual Stack Systems from RHEL4 to RHEL6. It is session number TEC206.

 

 

The abstract is: This session describes how Union Pacific Railroad handled migrating it's SAP footprint between versions of Linux and new server hardware without the need to reinstall application server instances.

 

What do you hope attendees will take away from this session?

 

 

A blueprint for successfully migrating either an ABAP, Java, or DUAL stack SAP system from older Linux installations to an up to date OS platform without the need to reinstall the app. This session also covers the method utilized at Union Pacific Railroad to not only upgrade to the latest Linux installation but also migrate from legacy hardware to newer or even virtualized servers.

 

Please tell us about yourself:

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I have been working at Union Pacific Railroad for the past ten years. I started in the railroad's help desk as a support analyst out of college. I then moved on to support UP's data center, specifically in the mainframe and distributed environments. For the past 4 years I have been supporting the SAP landscape here at UP as a Basis and PI administrator.

 

What do you do in your free time?

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Spending time with my wife, son, and future son due in September. I also enjoy jumping out of perfectly good airplanes as the saying goes or rather skydiving!

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Wow, jumping!  Kyle also says reading the meet the speaker blog series makes him want to attend some of the sessions (success)!

 

ASUG Pre-conference Sessions

ASUG is has opened registration for pre-conferences session at SAP TechEd && d-code on Monday, October, 20th  - see Announcing ASUG SAP TechEd d-code Pre-Conference Sessions

 

See Your fast track to the SAP HANA Cloud Platform at the ASUG pre-conference posted today by Rui Nogueira

 

Appendix:

Join ASUG at SAP TechEd && d-code

OCTOBER 20-24
Venetian/Palazzo Congress Center


ASUG SAP d-code Las Vegas sessions are now published - for a complete listing please see here

 


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Meet ASUG SAP TechEd d-code Speaker Jolene Jonas and Learn about Intel's Master Data Program

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Continuing the ASUG SAP TechEd && d-code meet the speaker series, I am pleased to introduce speaker Jolene Jonas of Intel.  She is presenting DMM123 Intel's Master Data Journey

 

Please meet Jolene here:

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About the ASUG SAP TechEd d-code session, Intel's Master Data Journey:

 

Jolene will describe Intel’s robust Master Data program, the scope of which included the delivery of six core Master Data Subject Areas.  Intel has gone beyond traditional Master Data, venturing into Reference Data.  She will take you through their journey which began in 1996 with Finance Master Data, through 2004 with their introduction of Reference Data and on to Intel’s current solutions covering a broad range of Subject Areas.  Core to every Master Data effort was a centrally managed team responsible for driving horizontal capabilities that enabled enterprise level integration across all business areas.  This session will cover:  the broad range of Master Data scope, the Master Data team structures, the role of Master Data governance, how to design for split sources, and how to reduce risk when implementing a solution within an existing enterprise environment.   Key benefits realized and lessons learned will be shared throughout the presentation.

 

 

Why attend this session:

 

For any person/company wondering why Master Data is so important, or how get started in delivering a solid Master Data solution or just to see what is possible, this session is for you

 

 

What Jolene is looking forward to:

 

Jolene is looking forward to meeting SAP experts to discuss SAP’s future plans for MDG and other EAM improvements to grow our MDM capabilities

 

She also wants to compare notes with other companies embarking on their own MDM solutions

 

 

What is Jolene's favorite hobby:

 

Jolene marches in Portland Oregon’s One More Time Around Again Marching Band. The country’s largest marching band at 500+ members with ages ranging from 18 to 80

 

So add DMM123  Intel's Master Data Journey to your agenda today and meet Jolene in person in October.

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ASUG is has opened registration for pre-conferences session at SAP TechEd && d-code on Monday, October, 20th  - see Announcing ASUG SAP TechEd d-code Pre-Conference Sessions

 

The hashtag for SAP TechEd && d-code is #SAPtd

 

Join ASUG at SAP TechEd && d-code

OCTOBER 20-24
Venetian/Palazzo Congress Center


ASUG SAP d-code Las Vegas sessions are now published - for a complete listing please see here

 


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Meet ASUG SAP TechEd d-code Speaker Heiko Zuerker - Solution Manager

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Meet ASUG SAP TechEd d-code Speaker Girish Manmadkar - SAP HANA on VMWare Best Practices

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Meet ASUG SAP TechEd d-code Speaker Sue Keohan - Customer Connection for Workflow

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Continuing the ASUG SAP TechEd && d-code meet the speaker series, I am pleased to introduce ASUG SAP TechEd && d-code speaker Dave Beldyk of DuPont.  He is presenting session DMM 234 Eliminating UOM Rounding Issues – A Fresh Look at and Old Problem

 

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Get to know and meet Dave here and in October at SAP TechEd && d-code.

 

The picture to the left is Dave his wife Karen, and grandchildren Fynn, Maeleigh and Liam.

 

I asked Dave the following questions:

 

What is your favorite hobby?

 

Hands down, my favorite hobby is turning wood.  Whether making bowls, hollow forms, finials or even duck calls, I just love turning wood!  I think it’s because it offers challenge in so many different ways.  There is something about being able to conceptualize a finished piece and then turn (pun intended ) that vision into reality with my own two hands that I find very satisfying.  For me wood turning is my way to escape and relax. (See picture below of one of his projects)

 

Why do you attend TechEd/d-code?

 

This is actually my first time attending TechEd/d-code, but I am really looking forward to it.  I am so excited because I’ve talked to others who have attended previously and I understand TechEd/d-code to be one of the biggest gatherings of the very best and brightest technical resources the SAP world has to offer.  I expect to find a mix of people who have either solved something challenging that they just can’t wait to tell the rest of the world about, or people who are trying to solve something challenging and are looking for that one little tip or trick to get them over the hump.  Either way it sounds like a great collaborative experience, and I can’t wait to be a part of it!

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Why should attendees attend your session?

 

Most of us who have been around SAP for any length of time have encountered unit of measure conversion rounding issues at one time or another.  If you happen to be fortunate enough to be with a business with plants and customers that allow you to do most of your transactions in the base unit of measure, you should consider yourself lucky, and you can skip this session.  But if you happen to be with one of many businesses who must satisfy customers in multiple industries and/or regions, each expecting to transact in a sales unit of their choosing, then I think this session can really help you.  In this session you will learn exactly why and how rounding issues occur, and most importantly, how to prevent their occurrence.  And in my experience “prevention” is a whole lot better than after-the-fact “correction”!

 

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So add session DMM 234 Eliminating UOM Rounding Issues – A Fresh Look at and Old Problem to you agenda today

 

 

ASUG is has opened registration for pre-conferences session at SAP TechEd && d-code on Monday, October, 20th  - see Announcing ASUG SAP TechEd d-code Pre-Conference Sessions

 

NEW hashtag for SAP TechEd && d-code is #SAPtd

 

Join ASUG at SAP TechEd && d-code

OCTOBER 20-24
Venetian/Palazzo Congress Center


ASUG SAP d-code Las Vegas sessions are now published - for a complete listing please see here

 


Related:

Meet ASUG SAP d-code Speaker Charles Reeves - Implementing Enterprise Master Data Management

ASUG SAP d-code SAP BW 7.4 powered by SAP HANA Speaker - Introducing Pawel Mierski

ASUG SAP d-code Sessions Are Published - Featuring SAP Mentors

Journey to Mobile BI - Meet ASUG SAP d-code Speaker Peter Chen

Did you know?

Meet ASUG SAP TechEd d-code Speaker Kumar Chidambaram - Holistic BI BW on HANA Approach

Meet ASUG SAP TechEd d-code Speaker Heiko Zuerker - Solution Manager

Meet ASUG SAP TechEd d-code Speaker Sue Keohan - Customer Connection for Workflow

Effective SAP ERP on HANA Migration Strategy - ASUG SAP TechEd d-code Speaker Rajesh Gupta

Meet ASUG SAP TechEd d-code Speaker Girish Manmadkar - SAP HANA on VMWare Best Practices

Newell Rubbermaid Mobile Story to Improve Sales - ASUG SAP TechEd d-code Speaker Mohammed Siddiqui

Meet ASUG SAP TechEd d-code Speaker Sue Keohan - Customer Connection for Workflow

ASUG SAP TechEd d-code Speaker Profile - Martin Maguth - Top 10 Tools for Workflow Administrators

Comprehensive SAP Monitoring – Recognize Problems Before Your Users Do - Meet ASUG SAP TechEd d-code Speaker Jon Friesen

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Continuing the ASUG SAP TechEd && d-code meet the speaker series, I am pleased to introduce Martin Maguth who is presenting ASUG session ITM222 Top 10 Tools for Workflow Administrators

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I also noticed he is co-author of the upcoming SAP Press Book Practical Workflow for SAP Workflow, Third Edition, available for pre-order.  Meet Martin below:

 

Learn about Martin:


Martin Maguth is a managing director at Norikkon, LLC. He has over ten years of  experience in the information technology industry specializing in SAP Workflow, ABAP programming, as well as SAP content management. Prior professional experience includes positions at SAP, EMC, IBM Global Services and IXOS Software. He holds a B.B.A. from the University of Strasbourg, France, and a M.B.A. from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, TX. Martin is a regular speaking on enterprise content management, document management, and workflow at SAP events, such as SAPPHIRE, ASUG, and TechEd. He is also an author in the upcoming book “Practical Workflow for SAP”, 3., Updated and Revised Edition 2014, by SAP Press.


When he is not programming or building workflows, he can be found at the New York stock exchange trading blue chips or throwing darts at the business section of IBD. He currently lives in Miami, FL, where he enjoys the beach, the tennis court, and his motorcycle.

 

Learn about his ASUG SAP TechEd && d-code session:

 

His session “Top 10 tools for Workflow Administrators” will introduce key tools available to SAP workflow administrators to maintain a smoothly running workflow engine and to help troubleshoot any issues in the system. The session includes workflow reporting, error diagnosis, and workflow data management and discusses each tool in detail as well as when and how to use the correct one. Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014, 2:00pm to 3:00pm, Session code ITM222.

 

Martin says "See you there!"  You can follow him on twitter at @workflow_ninja and @norikkon

 

Here is the abstract from the site:

In this session, we present the top 10 SAP tools that make the job of workflow administrator easier by providing necessary information for troubleshooting and user support. This session includes workflow reporting, error diagnosis, and workflow data management. We discuss each tool in detail and when and how to use the correct one.

 

Martin is giving an ASUG webcast next Monday, August 4th called Workflow Classics

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ASUG is has opened registration for pre-conferences session at SAP TechEd && d-code on Monday, October, 20th  - see Announcing ASUG SAP TechEd d-code Pre-Conference Sessions

 

NEW hashtag for SAP TechEd && d-code is #SAPtd

 

Join ASUG at SAP TechEd && d-code

OCTOBER 20-24
Venetian/Palazzo Congress Center


ASUG SAP d-code Las Vegas sessions are now published - for a complete listing please see here

 


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Join ASUG in October

Those of you paying close attention may have noticed a subtle change to the website for SAP’s premier tech education event.  We’re more prominently featuring the SAP TechEd name alongside d-code.  (Please note:  the double ampersand (&&) connecting the two isn’t a typo;  it’s very intentional.  But more on that later….)

 

SAP has been delivering world-class tech training and education for IT professionals – both beginners and pros – through the SAP TechEd conference series for nearly two decades.  That tradition continues this year, and the SAP TechEd name is a nod to that heritage.

 

But it’s more than just a name.  The SAP TechEd && d-code conference will continue to deliver the deep dive technical content you’ve come to expect -- through hands-on workshops, demo-rich lectures, product road map Q&As, and expert networking sessions.  IT professionals of all backgrounds can take advantage of thousands of hours of educational content across nine tracks and 35 subtracks featuring topics including in-memory computing, Big Data, real-time analytics, cloud management and security, SAP HANA, mobility, and IT simplification.

 

But we’re also adding some exciting new elements to the program, designed to get key SAP technologies directly into the hands of attendees.  We want to teach past, present, and future developers how they can use SAP technologies and platforms to build the next generation of apps and solutions with us. To that end, we’re introducing new experiences for live coding and collaboration with SAP experts.

 

  • Developer Garage:  Bring your laptop and get expert assistance downloading and installing the latest SAP development tools and environments.  We’ll have pros on hand to help you get up and running.
  • Code Review Sessions: Explore real world examples of good and bad code, and learn tips and techniques to ensure the code you write is secure, readable, and efficient.
  • SAP CodeJam (mini editions):  Back – and bigger – by popular demand!  Meet one-on-one with SAP development experts, connect with other developers, share knowledge, and of course, write code.
  • Hackers’ Lounge: Meet with SAP developers and designers while you play with a variety of toys and tools that showcase new and innovative uses for SAP technologies.
  • Hacker Night: The return of an old favorite.  We’ll bring the power, Internet, food, and booze. You bring your laptops and great ideas. Together, we’ll build something amazing.

 

As for the double ampersand? Along with the d-code name, it’s a nod to the software developers in our audience.  As some of our followers have noted on Twitter, the double ampersand is commonly used in the world of software development and is the code syntax used to denote the word “and.”  You’ll find other examples used throughout the conference web site, as well as at the live events this fall.

 

Another recent change of note is the hashtag for the conference.  We thought about using the full conference name, but at 17 characters, that’s 12% of a single Tweet!  Instead, we opted for brevity -- #SAPtd. So join the conversation through our social media channels and let us know what you think about this year’s program so far.

 

And if you haven’t yet registered, time is running out to save!  The early bird deadline is Friday, August 1, after which rates go up $200 for Las Vegas and €150 for Berlin.  Our Full Conference option includes access to everything the program has to offer – keynotes, lectures, hands-on workshops, and more.  Once again, we’re offering our popular Group Discount package (Buy 4, Get 5) for teammates from the same company.

 

And new this year, we’ve added a one-day Show Floor Only registration option.  For those of you who’ve been unable to attend each year due to cost, or for your friends and colleagues who’ve never attended but are curious to learn more about the world of SAP technology, we hope this option makes it easier to justify a trip to Las Vegas or Berlin this fall!

 

We hope to see you there!

 

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Kick off your SAP TechEd && d-code experience by registering for one of the following ASUG pre-conference sessions.  Registration is now open.  All ASUG pre-conference sessions will be held on Monday, October 20th - some are full day which are 8:30-5:00 pm (Las Vegas time).

 

This is the 10th year of ASUG's partnership with SAP at SAP TechEd (now known as SAP TechEd && d-code).  I have been attending SAP TechEd since 2007 and have attended a pre-conference session every year and haven't been disappointed.

 

Not only is ASUG offering BI4.1 and BW on HANA hands on training by Ingo Hilgefort (pictured below left by SAP TechEd photographer) but the hands-on session will also include SAP Lumira Server.  These sessions have sold out over the past several years, including the last few ASUG Annual Conferences and SAP TechEd.

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Here is a subset of the abstract:

 

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) 4.1 is the latest suite release from SAP and offers a broad set of BI tools to choose from. Each tool has its own special focus in the area of reporting and analytics. This full-day, hands-on seminar is a series of activities focused on SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.1 products in combination with SAP Business Warehouse (SAP BW), SAP BW on SAP HANA, and SAP ERP. Attendees will learn to use the different products from the SAP BusinessObjects BI suite 4.1 in combination with SAP data including SAP Lumira SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio SAP BusinessObjects Analysis, edition for Microsoft Office and more.

 

 

 

 

The full list of sessions are as follows:

 

SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.1, SAP BW, and SAP BW on SAP HANA - All in One Day (Hands-On) with SAP Mentor Ingo Hilgefort

 

 

Turn the SAP User Experience Strategy into Your Customer Reality with SAP's Nis Boy Naeve and Andreas Hauser

 

 

Express Delivery to Your Business with SAP Solution Manager with SAP's John Krakowski

 

 

Create Your Own SAP Fiori Apps Using ABAP and SAP OpenUI5 with SAP's Jens Weiler

 

 

Fast Track to Development with SAP HANA Cloud Platform with SAP's Rui Nogueira

 

 

Big Data in Enterprise Information Management for Better Data Governance with SAP's Sue Waite and David Quirk

 

 

Thomas Dulaney, a previous pre-conference attendee says:

"I have absolutely *nothing* negative to say about the ASUG preconference sessions. The three presenters were incredibly well informed. The presentations were incredibly well prepared. It was clear that this preconference session was designed and developed as a smoothly flowing whole session and not a collection of one hour sessions designed for a different audience. "

 

Note the Early Bird rate for SAP TechEd && d-code ends this Friday

 

"Run Simple" with SAP and consider attending an ASUG SAP TechEd pre-conference today.

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Join ASUG in October

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Continuing our meet the ASUG SAP TechEd d-code speaker series, I am re-introducing Rajesh Gupta of Deloitte, who is speaking at ASUG session TEC 205,  Maximize Investments with an Effective SAP ERP on SAP HANA Migration Strategy


About Rajesh:

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Rajesh is a SAP BASIS Manager at Deloitte, Philadelphia office. Rajesh is a very experienced lead of SAP HANA, SAP Upgrade, and SAP Migration & NetWeaver and is SAP BASIS & OS/DB/HANA Certified Consultant.  He is a Lead Architect of SAP HANA & SAP NetWeaver.  Rajesh have also been a speaker in ASUG/SAPPHIRE & SAP Insider CRM Conferences in US and Europe (Amsterdam, France). At this moment, focused on SAP HANA Migration and Implementation, SAP Upgrade, SAP OS/DB Migration, and in SAP CRM space



What are some of your hobbies?


With the fast moving change in time and technology, my hobbies also keeps changing with same pace with. As living and breathing in technology world, my hobbies are aligned technology. I love spending times in front of computer figuring out cool things and making the life easier with technology.


 

Apart from computer, love to play Tennis for hours, I enjoy all thrill ride in amusement parks, till now fearless of all scary rides.


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I enjoy listening to Indian classical songs and watch all kind of movies, spending time with family and see various places around to world. I have visited Singapore, Nepal, Canada, Amsterdam, France, Dubai, US, and defiantly India. The best was, spending time in Vegas with my wife and with kids in Dubai. (all pictures provided by Rajesh)

 

Please provide some background on this presentation and why SAP TechEd && d-code attendees should attend this ASUG session:

According to Rajesh:

“SAP is clearly leading the transition to HANA and Cloud. SAP Hana is the market most advanced in-memory database and it well on its way to reaching €1bn in Hana software revenue since market launch” source: http://global.sap.com/canada/press.epx?pressid=21745

 

HANA has always been the center stage in all conferences and webinar since 2011 (see Meet ASUG TechEd Speaker Rajesh Gupta and Learn CRM on the Amazon Public Cloud Lessons Learned)

 

SAP HANA allows for the real-time analysis of workloads, eliminating the read-write cycles key to traditional data analytic implementations. Given the current focus on Big Data analytics, HANA is generating significant momentum for the company, both in on premise and Cloud implementations. Strong customer adoption of SAP Business Suite on Hana demonstrates SAP leadership in innovating the future platform for business. We all have heard a lot about HANA and its many benefits; however, people are not sure how to dip their toe in the water or get ERP on HANA quickly up and running without much business disruptions. As an organization that has been through journey, this presentation is to educate and help client to understand the advantage, challenges and best practice around migrating ERP on HANA. In this presentation, we will cover guidelines and best practices for migrating ERP on HANA.


Please add sessio
n TEC205  to your agenda today: Maximize investments with an effective ERP on SAP HANA migration strategy. This session outlines how to maximize the effectiveness and flexibility of your SAP ERP landscape by migrating to SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA Join this session to learn strategies to help your company make a smooth and seamless transition, typical challenges faced, lesson learned and best practices”


NEW hashtag for SAP TechEd && d-code is #SAPtd

 

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Join ASUG at SAP TechEd && d-code

OCTOBER 20-24
Venetian/Palazzo Congress Center


ASUG SAP d-code Las Vegas sessions are now published - for a complete listing please see here


Save the date Monday, October 20th for ASUG SAP TechEd d-code Pre-conference Day


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Meet ASUG SAP TechEd d-code Speaker Kumar Chidambaram - Holistic BI BW on HANA Approach

Meet ASUG SAP TechEd d-code Speaker Heiko Zuerker - Solution Manager

Meet ASUG SAP TechEd d-code Speaker Sue Keohan - Customer Connection for Workflow


Meet ASUG SAP TechEd d-code Speaker Girish Manmadkar - SAP HANA on VMWare Best Practices

Newell Rubbermaid Mobile Story to Improve Sales - ASUG SAP TechEd d-code Speaker Mohammed Siddiqui

Meet ASUG SAP TechEd d-code Speaker Sue Keohan - Customer Connection for Workflow

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Continuing this meet the ASUG SAP TechEd && d-code speaker series I am pleased to introduce Mohammed Siddiqui of Newell Rubbermaid who is speaking at ASUG SAP TechEd d-code session MOB104 See How Newell Rubbermaid Uses Mobile Apps to Improve the Sales Experience

 

Learn more about Mohammed below (pictured to the right):

 

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What is your role at Newell Rubbermaid?

 

I currently serve as the Senior Portal Architect and Mobility Manager at Newell Rubbermaid.  This means that I am the Subject Matter Expert and Senior Architect in all areas of SAP Enterprise Portal.  I have been filling that role for almost six years now.  Also, I am in charge of leading the Enterprise Mobility initiative at Newell Rubbermaid.  This means that I am in charge of all mobile development for internal and B2B use.  I have been in that role for almost 2 years now.  With the growth of the area in mobility, I am able to stretch my skillset in UI design and project management to work on new Mobility projects, while still supporting existing SAP Portal projects.

 

 

 

What is your professional background?

 

I started my career as an SAP Basis consultant.  Over the years, I refined my skills in both Portal and Basis and ended up as an SAP Portal Architect at The Home Depot.  After a short stint there, I moved over to Newell Rubbermaid as an SAP Portal Architect and helped build the SAP Portal infrastructure there.  As previously explained, I have now been at Newell Rubbermaid for 6 years and counting.  I completed my B.S. in Computer Science from Georgia Tech (Go Jackets!) and also hold an MBA from Georgia State University with a concentration in Computer Information Systems.

 

 

What you can learn from your session?

 

The road to mobility is a very agile and confusing path.  Take a look at some of the applications that we were able to build at Newell Rubbermaid.  We are now using these applications to help our Sales team achieve a better customer focused experience.  This is just the beginning of our road to mobility, so also take a look at some of the future initiatives we have for all of our employees.  You will get to see an idea on how Newell Rubbermaid plans to grow the use of mobile applications throughout our workforce.

 

 

Some fun facts about Mohammed:

  • He loves to travel and like to take one big trip every year

o   This year he was able to go to Paris during the French Open and attend the final (pictured above right)

  • He drives an electric car (Nissan Leaf) and absolutely love it.  He hopes to continue that trend.
  • He is an avid sports fan and follow the Atlanta Falcons, Orlando Magic, and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

 

 

About his session:

 

Here is the abstract from the session listing:

In an effort to begin our mobile landscape, Newell Rubbermaid identified sales as the first business area to receive applications. The first application built was a sales application to be used by consumer sales reps. Later, the Rubbermaid Closet division built a mobile application to facilitate custom closet designs. Come hear their story.

 

So add  MOB104 See How Newell Rubbermaid Uses Mobile Apps to Improve the Sales Experience to your agenda today

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Join ASUG at SAP TechEd && d-code

OCTOBER 20-24
Venetian/Palazzo Congress Center


ASUG SAP d-code Las Vegas sessions are now published - for a complete listing please see here


Save the date Monday, October 20th for ASUG SAP TechEd d-code Pre-conference Day


Related:

Meet ASUG SAP d-code Speaker Charles Reeves - Implementing Enterprise Master Data Management

ASUG SAP d-code SAP BW 7.4 powered by SAP HANA Speaker - Introducing Pawel Mierski

ASUG SAP d-code Sessions Are Published - Featuring SAP Mentors

Journey to Mobile BI - Meet ASUG SAP d-code Speaker Peter Chen

Did you know?

Meet ASUG SAP TechEd d-code Speaker Kumar Chidambaram - Holistic BI BW on HANA Approach

Meet ASUG SAP TechEd d-code Speaker Heiko Zuerker - Solution Manager

Meet ASUG SAP TechEd d-code Speaker Girish Manmadkar - SAP HANA on VMWare Best Practices

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Continuing our meet the ASUG speaker series, I am pleased to introduce Girish Manmadkar, whose ASUG SAP TechEd d-code session is ITM124 SAP HANA on VMware – Best Practices.

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Learn more about Girish (pictured to the right) and his session below:

 

This session discusses the challenges and gotchas while running SAP HANA database on vSphere environment, as well best practices to achieve right performance and scalability.

 

 

Girish was exposed to SAP during his time at Informix (now IBM) database company, where many of his customers were running SAP with backend database Informix in early 1990’s.  He has thus exposure to work with various other database technologies with hands-on experience to his belt. He has successfully worked on many SAP upgrade projects as well as SAP green field implementations, including time at Deloitte Consulting, where he was lead Architect to deploy various SAP modules for an energy company.

 

 

 

Now at VMware Professional services, as a Global Consulting Architect, he has been tasked to lead the WW SAP practice by the PSO leadership, to help set various SAP on VMware design standards, define best practices, performance  benchmarks  including SAP HANA, working with key engineering individuals at VMware and SAP, he is able to bring more value to the work being delivered by the practice  on complex SAP landscapes and architectures.

 

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Join ASUG at SAP TechEd && d-code

OCTOBER 20-24
Venetian/Palazzo Congress Center


ASUG SAP d-code Las Vegas sessions are now published - for a complete listing please see here


Save the date Monday, October 20th for ASUG SAP TechEd d-code Pre-conference Day


Related:

Meet ASUG SAP d-code Speaker Charles Reeves - Implementing Enterprise Master Data Management

ASUG SAP d-code SAP BW 7.4 powered by SAP HANA Speaker - Introducing Pawel Mierski

ASUG SAP d-code Sessions Are Published - Featuring SAP Mentors

Journey to Mobile BI - Meet ASUG SAP d-code Speaker Peter Chen

Did you know?

Meet ASUG SAP TechEd d-code Speaker Kumar Chidambaram - Holistic BI BW on HANA Approach

Meet ASUG SAP TechEd d-code Speaker Heiko Zuerker - Solution Manager


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