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The SAP TechEd Hands-on workshop "TEC160: SAP Technology Highlights – Putting Them all Together" provides an overview of the comprehensive SAP technology offerings. It reviews the following technologies that are related to the SAP HANA platform:


  • SAP Lumira
  • SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio
  • SAP HANA smart data streaming and the Internet of Things (IoT)
  • SAP HANA development
  • SAP HANA Cloud Platform
  • ABAP
  • push channels
  • CDS (Core Data Services)
  • OData
  • SAPUI5
  • SAP Screen Personas
  • UI theme designer


Find a short introduction video to this 4 hours Hands-on workshop in the SAP SCN YouTube channel:


In the session catalog of the SAP TechEd conferences in 2015 in Las Vegas and Barcelona you find more details about the workshop SAP Technology Highlights.


See you at TechEd Las Vegas or Barcelona!



That's the answer, and now I'm done with my blog.   Oh boy, have you read any of my blogs.  I tend to get wordy very wordy.   So no - it's not quite the end, but you can stop here if you'd like.  Heck you can stop anywhere, I would never know.




Well I could pull from some older blogs.   But I'm not even though I may sound a bit repetitive.  I didn't go back and read my old ones.


Is your company on an "old" version of SAP?   You know under 6.0?   Even 6.0 is starting to be old.   Well then, you think to yourself, "Self, why go?  I won't use any of this?   I could use the dollars to do XYZ instead".   Personally I have no idea what your XYZ - it may be more important.   For me, Teched always comes up on top.  I guess that's why I've been to so many Techeds. 




  1. I ALWAYS have found something to use from them.   When I say ALWAYS I mean it.   And I really should follow up with a blog about some of the things I've learned and then used.   I have NEVER been on the most recent version of SAP shown there.  I highly doubt very many people are on that version.
  2. I find out what isn't going to work in the future.   I keep hearing rumors Web Dynpro is a dead technology.   It will be interesting to see what I hear at the conference.
  3. I've read - gasp - no it isn't true, that on HANA on the web, ABAP is not a good skill to have.  Combine it with something else.   OK, I've heard that one before.  And frankly after reading some blogs, I would never recommend HANA on the web.  It sounds way to inflexible.   So I want to dig into that a bit.  I also want to see what other skills SAP THINKS you should pair ABAP with.  I remember at one time it was all JAVA.  Not so much anymore.
  4. I want to bring one thing back and use it.    Anything.  Usually I find that in the ASUG run sessions.   Rarely, but sometimes, I will find something in the SAP sessions that I can use.  The SAP are looking far into the future or not so far.
  5. We are on and you will surely be amazed 4.6C.   Yes, we will upgrade at some point.  There has to be a strong business reason - I look forward to networking.   That's probably my number one reason for being there - the networking.   It is amazing what everyone knows and how easy it is to talk with them.
  6. I am going with my boss.   Oh the horror!   I'll have to be good this time.   My boss is not typical.   He is a TECHNICAL boss.   He knows SAP Functional, ABAP, .NET and I'm sure many more things.   (Did I say I love my new job?)   I really look forward to hearing things from his perceptive.  It will be a real eye opener for me.  He went to SAPHIRE.  So I already know we will be looking closely at FIORI sessions.
  7. It's like a Disney World for technical people.   Want to find some third party software?  There are many vendors who would love to talk with you.   Want to find someone who does what you do just to compare notes?  Oh yes, they'll be here.   Want to meet up with that blogger, mentor, or question answer.  OK, so they all won't be here.  But I bet you can find someone you've read about.  Want to get your hands on the latest and greatest?   Yippee!  I love my hands on.   I get to play with something new - this I probably won't use for a while but it is a mini training session given by the best of the best.   What other time can you have them as an instructor?  Sound like Disney world to you?  Maybe not.   For me it is.   I LOVE what I do.  


Have I convinced you yet?




Debunking bad reasons


  1. because you are thinking "I'm a shy person.  I won't network.   I'm the only one who would go from my company.   I'd eat by myself, and the sessions might be good but..."   Hey, I am a VERY shy person.   The best way I found to met people is the hands on.  You sit by someone you don't know and you pretty much have to talk with them.   The lunches.   OK - so you are going to sit alone.  Scope out the lunch area.   Is there someone else who is alone?  Is there a table where everyone seems to be talking?  Even yet is there a table that has a mentor at it?   Sit at one of these tables.   Someone alone and you can buddy up.   Conversation flowing and you can just listen and join if you feel comfortable or just listen and learn.   Mentor table?  They all pretty much pull you into a conversation.   Nope I'm not a mentor anymore.   BUT if you see me, feel free to sit down.   Even though I'm very shy, I try to talk with people at my table.   BASIS, ABAP, non-ABAP, pure internet developer...   It doesn't really matter.   I'll learn something from you, and hopefully you'll learn something from me.
  2. They are only presenting the latest software.   Well sort of.   SAP presents the latest and greatest.   Sadly it doesn't always move forward.   ASUG sessions present things you can use immediately.   And expert networking sessions - just go.   I can't do justice  explaining about them.  Some of the latest and greatest can be used in your current system.   And I'll tell you a secret, Shhh, don't tell anyone else, I don't think that HANA thing is going away anytime soon.
  3. It's a big place where they are trying to sell you things.   Sort of.   I don't really think so...   But yes, the third party vendors are there.   SAP is pushing the latest technology and versions.   BUT with all that there are tons of sessions.   These sessions promote learning.  You will find something that you like.
  4. It's in Vegas, if I send anyone they won't go.   Well if you send someone who doesn't love what they are doing - you are sending the wrong person.   I love what I do.   I may play a bit.   However, the sessions go from 8 AM - 6:30 PM.  If your brain fries before then, of course you're going to take a break.  But most of us will try to stay with it as much as we can. 
  5. I'm an independent consultant and I have a very limited budget.   Valid.   But you will network with many people that could be customers.   You will also learn the latest and greatest.   That in invaluable if you want to get that next high paying customer.  
  6. OK.....   I can't think of anything else.   But if you do comment.   I'll try to answer.   I've been to enough of these.   How many?   Well I stopped counting at ten.   And yes, I know about customer presentations - NOT THIS year, but I have presented at four different teched.   And let me tell you, my presentations were not the latest and greatest.   I didn't have access to the latest and greatest.


My personal feelings:


Snoopy dance, jumping up and down, smiling, clapping my hands, and spinning around happy.   I never thought I'd get to go with a new company.  (Have I said I love where I work? Smile.)




All out of wordiness for a few minutes.   Please do comment good and bad about Teched.   Or if you have some questions - I'm guessing someone will jump in and answer.


On behalf of the ASUG SAP TechEd Design Team (Kristen Dennis , Gretchen Lindquist, Kevin Comegys, the ASUG sessions at SAP TechEd Las Vegas have been published.  It includes content developed by SAP customers and partners, designed to deliver even more valuable guidance.


SAP TechEd includes the very latest updates that impact your work. At ASUG sessions at SAP TechEd, leading experts share key experiences, skills, best practices and latest trends to help you and your organization. With the ASUG sessions, SAP TechEd offers a great opportunity to learn and share successful strategies with your peers.  You’ll obtain insights and tools to take back to your organization and implement immediately.


Register today


Below are some customer stories that may be of interest:


Verizon: Implement SAP ERP Data Lake Analytics Solution Based on SAP HANA

DEV112SAP HANA Extended Application Services Native Development: Lockheed Martin
ITM121Coca-Cola Company Best Practices for SAP BW Migration to SAP HANA in Cloud
ITM236PepsiCo's Virtualization Transformation of 200 SAP Systems
MOB113Stack More Beer in the Fridge: How Molson Coors Increased Its Productivity
SEC206Deploying SAP Fiori to Meet the Needs of Your Current Security Model
TEC122Building the Business Case for SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA
UX121Design Thinking and the State of Indiana
UX122Fisker Automotive's Implementation of SAP Fiori and SAP Screen Personas


Be sure to check out the complete listing here


We thank everyone who submitted an abstract.  The ASUG Design Team received a high volume of customer submissions this year.  This is good as ASUG Members value customer stories.


Don't forget to add an ASUG SAP TechEd Pre-Conference session to your agenda.  Pre-conference sessions are Monday, October 19.  See more details at Announcing ASUG SAP TechEd Pre-Conference Sessions - Open for Registration


Here are some scenes from last year's pre-conference:


See SAP's Sam Yen invitation for you to attend SAP TechEd - "it's content and community"


See you in Las Vegas in October.

It feels like only yesterday we were getting ready to launch our websites as well as registration and now we are only two days away from hitting the SAP TechEd Las Vegas early bird deadline - July 17!


So before I continue I would just like to remind you all that you can save $300 if you register in the next two days! Click on the image below to find out more and to register!


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Don't worry you still have another couple of days to save €300 off registration for SAP TechEd Barcelona - but keep in mind it ends next Friday - July 24! If you prefer to register now or if you would like to find out more information you can click on the image below


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With preparation going extremely well for both events we are in a position to offer you information on

preconference sessions, our session catalog, 5k fun run, SAP InnoJam and DemoJam topics and early exhibitor listings! See below for more!


SAP TechEd Las Vegas


Ensure you check out ASUG's pre conference seminars.


You can find all tracks and topics on our session catalog


Places are filling up fast for our 5k fun run! Find more details here and add it to your registration!


Our SAP InnoJam and DemoJam topics have just been announced! We have also make some changes to SAP InnoJam and DemoJam this year. You can find out all information about the changes and the topics here!


We are delighted to see that our exhibitors are flying in and our spaces are filling up very quickly! You can find the list of exhibitors here. The list is updated on a regular basis so make sure you check back often. Alternatively if you would like to become an exhibitor you can find more information here.



SAP TechEd Barcelona


We could have some exciting news about potential pre conference seminars coming to Barcelona...!! My lips are sealed for now but watch this space!!


In the mean time check out our session catalog for information on the tracks and topics we have on offer at this years event.


As mentioned above our SAP InnoJam and DemoJam topics have just been announced! We have also make some changes to SAP InnoJam and DemoJam this year. You can find out all information about the changes and the topics here!


We have started to compile our list of exhibitors for SAP TechEd Barcelona. You can find them here. Alternatively if you are interested in exhibiting please click here.


I hope the above round up provided some information on where we are with preparation for the events as well as what we have on offer at both locations.


We will be providing more information as we move closer to the events but if you have any questions please do not hesitate to comment below.


Looking forward to meeting and engaging with you all!!

Over the last few years SAP TechEd attendees have taken strong interest in SAP InnoJam and DemoJam.


A number of us within the SAP Developer Relations team have put a lot of thought into SAP InnoJam and DemoJam for 2015 and we are now full steam ahead with preparation for both SAP TechEd events in Las Vegas and Barcelona.


If you haven’t already heard, we have made some changes to DemoJam. Don’t worry –the excellent Ian Kimbell still will be your host and it still will be up to the capable hands of the audience to determine the winner. But this year the six DemoJam finalists are going to be solely selected from the SAP InnoJam competition. This marks a major change for SAP InnoJam and DemoJam. If you would like to make it onto the DemoJam stage, you will firstly need to compete at SAP InnoJam!


In Las Vegas, SAP InnoJam will take place a couple of days before DemoJam, starting with a reception on Saturday night, October 17,  followed by two full days of coding on Sunday October 18 through Monday October 19 until 3pm. You can find more information on the changes to SAP InnoJam and DemoJam on Craig Cmehil’s blog: Let's Get Jamming and on the SAP TechEd website


There will be set themes for SAP InnoJam in both Las Vegas and Barcelona, but the InnoJam attendees will not learn what their individual challenges are until the time of the events.


SAP InnoJam at SAP TechEd Las Vegas, will focus on solving the needs of the Medical and Health Care industries. As the average age of the world’s population increases, critical skills and knowledge are needed across medical practices which help millions of people worldwide every day; but these resources are limited. Through technology, we hope to improve the efficiency and portability of these skills to the ever increasing human population.


SAP InnoJam at SAP TechEd Barcelona will focus on the challenges facing the Energy and Utilities industries (Oil, Gas, Electricity). As the world’s population increases, so does the demand on our natural resources. With the use of technology, we can strive to improve the efficiency of energy generation, sharing, and usage.


Both Medical and Healthcare and Energy and Utilities are two very interesting and needy areas in the world of today, I’m sure you will agree.


We really do expect to see some cool solutions, using SAP technology, that must be created within the 30-hour hackathon.


If you are interested in being part of SAP InnoJam and competing to potentially secure a slot at DemoJam, please select the appropriate options when you register for either SAP TechEd Las Vegas or SAP TechEd Barcelona. Don’t miss out , Seats are limited!!


Are you going to SAP TechEd this year? Registration for Las Vegas is now open, and Barcelona will be here before you know it. There is an easy way to connect with other SCN members while you are there. When you register, just include your SCN ID in the registration form and you'll be eligible for the I'll Be There badge. (Your SCN ID is not  your user name or email address here's how you find your SCN ID.)


Then look for other members who have the badge so you can make plans to connect before, during or after the event. Participating in this mission is a fun way to fuel face-to-face connections with other SCN members you've been engaging with online. If you’re already following each other, you can DM (direct message) each other and set up a meeting time and location.



BadgeHover.pngIf someone has the badge on their profile, you can see which location they’re registered for by hovering over the badge. You may even notice some folks, like speakers and SCN team members, have more than one badge because they’re going to more than one SAP TechEd location.


NOTE: We award these badges on a weekly basis, not immediately, so it might take a few days before you see one on your profile. And although we are starting with badges for Las Vegas attendees first, we will award badges for SAP TechEd Barcelona once registration for that location opens, so please enter your SCN ID no matter which location(s) you plan to attend.


The field is on the Personal Information screen of the registration process.



If you’re already registered, don’t worry, you can still add your SCN ID to your registration. Here’s how!


  1. Find your registration confirmation email (sender should be SAP TechEd 2015 and the subject should be SAP TechEd 2015 <location> Registration Confirmation) and note your confirmation number.
  2. Go to Access My Registration and enter that confirmation number and password to log in.
    The Access My Registration Record screen appears.

  3. Select Edit your Personal Information.
  4. On the Personal Information screen, scroll down past the mobile number and email address and Twitter handle input fields, until you get to the section titled “SAP Community Network (SCN) ID.”
  5. Enter your SCN ID in the input field.
    (This is an I-, D-, C-, S-, or P-number. Here's how to find your SCN ID.)

  6. Scroll to the bottom of the screen and click the Continue button.

Your changes are saved, and the next time we do an upload of the “I’ll Be There” badge for your location, your badge will appear on your SCN profile Bio tab.


Jump start your SAP TechEd Las Vegas experience with an ASUG Pre-conference session. All ASUG pre-conference sessions will be Monday, October 19th.  Some are full-day (8:30 am to 5:00 pm) and half-day.


This is the 11th year of the ASUG-SAP TechEd partnership.  I have been fortunate to attend ASUG pre-conference sessions since 2007 and I haven't been disappointed.  It's a great time to get a deep-dive in a hot topic.




Two hands-on sessions include SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio Deep Dive with SAP Mentor/ASUG Volunteer Ingo Hilgefort and Tame Big-Process Challenges with Intelligent Business Operations, Powered by SAP HANA.


For the Design Studio session, a subset of the abstract reads as follows:


SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio is SAP’s flagship product for the creation of dashboards and custom analytical applications. This full-day, hands-on seminar is a series of activities focused on the design studio in combination with SAP BW powered by SAP HANA.  Attendees will learn to use the different components in design studio and how to go from simple KPI dashboards to more complex self-service style applications.


The full list of sessions are as follows:

FULL DAY | HANDS-ON: SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio Deep Dive

8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.



FULL DAY | HANDS-ON: Tame Big-Process Challenges with Intelligent Business Operations, Powered by SAP HANA

8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.



FULL DAY | LECTURE: Get Ready Today for SAP Solution Manager 7.2 with SAP's John Krakowski

8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.



FULL DAY | LECTURE: How to Make Your User Experience Awesome and Your Business Users Happy

8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.



FULL DAY | LECTURE: SAP HANA "101" Workshop: The Road Ahead for Customers

8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.



FULL DAY | LECTURE: SAP S/4HANA – The Next-Generation Business Suite: Innovation on Premise, in the Cloud, and in Memory

8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.



HALF DAY | LECTURE: Making IoT Real: What You Need to Do to Develop and Deliver Your IoT Strategy

8:30 a.m.-Noon



HALF DAY | LECTURE: Fast Track to Internet of Things (IoT) with SAP HANA Cloud Platform

1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.


HALF DAY | LECTURE: How to Build and Extend ABAP Applications in SAP S/4HANA

1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.


See the full list of abstracts here.


Why attend a pre-conference session?


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. "


Could this be you, attending a pre-conference session on Monday, October 19th?



*All photos by SAP TechEd photographer.


Message from SAP:

View all registration levels including the Buy 4 Get 5 Group Discount Package. 

See you in October

Can you hear it?!

Of course you can! It’s the sound of the SAP TechEd (#SAPtd) season kicking off!


SAP TechEd will take place 19–23 October in Las Vegas and 10–12 November in Barcelona.  There’s already a great buzz since the launch of the Las Vegas and Barcelona web sites last week!


We are continuously updating both event websites to include the latest information, so be sure to keep an eye on those! You already can check out this year's sessions overview, new tracks and hot topics, as well as details about the exciting new program for InnoJam and DemoJam.


One of the things about SAP TechEd that has not changed this year is the amount of money you can save if you register early – yes you can still save $300/€300!  Take a look at all registration levels and deadlines for Las Vegas/ Barcelona, including the Buy 4 Get 5 Group discount package for SAP TechEd Las Vegas/ for Barcelona



As ever, the SAP TechEd team has been working hard to provide you with the best of the best - from lectures, hands-on training, and demos to networking opportunities with the brightest minds, and of course the continuous entertainment and enjoyable evening  activities.  We plan to deliver a full program which will provide you with fantastic skills, training, and extensive knowledge, plus plenty of opportunities to engage with your peers in a fantastic location!


We’ll ensure you have the opportunity to learn new functionality and optimization practices from SAP developers and product experts using SAP HANA and SAP HANA Cloud Platform, SAP S/4HANA, SAP Lumira, SAP BusinessObjects BI solutions, SAP mobile apps and infrastructure solutions, and much, much more.


If you’ve never attended SAP TechEd, you may be wondering if this is the right conference for you.  If so, , we advise you to also check out SAP TechEd past events websites and  SAP TechEd Online, where you’ll find videos from last year's events, attendee perspectives, recorded lectures, and interviews from the show floor. You also can hear what Clas Neumann, senior vice president and head of SAP Global Labs Network has to say about the conference:

Will Ayd, Supply Chain Operations, Under Armour, and one of last year’s attendees, summed it up well:

“TechEd was an enormous success!  The preparations and accommodations made it easy to get access to the content I was interested in and the classes themselves provided me with a better foundational understanding of where the products are now / where they are going and what that means for my company.  Not to mention, the networking sessions were also a great forum to meet other experts in the industry and create contacts for future career development.”

This is the event for you as it has everything you've come to know and love.  

Don’t miss out! Reserve the date for SAP TechEd Las Vegas or Barcelona on your 2015 calendar now and ensure you register early to save those $$/€€! 

We look forward to seeing you there!

Craig Cmehil

Let's Get Jamming!

Posted by Craig Cmehil May 22, 2015


In February we announced the evolution of the SAP InnoJam and the DemoJam at SAP TechEd events! Now with the registrations opening up soon for Las Vegas and Barcelona it's time to say a few more things about it!


Remember to compete at DemoJam you have to be selected at InnoJam and to be selected at InnoJam you have to register and attend the event!


We'll be announcing soon the "theme" of the event (hint hint we've short listed 3 themes and I'm thinking the term "well being" may indicate my personal choice of the 3) then once we announce the theme we'll be providing information in terms of tutorials and interviews around the main technologies such as the SAP HANA Cloud Platform and SAP HANA and of course from domain experts around the theme itself.


From the theme you may have ideas on what the challenges might be but the official challenges won't be released until you arrive on site to kick off the event, and yes the challenges from Las Vegas and Barcelona will be different!


This is an exciting time for the us, the InnoJam which started as the "SAP Innovation Weekend" back in 2010 has seen some small evolutions and changes over the years all leading up to this point. Many actually may not remember but in 2010 we talked about how this event could actually do what it is now, feeding the DemoJam with teams so for me to see it happen finally this year is pure excitement! Take a look back at our humble beginnings!


What is Innovation Weekend? - YouTube


How does Innovation Weekend work? - YouTube


Innovation Weekend Wrap-up in Berlin - YouTube


DemoJam is also a topic near and dear to me, having spent many a year hosting the event I'm anxious to see it evolve as well and I think having 6 teams from the InnoJam get up their on stage is a step in the right direction! I'm anxious to see SAP, customers and partners join in as teams to compete against each other and that in a levelled playing field with everyone getting the same information and knowledge in advance! Again we have come far!


SAP TechEd 2010 DemoJam - YouTube


SAP TechEd 2008 Berlin: Demo Jam - YouTube


So I hope that you sign up either as yourself to join a team upon arrival or that you and your whole team sign up together! Let's continue to make history!


See you in Las Vegas and Barcelona!


Yes, SAP TechEd is back && better than ever (according to an SAP ad) – the d-code name is dropped.  Submit today!


With only a few days to get your abstract in, submit yours and encourage your others to do the same, to ensure your attendance at this must-attend technology training and education event for SAP community.  For more tips on how to get your name onto this year’s ASUG at SAP TechEd program, see Don't Delay - Submit your ASUG SAP TechEd Abstract Today


Why should you do this?  I can't explain it better than Thorsten Franz does Why (and How) You Should Become an SAP TechEd Speaker


And don't forget registration launches in mid-June.  What is the value of SAP TechEd?  Thorsten again explains here: Convince Your Boss to Send You to SAP TechEd



Get submitting before midnight on May 24th! Submit today!  This is for NON-SAP speakers only - customers and partners are welcome to submit. 


Could this be you, presenting for ASUG at SAP TechEd, sharing your story, expertise, and raising your community profile?



Source: SAP TechEd Photographer


Also please save the date for Monday, October 19th, which is ASUG pre-conference day


Source: SAP TechEd Photographer

Since it is "throwback Thursday" take a look back and see why Community Members attend SAP TechEd - "it's not about marketing but what the products can do":

Competing in SAP TechEd Demo jam is always filled with excitement, thrill and fun. These gets double when your smart brain gives you an idea of using Flying Bots (Drones) for your demo.



Rescue-Bots can be used during flood, fire, earth quake or any other disasters. Bots can fly in the dangerous area where it’s difficult for human to get in. It scans the area, find out people who are stuck inside. It also detects the possible exits and dangerous objects like gas cylinder, boilers. This information is than passed to SAP HANA which process it and come up with safest path for the rescue team to follow.

Ingredients used to cook this concept are:


     1) OpenCV : For image processing

     2) Python : programming Drone for autonomous flight

     3) UI5 : User interface

     4) Visual enterprise : 3D model of ware house with objects like trapped humans, fire spots, Gas cylinder etc..

     5) SAP HANA  Last but not the least

     6) Parrot AR Drone 2.0 (Our Hero!!!)


We were quite confident with our demo but things got changed the moment we tried flying the drone in the techEd venue.

Our rescue bot was struggling with hundreds of wifi hotspots(thanks to 7000+ sap teched attendees ).

(Our Bot was using 2.4Ghz – 5 Ghz frequency which is same for wifi hotspots and other wireless networks and there was a big interference)

We spent 4 hours trying to find out a way to fly the drone with stability .During the process Drone smashed the wall, crash landed and almost gave one of my team members a heart attack.

At the End we somehow manage to fly the drone with stability .We have configure the drone such a way that the moment a fire alarm is detected ( simulated by mobile app ) drone will fly and started scanning the area using the image processing written in Open CV with the predefined path.


To demo the fire scenario we used the factory model with stickers on it which shows different objects like humans, fire, exits and gas cylinder.

Once this objects are detected with the help of bot’s camera and the open CV image processing algorithm the location is send to the backend.

We plot the objects in the 3D model which was prepared in visual enterprise as shown below.





Once we have the location of all the objects we determine the shortage path which needs to be followed by fire fighters to rescue the human inside avoiding the dangerous objects like gas cylinder or boilers.

This is how all the possible entry and exits path looks, out of which the system determines the safest path which can be used by rescue team when they arrive at the factory location.




When we have HANA how can we miss the analysis part!! We can do nice predictive analysis on how the fire spreads considering the air flow in the factory and exits.

At last it was a time to decide the winners.

And we did it Once more!!!




Thanks to my Geeky Team members: Trinoy Hazarika, Tanushree Das, lokesh Rajak, phani bhushan.


Here's the link to the On stage Demo:



On Monday I wrote this Announcing ASUG Call for Proposals is Now Open for SAP TechEd Las Vegas and now I want to offer some tips to submit below:


Submit Early

Why should you submit your abstract early?  To ensure your session is in the proper track is the main reason.  Track stories are listed here and I have listed them below:

  • Technology, Strategy, and Innovations
  • Development and Extension Platform for SAP HANA and Cloud
  • User Experience Design and Technology
  • Mobile Solution Development
  • Data Management and Modeling
  • Enterprise Analytics: Planning, Business Intelligence and Predictive
  • Cloud Integration, Orchestration, and Intelligent Processes
  • IT and Cloud Management
  • Security, Secure Development and Configuration


Knowing your Audience

You can watch this ASUG webcast that I did with ASUG's Jennie Moreau about ASUG Annual Conference - it includes knowing your audience and contains resources you may find useful:



Who is my audience?  What is their level of expertise?  What does your audience know / build on?  What are the pain points and success stories?  What did you overcome?  "What's in it for them"?  Why is this valuable information?  Share customer stories.  If you mention a customer's name, be sure to have their permission to present.


Be Brief

In your abstract, use concise words when submitting your session. Ask yourself if you will be able to fit everything you mentioned into a 60 minute session slot (generally 45 minutes presenting with 15 minutes question and answer).  Jennie Moreau says "hit and quit it".


Catchy Title

Make sure your title stands out with fresh content.  See catchy title example below:



Source: ASUG



Get a Peer Review

Ask your co-workers review your abstract and someone outside your realm understands your abstract.  A sample abstract is below:


Source: ASUG




ASUG Design Team

In this case, the Design Team for ASUG sessions at SAP TechEd includes ASUG Volunteers Kristen Dennis Gretchen Lindquist


The Design Team helps to recruit speakers for ASUG sessions at SAP TechEd and then reviews and rank abstracts

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Can I submit multiple abstracts?

A: Yes, multiple abstracts are welcome


Q: Will ASUG reimburse travel expenses?

A: ASUG does not reimburse travel expenses but if your abstract is selected you get to attend the SAP TechEd for free



Q: How long are the sessions?

A: Education sessions are typically 60 minutes long with 45 minutes presentation and 15 minutes question & answer



Q: Why should I present?

This is an opportunity to showcase yourself and your company and plus you will get free registration to SAP TechEd.  You can be attendee and learn from other customer stories and learn from the SAP experts at their sessions.


Q: Are multiple speakers allowed?

A: No, multiple speakers are not allowed.


Q: What type of presentation focus areas are available?

A: I recommend that abstracts focus on best practices, return on investment, cost savings, lessons learned, "war stories", case studies

Q: I submitted my abstract, what are the next steps?

ASUG and SAP will review the abstracts - if selected, you will be notified in June/July.



Q: I'm ready.  Where do I submit?

Click here



Q: I am experiencing logon issues - what can I do?

Send an e-mail to saptechedspeaker.info@sap.com


The deadline to submit your abstract is May 24. Reach out to saptechedspeaker.info@sap.com with any questions.  Reminder this is for NON-SAP speakers only.



I know ASUG Annual Conference / SAPPHIRENOW is two weeks away, but today, call for ASUG Proposals for SAP TechEd Las Vegas (October 19-23) is now open.   ASUG and SAP are working together again in education again this year for SAP TechEd, offering customer-led education sessions and Influence opportunities.


Here are the details:


Call for submissions opens today

Submissions close on May 24

For non-SAP Speakers only


Please review the following information before submitting your session proposal.


From the SAP TechEd site:

Location and Date: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, October 19-23, 2015


This special call for proposals is open to SAP customers and partners who are members of Americas' SAP Users' Group (ASUG). SAP employees are not eligible to participate.


Session proposals are subject to a final review by the ASUG Design Team. You will receive notification regarding the status of your proposal by mid-June.


The deadline to submit ASUG customer session proposals is Sunday/Monday, May 24/25 11.59pm PST/8.59am CET. The ASUG Customer sessions are 1-hour lecture sessions.


The Session Owner is the speaker who proposed the session.

Session Owners are responsible to:

  • Provide session details
  • Review edited details and schedule
  • Submit presentation materials
  • Meet deadlines
  • Additional speakers or co-speakers are not allowed
  • Sessions may be scheduled twice based on popularity of the topic
  • All speakers are required to accept the Proposal and Speaking Guidelines before proposing a session or being approved as a speaker
  • Speaker Assignments are reviewed and approved by the track owners


Approved speakers receive:

  • Complimentary lecture-only conference registration
  • SCN Contribution points
  • SAP TechEd does not reimburse for speaker's time, travel or hotel.
  • Important - Make sure to look through the site and reach out to saptechedspeaker.info@sap.com with any questions.


Track story plans are here

Submit your session proposal here. Deadline to submit proposals is Sunday, May 24.



ASUG Members, the SAP TechEd 2015 call for speakers is coming soon!!!

ASUG members, start planning to present at SAP TechEd 2015!

Plan Now for Call for ASUG Speakers for SAP TechEd Las Vegas


The ASUG Design Team Kristen Dennis Gretchen Lindquist looks forward to your submission.  If you have questions feel free to post below.


Based on its success in Berlin and Las Vegas, an “Influence Lounge” with improvised format has been set up for the first time at TechEd Bangalore (March 11th to 13th) by the Bangalore PMCS team.

It was a huge hit with 18 interactive sessions and 397 customers/partners getting a chance to influence SAP’s products. We also have to thank our co-moderators Ankita and Sourabh and also the TechEd organizing team Peeyush and Arif for their support!



Objective & Format:

Influence lounge sessions help starting long-term relationships with local customers. Each session lasts one hour  - 10’ product pitch-in, 40’ influence-storming (Quick DT activities), 10’ Feedback & networking.




Key outcomes:

131 customers/partners signed up for end user activities through end user signup forms

158 twitter posts reached 7 422 unique users through #influenceSAP hashtag

130 Influence branded laptop stickers issued

123 business cards exchanged (or badge scanned) for further engagements

20 participants in average per session

7+ Props - Pod had it's own set of designed properties like stickers, posters, timers, smiley feedback cards, collection boxes, signup forms, etc.

6 Key high-demand topics including S4HANA, Ariba and SFSF

5 influence.sap.com site signups during session

3.61 / 4 – Customer Overall rating on influence sessions

3.7 / 4 - Speaker rating on activity relevance



Feedback from presenters:

  • Very productive, reached out to many customers willing to engage with us
  • Wonderfully organized, great arrangements
  • The way the feedback was provided (smiley cards), the info-sessions and dry runs was all very interesting and engaging
  • Liked the format – 10-min product pitch, keep it short/crisp rule, white-boarding and use of design thinking props
  • Prepared summary for further discussions about the “ideas” received during session and possible building of roadmap of our product feature
  • The format is very impressive to have an interactive session with customers in “Design thinking mode”



And it doesn’t end there. The presenters have been requested to report back on the feedback collected. Some of them have already created very detailed reports on their sessions and they are looking at next steps to take forward the inputs/suggestions received from customers. For example here is one of the success stories (from SFSF team on their success with influence lounge).


If you have any questions, feel free to drop a line to: Muthuraj



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