It may be difficult to believe that 2015 is flying by so quickly, but planning is already underway for SAP TechEd 2015 in Las Vegas.
The design team for the ASUG education sessions this year is Tammy Powlas, ASUG volunteer Kristen Dennis, and myself, along with our SAP Point of Contact Peter McNulty. Tammy posted a very informative blog in the Business Intelligence space to entice BI people to start thinking about presenting.,Plan Now for Call for ASUG Speakers for SAP TechEd Las Vegas . I am not going to repeat everything she already said so well, but I do want to encourage you to review her post and to consider presenting.
You might be thinking, I don't see a GRC track at TechEd, and if you are thinking that, you are right: there is not a track solely dedicated to GRC. However, the Security, Secure Development, and Configuration track covers SAP security products as well as standard features, capabilities and recommendations. In this track we welcome and encourage customers to present on SAP Access Control, SAP Identity Management, SAP Threat Detection, SAP Single Sign-on, security redesign projects, secure development and configuration - really, just about anything related to the security function in your SAP landscape. Lessons learned from implementations and upgrades, tips and tricks, believe me when I say that ASUG's Design Team wants to offer more than just SAP HANA all the time. Certainly, if you have a SAP HANA security success story, we welcome it, too, but think bigger. We have a lot of education slots to fill, and the feedback we have received is that customer presentations are highly desired. So put on your thinking cap now and get ready for the call to open on April 20.
Here is the expected timeline (Source: SAP):
ASUG members who are not customers are also welcome to submit an abstract; just keep in mind that customer presentations are preferred. If you are a consultant who had a successful security or GRC project, perhaps you can persuade one of the customers on the team to present and tell your mutual success story. I hope to see many abstracts submitted on security, IdM, GRC, and other related topics.