I really enjoy working with the SAP Runs SAP team, they are a crazy cool bunch of people who excel in helping SAP run SAP.

Each member of the team is an expert in their own specialized area. Many share their knowledge via blogs (click the links below to see for yourself what I am talking about). If you are attending SAPPHIRE NOW or SAP TechED Madrid take the time to visit table DT514 (next to the SAP HANA stand) and meet the entire team in person.

You will be amazed at how much innovation can be shown at one table.

Matthias Wild: http://scn.sap.com/community/businessobjects-design-studio/blog/2012/11/05/sap-businessobjects-design-studio-on-touch-screen-devices-23

Bjoern Brencher: http://scn.sap.com/community/events/teched/blog/2012/10/02/don-t-miss-the-live-hacking-of-an-sap-system-at-teched-lecture-session-sis203

David Poisson: http://scn.sap.com/community/mobile/businessobjects/blog/2012/06/13/mobile-analytics–going-from-wow-to-now

Holger Faber: http://scn.sap.com/community/sap-runs-sap/blog/2012/05/10/the-best-of-two-worlds-a-21st-century-planning-tool

Keeping it all together: Eileen Butler (Not in Madrid) & Oguzhan (Ozzy) Genis: http://scn.sap.com/community/events/sapphire-now/blog/2012/10/30/i-love-seeing-customer-interaction

Watch this:

1. Innovation Driven by IT with Mike Golz

Today at 11:30 (CET) SAP TechEd Live (online) http://tinyurl.com/atmp2ba

2. Live hacking session in Madrid today and tomorrow.

For the first time, SAP’s own internal security department will provide insight into the SAP internal project of how to secure remote function call (RFC) communication via the “gateway” component. RFC is one of the main communication technologies for SAP NetWeaver-based systems. RFC is handled by gateway, which is a technical component running on every SAP NetWeaver Application Server – ABAP and Java. Gateway access control is one of the most crucial security configurations in SAP NetWeaver systems. After demonstrating how to break into SAP systems that lack gateway access control, you will learn how to design access control for highly integrated and connected SAP landscapes and how to implement it without business disruption. In addition, a monitoring strategy for gateway security will be presented.

Agenda Builder: http://www2.sapevents.com/SAP/madrid/index.cfm?fuseaction=agenda.sessionCatalog&sf=1137