Viva Las Vegas!
Inside SAP we are working hard to get ready for TechEd and to make it a great event. This year, as you know, it will be held in Las Vegas, together with the ASUG Fall Technology Conference. It should be a especially fun this year, with great educational sessions during the day, and Las Vegas fun to let off steam at night (I predict some bleary eyes at the early morning sessions ;-). As track owner for the End-to-End Process Integration Track, I wanted to blog on the great things we have in store this year.
The Process Integration track features 33 separate sessions presented by SAP employees, independent consultants, customers, partners, and ASUG members to bring you up to date with the latest and greatest in the realm of automating and accelerating processes; you will learn how to do IT at the speed of business!
The TechEd track for the IT Practice “End-toEnd Process Integration” covers the four main IT Scenarios that make up the practice: Business Process Management, Enabling Application-to-Appliction Processes, Enabling Business-to-Business Processes, and Enabling Platform Interoperability (if you are not familiar with the concept of IT Practices and IT Scenarios, I recommend that you read the excellent series of blogs on these topics by Matt Kangas; the entire series can be found on his SDN blog page. Or for a more humorous – though no less enlightening – look at the topic, try Mike Eacrett’s recent blog).
There will be sessions presented by SAP NetWeaver Product Mangement and RIG specialists, so you know you’ll be getting the latest and greatest information straight from the source. But with the addition of the ASUG Technology conference to the event, which started with last year’s TechEd, there will also be valuable customer presentations that give you great insight into what your peers are doing with SAP NetWeaver, and how they are doing it.
Highlights of this track include new sessions on the role of the Business Process Expert, or BPX (for more information about this new domain of expertise, see the Business Process Expert Community at SDN); a hands-on session using EDI and AS2 presented by Sam Raju; a session on using the quicksizer for XI; a workshop in developing transformations using the SAP Conversion Agent by Itemfield (see my weblog page on SDN for some blogs about the Conversion Agent); Interoperability sessions presented by speakers from Walldorf; and ASUG customer presentations by Hubbell, Dominion, Kimberly-Clark, Microsoft, and more. Plus, almost half of the sessions in this track are hands-on workshops!.
The following is a complete list of the sessions that will be offered in the track, each with a link to the session details. Look over these to find the sessions that interest you most, and we’ll see you in Vegas!
Different session owners will be blogging on their sessions, to give you a better idea of what they will be covering. As those blogs become available, I’ll update this blog with links to those blogs, so check back frequently!