SDN Day at Bangalore was on 7th November 2006 and it was great to see the SDN and BPX team here – Mark Yolton, Craig Cmehil and Marilyn Pratt. SDN Day Bangalore was an invitation only event. I am not sure how many people were invited but the crowd was very less when compared to Amsterdam. The number of attendees was much less than 100. But even in the small crowd I was able to do some networking.
I was supposed to give a session on mySAP CRM Mobile Sales and Service but unfortunately the audience was missing. I found out that out of the four parallel sessions actually planned; only one was actually happening. India has the third largest number of members in SDN. Where are the people?
The disadvantage of attending an event in your own office is that work can come calling anytime. And it did come calling. After facing an empty room for my presentation, I had to leave for my office. When I was leaving I saw a big collection of uncollected ID cards at the reception. That told the story of SDN Day at Bangalore. It still hasn’t caught up here in India.
SAP TechEd Bangalore was a different story altogether. And SDN Clubhouse was the only place where there were bean bags and chairs to sit. But that was not the only reason for the crowd around that area. There were interesting sessions happening in the SDN Theatre and some really interesting discussions in the BPX area. That was great.
I made a presentation on Modeling Mobile Sales / Service applications using Mobile Application Studio. Mobile .Net Client is not very famous when compared to the other solutions which use Mobile Infrastructure (MI). I tried my level best to spread the word and there were very curious listeners too. The presentation was very fruitful and the presentations I attended also increased my understanding of the SAP solution landscape.
As usual, had fun and did some learning also. That’s what SAP events are for!!!