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TechTour ’07 Comes to Palo Alto, CA

It is 10 AM August 9 at the 2007 TechTour in the Co-Innovation Lab at SAP, Palo Alto CA. There are over 150 customers and partners in attendance. Some of the companies in attendance include Apple, Adobe, Chevron, HP, IBM, Intel, National Semiconductor, Varian Medical Systems, and Wipro representing numerous industries.

Doug Merritt, Executive Council & Corporate Officer of the SAP Group, has just finished his Opening Keynote speach: Realizing the Value of Enterprise SOA. And the rest of the day is packed with exciting topics by leaders in Enterprise SOA.  The key message: Enterprise SOA is an enabler for business agility.

The following image is of Doug Merrit speaking at the beginning of the event.

Doug Merritt Speaking at TechTour

  Presenter Topic
image Doug Merritt, Executive Council & Corporate Officer of the SAP Group Realizing the Value of Enterprise SOA
Franck Lopez Frank Lopez, Global Director of Enterprise Architecture & Enterprise SOA Portfolio Enterprise SOA Unveiled: Aligning IT to the Business
  Scott Campbel, Vice President of Co-Innovation Labs Network Evolution of the NetWeaver Platform
Kartik Iyengar Kartik Iyengar, Enterprise SOA Practice Head, Wipro Technologies Reverse Engineered Cross-Applications
Michael Bechauf Michael Bechauf, Vice President of Industry Standards, SAP AG The Importance of Standards in IT Architectures
  Wilson Ramos and Wallace Su, Technical Alliance managers Integrating with Open Source, Java and Microsoft .NET Support
Franklin Herbas Franklin Herbas, SAP NetWeaver Product Manager & David Sonnenschein, Director, Market Development Engineering Adoption Made Easier: Composition Environment, ES Workplace, ES Bundles, and more
Mark Yolton Mark Yolton, Vice President, SAP Community Network Collaboration Through the SDN & BPX Communities
Peter Graf Peter Graf, Executive Vice President SAP Labs, LLC Closing Keynote: The Enterprise SOA Strategy & Roadmap


And the event shall end with the award of some secret prizes to a lucky few.

Key Messages

“ESOA is NOW! Our ecosystem is strong and is our competetive advantage. Co-innovation is not just a word; it is how we make ESOA a reality… with our partners, customers, and SAP.” — Peter Graf

“Enterprise SOA is a set of tools and methodologies and has a short engagement timeline thereby enabling increased agility.  Enterprise SOA is an enabler to help businesses govern and control their environment and roadmap to align with business objectives.  Enterprise SOA enables the visualization of business models and their impact on technology and information, and it enables alignment of IT with the Business.” — Frank Lopez

“Our customers and partners are clearly seeing the power of SAP’s Platform, Ecosystem, and BPP strategy.  It’s now time for execution to realize the benefits.” — Scott Campbell

“Open Source is the wave of the future.” — Wilson Ramos

Additional Information

For more details on Enterprise SOA, Standards, NetWeaver, and everything talked about at today’s TechTour, please visit the SDN and BPX communities. For information on the emerging future directions and trends in Enterprise SOA, please visit our Weblogs and Webinars section of SDN and BPX Communities. Practical information about Getting Started with Enterprise SOA, implementations, and best practices can be found in the Wiki section of SDN and BPX Communities.

Each year SAP holds 50 TechTour events in various cities around the world.  Please visit SAP’s TechTour site for more details. SAP TechEd ’07 is SAP’s premier technical education event, offering technical and business process training on a wide range of SAP NetWeaver topics. Join fellow SDN and BPX Community members for hundreds of instructor-led hands-on workshops, technical lectures, and networking opportunities.

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      Author's profile photo Witalij Rudnicki
      Witalij Rudnicki
      Hello Scott,
      Once again thank you and the team for this event. We left our paper feedbacks, but I would like to stress once again my positive opinion on good balance of topics and excellent choice of speakers.
      There were only small things to improve, but really minor.
      It would be really interesting to know, how COIL is developing, what projects are you working on, what are achievements. So hope to see more blogs on this topic on SDN.
      Best regards,
      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member
      Glad you enjoyed the event.

      As far as COIL, much to say soon including setting up the online presence and talking about the projects.

      Hope to see you at Tech Ed.