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Palo Alto SAP TechTour ’07 Presentations

On August 9, 2007, over 130 people from the IT ecosystem of core developers, field experts, technical staff and partners, gathered in Palo Alto at the new Co-Innovation Lab for the SAP Tech Tour to showcase the technology available today to support enterprise service-oriented architecture. Exhibition tables included Wipro, ASUG, and the SDN and BPX Communities.  Please read on for more details on the event and view photos of the day’s activities.



Paul Kurchina and Scott Campbell welcomed attendees to the Palo Alto TechTour and to the Co-Innovation Lab to kick-off the day’s full agenda of dynamic presenters. 

Doug Merritt, Member of the Executive Council and Corporate Officer of the SAP Group, provided the overview “Realizing the Value of Enterprise SOA“, addressing the topics of stability within technology evolution, the needs of SAP customers, and SAP Enterprise SOA enabled solutions.


Next on the agenda, “Enterprise SOA Unveiled: Aligning IT to the Business” by Franck Lopez, Global Director, Enterprise Architecture & Enterprise SOA Portfolio.


Scott Campbell, Vice President of Co-Innovation Labs Network delivered the presentation “Evolution of the NetWeaver Platform“.


Reverse Engineered Cross-Applications” by Kartik Iyengar – Enterprise SOA Practice Head, Wipro Technologies.


The Importance of Standards in IT Architectures” by Michael Bechauf, Vice President of Industry Standards, SAP AG.


Wilson Ramos and Wallace Su, Technical Alliance Managers, presented “Integrating with Open Source, Java and Microsoft. NET Support“.


Adoption Made Easier: Composition Environment, ES Workplace, ES Bundles, & More”  was next to follow by Franklin Herbas, SAP NetWeaver Product Manager & David Sonnenschein, Director, Market Development Engineering.


Mark Yolton, Vice President, SAP Community Network, addressed the audience with “Collaboration Through the SDN & BPX Communities“.


The closing keynote – Designing IT For Business Innovation: The Enterprise SOA Strategy & Roadmap was delivered by Peter Graf, Executive Vice President SAP Labs, LLC.


Attendees were invited to join the networking reception sponsored by Wipro, where a prize drawing was held for three Tech Ed pre-conference passes, one each, to the SDN Community Day, SAP Enterprise Architecture Framework Bootcamp, and SAP Enterprise SOA in Action Bootcamp, in addition to the give away of Scott  Campbell’s book “Mastering Enterprise SOA with SAP NetWeaver and mySAP ERP” co-authored with Vamsi Mohun .      

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      I want to thank all of those who attended Tech Tour in Palo Alto, all those who presented, and Tech Tour sponsor: Wipro (and Kartik Iyengar for being there in person).  On a personal level, I was gratified to learn that a couple of people attended after reading my blog the week before and accepting the invitation to join us. For anyone who missed the west coast (U.S.) Tech Tour stop, you have two options: skim thru the presentations Christine posted in this blog (lots of great information in there), and/or attend another Tech Tour event in a location near you... there are ~30 more events this year around the world (find locations and dates on the Tech Tour page ... look in the "Events" tab in the top navigation of SDN and BPX).  And be sure to join us for TechEd!  (it's Tech Tour on steriods.) 


      Mark Yolton