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SAP Tech Tour – NJ ASUG Chapter

The Tech Tour agenda at the ASUG NJ Chapter meeting featured an informative set of presentations focusing on Web 2.0 and Enterprise Information Management.

AGENDA: Web 2.0 and Enterprise Information Management

9:00 a.m. Overview: “Business Network Transformation Enabled by Enterprise SOA” (Uddhav Gupta)

10:00 a.m. SAP NetWeaver Business Intelligence Roadmap with BI Accelerator (Kathleen Beavers)

11:15 a.m. SAP NetWeaver Enterprise Search – Introduction (Uddhav Gupta)


Uddhav Gupta is a member of the NetWeaver Product Management team at SAP Labs. He possesses expertise in the areas indexing mechanisms, tagging mechanisms, UI technologies, artificial intelligence, semantic search mechanisms and service based web applications. Uddhav also has a significant experience in developing and architecting various search applications on numerous platforms and technology stacks. Prior to his current role, Uddhav was a part of the Regional Implementation Group (RIG) responsible for implementation of products such as Duet and Enterprise Search. Currently he is responsible for the product management activities for SAP NetWeaver Enterprise Search in the United States.

Kathleen (Katie) Beavers is a member of the SAP NetWeaver Product Management group of SAP Labs and has been with SAP for over 13 years. Her specialty is SAP NetWeaver Business Intelligence, where her focus is reporting, including the SAP Business Explorer (BEx) suite, and BI Integrated Planning. Katie has worked with SAP NetWeaver BI since 2001, when she helped to roll out the SAP BW 3.0 release. Prior to joining the product management team, Katie worked with FI/CO as an instructor and in the demo support group.

Vince Kohli is a SAP Mentor. He brings more than 14 years of strategic consulting, project management, technology and business management experience to Enterprise Architecture. He has managed EA Programs and Business Process Management initiatives with numerous senior executives in commercial and government environments to maximize their project portfolio, technology governance, process hierarchies and project prioritization challenges. He has extensive experience working with Fortune 500 customers enabling them to leverage technology to improve the way they operate and manage their business. This experience includes leading large account teams for the implementation of SAP technology and business process performance programs.

Other presentations delivered at the Chapter meeting included:

Rapid Commercialization Strategies for Pharmaceutical and Biotech Companies – GROM
Given the constant internal and external pressures for shareholder value creation, pharmaceutical and biotech companies are under mandates from Wall Street as well as company executives to bring products to market faster, cheaper, and better. This session examines many practical strategies to leverage SAP products to effectively manage R&D projects and resources, streamline technical transfer and compliance-related commercialization activities, and integrate the visibility of R&D planning and execution activities into the supply chain.

Supply Chain, ORTEC’s Transportation Optimization Solution for SAP – Ortec
ORTEC specializes in optimization based advanced planning software to companies across a variety of industries. Embedded in SAP, ORTEC improves transportation and warehouse business processes in support of corporate green initiatives through intelligent picking, building smarter pallets and cartons, improving vehicle load utilization, and enhancing route scheduling.

SAP Enterprise Mobility “Your Office in Motion” – Aware Interweave

Logistics of a Launch – Publishers Circulation Fulfillment Corporation
Lessons learned during SAP implementation phase one

*Symphony – the new PCF legacy *Why SAP? *Who was affected? *What was affected? *Strategic Organizational Planning *Testing 1-2-3-4-5-… *End user training/adoption

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