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ASUG Integration Technologies and E-Business SIG Webcast Series – 2009


In 2008, we had our first webcast series on Process integration / Exchange infrastructure. We had some great speakers and all the sessions were well attended. For more on the ITEB webcast series 2008, please refer to my blog – ASUG – XI / PI Webcast Series

Need for a webcast series: During the past few conferences (ASUG Annual conference / Sapphire/TechEd and a few others), we have been asking for feedback from participants on the list of topics that you would like to see ASUG work on in terms of setting up webcasts and other educational media. We have got some great feedback from the participants – Thank you all! While we could do one off webcasts, the idea of a webcast series (or a series of webcasts) was something that the members liked. It’s just easier blocking a day / time every week rather than signing up for webcasts and missing them.
The topics also ranged from multiple systems to multiple technologies to multiple applications. It was not easy to fit them all in one session and hence, we decided to do a few.

ITEB webcast series – 2009

We received a good response / feedback on the 2008 webcast series. This motivated us to do even better. Peter McNulty from SAP helped us get access to experts like Sam Raju, Udo Paltzer, Rene De Daniel. This year’s sessions will focus on interesting topics like emerging trends in B2b, Enterprise Integration patterns for Process Integration (PI), ‘Live’ scenarios in PI – very interesting session as it focuses on ‘High’ volume scenarios too. We are looking forward to some very interesting, highly informative sessions. Registration for these sessions will open this week and is limited to ASUG members.

ITEB webcast series – 2009 Schedule (2 more sessions to be added soon)

Date Time Topic Speaker
11-Mar 11 am Pacific Enterprise Integration patterns for SAP PI (Process Integration) Rene De Daniel, Syngenta
18-Mar 11 am Pacific Customer examples of ‘live’ scenarios (incl high volume) with SAP NW PI (incl 7.1)  Udo Paltzer, SAP
25-Mar 11 am Pacific Update on planned features and benefits with EHP1  Udo Paltzer, SAP


Rene de Daniel
Rene de Daniel has been working since 2003 as an SAP NetWeaver XI consultant on several international SAP NetWeaver XI and SAP NetWeaver PI projects. At BP in London, an SAP NetWeaver PI 7.1 ramp-up customer, he participated in the buildup of an Integration Competence Center. His focus areas are: definition of corporate SAP NetWeaver XI/PI architectures, naming conventions, definition of implementation approaches, and especially enterprise integration patterns. In June 2008 he published, together with his co-author Hermann Steinrötter, the book “Enterprise Integration Patterns for SAP NetWeaver PI” (English version published in November 2008). Rene works for Syngenta as an Enterprise Architect.

Sam Raju
Sam Raju is a platinum RIG Specialist with SAP Labs, LLC. Sam has over 20 years of IT experience with several years of SAP, EDI, Business-to-Business (B2B), and enterprise application integration (EAI) experience. He has extensive SAP and B2B implementation experience and successfully led implementations for customers from multiple industries including high tech, chemical, consumer products, petroleum, banking, and pharmaceutical, especially in the area of B2B integration using industry standards such as RosettaNet, EDI, CIDX, PIDX, UCCNet, SWIFT, Transora etc. Sam is also the author/co-author of the SAP Press book, B2B Integration using SAP NetWeaver PI.

Udo Paltzer
Udo Paltzer joined SAP in 2001. He is a product manager for SOA Middleware with expert knowledge in process integration based on SAP NetWeaver. Udo is responsible for the rollout of the process integration functionalities of SAP NetWeaver. Udo is a contact person for partners and ISVs who develop and certify products for Process Integration with SAP NetWeaver.

Steve Sprague
Steve Sprague has been working in the business network enablement and middleware integration space for over 13 years. As VP, Marketing & Product Strategy for Crossgate, Steve manages product strategy and field enablement globally. Prior to joining Crossgate, Steve spent 6 years as EVP, Marketing & Product Strategy with SEEBURGER. In that role, his main responsibility was Product Management with respect to SAP, and he was integrally involved in vertical solutions, emerging B2B standards, and SAP Netweaver Process Integration. Prior to his position with SEEBURGER, Steve worked as an analytical consultant surveying Fortune 100 companies and small and medium-sized businesses about their current and anticipated B2B requirements.


It is never easy putting together a series of webcasts. A lot of people have contributed – Special Thanks to Peter McNulty, Dawn Haymond (BITI/SIG Program chair), Jim Spath, Gretchen Lindquist and the entire BITI Volunteer team, Tiffany Baker and Melissa Reznik from ASUG HQ.



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