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SAP Inside Track Palo Alto Agenda

Webcast connection information:
Co-Innovation (COIL) room sessions are available here: 
Orion room sessions: 
North Star sessions:

Within the room you will find dial in information for audio.


Conference Agenda

Thursday 2009-05-28 6:00 PM

Pre-SAP Inside Track Get Together at Gordon Biersch in Palo Alto 640 Emerson St. Palo Alto


Friday 29th

08:00 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast Room: COIL 

09:00 AM Keynote: Meeting the challenges of tomorrow – how can intelligence make you better at work? – David Meyer – Room: COIL

SAP BusinessObjects Explorer represents the first step to radically altering the way all of us consume information and intelligence in our daily lives.  Join David as he talks about the direction SAP BusinessObjects is taking to bring intelligence to your fingertips in this rapidly changing world.


10:00 AM Speed Networking Room: COIL

10:30 AM Morning Break Room: COIL


10:45 AM Envision the Future of the Business User Workplace – SAP Mentor: Matthias Zeller Room: COIL. This presentation provides an overview of the enterprise 2.0 trends. I will identify the challenges information workers deal with today and discuss how new solutions address those issues, while also introducing new challenges.

The art of Learning and Leveraging Newer Technologies, with special emphasis to SAP NetWeaver  SAP Mentor: Srinivas Tanikella – Room: North Star. This session provides insight to a successful progression from ABAP and legacy systems to SAP NetWeaver Technology platform.


User experience technology and analysis Jay S Kapadia Room: Orion. Presentatio of a study results regarding the most prominent AJAX/RIA technologies in different categories in the market.  The study included GWT (Google Web Toolkit), YUI (Yahoo User Interface), Adobe Flex, Microsoft Silverlight, Java FX & Extjs.


11:35 AM Custom Adobe Interactive Forms using the ISR Framework – including mobile approval via Blackberry SAP Mentor: Harald Reiter Room: North Star. We take a look at a real life implementation of Adobe Interactive Forms at a customer that is using them to streamline HCM processes.

See latest SAP BusinessObjects Innovation Center prototyps: “Social Network Analyzer”, “Business Objects Explorer on the iPhone” Laurent Bride Room: Room: COIL. Learn about the latest trends in Business Intelligence and see live demos of the newest BusinessObjects Innovation Center prototypes including “Social Network Analyzer”, “Business Objects Explorer on the iPhone”

ESME as example of Super interactive apps with Lift and Scala David Pollak Room: Orion Update about Enterprise Social Messaging Experiment, ESME, an SAP ecosystem open source project being incubated by the Apache Foundation. Plus intro to Lift & Scala


12:25 PM  Lunch Break  Patio on the back of the building.


1:30 PM Metadata based access control to NetWeaver portal content SAP Mentor: Harald Reiter Room: COIL. In this session we will discuss how metadata based access can help you streamline your Netweaver portal authorization provisioning processes and architecture.

NetWeaver as a Stack for Scientific Research SAP Mentor: David Halitsky Room: North Star Extending Supply Chain Management to Bioinformatics More details Come snub me again at SDN/Labs Day in Palo Alto 5/29  !!!!!

Adobe Flash and SAP- changing the user experience Andre Salazar Room: Orion Learn how Adobe and SAP have been working together to improve the user experience, and see how Adobe’s Flash platform is now widely including the new standard integration of Flash in WebDynpro- Rich Islands for Adobe Flash. 


2:20 PM Assemble your Tribe. Enterprise Community Building in the 21st Century SAP Mentor: Mark Finnern Room: COIL. Lessons learn from 6 years of Enterprise 2.0 community building at the SAP Community Network culminating in the SAP Mentor initiative.

Spark – Enabling Grassroots Innovation inside of SAP Rebecca Sowards-Emmerd, Will Gardella Room: Orion  The Spark community provides an environment where grassroots innovators can thrive and be successful, ultimately providing value to both SAP and our customers.

Cloud Computing at SAP Frank Stienhans Room: North Star We will show 1.several SAP solutions running in the Cloud, 2.How to create and modify System Landscapes, 3.How cloud computing will change the field of IT Operations.


3:05 PM Afternoon Break


3:20 PM Blue Ruby – an exploratory Ruby VM in ABAP Juergen Schmerder Room: COIL. Learn how to run Ruby code on the ABAP Application Server and how to get involved in the Blue Ruby research project.

Best practices in the development of Business Classes in Object Oriented ABAPSAP Mentor: Leonardo De Araujo Room: North Star. This session has a goal of present and discuss the best practices we collected throughout years of development and interaction with other SAP community members and mentors.

Docupedia Community Documentation Will Gardella Room: Orion. The Docupedia documentation wiki enhances the knowledge discovery experience for the SAP developer community.


4:00 PM Panel: Future of Enterprise Software Room: COIL What is the future of Enterprise Software. Panelist are: Rami Branitzky Managing Director SAP Labs North America, Anne Hardy Director Platform Research at SAP Research Center, Palo Alto., David Meyer VP Emerging Technologies SAP Business Objects, Mark Yolton Senior Vice President SAP Community Network Global Ecosystem & Partner Group, Kaj van de Loo SVP in the Office of the CTO at SAP, Host:Mark Finnern SAP Chief Community Evangelist


5:00 – 9:00 PM Evening Reception Southern Cross. We are having some Wii games and if we get enough people together we will play some Werewolf, one of the most interesting role playing games. 

If you like what you see and live close by, please register the event is proudly sponsored by SAP Labs. This is why we can offer it for free and there are just a couple of seats left.

If everything works out we will webcast all sessions via SAP Connect:
Co-Innovation room sessions in will be available under:
Orion room sessions:
North Star sessions:

It is going to be quite the event. See you all there.

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      Hi SCN,
      We are on with SAP Inside Track in Palo Alto. Join the webcast:

      Co-Innovation room sessions in will be available under: 
      Orion room sessions: 
      North Star sessions:
      Within the connect session you will find the dial in information for the audio.
      See you all there, Mark.

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      Mark Finnern
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