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Looking forward to SAP TechEd 2009 Phoenix

I am so excited for SAP TechEd 2009 Phoenix from October 13th – 16th.  I have already started browsing all of the great educational sessions that will be offered (see SAP TechEd Education Sessions).  The full agenda of the conference can be found here

The conference will kick off with a SAP Executive Keynote from Vishal Sikka – SAP’s CTO.  After that, the educational sessions begin.  There will be many excellent sessions to choose from on topics ranging from Business Intelligence, Business Objects, Solution Manager and Sustainability (plus many more).  You will hear from SAP on the latest and greatest updates on their solutions.  And, don’t forget about the hands-on workshops that will be available.  All full conference registrants are able to register for two hands-on workshops.  But hold on, this year SAP is having a drawing where they will select 500 winners that will be able to register for a third hands-on session!  Whoohoo!

There will also be many ASUG sessions to choose from which provide information on how SAP Customers are using SAP Solutions today:

ASUG Sessions

 There will also be ASUG Influence Sessions you can attend to find out about new Influence Councils that are starting and also update sessions where you will hear new information pertaining to active Influence Councils:

ASUG Influence Sessions at TechEd Phoenix

There will also be many SAP Mentors attending the various SAP TechEd’s around the globe.  What is a SAP Mentor?  SAP Mentors are individuals that have many years of SAP related experience and are passionate about sharing their knowledge with the SAP Community.

SAP Mentor Initiative

Be sure to check out the following SAP Mentor Presentations in Phoenix:

Leonardo De Araujo

CD201 – Best Practices in Development of Business Classes Using Object-Oriented ABAP in SAP

Tony de Thomasis

ALM218 – How Australia Post Uses SAP Solution Manager to Reduce Support Costs

Ginger Gatling

BPM160 – SAP NetWeaver BPM for Business Process Experts

Ingo Hilefort

BI114 – Integrated Analytics with SAP BusinessObjects

BI116 – Embedded Analytics for SAP Business Suite Customers

BI160 – Introduction to SAP’s Business Intelligence Solutions

BI262 – Getting the Most out of Crystal Reports with your SAP System

Thomas Jung

CD102 – Web Dynpro for ABAP Overview

CD260 – ABAP Development:  Update Your Skills to SAP NetWeaver 7

CD264 – Developing User Interfaces with Web Dynpro for ABAP

UP162 – Personalization, Configuration, and Customization of Web Dynpro ABAP with Floorplan Manager

UP201 – Web Dynpro ABAP:  Enhancements with SAP NetWeaver 7.0 and Beyond

Susan Keohan

BPM200 – Workflow for Workflow’s Sake

Butch McNally

UP216 – MOSS 2007 and SAP NetWeaver Portal 7.0 Interoperability Update from Eastman

Harald Reiter

UP211 – Transform Your SAP NetWeaver Portal into an Enterprise 2.0 Portal

Jim Spath

ALM220 – Leveraging SAP Solution Manager Power Tools at Black & Decker

Srinivas Tanikella

CD205 – Tips and Tricks for Learning and Leveraging Newer Technologies

Karin Tillotson

BI208 – Archiving Data in SAP NetWeaver BW 7.0

UP250 – ASUG Influence:  SAP NetWeaver User Interaction Strategy and User Interface Technology

Vijay Vijayasanka

BI216 – Case Study:  An SOA and SAP NetWeaver BI-Driven implementation of SAP CRM

Matthias Zeller

UP113 – Bridging the Gap Between IT and Business with Enterprise Mashups


Be sure to also check out the Community Clubhouse for the Experts Networking Lounge.  Here, sessions will be hosted by a select group of SAP guru’s and business process thought leaders from within SAP and the SAP Ecosystem of Customers and Consultants.  The schedule for these sessions will be available at a later date from the SAP TechEd website.

With the troubled economy, I am sure some of you need help in getting approval to attend conferences.  SAP has provided some information to help you get approval for TechEd.  Just click here for an example travel request approval document.

And, if you cannot make Phoenix, there will be more SAP TechEd Conferences in Vienna (October 27-29), Shanghai (November 11-12) and Bangalore (November 18-20).

And, if you twitter, be sure to follow @sapteched and if you tweet about the conference, reference it with hashtag #sapteched.


Hope to see you all at SAP TechEd 2009!

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      Hashtag should be #sapteched09 actually, and nice blog you folks keep writing these nice blogs and I'll never get to enjoy my vacation 🙂

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      Thanks for the correction Craig.  I have been using the wrong one.  Will change immediately :-).

      And enjoy your vacation!


      Author's profile photo Susan Keohan
      Susan Keohan
      You've done a great job summarizing the benefits, ASUG sessions, and Mentor sessions.  Good work while your fellow ASUG BITI/Mentor pals are enjoying their vacations.  Thanks for holding down the fort!  #SAPTECHED09 W00t!
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      Thanks Sue - it seems as though everyone is on vacation these days.  🙂

      Happy Sailing!


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      Sorry, I missed a couple of SAP Mentor sessions.  They are:
      Rich Heilman
      BI162 - SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation
      CD260 - ABAP Development:  Update Your Skills to SAP NetWeaver 7
      Ed Herrman
      CD260- ABAP Development:  Update Your Skills to SAP NetWeaver 7
      Joseph Zeinoun
      UP112 - SAP NetWeaver Enterprise Search:  A Federated Business Information Approach

      Sorry about that!