Building Social Capital at SAP TechEd 2009
Since first getting started with SAP R/2 way back in 1989, I have realised the importance of having access to quality reference material, and knowing who to ask for help. You might say that “Social Capital” has been the key to several successful implementations, fast solutions to numerous problems and the evolution of a cabapable NetWeaver technician.
A critical component in building Social Capital, is the desire to actively contribute to the Community from which you have drawn over so many years. This realisation dawned on me during TechEd Community Day 2008. So many Technicians willing to devote time and effort to share knowledge and experience with the SAP Community.
This year, I will attend SAP TechEd 2009 as an Active Contributor and SAP Mentor Program. When building your online Agenda, don’t forget to look out for Expert Network Sessions, Educational Sessions and Hands On Sessions run by SAP Mentors.
My SAP TechEd sessions this year are as follows:-
- ALM218 – How AusPost uses SolMan to reduce support costs
- ALM275 – Creating PDF Based Print Forms
- EXP116 – Virtualisation of SAP NetWeaver on IBM Power Platform
If you have attended previous SAP TechEd events, you realise the power and importance of collaboration. During ALM275, you will see an Aussie Basis guy collaborate with Juergen Hauser from Adobe and Martin Plummer from SAP. During EXP116, you will see an Aussie Basis guy collaborate with Irene Hopf from IBM Germany, George Manousos from IBM Australia and Joe Monaco from IBM Australia. During ALM218, you will see a live demonstration of my top 10 tips for how Solution Manager can help reduce your support costs.
To really round out your SAP TechEd experience, don’t forget to:-
- Learn from the experts manning the exhibition booths
- Attend the ASUG Arizona Chapter Meeting
- Register for the IBM and SAP annual Solution update
- Meet the DemoJam finalists in the SCN clubhouse
- Track down an SCN Top Contributor
- Get a coffee in the SCN clubhouse
- Share a beer (or two) with your friendly SAP Mentor