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I love attending conferences, because I can access and learn from so many experts all in one place. Most conference attendees have a plan or a system they use to ensure they do what they set out to do, and optimize their time at the event.

For those of you attending SAP TechEd Phoenix with a goal of learning more about SAP BusinessObjects, I’ve taken the liberty of designing an agenda to give you a ‘full-dose’ of SAP BusinessObjects.

Note that many of the activities such as the SAP BusinessObjects Solutions Test-Drive are available anytime the Community Clubhouse is opened. However, to attend Insight Night at TechEd 2009 Phoenix and Vienna, you must first sign up to receive access to the event. Locations for Educational Sessions are “TBD” at the moment. Register for the sessions first with the links I provide, and I’m sure you’ll be given this information during TechEd registration check-in.

 

Monday, October 12, 2009

When

What

Who

Where

Why

2 pm

Registration Check-In

You

Exhibit Hall Foyer, 300 Level, North Building

Beat the morning rush next day

4 pm

Hotel Check-In

You

Phoenix

Chill-out and get ready for exciting next few days

 

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

When

What

Who

Where

Why

7am – 8am

Breakfast buffet

You

Exhibit Hall, 300 Level, North Building

Fuel up for a big day

8am – 9:45am

Attend keynote

Speakers: Vishal Sikka and Rya Kurzweil

West Ballroom, Level 300, West Building

Vishal Sikka and Rya Kurzweil

10am – 11am

Explore Community Clubhouse; Swing by SAP BusinessObjects activities area to sign up and pick up pass to Insight Night at TechEd 2009 Phoenix and Vienna

Jason Cao at SAP BusinessObjects area

Exhibit Hall, 300 Level, North Building

Get your access pass (wristband) for Insight Night on Wed, Oct 14; Technology and Ecosystem Pods

11am – 11:30am

Expert Networking Session: “How to get the most from the BusinessObjects Community

Host: Jason Cao – BOC Community Strategist

Exhibit Hall, 300 Level, North Building, Community Clubhouse, Networking Lounge #2

Learn how others are deriving value, what contribution you can make and voice your opinion about BOC.

11:30am – 12:30 pm

Attend Exhibit Hall

SAP Partner Exhibitors

Exhibit Hall, 300 Level, North Buiding

 

12:30pm-1:30pm

Lunch

You

Exhibit Hall, 300 Level, North Building

Fuel up

1:30pm-2pm

Tweet and post with #sapteched09 and #businessobjects

You

Access “TechEd” wireless network anywhere at the conference center

Share your first impressions of TechEd 2009 Phoenix

2pm-4pm

Educational Session: “Introduction to SAP’s Business Intelligence Solutions

Speakers: Kathleen Beavers, Ingo Hilgefort – SAP

TBD

Fast-paced session giving hands-on “road-time” with SAP’s latest BI products.

4:30pm-6:30pm

Educational Session: “Best Practices for SAP BusinessObjects Data Federator and SAP NetWeaver BW

Speakers: Hansen Chen, Martha Levi – SAP

TBD

Get practical info about design and implementation of multi-source relational Universes.

6pm-8pm

Networking Reception

Sponsors: Exhibiting partners

Exhibit Hall, North Building

Meet the partners and SAP experts. Wear your badge!

8pm-9:15pm

Attend Demo Jam

2009 Demo Finalists (see list)

West Ballroom, Level 300, West Building

Cheer on your favorite demos.

 

Wednesday, October 14

When

What

Who

Where

Why

7am-8am

Breakfast buffet

You

Exhibit Hall, 300 Level, North Building

Fuel up for a big day

8am-9am

Educational Session: “Introduction into SAP BusinessObjects Explorer

Speaker: Ty Miller – SAP BusinessObjects

TBD

Get an intro, how it works, technical stuff, and different uses of SAP BusinessObjects Explorer.

9:15am-10:15am

Educational Session: “Product Overview for EPM for Financials Products (FC, EA, IC, and FIM)

Speaker: Sheldon Edelstein – SAP

TBD

Get a good overview of SAP BusinessObjects enterprise performance management products.

10:30am-11am

Join the SAP BusinessObjects Explorer Treasure Hunt

SAP BusinessObjects Explorer Team

Exhibit Hall, 300 Level, North Building, Community Clubhouse, BusinessObjects Activities area

See how fun and easy it is to use Explorer, and win a cool prize.

11am-11:30am

Expert Networking Session: “BusinessObjects Community Strategy Discussion

Host: Kuhan Milroy -BOC Team Lead

Exhibit Hall, 300 Level, North Building, Community Clubhouse, Networking Lounge #3

Influence the future of the SAP BusinessObjects community

12pm-1pm

Lunch

You

Exhibit Hall, 300 Level, North Building

Fuel up

1pm-2pm

Test-drive BusinessObjects solutions

SAP BusinessObjects Portfolio Demo Team

Exhibit Hall, 300 Level, North Building, Community Clubhouse, BusinessObject Activity Area

Take the driver’s seat with any of the BusinessObjects solutions, or let an attending Expert guide you.

2pm-3pm

Meet SAP Mentor and SCN Top Contributor – Ingo Hilgefort

Ingo Hilgefort – SAP Mentor, SAP BusinessObjects Product Manager of Embedded Analytics

Exhibit Hall, 300 Level, North Building, Community Clubhouse, BusinessObject Activity Area

Learn why he contributes to SCN. Ask for a deep-dive on one of his session topics. Get him to do an impromptu demo on SAP BusinessObjects products.

3:15pm-4:15pm

Educational Session: “SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Performance Management Overview and Roadmap

Speaker: Brian Katis – SAP

TBD

EPM roadmap revealed. See products for reporting, admin, and data management capabilities first hand.

4:30pm-6:30pm

Educational Session: “Consolidating Master Data Using SAP NetWeaver MDM and SAP BusinessObjects Data Services

Speakers: Karen Comer, Matthias Kretschmer – SAP

TBD

Learn how to overcome challenge of migrating huge data volumes to SAP NetWeaver MDM with SAP BusinessObjects Data Services.

6:30pm-7:30pm

Eat light dinner with others you met at TechEd

You

Some suggestions

Network and share your SAP BusinessObjects experiences.

7:30pm – 9pm

Attend Insight Night at TechEd 2009 Phoenix and Vienna

SAP BusinessObjects Community and BusinessObjects Demo Team

Lecture Room 11

See a prototype solution developed and demo’d for a real-life business insight challenge submitted by fellow TechEd attendee 

9pm on

Go next door to RIA Hacker Night or Process Design Slam

You

Lecture Room 9 and 10

See what the other groups next door are up to!

 

Thursday, October 15

When

What

Who

Where

Why

7am-8am

Breakfast buffet

You

Exhibit Hall, 300 Level, North Building

Fuel up for a big day

8am-9am

Education Session: “Integrated Lifecycle Management of SAP BusinessObjects Systems in SAP Landscapes

David Brockington – SAP BusinessObjects Product Manager

TBD

Gain insight into lifecycle management capabilities of SAP BusinessObjects applications from an administator’s perspective.

9:15am-10:15am

Educational Session: “Introduction into SAP NetWeaver BW Accelerator and SAP BusinessObjects Explorer

Speakers: Jens Doerpmund, Uddhav Gupta

TBD

Learn how the breakthrough combination of these solutions bring value to your business.

10:30am-12:15pm

Educational Session: “Enterprise Performance Management Solutions Integration with SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Solutions

Speakers: Sean Johnson; Ron Siberstein

TBD

Learn how to perform ad-hoc analyses, create highly formatted reports, and generate interactive dashboards on top of your EPM applications.

12:30pm-1:30pm

Lunch

You

Exhibit Hall, 300 Level, North Building

Fuel up

2pm-4pm

Educational Session: “Business Intelligence Roadmap

Speakers: Michael Eacrett, Dan Kearnan – SAP

TBD

Get latest integration status of SAP NetWeaver BW and SAP BusinessObjects.

4:30-6:30pm

Educational Session: “SAP BusinessObjects Data Services Based Data Acquisition for SAP NetWeaver BW

Speakers: Josh Djupstrom, Giri Mandava

TBD

Get firsthand experience with latest releases of SAP BusinessObjects Information Management portfolio.

6:30-8:30pm

Round up some fellow attendees for dinner

You and other TechEd attendees

Some suggestions

Share impressions of SAP TechEd so far.

9pm-10:30pm

Attend concert

Train

West Ballroom, Level 300, West Building

Grammy Award-winning Train rocks the house!

 

Friday, October 16

When

What

Who

Where

Why

7am-8am

Breakfast buffet

You

TBD

Fuel up for a half-day

8am-10am

Educational Session: “SAP NetWeaver BW and SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence Performance Best Practices

Paul Ekeland, Jolene Jonas, Patrice Le Bihan, Tanner Spaulding – SAP

TBD

A must for anyone deploying SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence on their SAP NetWeaver environment.

8am-10am

Education Session: “Embedded Analytics for SAP Business Suite Customers

Ingo Hilgefort, SAP BusinessObjects Product Manager

TBD

Learn how SAP BusinessObjects products will be integrated into the SAP Business Suite

10:30am-12:30pm

Educational Session: “Getting the Most out of Crystal Reports with your SAP System

Ingo Hilgefort and Julie Ingram, SAP BusinessObjects Product Managers

TBD

Learn how to leverage CR in combination with SAP ERP data

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  1. Jason Cao Post author
    Of course, Full Conference registrants at TechEd Phoenix can take part in the Customer Feedback and Strategy Roundtables – to give feedback and influence product direction.

    I especially like this one:
    SS11 – Lean and Agile Enterprise Information Management

    Tue, 2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m., 104B, West
    Tue, 4:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m., 103B, West

    There’s still a few spots, so sign up if you haven’t already!

    Cheers,
    Jason

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