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SAP Inside Track London: an initial wrap up: Part 1

Even if you’re not an uber geek, tipping up at an SAP Inside Track session should be high on your list of priorities. Maybe it is because of the diversity of attendees, maybe it’s the gob smacking enthusuasm for all things SAP but this year’s event had something for everybody.

I couldn’t capture it all but between Darren Hague’s Olympian efforts at getting an impromptu Livestream, my odd videos and Martin Gillet’s Flickrstream I hope readers will get a sense of what was happening.

First up for your enjoyment is an Animoto video I threw together using some of Martin’s pics. In a later version, I plan to overlay a sound track that features Darren and Nigel James, the two people who made Inside Track the success it is and sparked off a movement that now spans the world. 



Next up is an edited version of James Farrar’s excellent presentation about SAP and sustainability where he talks to the numbers and results SAP is achieving through its own sustainability efforts. What you don’t hear on the video is where James says SAP saved €90 million in 2009 through its sustainability efforts.


I’d still like to see more emphasis on issues beyond the accounting aspects but it is a good start. Check out the materiality matrix feedback page to see how SAP responds to public comments on this important topic.

Then we come to John Appleby of Bluefin‘s talk on developing iPad apps for SAP CRM sales. This comes in 2 parts. The first talks to the generality of the topic as it relates to the recent Sybase acquisition. The second provides a brief peek at how you go about developing code. I have deliberately edited this to provide a taster so you can follow up directly with John.


In Part 2, I will show more video content that includes a Slideshare of my presentation, excerpts from the C5 discussion, a quick hint from Martin about community development and finally – a not to be missed video of Lee Provoost of Headshift/Dachis where he talks about pace layering applications. 

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