SAP Inside Track Bangalore, 2010 was a BLAST !!! However there is a confession from my side. Given the fact that I’d been helping Craig Cmehil for organising Community Days, I was skeptical about the participation. I would take this chance to confess that I was practically floored by the participation SAP Inside Track received. If there was any doubt in my mind, they were blown to bits by the Bangalore SAP Community members.
Kudos to the members of the SAP Community Network and all those who attended, physically or virtually to make this happen.
And also definitely to Craig, Mrinal, Somnath & Shweta for going all out in terms of what was needed to make it as successful as it was. They are just awesome !!!
Last, but definitely not the least, hats off to the Certification 5. The sessions were absolutely brilliant and engaging and the odd timezones did not deter them from being online and drive this to a success for a straight 4 hours. You guys ROCKED !!!
Below are the links to the recorded sessions, they are available in the wiki as well :
|Time||Session Topic||Session Description||Host|
|9:00am-9:30am||Welcome & Introductions|
|9:30am-10:15am||Open Innovation @ SAP||A look at innovation with SAP and our Technology Strategy https://sap.na.pgiconnect.com/p50523487/||Craig Cmehil|
|10:15am-11:00am||Business Blueprint (enhaced + collaborative)||Business Blueprinting is an activity carried out before Realization for SAP implementation projects. We will showcase two new tools currently in the works – Enhanced Business Blueprint (on-premise) + Collaborative Business Blueprint (on-demand) which are complimentary to the existing Solution Manager offering to give customers a closed loop Blueprinting experience from Creation to Sign-off https://sap.na.pgiconnect.com/p28961331/||Karthik Sj and Vaibhav Valecha|
|11:15am-12:00 noon||Learning SAP SNC||Share experiences in learning SAP SNC using SAP Community Network https://sap.na.pgiconnect.com/p44962931/||Somnath Manna|
|12:00noon-12:45pm||Discussion: The state of enterprise UIs||An open discussion on why the user interfaces of our enterprise applications consistently suck and what can we do to change that https://sap.na.pgiconnect.com/p59224357/||Mrinal Wadhwa, Anne Kathrine Petteroe, Craig Cmehil|
|2:00pm-2:45pm||SAP Certification||Hear updates from the Certification 5 on their groundbreaking dialogue with SAP and then engage in a freewheeling discussion about the value of SAP Certification. The “C5” will join from around the globe for this special session. https://sap.na.pgiconnect.com/p21889623/||Michael Koch|
|3:00pm-3:45pm||Being Totally Frickin’ Awesome||Hear how the Certification 5 turned a research project into an action item for SAP along with the whacky marketing methods used. If they worked for us, they’ll work for you https://sap.na.pgiconnect.com/p97628197/||Dennis Howlett|
|4:00pm-4:45pm||SAP Career Strategies 2010||
SAP skills are a constantly moving target. New product areas emerge,threatening to overtake existing skills. “Commodization” in the form of global sourcing changes the game, forcing us to take pro-active steps to avoid flattened rates and decreased demand. In this interactive, “no slides” discussion, SAP Mentor Jon Reed will address the career planning questions you bring. He’ll also share his views on building an SAP career strategy, the role of “social networks,” the relevance of certification, and the impact of community on careers and skills development
|4:45pm-5:00pm||Debriefing & Closing|
Also do not forget to take the Certification Survey if you have not taken it already : http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/WEB22B2CY8SHJL/
Before closing for the day, Mrinal floated the brilliant idea of a Bangalore SAP User Group, through which we can co-ordinate and organize regular meetups, met with quite a bit of cheer from the participants. We’ve started with a Facebook group as it seemed to the one where most of the us were present : http://www.facebook.com/?sk=2361831622#!/group.php?gid=146237885404545