I am fortunate to be able to attend the upcoming TechEd in Las Vegas. Although I am not a very technical person I have two goals for the event. Firstly I am going to try and understand some of the new BI initiatives and their suitability for incorporation into university curriculum. One of the many good SAP resources I have discovered is the TechEd DVD’s. These include presentations plus hands on exercises in a broad range of areas and make it easier to quickly create some workshops for a subject. But remember they are more technical in nature. The DVD’s can be purchased separate from the event.
The second purpose of attendance is to reach out to some of the SAP Mentors to get them involved in university activities. I know you are probably going to ask yourself “what is a SAP Mentor?”. A year ago I would have asked the same question. These “gurus” are the leading influencers in the SAP community and are experts in a SAP product or service. You can find out more about SAP Mentors at SAP Mentor Initiative .
Through my role in the SAP user group I recently met a couple of the SAP Mentors and found that they are enthusiastic about getting involved with universities to pass their knowledge onto students. A number of SAP Mentors are already involved in different aspects of the SAP University Alliance Program.
So here is an opportunity for universities to further leverage SAP Mentors. If you have some suggestions of how SAP Mentors could assist the SAP University Alliance Program post your ideas below and I will attempt to pass them on.