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When I am not trying to stuff as much information into my head as I possibly can at SAPTechEd, one of the things I like best is to just find someone and introduce myself, and maybe have a lunch with them.  At lunch on Wednesday, I found the opportunity to chat up some strangers – and even after their serenity was stormed by a pack of Mentors, they still agreed to talk to me, on camera!

I submit for your watching pleasure two videos, take on Wednesday, October 20, in the dining hall at SAPTechEd LV.

Biral Patel and  Emigdia Degouveia had no clue who I was or what my evil plans were when they allowed me to sit down with them at lunch.  We (and another gentleman, who asked to remain anonymous) were having a very pleasant lunch, chatting about the event, the educational opportunities, and of course, SAP Community Network (SCN, or SDN, depending on how you are feeling that day). 

A wolfpack of mentors came in, starving, and overwhelmed our table – Jon Reed, John Appleby, Martin Gillet, and Aslan Noghre-kar, and Natascha Schubert Thomson.  Biral and Emi were not put off at all.  As a matter of fact, they seemed to enjoy listening to John Appleby and the story of how Natascha came to SAPTechEd (but more on that later).  I saw how engaged Biral and Emi were, so I decided to take advantage!

We quickly split off from the table, and found a *somewhat* quieter space – so I could just record their sentiments about the event.  

First up, Biral Patel of IBM… A first time attendee!  And not too scared to be filmed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lo3srAOi16E

Next up, Emigdia Degouveia (she gave me permission to call her Emi, probably to prevent me from botching her name too many times, but I am grateful, whatever the reason).  Emi has been to SAPTechEd before, and she just had to come back!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wg7Zw1ac5g

And finally, when the wolf-pack swarm occurred, John Appleby of Bluefin regaled us all with the story of how Natascha Schubert Thomson came to be at SAPTechEd.  Although Natascha has moved on to a new position (in Social Media, no less) and is no longer responsible for the feed and caring of SAPMentors, we just couldn’t go without her.  Sylvia Santelli is doing a fantastic job, but we felt some shoulder to shoulder knowledge transfer was required.  Here’s what happened:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4jKochCsUU

 

With warmest regards to *everyone* who helped make this such an astonishing event,

Sue

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