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Get ready for Bangalore, baby.

As I hear of colleagues boarding flights to India these last couple of days, I’m beginning to feel that TechEd buzz again. I’m not attending this one, but I plan on catching some of it online.

I’m just taking a look at the programming fellow SCNer and SAP TechEd Live co-producer Jason Lax put together for Bangalore, and I see a healthy variety of innovation and technology sessions; local flavor from SAP Labs; event spotlights on InnoJam, DemoJam, and Design Thinking with WIT; and customer stories.

You can see the entire lineup and watch them live streaming on the SAP TechEd Online site, along with heaps of additional content: Demo Jam, Keynotes, lectures, and more.

As time zones, deadlines, and myriad distractions can make it difficult to tune in on time, you can always get the good stuff on demand. And of course for conference attendees, it’s important to “stay on target” (here’s why) and focus on your education sessions. Look through the schedule and see what piques your interest. If you’re on this site, there’s something for you.

Forget about that “what happens in Vegas” mantra for a minute. We recorded 30 interview sessions during SAP TechEd Las Vegas, and I’d like to share.

Here are some highlights:

Executive View

Interview with Vishal Sikka, Member of the Executive Board, SAP AG – Our own Mark Yolton gets the inside scoop from Vishal Sikka about SAP leadership, intellectual renewal, and community.

The Strategic Vision and Roadmap for the SAP Solution Portfolio with Sanjay Poonen, EVP and GM, SAP.

An Inside Look at How SAP Runs SAP with Oliver Bussmann, SAP CIO – Find out about the “bring your own phone” pilot that SAP US is running using Afaria software.

SAP TechEd and SAP Community Network

State of the Community– SAP Mentor Jon Reed asks Mark Yolton what’s up on SAP Community Network.

Introducing Your 2011 Las Vegas Demo Jam Champion – Demo Jam winner Marek Kowalkiewicz gets his 15 minutes of fame as he sits down with Denis Browne, head of SAP Imagineering.

Platform

Changing the Way We Develop with ABAP – One-on-one discussion between SAP Mentors Graham Robinson and Thomas Jung about some new ABAP programming directions and skills.

What’s Next with SAP NetWeaver? – SAP Mentor Graham Robinson interviews Björn Goerke, SVP Technology and Platform Core at SAP.

Catching up on SAP Solution Manager 7.1 – SAP Mentor Tony de Thomasis chats with SVP of SAP Solution Manager.

SAP HANA

BW 7.3 on SAP HANA– BW experts Storm Archer and Scott Shepard sit with Chief Evangelist for HANA Jeff Word and describe the buzz at the interactive stations in the Clubhouse.

Experiences from Running Applications on SAP HANA– Learn from SAP IT, the biggest customer of SAP HANA.

Analytics

Driving Customer Value and Success with SAP Business Analytics with Steve Lucas, Global GM and Senior Executive – SAP Business Analytics and Technology, SAP.

Mobile

Where Mobile App Development Is Going with Dr. Raj Nathan, EVP and Corporate Officer, SAP

Interview with Irfan Khan – SAP Mentor Jamie Oswaldt interviews the CTO of Sybase

Unwiring My Company: A Firsthand SAP Mobile Development Experience – Interesting techhie talk with Stan Stadelman (Sybase), Robert A Robertson (Intel), Brian O’Neill (IGT), and Ashish Singh (Genetech).

Edge Innovation in the Cloud: Building a Mobile Application on River – Mark Finnern recaps the unique collaboration between SAP Mentors John Moy and Thorsten Franz to build mobile apps.

Partner/Exhibitor

Finally, a special thank you for the partners who participated:

Adopting Sybase ASE and SAP Business Suite on HP Itanium

How Medtronic is Using HANA on Cisco’s Unified Computing System to Stay Ahead

SAP HANA and Intel Machine Check Architecture

TCS SAP HANA Initiative and Center of Excellence

Get ‘em all right here.

I really appreciate those who appeared as guests (and hosts) on the show in Las Vegas. Thanks for taking the time.

Stay tuned for updates and more programming fromSAP TechEd Madrid (November 8-10), but in the meantime, check out the show in Bangalore!
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