The second day of SAPPHIRE was very eventful and fun for me. I’ve had opportunities to get some great videos with partners, customers and our team on-site and was lucky to tweet about a customer Luncheon with Steve Lucas and other campus activities.
The day started with a keynote from Jim Snabe about technology and innovation. I think the keynote was very inspiring and fun to listen to. Especially to hear that customers such as McLaren are”blown away by SAP HANA”. After several sessions and videos with Partners I was lucky to attend an exclusive customer luncheon with Steve Lucas.
In the afternoon I ran into Hans Juergen Reuter, CEO of Gicom, a SAP partner who just won the Pinnacle award, and it was so much fun interviewing him and seeing his enthusiasm about SAP HANA and the partnership with SAP.
While I was walking around the D&T campus in the afternoon I saw Jim Snabe touring through the campus and Hasso stopped by the SAP HANA Test Drive Area. I couldn’t resist taking a picture and tweeting it right away. Seems today was my lucky day, lots of snapshots and videos. I met the authors of the EIM Book and you can hear more about this in our YouTube Channel tomorrow, I can tell you as much: It was lots of fun with the ladies!
Steve Lucas had another great session with SAP HANA Customers such as Eby-Brown and SCE. It was great to hear their stories, challenges and benefits of SAP HANA and especially when Nick Lagen from Eby-Brown says” green light. Go ahead with BW on #SAP #HANA. “.
It was an exciting day for developers as well. They’ve had some great momentum today and Thomas Grassl and Andrew Cabanski-Dunning discuss more in the Day 2 Recap of the D&T Campus. But one thing is clear: Tomorrow with Vishal’s and Hasso’s keynote it’s going to be all about SAP HANA? If you’re not on-site, definitely go to the virtual platform and make sure to watch and visit the www.experiencesaphana.com site after the keynote, since there will be some great new features waiting for you.
I hope to see you in the D&T Campus tomorrow. If you see someone running around with a camcorder, that’s probably me. Feel free to say hi! If you’re following online make sure to follow #SAP #HANA, @D_Sieber or @SAPInMemory for the main messages during the keynote or all other big HANA news.