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Author's profile photo Eduardo Rezende

SAP TechEd 2012 Las Vegas

After 14 hours flying (and other 5 hours of connections) I arrive at Las Vegas to attend my first SAP TechEd event!

Here is a compilation of my experience.

Really recommended!

On the first sketches of this blog, this part was at the end but as I consider these videos very interesting, I changed to the begging.

Keynote: Clay Shirky

Keynote: Vishal Sikka

Interview with Bill McDermott, Co-CEO, SAP AG

SCN “Family”

I joined the SCN few weeks after starting working at SAP back in 2009. March 2010 I became a SCN Moderator and started to contribute more and more to the SCN, because of that I got nominated as Topic Leader in the Spanish community (2010-2011 and 2011-2012). During the event I had the opportunity to meet Scott Lawley, Jeanne Carboni , Gali Kling Schneider, Laure Cetin, Jon Reed, Kevin Grove, Tobias Hofmann and Henrique Pinto.


Scott Lawley: EXP128 SAP Community Network Goes Mobile

Jeanne Carboni: EXP182 SCN – Platform Update and Plans

Gali Kling Schneider: EXP185 SCN Moderator Meetup

Laure Cetin: EXP065 Gamifying the SAP Community Network (SCN)

Jon Reed: EXP410 SAP and Social Media – Value or Bust?


Jon Reed and Kevin Grove

Technical knowledge

As I work on primary support dealing with database issues, most of the sessions I was looking for were on Database and Technology Overview (TEC) area.


Raj Rathee: TEC806 Road Map for SAP Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise

Mark Kusma: TEC1240 Implementing SAP Sybase ASE – Cluster Edition for High Availability

Rob Verschoor: TEC1248 SAP Sybase ASE – Tips, Tricks, and Little-Known Features

Roland Mallmann: TEC121 SAP Sybase ASE – Transactional Database for SAP Software


Roland Mallmann


SAP TechEd 2012 Las Vegas was very nice opportunity to meet in person some colleagues I have being working together, improving my networking and gain technical knowledge!

Connect with me on twitter @du_rezende.

You can find other replays on TechEd Online.

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      Author's profile photo Scott Lawley
      Scott Lawley

      And it was a pleasure meeting you as well Eduardo.  I am glad we had a chance to meet and talk about the new SCN Mobile application and to get your perspective. 

      Ouch... 14 hours.  my flight was about 1 1/2 hrs.  You win the stamina award.

      Author's profile photo Eduardo Rezende
      Eduardo Rezende
      Blog Post Author

      And this flight was one of the shortest to get to Las Vegas! 🙂

      Author's profile photo Tobias Hofmann
      Tobias Hofmann

      Oh man, I hoped our breakfast discussion would have made a more lasting impression 😉

      14 hours is just one part: the time for door to door is way longer ... mine was 24hs.

      Author's profile photo Eduardo Rezende
      Eduardo Rezende
      Blog Post Author

      Wow, you won! 😆

      Yes, the discussion was very stimulating!

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member


      It was good to meet and talk with you also. Hope to see more posts from you on SCN.


      Kevin Grove

      Author's profile photo Eduardo Rezende
      Eduardo Rezende
      Blog Post Author


      My major contributions to the SCN so far were in the foruns but maybe I continue with the blogs also! 🙂



      Author's profile photo Gali Kling Schneider
      Gali Kling Schneider

      Was great to meet and hear your thoughts on moderation. I'm glad you enjoyed the event 🙂

      BTW while not as long as Tobias, I was stuck on the plane (3 legs) for a long time and landed without my suitcase! I love being in different places but getting there..not so much.

      Author's profile photo Eduardo Rezende
      Eduardo Rezende
      Blog Post Author

      So far during my trips I never had problems with suitecases. I hope it continues that way! 😛

      Did you already get them?

      The long flyghts to events are not so nice but when you get to the place and have nice mettings with people you have working with and very good technical sessions, this is just worth!

      Author's profile photo Gali Kling Schneider
      Gali Kling Schneider

      I agree and yes I got my bags about 30 hours later 🙂