Join us at SAP Labs Canada, Vancouver, for our 4th local SAP Inside Track! Together we’ll learn, network, and share with each other.
- Where: Executive Briefing Center, SAP Labs Canada, 910 Mainland Street, Vancouver BC
- When: Monday, September 16, 2013
- Time: 9:00am – 4:30pm PST (Check-in starts at 8:00am)
- How/What: Community provided sessions by passionate SCN members (unconference style)
- Cost: Free (registration required due to limited space)
- Participation: Maximum 100 participants locally
- Theme: Big Data!
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Event video by Frankie Ng:
Blogs by event attendees:
Session presentations: See “View Recording” links below
Expand or reconnect with your SAP network. Learn about the challenges that Big Data presents to large as well as small businesses. You’ll hear from SAP customers, partners, and SAP experts on solutions they are applying to manage Big Data and gain insights to help them run their businesses better.
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Please send questions about the event to Jason.Cao@sap.com
Not in Vancouver? Join us virtually: https://sap.na.pgiconnect.com/sitvan/
|Time (PST)||Sessions and Recordings|
|08:00 am – 9:00 am||Registration and Networking|
|09:00 am – 9:15 am||Welcome/Opening|
|09:20 am – 10:10 am||Session 1: Big Data 101 with Hands-on Experience (Dr. Jian Pei) View Recording|
|10:10 am – 10:25 am||Break|
|10:25 am – 11:15 am||Session 2: Preparing for SAP HANA (Rob Jackson) View Recording|
|11:15 am – 12:05 pm||Session 3: SAP Run SAP: CRM Real Time Reporting (SAP IT) View Recording|
|12:05 pm – 01:00 pm||
Announcement: Co-Innovation with SAP (Kuhan Milroy)
|01:10 pm – 02:00 pm||Session 4: Analyze and share insights on your data (big or small) with SAP Lumira (Nic Smith) View Recording|
|02:10 pm – 03:00 pm||Session 5: Beyond the Vees of Big Data (George Chow) View Recording|
|03:00 pm – 03:10 pm||Break|
|03:10 pm – 04:00 pm||Session 6: Tools, tips and Tricks in Supporting Your Big Data Solution (SAP Support) View Recording|
|04:00 pm – 05:00 pm||Close & Door Prizes|
Do you have questions or request for the speakers? Please post them in the Comment section at the bottom of the page.
|Rob Jackson – Solutions Architect, Dolphin Corporation||
Preparing for SAP HANA™ – Latest Trends in SAP Archiving ( Clean up your SAP Data with Archiving and Nearline Storage Technology)
Attendees will learn how to develop a better strategy for information lifecycle management (ILM) for data in SAP® BW and ERP. We will demonstrate a comprehensive approach for data archiving, audit readiness, retention management, archive process management, and better, transparent access to archived data with PBS archive.
This session will cover:
• Preparing for a smooth transition to SAP HANA with archiving in SAP BW
• Reducing operational costs of your SAP systems with archiving
• Enabling faster and more efficient archiving in BW and ERP systems with nearline technology
• Improving performance and efficiency for your archiving implementation
• Adding consistency to data archiving without extensive manual effort
|Jian Pei, Ph.D. – Professor, School of Computing Science, SFU||
Big Data 101 with Hands-on Experience
A review of some basics of Big Data to set the stage for discussion. Highlights of several exciting research projects conducted at Simon Fraser University, along with an exploration of collaborative opportunities.
Nic Smith – SAP
Analyze and share insights on your data (big or small) with SAP Lumira
As data volumes grow, big data analysis has been a trending market topic and analytics continues to be a top priority for organizations around the globe. There is a revolution taking place around how to visualize big data, check out this article in the Economist. To tackle these new big data challenges there has been a rise of the “do it yourself” data scientist role within organizations, even the Harvard Business Review has coined the data scientist as one of the sexiest jobs of 21st century.
|Eric Laroche, Kishore Nallu, Rey Atun – SAP IT||
SAP Runs SAP: CRM Real Time Reporting based on HANA
Having real time visibility on our Sales Pipeline and Marketing activities has been challenging at SAP due to data volumes and complex transformation requirements. Having moved SAP’s primary CRM instance to HANA is allowing real time Analytics for key Business processes used by Sales and Marketing teams.
Join our session to find out how SAP Global IT is implementing HANA as the main technology for it’s Enterprise Analytics.
Alyson Munroe – SAP Product Support Customer Experience Team;
Bhupinder Sasan and Man-Ted Chan – SAP HANA Product Support
Tools, tips and tricks in supporting your BIG DATA solution
Learn how to engage with the AGS Customer Experience Team and get a sneak peek at upcoming improvements to the SAP Support Portal.
Learn how the SAP HANA support team utilizes Remote Supportability tools, Knowledge Management resources, and most useful SAP HANA supportability resources to provide swift solutions to unexpected situations.
|George Chow – CTO, Simba Technologies||
Beyond the Vees of Big Data
Everyone has heard about the three Vees of Big Data—Volume, Variety and Velocity. But what does a Big Data landscape look like in practice? And how does NoSQL and schema-less data fit into this? I will try to get beyond the rhetoric and share some real-world specifics from Big Data luminaries such as LinkedIn, Netflix and Yahoo.
Note: We will be broadcasting these sessions live, so you can join virtually, and ask the speaker questions. We might even record the sessions. The access link will be posted and tweeted on the day of the event.
Volunteers needed (please add your name to the table below if you are interested and available to help):
|Volunteer Role||Volunteer Name(s)|
|Registration Desk Check-In (2 people)||Katie Tichauer, Cindy Tang|
|SCN bloggers (2 people)||Mitesh Patel, Ross Papa|
|Photographers/Videographers (2 people)||
Clariss Chua, Jeremy Chao
|Virtual room moderator (2 people)||Janelle Berry|
Special thanks to our event sponsors:
SAP Labs Vancouver (image source)