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Yesterday I wrote Analyzing SAP TechEd Las Vegas Sessions and in response, Fred Verheul requested a level breakdown of the sessions.  I’ll get to that later but I wanted to analyze which products are being discussed in the descriptions of the TechEd sessions.  What are the top products mentioned in the 800+ SAP TechEd sessions?  Find out below.

To do that, I use the Data Services and Data Quality text data processing feature and the base entity transform.


I map over the Description field from the TechEd sessions download, so I can have the Text Data Processing analyze the products mentioned.


I use the PRODUCT entity below:


After running the job in Data Services, it outputs the data to a file, which I then read into SAP BusinessObjects Lumira


Lumira desktop shows that SAP HANA and In-Memory Computing is the top product mentioned in the SAP TechEd descriptions for Las Vegas.  Is anyone surprised?


The above shows a tag cloud of all the products mentioned.

Now on to a breakdown by session level, at Fred’s request:


So you can see 50 sessions are at the advanced level with a mix of intermediate and beginner next.


The above is a breakdown of advanced sessions by track.


The above is a cross tab in Lumira showing the advanced sessions by track.


Shown above is the breakdown of intermediate sessions by track.


Finally, I filter to show a breakdown of hands-on intermediate sessions by track.

So hopefully this is what Fred is looking to see.  Will this type of analysis help you build your agenda for TechEd?

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  1. Fred Verheul

    Hi Tammy,

    Cool analysis! This is indeed kind of what I had in mind.

    The most disturbing fact though is that saptechedlv seems to contain almost twice as many sessions as sapteched Amsterdam. On the other hand, it might just make ‘our’ choices easier, because you can’t possibly attend them all 🙂 .

    The rate of advanced, intermediate and beginner sessions is about the same for both.

    Thanks for the insights 🙂 !

    Cheers, Fred

    1. Steve Rumsby

      Some of that is because there are more repeats in LV, I think. I already have clashes in my Amsterdam schedule – I’d actually like more repeats to be able to get to more sessions.


  2. Vivek Singh Bhoj

    Hi Tammy,

    Great analysis.

    Not surprised to see HANA is the top mentioned product but surprised to see the lead compared to other products

    HANA all the way for me 🙂




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