Lat week, we featured Prasad Illapani, Director of Product Management and Strategy for SAP HANA, as our SAP TechEd Speaker of the Week.  This week’s featured speaker is Storm Archer, SAP NetWeaver Product Manager and BW Product Expert.  Storm has been an IT professional for almost 30 years, and has worked in IT organizations since 1985.  Before coming to work for SAP, Storm got his first opportunity to implement SAP R/3 as a customer and has not looked back since.  In 2001, he joined SAP as Senior SAP NetWeaver Technical Consultant.  Being part of the roll-out of products from the consulting perspective has led him to join the product management team.

As a former customer himself, Storm is keenly aware of the needs and inclinations of customers and he feels that SAP TechEd is a great venue to create a productive relationship between SAP development teams, himself, and customers:

/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/storm_278518.png“Customers want to hear the latest craze right from the mouth of the people who are closest to the product line.  Collaboration is very important throughout the entire segment of TechEd.  Not just collaboration among our colleagues but collaboration among the customers (themselves).  We have a lot of breakout meetings (to offer), and a lot of sessions that we go through”.  – Storm Archer

Register for SAP TechEd Las Vegas, Amsterdam, and Bangalore to attend Storm’s lectures, Real-Time Data Warehousing with SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse 7.40 and Enhanced Support for SAP NetWeaver BW Powered by SAP HANA and Mixed Scenarios, networking sessions, Real-Time Data Warehousing with SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse 7.40 and Enhanced Support for SAP NetWeaver BW Powered by SAP HANA and Mixed Scenarios, and product roadmap Q&A, SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse Roadmap Q&A Session.

Now, here are some more weekly cool facts about our venues:

Las Vegas – If you look up you may catch The Stratosphere Hotel and Tower, at more than 1,100 feet, is the tallest building west of the Mississippi and the fifth tallest building in the United States.

Amsterdam – Don’t worry about traffic, Amsterdam has more than 2x as many bikes than cars.

Bangalore – Bangalore was the first city in India to receive electricity.

Check out the previous SAP TechEd 2013 Speakers of the Week:

Mike Eacrett Ingo Hilgefort David Birkenbach Kristian Lehment Peter McNulty Christina Miller Rich Heilman Tammy Powlas Matthias Melich & John Krakowski Sindhu Gangadharan Yariv Zur and Prasad Illapani

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