What Happens in Vegas…
… does not stay in Vegas when it comes to SAP NetWeaver Gateway.
Since I joined the SAP NetWeaver Gateway team, SAP TechEd 2013 in Las Vegas was my first opportunity to represent SAP NetWeaver Gateway at a large event as well as to meet many, many customers and partners. Knowing of all the great announcements around SAP NetWeaver Gateway and all the effort that has been put into preparing TechEd I was very excited and couldn’t wait for TechEd to start so that my colleagues and I could finally share with you what we have been up to the last couple of month.
As usual Dr. Vishal Sikka kicked off TechEd with a fantastic keynote and he helped us a lot by not only mentioning SAP NetWeaver Gateway but by positioning it as the technology to liberate SAP data via OData across the board on premise and in the cloud:
That alone would have been enough to create a lot of buzz for SAP NetWeaver Gateway but it got even better. These were the key announcements around SAP NetWeaver Gateway which have been made at SAP TechEd:
- Launch of SAP NetWeaver Gateway Productivity Accelerator for Microsoft (GWPAM) – GWPAM bridges the gap between SAP backend data and Microsoft front ends and is the next step in terms of interoperability between SAP and Microsoft.
- Launch of SAP Mobile Platform (SMP) 3.0 – SMP 3.0 integrates the primary mobile application solutions from SAP, including:
- SAP NetWeaver Gateway technology,
- Sybase Mobiliser and
- Syclo Agentry
- SAP Fiori announces 150+ new apps in addition to the 25 which have been released already. Almost all new SAP Fiori apps are build on SAP NetWeaver Gateway.
In addition to the announcements, the onsite team delivered within 3 days a total of 33h of lectures, roadmap-, speaker-, network- and hands-on sessions and all of them were packed. But that was not all: The onsite team conducted a customer roundtable that was so packed that some customers couldn’t get a seat. The team conducted numerous show floor interviews as well as two studio interviews and I was interviewed by the Mobile social media team on the topic of SMP 3.0 and SAP NetWeaver Gateway. Last but not least we had ~150 customers and partners show up at our pod as well as 8 dedicated customer/partner meetings.
I guess I owe a shout-out to the complete onsite team: Ning-Jing Gao, Stephan Herbert, Jens Huesken, Himanshu Pande, Mustafa Saglam, and Stephany Treadway.
In addition I would like to thank all colleagues from Product Management, CPS and Engineering who could not be in Las Vegas but helped us tremendously in preparing, as well as covering the event via social media: Martin Bachmann, Holger Bruchelt, Balakrishna Gottipati, Agnes DiMayuga, Jenny Lundberg, Thomas Meigen, Ella Morgulis, Peter Ng, Keren Rotenberg, Neha Sondhi and many more.
Finally, I would like to quote the famous German football coach Sepp Herberger who said: “After TechEd is before TechEd.” 😀
Although I won’t be in Amsterdam I can assure that you will be in great hands with the SAP NetWeaver Gateway onsite team there.
See you soon,
Joav Bally, Chief Product Manager
SAP NetWeaver Gateway.