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Author's profile photo Somnath Manna

7th Time Attendee but First time speaker

This will be my 7th time (yes I counted) to TechEd Bangalore but debutant as a speaker.  

Being a local (one reason I do not move out from Bangalore in Nov / Dec) means no need to pack my bags but be mindful of leaving super early to beat the morning rush hour traffic to KTPO venue at Whitefield, Bangalore.

As mentioned in the heading this will be first time for me as a Speaker even though it is 30 minutes Networking session where I shall share my exploratory understanding of HANA and Cloud based applications in SCM area. There will be one slide 😉 only but 7-8 backup slides should there be anyone interested to dive deep into the applications.      UPDATE: Blogpost of session 

Other than that I shall focus on BPMon (ITM107), Unified Job Monitoring (ITM111) with SolMan, Suite on HANA (TEC102), SOP with HANA – Accenture POV (TEC224), BPM related topics like Intelligent Processes on SAP HANA (POP218) hear about Unilever’s story of Enterprise Business Integration (POP218) and ALM approach with SolMan (ITM143) and Customer Experience transforming Business Suite on HANA (CD220).

Apart from these I hear there are mini Code Jams planned at TechEd Bangalore similar to Las Vegas and Amsterdam. I am surprised why these are not announced in a big way (or maybe I have missed completely). But surely with Craig, Rui, Thomas Jung around at TechEd Bangalore Mini Code Jams formally or informally will take place.

UPDATE: Mini Code Jam daily schedule is published in this blog. Highly recommended!!!

If you are not going for Hands-On sessions but want to try out HANA Cloud Platform / HANA XS Engine etc. then be there at Code Jams.

Bonus for those doing courses – you get to meet the instructors Rui Nogueira (HANA Cloud Platform) and Thomas Jung (Intro to SW development with SAP HANA). Don’t miss this opportunity if you are attending TechEd Bangalore.

Counting down the final 32 hours before Vishal kicks off TechEd Bangalore with his Keynote.

Lastly this year TechEd Clubhouse will surely rock with SCNis10 theme. Looking forward to meet and share good old memories down the years with a big contingent of Community Managers and Evangelists.

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      Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas
      Tammy Powlas

      Good luck presenting and enjoy TechEd Bangalore.  I am glad you are sharing your experience.

      Author's profile photo Vivek Singh Bhoj
      Vivek Singh Bhoj

      All the best for your presentation Somnath

      Thanks for sharing about Mini Code Jams 🙂



      Author's profile photo Somnath Manna
      Somnath Manna
      Blog Post Author


      Did you take part? Blog your experience then. Meeting and asking questions to Thomas Jung, Rui and Craig at one place is something you cannot give a pass. Ask Kumar Mayuresh

      Author's profile photo Kumar Mayuresh
      Kumar Mayuresh

      Hi Somnath

      Best of luck, for your sessions. Its going to be a wonderful TechEd 🙂



      Author's profile photo Audrey Stevenson
      Audrey Stevenson

      After you've spoken, come back and tell us what it was like. Maybe you will encourage other would-be speakers to take that step next time. 🙂

      Author's profile photo Somnath Manna
      Somnath Manna
      Blog Post Author

      Audrey - it was a nice experience in second session.

      I blogged about it and also shared presentation material link.

      Most of the attendees were Functional Consultants and they were pleasantly surprised finding a session talking about application than pure technology.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Good Luck!
      As much as we consider ourselves good speakers, the 'jitters' always remain! 🙂
      Like others have suggested, I'll be great if you share your speaking experience with us!

      Author's profile photo Somnath Manna
      Somnath Manna
      Blog Post Author

      Today only 2 attendees including my prior company manager whom I invited earlier in the morning when I met him in another Lecture session 😀 . Low attendance can be due to bad timing - 5:30 to 6 pm is the last session, hopefully it would be better tomorrow at 12 noon.

      In any case I shall post another blog with snapshot of main slide and POV for consumption by anyone interested online here in SCN.

      Well speaking is fine with me - of course a full-house lecture session is different, but 2 people I can handle / engage with any day as a consultant 😉 . I think my experience running SAP Inside Tracks and presenting sessions (even impromptu without slides) helped me a lot for the big day.


      Author's profile photo Kavindra Joshi
      Kavindra Joshi

      Hi Somnath ,

      It was when you mentioned to attend Mini Tech-ed Sessions that I did. It was a good experience. Though I missed your session , but I do think that some of this should be covered in SAP inside Track 🙂 .

      I was very surprised this year that among most of the new technologies , Solution Manager also dominated the space.