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SAP Inside Track Vancouver 2014


Join us at SAP Labs Canada, Vancouver, for our 5th local SAP Inside Track! In collaboration with the ASUG BC Chapter, we’ll learn, network, and share with each other.


SAP Inside Track is a community grass root event that takes place all over the world including: Istanbul, Singapore and Melbourne.


  • Where: Executive Briefing Center, SAP Labs Canada, 910 Mainland Street, Vancouver BC
  • When: Monday, March 3, 2014
  • Time: 8:30am – 1:00pm 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: Cloud!

Expand or reconnect with your SAP network. Learn about the opportunities that cloud computing offers to large as well as small businesses. You’ll hear from SAP customers, partners, and SAP experts on solutions they are considering and applying to help them run their businesses better.

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Post-event stuff

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Event video by David Young:

Event photo album


For more photos of the event click here.

Blogs by event attendees:

Session presentations:

See “View Recording” links below


Time (PST) Topic
08:30 am – 9:00 am Registration & Light Breakfast
09:00 am – 9:15 am Introductions, SAP & ASUG Update (Jason Cao, Vickie Otway)
09:15 am – 10:15 am

Session 1: Disruptive Innovation (Brian Clendenin)

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10:15 am – 10:30 am Break
10:30 am – 11:30 am

Session 2: Go Social with SAP Jam (Jeff Gan)

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11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Session 3: Cloud Analytics (Christina Obry, Ashish Morzaria)

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12:30 pm – 1:00 pm


Session Abstracts

Speaker(s) Topic
Brian Clendenin, SuccessFactors, an SAP Cloud Company, and Contributor

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Disruptive Innovation:  Cloud Computing 101 & Business Gets Social

Social Networking and Cloud Computing are disruptive forces.  Organizations that embrace cloud will benefit from continuous innovation and gain a competitive advantage over those that delay their strategy for too long or ignore completely.  Concurrently, many individuals and companies are struggling to unlock the value of business social networking.  Socially-driven processes are challenging traditional approaches to business and allow people to connect and interact with unprecedented speed and ease as business gets social.

Jeff Gan,

SAP Jam, Product Manager,


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Leverage powerful work patterns and go social with SAP Jam

SAP Jam is SAP’s enterprise social networking software that brings together people, data, and processes to drive collaboration and decision-making within your enterprise business. This session looks at how SAP Jam in the cloud, integrated with SAP CRM on-premise, enables your Sales organization to socially manage key customer accounts and win sales opportunities. Rather than imposing a specific workflow on an organization, account executives and sales managers capture existing work patterns and collaborate using SAP Jam to shorten sales cycles and increase ROI.

Christina Obry, Ashish Morzaria,


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Cloud Analytics

In this session we outline SAP’s cloud Analytics strategy and explore each solution offering and deployment model. Whether you want to deploy an enterprise grade, zero-footprint SAP BI 4 system in the Cloud or offer a maintenance free self-service BI solution such as SAP Lumira Cloud to all your users, this session will give you the background, insights, and details to choose the right SAP product in the right cloud deployment model.

Following this we will show you how SAP Lumira Cloud empowers business users within any organization to analyze, interact, and share their Insights with stakeholders inside, and outside the company. Explore how to get started today with a deployment free way of harnessing the power of next generation analytics.

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)

Chelsea Lee,

Shi Faye Foo

SCN bloggers (2 people)

Jane Krot,

Shi Faye Foo

Photographers/Videographers (2 people)

Clariss Chua,

David Young

Virtual room moderator (1 person) Ali Khalili Araghi
Inside Track Logo (1 person) Steven Phan

Special thanks to our event sponsors:

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SAP Labs Vancouver (image source)


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      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Jason,

      Thanks for sharing about SAP Inside Track details. Already I have sent about Hyderdabad SAP Inside Track details to our community members as well as to my organization community members. Some of friends are attending SAP Inside Track, HYD.


      Hari Suseelan

      Author's profile photo Jason Cao
      Jason Cao
      Blog Post Author

      That's excellent! Good luck with your SAP Inside Track Event in HYD! Please let me know if there's anything I can help you with. Also if you're interested in the Cloud Computing topic, please join us virtually for the sessions in Vancouver (if its not too late in the night for you. 😆 )