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We Don’t Innovate Alone

SAP Lumira, Fiori, HANA, BI, Mobile Secure, SMP, Portal, and Gateway are on the agenda as Business Information Technology (BIT) Info-Days tours ecosystem partners the length and breadth of India with one basic message innovate together.

Hyderabad still feels too hot in the late afternoon as we exit the airport, even though the cabin crew said temps had fallen to 28°C. A glance to the smartphone he likens to a digital Swiss army knife corroborates the Air India lady’s weather report for Ty. At least Calcutta humidity is behind us. Calcutta makes a deep impact.

Hyderabad marks stage five of BIT INDIA Info-Days where ten SAP product managers deliver workshops and seminars onsite at the offices of their ecosystem partners. The info-days team shows partners how to replicate the timeless software archetype and build their own extensions on the HANA platform using SAP’s latest UI, portal, analytics, mobile, and visualization tools. Although the roadshow schedule itself is pretty taxing a little more than two weeks for multiple meetings covering Bangalore -> Pune -> Mumbai (by road) -> Calcutta -> Hyderabad -> Bangalore it’s absolutely unforgettable. And the partners Cognizant, Deloitte, HCL, Mindtree, L&T InfoTech, NTT Data, Infosys, TCS, IBM, Tech Mahindra, Wipro, and Accenture are keen to engage.

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The partners create and deploy an app during each info-day.

There are two tracks or streams involved at each date on the BIT INDIA Info-Days tour. Track 1 is a workshop in which SAP experts teach partner developers and architects to create Lumira visualizations and build a mobile app using SAPUI5 using the Fiori paradigm. The partners then deploy the mobile app securely using SAP Mobile Secure (intellectual property for the app remains with the partner). While that workshop takes place, Track 2 runs in parallel. Here’s where SAP BIT product managers explain how partners can make best use of Lumira, Fiori, HANA, BI, Mobile Secure, SMP, and Gateway to help their own customers. At least one product manager is available to dive deep into the technology with partners and find how to take full advantage of the tools to address critical customer scenarios.

SAP BIT plans follow-ups at SAPPHIRE.

Each info-day lays a foundation. Once the India tour is done, partners will apply their recently-acquired skills. Each partner will nominate at least one real customer scenario as a candidate for a collaborative solution using the SAP BIT tools outlined above. SAP BIT then plans dedicated meetings at SAPPHIRE NOW with those partners to finally ratify the customer use cases and kick-start corresponding joint development projects.

The comparative cool air heights of Hyderabad host the penultimate leg of the tour involving tomorrow’s info-day at Tech Mahindra. And the SAP BIT mantra Innovate Together resounds across India.

Note: If you have a question on any of the topics, please reach out to the presenters listed or simply reply to this blog.

SAP BIT India Info-Days topics and presenters

Portal + cloud extensions Aviad Rivlin (follow Aviad on Twitter) and Thomas Hensel (follow Thomas on Twitter)
Gateway Xiaosheng (Edward) Lu (follow Edward on Twitter) and Sudeesh K
Fiori + UI tools Markus Kupke (follow Markus on Twitter)
SAP Mobile Platform/Mobile Secure Ajit Pathak and Girish Badrinarayanan
Lumira / BI / Analytics / CVOM Ty Miller and Tom Kuruvilla (follow Tom on Twitter)
Track 1 instructors

Babu Ganesh, Milton Chandradas, Sreedhar Kandagatla

Innovation Network team Oliver Schilling and Amit Tripathi


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      Author's profile photo Michael Appleby
      Michael Appleby

      Love how it comes up in the Jam notification emails:

      We Don't Innovate Alone | SCN - [a little extra emphasis perhaps?]  😈