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Call for Speakers: Abstracts are Now Being Accepted for ASUG Annual Conference 2015


I logged on to this morning and noticed the banner to left.  Call for abstracts are now being accepted for ASUG Annual Conference 2015 May 5-7, 2015 in Orlando, Florida

ASUG Annual Conference is co-located with SAPPHIRENOW and is one of the largest SAP events in the world.

This year ASUG is using the same site that is used for SAP TechEd so the interface is slightly different than before.

Where to start?

Go to this link and you may be prompted to create a new account


When you enter your e-mail, either you have an existing account or you may be prompted to create a new account.  Note you must use your company’s e-mail address.  I already tried a Gmail account and the site won’t take it.

Why Should I Submit?

If your abstract is accepted, you attend the conference for FREE, you get the opportunity to share your knowledge and showcase yourself and your company.   I’ve also found when I presented that I learn far more than the audience.  It’s the rehearsal, preparation, and the process.

What are some tips to submit?

Some tips for your abstract:

  • Customer stories will receive high priority.
  • All presentation titles must be limited to 150 characters or less.
  • Abstracts are limited to 100 – 150 words. Please be as thorough as possible when describing the presentation content. Abstracts will be reviewed on their completeness; incomplete abstracts or abstracts of fewer than 50 words will not be considered.
  • All accepted speakers are required to participate in a mid-point review in the March/April timeframe to ensure abstracts are aligned with content.
  • There is no limit to the number of abstracts that can be submitted by a potential speaker.

If you have any questions please contact

What is different this year for the BI area?

This year the primary topic area for BI is as follows:

Business Intelligence, Business Warehouse, Enterprise Information Management, SAP HANA (BI), Big Data – Big Data is now included as a topic

Sub-topic areas are as follows:

o    BI/BW/HANA: Enterprise Data Warehouse & in-memory: BW, BW on HANA, HANA, Big Data, Suite on HANA (Live), Replication Server

o    BI: Strategy: Roadmaps, strategy, upgrades, SAP Integration with BI4

o    BI: Reporting: Web Intelligence, Crystal Reports

o    BI: Dashboards & Applications: Dashboards, Design Studio

o    BI: BI Platform, Security, Mobile BI (platform) and Semantic Layer

o    BI/EIM: EIM tools: Information Steward, Data Services, Data Quality Management for SAP, HANA Cloud Integration, PowerDesigner

o    BI: Analysis: Analysis Office/OLAP/Business Explorer (BEx)

o    BI: Agile Visualization: BusinessObjects Explorer, Lumira, Predictive Analysis/KXEN/SAS

What types of abstracts to attendees want to hear?

We are conducting a survey now – see Preliminary Mid-Point Results: ASUG BI Community Annual Survey

If you haven’t taken the survey, take it today.  The link is ASUG Business Intelligence Community Survey – 2014

So far, respondents say they want to hear customer stories.

Did I miss anything?  Feel free to include questions below.

Registration is also now open for the event too.  See you next May

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      Author's profile photo Luke Marson
      Luke Marson

      Thanks for posting this Tammy! What is the deadline for submissions?

      Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas
      Tammy Powlas
      Blog Post Author

      The deadline (as of today) is January 5, 2015

      If that changes I'll update this post

      Author's profile photo Jelena Perfiljeva
      Jelena Perfiljeva

      Tammy, thanks for the info! I wonder if there would be more potential speakers if this was extended till at least mid-January. December for many people is the end of year madness time that coincides with vacations, family gatherings, etc. Not a great timing, it seems, leaves pretty much only two somewhat productive weeks...

      The potential customer story presenters wouldn't have a presentation readily available, like the speakers that are more, uhm, sale oriented. So this timing puts them at certain disadvantage, it seems.

      Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas
      Tammy Powlas
      Blog Post Author

      Jelena - excellent feedback, as always, and I will pass this along for consideration.

      Author's profile photo Mark Richardson
      Mark Richardson

      Submission Deadline extended to FRIDAY, JANUARY 9th, 2015....Extended_Submission.jpg

      Author's profile photo Leonardo Araujo
      Leonardo Araujo

      Thanks Tammy,

      My session has just been submitted. FYI

      The session you submitted is ID#: 1761

      Below is a summary of your submission.

      Location(s) ASUG 2015_Orlando
      Source: ASUG
      ASUG Call for Presentations
      Status: Pending Approval
      Session Owner: Leonardo De Araujo
      Session Type: Lecture Presentation
      Track: Retail
      Sub Track: Retail
      Title: Know your customers, know your business. How SAP’s retail solutions will pave the way to business success - The SAP Retail Roadmap
      Abstract: Many retailers have been taking advantage of real-time analytics of their customers and inventories, improved operating efficiencies, and revamped your supply chain – what about you? Join us to learn how you can create a personalized, compelling shopper experience across all channels and business models.