So this years SAP Techniversity Bangalore , the annual premier SAP technology,education, training conference created especially for students was hosted as a part of SAP TechEd 2015, on March 12th, in Bangalore International Exhibition Centre . This being my first conference of this magnitude of scale ,was something I was looking forward to for weeks. And it lived upto all the expectations. There were around 1500 students such as myself, some new to the experience , while some having experienced the same before, regardless I’m certain no one left dissatisfied.
The event kicked off at around 9.30 am with the launch of the SAP Student Meetup program , a new initiative in which SAP is opening its offices and innovation enters as hubs for university students to explore and engage with SAP leaders and the latest of SAP’s technologies.
One of the things that surprised me most was that every single one of the 20 or so talks that constituted the conference was interesting and had a lot of new content to offer; be it Clas Neumann’s talk on digital enterprise which was filled with many inspiring quotations or Volker Schmidt’s talk on Industry 4.0 or Jairo Fernandez’s speech on ‘ the new face of work in 2020’ . To add more appeal to whole ordeal was the demonstration of the drone , the Google Glass and the 3D Printer. All these latest technology sure did pump up some energy in the crowd. Atleast thats what the Twitter world was going crazy about!
That is Jairo Fernandez giving his “The new face of work in 2020 Speech!”
Indian made 3D Printers at the conference !
Suneet Agera and Arun Prasad, 1 Enterprise, introducing SAP Startup Focus Program
On top of all of this, we also got great insights into the Internet of Things, various solutions developed using SAP technologies. For a beginner such as myself it was a great way to get introduced to SAP technologies like SAP HANA, SAP Friori and many more.
To add cherry on top of the cake, I also got an small token of appreciation for coming up with creative tweets on the event! So here is a picture of me along with the others who won the same..
Here a picture of us holding our prizes along with the lovely host Ann Rosenberg .
Soon after all the talks ended we were taken to a hall where all the solutions developed using SAP were being exhibited. This was something that kept us engaged for the next couple of hours. We saw a varieties of technologies like smart vending machine, small feedback systems and I also finally got to see the 3D printer up and close.
I guess my 2 biggest disappointments from the conference will be not getting a picture of the drone and not winning prento by PeelTV. But ,well ,the experience makes up for it I guess 🙂
My fellow batchmates from BMSCE who won the App Rumble Contest with their E-Warranty Idea ! Way to go guys !! 🙂
On a closing note I would like to say that attending these sessions has made me grateful for the fact that I am dipping my foot into the industry right at the time when so many opportunities are coming up!
Also ,I can safely say that I emerged out of BIEC, that evening, a more technically educated and inspired person ! Thank you SAP !
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PS: Forgive me for the title. Apparently thats all I can come up with today ! Cheers !