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If you’re interested in all things HCP, you won’t be disappointed at ASUG/SAPPHIRE NOW this year. Come and interact with the experts including HCP team product and product marketing managers from SAP in the many HCP-related sessions on offer this year.  Key product areas covered include HCP, HEC, HCI, Planning in the Cloud, and more, in roughly 65 total sessions at 12 Microforums, 9×2 Demo Theatres, 4 Demo Stations, 2 Customer Theatres, 1 Customer Panel, 1 Ice Breaker Reception, and 1 Superstar Performance:

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Herewith my attempt at rounding up the best sessions for HCP-related content for your Orlando 2015 experience — remember these sessions when you build your agenda in advance with the Agenda Builder:

On The Show Floor

  • Pod 1 Create Innovative Cloud Applications with a Powerful Cloud Platform
  • Pod 2 Extend to the Cloud and Modernize Your Business Applications
  • Pod 3 Harness the Power of the IoT with SAP HANA Cloud Platform
  • Pod 4 Improve Your Cloud And On-premise Data Center Economics

In Microforum Discussions at the Platform and Technology Campus

Session ID Title / Abstract Date / Time / Location

PT20314

Apply the Best Strategies to Cloud Integration

This discussion sheds light on the cloud integration strategies to consider when your organization is planning to extend on-premise applications to the cloud. Maximize the value of your existing applications by unlocking all the benefits of integration achievable with SAP HANA Cloud Platform.

Michael Hill

Tue

02:00 p.m. – 02:45 p.m.

Platform and Technology Microforum PT406

PT20308

Build Cloud-Based Applications Ready for a Real-Time World

This discussion explores ways to create new cloud applications with an innovative cloud platform. See what features make SAP HANA Cloud Platform the best choice for creating cloud applications that meet the demands of today’s mobile, social, and real-time world.

Matthias Steiner

Wed 03:00 p.m. – 03:45 p.m.
Platform and Technology Microforum PT405
PT20305

Extend Cloud Solutions to Customize Your Business Processes and UIs

This discussion explores the different ways you can extend existing cloud solutions. Hear how you can use SAP HANA Cloud Platform to easily implement custom business processes and user interfaces (UIs) that natively integrate with cloud solutions from SAP.

Karin Nebres

Thu 01:00 p.m. – 01:45 p.m.
Platform and Technology Microforum PT415
PT20309

Build, Extend, and Integrate Cloud Applications for Innovation on SAP HANA Cloud Platform

This discussion reveals how companies are unlocking new business possibilities by rapidly building, extending, and running enterprise-class cloud applications. Hear case studies spanning a variety of industries serving consumers and enterprises to see how SAP HANA Cloud Platform enables powerful cloud application development.

James Gold

Wed 04:00 p.m. – 04:45 p.m.
Platform and Technology Microforum PT406
PT20310

Extend Solutions in the Cloud to Increase Productivity

This discussion highlights the benefits of developing solution extensions in the cloud to maximize productivity in the workplace. Learn how customers and partners are building such extensions for SuccessFactors solutions and other cloud applications from SAP, such as the SAP Cloud for Customer solution, using SAP HANA Cloud Platform.

Filip Misovski

Wed 01:00 p.m. – 01:45 p.m.
Platform and Technology Microforum PT416
PT20312

Extend On-Premise Applications to the Cloud with Surprising Ease

This discussion examines how connecting your business to the cloud may be far easier than you thought. Learn how you can take your on-premise applications to the cloud using SAP HANA Cloud Platform.

Filip Misovski

Wed 02:00 p.m. – 02:45 p.m.
Platform and Technology Microforum PT406
PT20313

Get the Benefits of Cloud-Based Real-Time Analytics

This discussion examines how you can quickly implement real-time analytics in the cloud. Learn how using the SAP HANA database as a service can streamline the process.

Jordan Cao

Tue 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Platform and Technology Microforum PT406
PT20302

Accelerate Your Path to Innovation and Simplicity by Moving to the Cloud

This discussion explores the key benefits organizations are achieving by moving their business applications to the cloud. Learn how you can use the SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud service to quickly gain the advantages of running your business in a securely managed cloud environment.

Jay Foard

Tue 03:00 p.m. – 03:45 p.m.
Platform and Technology Microforum PT405
PT20303

Jump-Start Your Journey to the Cloud with a Cloud Appliance Library

This discussion explores ways to more easily deploy solutions in the cloud. Discover ways to use SAP Cloud Appliance Library and SAP Landscape Virtualization Management software to accelerate the deployment of solutions on the SAP HANA platform in a cloud environment.

Markus Winter

Thu 09:00 a.m. – 09:45 a.m.
Platform and Technology Microforum PT406
PT20304

Simplify Financial Planning by Moving to the Cloud

This discussion explores how you can simplify your financial planning and analysis cycles. Learn how the SAP Cloud for Planning solution powered by SAP HANA, enables you to take your planning and analysis to the next level with its built-in analytical, collaboration, and predictive analysis capabilities.

Holger Faber

Thu 03:00 p.m. – 03:45 p.m.
Platform and Technology Microforum PT416
PT20306

Find Out If Your Business Is Ready for the Cloud

This discussion explores the key factors to keep in mind when considering a move to the cloud. Learn if your business is “cloud ready” to move to the SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud service. Understand the initial steps you should take when planning for the migration.

Carol Howe

Thu 02:00 p.m. – 02:45 p.m.
Platform and Technology Microforum PT406
PT20307

Simplify Your Move to the Cloud with SAP as a Trusted Partner

This discussion explains the importance of selecting a trusted partner to help your business make the transition to the cloud. Learn about the role SAP plays in helping you move your business to the SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud service and the breadth of the managed services covered in our standard service-level agreement.

Carol Howe

Wed 05:00 p.m. – 05:45 p.m.
Platform and Technology Microforum PT405

At Demo Theatres at the Platform and Technology Campus

Session ID Title / Abstract Dates / Times / Locations
PT20321

Extend Cloud Solutions for Customized Business Requirements

See how you can extend and customize your cloud solutions to help your business run better. Find out how to use SAP HANA Cloud Platform to extend solutions including those from SuccessFactors, an SAP company, to meet your specific business needs.

Karin Nebres

Tue 11:30 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.

Platform and Technology Demo Theater PT410

Wed 04:00 p.m. – 04:20 p.m.

Platform and Technology Demo Theater PT410

PT20316

Build Cloud-Based Analytics for Real-Time Insight

Engage customers, optimize business processes, and unleash new revenue with real-time analytic applications running in the cloud. Build applications using SAP HANA Cloud Platform to deliver real-time insights for our always-on, mobile, social, and data-driven world.

Alexander Gossmann

Tue 01:00 p.m. – 01:20 p.m.

Platform and Technology Demo Theater PT417

Thu 09:00 a.m. – 09:20 a.m.

Platform and Technology Demo Theater PT410

PT20315

Build Dazzling Mobile Apps on SAP HANA Cloud Platform

Extend your mobile apps to employees, customers, and partners with an engaging user experience on their mobile devices. Take a look at examples of mobile apps built on SAP HANA Cloud Platform. Learn how the cloud platform can help get you started right away.

Joe Binkley

Tue 03:30 p.m. – 03:50 p.m.

Platform and Technology Demo Theater PT417

Thu 01:30 p.m. – 01:50 p.m.

Platform and Technology Demo Theater PT410

PT20318

Integrate On-Premise and Cloud Solutions to Improve Customer Experience

Explore ways to integrate popular on-premise and cloud solutions easily without needing on-premise technology. See how you can integrate third-party applications with SAP ERP and other SAP applications and cloud solutions using SAP HANA Cloud Integration technology to achieve a better customer experience.

Michael Hill

Tue 03:00 p.m. – 03:20 p.m.

Platform and Technology Demo Theater PT410

Wed 01:00 p.m. – 01:20 p.m.

Platform and Technology Demo Theater PT417

PT20319

Harness the Value of the Internet of Things with a Cloud Platform

See how different companies are evolving their businesses by tapping into data captured from sensors, mobile devices, and machines. Learn how applications built on SAP HANA Cloud Platform are transforming the very definition of the Internet of Things.

Joe Binkley

Tue 02:00 p.m. – 02:20 p.m.

Platform and Technology Demo Theater PT401

Thu 03:00 p.m. – 03:20 p.m.

Platform and Technology Demo Theater PT401

PT20506

Move Mobile Apps to the Cloud for a Better User Experience

Explore the possibilities for an enhanced user experience that come with moving your mobile apps to the cloud. Hear from leading SAP partners about their adoption of SAP HANA Cloud Platform mobile services.

Thorsten Leiduck

Wed 03:30 p.m. – 03:50 p.m.

Platform and Technology Demo Theater PT401

Thu 04:30 p.m. – 04:50 p.m.

Platform and Technology Demo Theater PT410

PT20317

Run Your Applications in the Cloud with Confidence

Manage your core applications in a trusted private cloud environment. Understand how SAP can help you manage and support your mission-critical applications with the SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud service. Review the key deliverables and support model available from SAP to keep you informed about critical system and updates.

Jay Foard

Wed 03:00 p.m. – 03:20 p.m.

Platform and Technology Demo Theater PT417

Thu 04:00 p.m. – 04:20 p.m.

Platform and Technology Demo Theater PT410

PT20320

Extend Your HR Functionality with SAP HANA Cloud Platform

Extend standard HR functionality to suit your specific business requirements with our cloud platform. Get an overview of which features of SAP HANA Cloud Platform are configurable in HR solutions from SuccessFactors, an SAP company. Discover ways to create customized views and applications to better meet the needs of your organization.

Michael Hill

Wed 02:30 p.m. – 02:50 p.m.

Platform and Technology Demo Theater PT401

Thu 05:00 p.m. – 05:20 p.m.

Platform and Technology Demo Theater PT417

PT20504

Explore the Benefits of Planning Solutions in the Cloud

Learn how to make your planning faster and simpler with real-time insight, collaboration, and powerful modeling. See how the combination of the SAP HANA platform and the SAP Cloud for Planning solution make this possible. Examine all the new design features the cloud planning solution offers.

Jason Reid

Wed 11:30 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.

Platform and Technology Demo Theater PT417

Thu 03:30 p.m. – 03:50 p.m.

Platform and Technology Demo Theater PT417

At the SAP HANA Cloud Special Interest Activity

Stop in for the Ice Breaker Reception – Wed, May 6 at 6:30pm, at minus 5, Pointe Orlando, 9101 International Drive, Orlando.

Network, learn and have fun at the SAP HANA Cloud Ice Breaker Reception where you will benefit from a community of SAP HANA customers and experts who understand your business challenges.

With A Superstar

And last but not least: You should probably plan to check out J. Lo because she has, after all, featured The Cloud in her songs:

Mistakes I don’t worry ’bout them no more

It ain’t no thing

‘Cause you got me up on Cloud 9

Looking forward to hearing about how you Rock The HANA Cloud Platform at ASUG/SAPPHIRE NOW.

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