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I have been looking at the session catalog for Sapphire Now and here is a list of the sessions that I believe are interesting, and that I’ll try to attend.

There aren’t a lot of PI/PO sessions. There is just the BT117 session about B2B capabilities. I had hoped for a Roadmap session, but I could not find any. I guess I have been hearing about the Roadmap during user group meetings, but not everyone had the chance.

The HCI cloud integration platform is interesting, so I’ll try to figure out what is going on here. It will be interesting to see how customers and partners adopt HCI. There I see PT20314, PT20318, and the Influence Session IF2369.

The last part of my program is the API management. Enterprises will be exposing data through the cloud for others to access. I would love to see the use cases for what has been exposed, and what results they have received. I think that lots of customers will be looking for a solution on how they can expose APIs of their data, so they can engage more with the customer. It will probably be some project where you will have to figure out what works and how to do it optimally.

There is also a lot of cloud stuff that could be interesting, S4/HANA is also something that I need to catch up on.

I have the following agenda, but I may not make it to all of them since SAP Mentor meetings and other stuff will be going on as well. If you are interested, please ping me or catch me when I’m walking around. I’m easy to recognize – I will be wearing the SAP Mentor Shirt number 79.

Is there any session that is of interest for an integration professional?

Tuesday

PT20314 Apply the Best Strategies to Cloud Integration Microforum Discussion 02:00 p.m. – 02:45 p.m. Platform and Technology Microforum PT406
PT20318 Integrate On-Premise and Cloud Solutions to Improve Customer Experience Demo Theater 03:00 p.m. – 03:20 p.m. Platform and Technology Demo Theater PT410

Wednesday

PT20267 Go Digital with Application Programming Interfaces Demo Theater 11:30 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. Platform and Technology Demo Theater PT401
BT604 Effective Integration Between Public-Cloud and On-Premise Solutions from SAP Lecture Presentation 12:30 p.m. – 01:30 p.m. S331B
BN20413 Develop a Best-in-Class, On-Premise-to-Cloud Integration Process Microforum Discussion 01:00 p.m. – 01:45 p.m. Business Networks Microforum BN305
PT20279 Optimize Your Interface Management Strategies Microforum Discussion 05:00 p.m. – 05:45 p.m. Platform and Technology Microforum PT416

Thursday

BT177 B2B Capabilities of SAP Process Integration and SAP Process Orchestration Lecture Presentation 08:00 a.m. – 09:00 a.m. S331C
PT20267 Go Digital with Application Programming Interfaces Demo Theater 09:00 a.m. – 09:20 a.m. Platform and Technology Demo Theater PT417
IF2369 Influence: Discuss the Key Scenarios and Uses Cases for SAP HANA Cloud Integration Technology Round Table Discussion 02:00 p.m. – 03:00 p.m. ASUG Theater B

Cross posted to PICourse.com blog

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  1. Michal Krawczyk

    Hi Daniel,

    There are also a few SAP middleware (HCI, AIF) related:

    SC21391 Simplify the Management of Your Interfaces for Greater Savings
    SC21946 Simplify Business Operations by Integrating On-Premise and Cloud Solutions

    Regards,

    Michal Krawczyk

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  2. Jelena Perfiljeva

    Thanks for sharing! I might run into you on Thursday at BT177 session. We don’t use PO/PI but I’m curious to see some sessions on the subject.

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    1. Matt Fraser

      Same here. We don’t use it today, but we are interested and will probably implement it some time in the next couple years.

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