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Announcing Community Sessions at SAP TechEd Las Vegas!

In recognizing the important role our community members play within the whole ecosystem that is SAP, for several years, the folks who produce SAP TechEd have made 10 sessions available to members of the community as nominated by peers.

This is the second year I’ve had the honor of working together with Tammy Powlas and others to source these 10 sessions for SAP TechEd Las Vegas, and because last year the sessions were not only top-quality (as rated by YOU), engaging, and varied in content, I wanted to make sure you knew about them this year so you could mark your schedules accordingly. While some speakers and topics may be familiar to you, some of these speakers will be at TechEd for the very first time – but all are worthy of your consideration as you plan your agenda:

Session Speaker Details


SysOps IMPROVED: Take the Best from DevOps and Data Visualization

Christian Braukmueller

Basis Admin & SAP Mentor

Independent Basis Consultant

Let’s pick some ingredients from other successful areas to improve your SAP landscape. I’ll talk about how, for example, DevOps, data visualization, and UI skills help you to make your technical infrastructure more reliable and transparent – even for the ones outside the admin silo. “Simplifying” your landscape needs some efforts. First, let’s zoom into complexity, then, make it understandable via data visualization, and lastly, define a solution to control the complexity.


SAP Best Practice Integration with SAP Process Orchestration and Others

Daniel Graversen

Senior PI Consultant


Everybody asks for a best practice on integration projects. But does it really exist? In this session, we walk through the different guidelines that exist. This session covers successful integration set-ups. The following topics will be covered: adapter development, custom development to support functions, naming conventions, integration patterns, and multiplatform strategies. Also, what are the organization changes and set-up that make the most impact in the process.


Building an Application on SAP HANA Cloud Platform Using Java and SAPUI5

Gregory Tutt

Global Solutions and Innovations Architect


In this session, we walk through an end-to-end scenario of creating a database on SAP HANA Cloud Platform and making a visual tool to read and update the content. We focus on best practices learned and bits of technology we used such as OData and the Java libraries that we recommend (for example JPA, Olingo). We share how we managed to use the metadata from our API to build a fully dynamic UX and overview on extending standard components to keep the standard behavior but change the rendering.


Best Practices for Dashboard Design with SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio

Ingo Hilgefort

VP Product Management

Visual BI

In this session, attendees learn about best practices of dashboard design in two areas. The first part of the session focuses on a common set of dashboard design rules such as the usage of different visualization, colors, and text as part of the overall design process and provide good and bad design examples. The second part of the session outlines performance best practices when using SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio.


Right Mix of Tools, Techniques, and Education to Make User Experiences Good

Kevin Lee Elder

Associate Professor

Georgia College & State University

SAP is constantly getting refreshed with more tools and options every day. In this session, see real examples of how companies can keep their user experience education current with various resources. The following will be presented: ASUG Webinars and events, SAP Webinars and events, OpenSAP, Hasso Plattner Institute, massive open online courses (MOOCs), SAPInsider, SAP University Alliances, partners, and more.


Faster SAP Lumira Extension Development with D3 Data Manipulation

Kristina Pereyra

Analytics and Collaboration Technologies Analyst


So you want to create an SAP Lumira extension, but you’re not comfortable with D3? Get familiar with the time-saving D3 data manipulations that will save hours over debugging a homegrown JavaScript function. Through illustrative examples, learn to apply them to your own extensions. D3’s data methods can accelerate your development, improve maintainability, and stop yourself from reinventing the wheel.


Moving Your Current Apps to SAP HANA Cloud Platform

Mohamed Hisham

SAP Technology Consultant


This session focuses on providing an end-to-end guide for moving your existing and already developed applications from running on premise to running on top of the SAP HANA Cloud Platform. Both scenarios for SAP HANA studio and SAP Web IDE will be demonstrated.


SAP Fiori: Lessons from the Greenhouse

Nigel James

IT Consultant

Square Cloud

SAP Fiori is new and there is a learning curve. Coming from an ABAP background, there are new paradigms and challenges to come to grips with. Come and hear from someone in the trenches what works and what doesn’t in creating a custom SAP Fiori app and the process of getting it to production.


Case Study: Customer-Facing Innovation Platform with ABAP for SAP HANA

Thorsten Franz

Enterprise Architect


Learn how a German health insurance company innovates customer-facing processes with ABAP for SAP HANA, and get an end-to-end technological view of their hybrid rapid innovation platform, ranging from on-premise ABAP to SAP HANA Cloud Platform. We discuss the quick wins and the challenges faced.


How ABAP Push Channels Help with Orders and Deliveries at a Concrete Co.

Paul Hardy

Senior ABAP Developer

Hanson Australia

ABAP Push Channels are a cutting edge SAP technology which replaces performance intensive constant polling with a “publish and subscribe” mechanism to receive messages from inside and outside your SAP system. Hear how an Australian building materials company used this technology to improve the speed of both call center processing times (incoming phone call notifications) and the communication of entered sales orders to delivery dispatchers (communication between SAP application servers).

Thanks to all the presenters for preparing this great content and thanks everyone who wanted to present a community session.  We had a great response and could not accept all of the proposals, so we hope you get a chance to check these sessions out and show continued support for the amazing SAP community that makes us who we are.

See you in Las Vegas!


Nigel James in one of his community sessions at last year’s TechEd


Sascha Wenninger on the view from down under


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