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Mark “Godfather” Finnern to Kick Off SAP Inside Track Silicon Valley


One Week Away! … Finalized Agenda! … Exciting News!

The one-and-only SAP Mentor Herder Alumnus Mark Finnern recently announced that he will be kicking off SAP Inside Track Silicon Valley with a special keynote as we convene for the first Silicon Valley Inside Track in years on Saturday, September 12, at HanaHaus in Palo Alto.

If this is your first SAP Inside Track you may not be familiar with SAP Mentors, the shepherds behind the Inside Track series. SAP Mentors are our top community advocates: influencers, bloggers, tweeters, customers, consultants, and technical wizards nominated by the community to engage with all things SAP (and many things beyond).  Mentors came up with the idea for and foster SAP Inside Track programs, and bring hugely valuable perspective and life to SAP in general.

As chief community evangelist while at SAP, Mark Finnern founded the SAP Mentor program and was its Chief Herder until he headed out to The Circus earlier this year.

Mark will be kicking off SAP Inside Track Silicon Valley with a keynote on Playful @ Work, providing a peek at what he’s been up to in life since SAP, and if you know Mark, you know you do not want to miss this.  If you don’t know him, be sure to be there bright and early for your @finnern initiation.

And with that, our agenda is complete and packed with brilliant and varied hot content tied together by the threads of fully engaged SAP community members such as yourselves.

We’ve already told you about Sam Yen and Ray Wang’s sessions. You’ll also hear from our sponsor at Neptune Software Njal Stabell as he talks about what they’ve got going on with HANA Cloud Platform Mobile Services. We’ll then have Pankaj Kumar directly from the HCP Product Management team to dive into the extensions story at the heard of HANA Cloud Platform. In addition, Padman Ramankutty, CEO of Intrigo Systems, a key SAP partner, will be talking about omni-channel, supply chain, and SAP.

Finally, you should know that in addition to taking care of your appetite for learning, we’ll be supplying you with light breakfast starting at 8:30, we’ll feed you lunch, and we’ll give you more information during the day on how and where you can get in on the Nordic after-party, so save your time beyond the close of SITsv into the evening as well.

Bottom line: right in line with today’s hottest SAP topics, expect a full day of content revolving around the disruptions of the digital economy and what it means to, and beyond, SAP and enterprises like us.

We convene bright and early on Saturday, September 12! See you at 8:30 at HanaHaus!

PS: Spaces are filling up but there’s still time to tell your friends about this event! Tell them to get tickets today!

SAP Inside Tracks are SAP community events organized with support from SAP Mentors.

SAP Inside Track Silicon Valley is sponsored by Neptune Software and organized by Njål Stabell and Srini Tanikella.

Additional support is provided by the SAP Mentor program and SAP Mentors Maria Farrales and Moya Watson.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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      Author's profile photo Matt Fraser
      Matt Fraser

      Brilliant video! I couldn't understand half of it, but of course it's an offer you can't refuse... 😉

      I'm looking forward to seeing everyone there.

      Author's profile photo Moya Watson
      Moya Watson
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      can't wait to meet you there, Matt!

      Author's profile photo Raphael Pacheco
      Raphael Pacheco

      Really really good video 😆 😆

      Even though the question is kind of obvious, but... will be broadcast on the internet?

      Author's profile photo Moya Watson
      Moya Watson
      Blog Post Author

      for YOU Raphael, since Brazil is a long way to travel 🙂 , yes we're planning to simulcast! check the hashtag #SITsv for details moving forward!

      everyone ELSE - you have to be there in person 🙂 -- ok kidding.  Maximum availability with live broadcasting for all worldwide is planned.

      Author's profile photo Raphael Pacheco
      Raphael Pacheco

      Yay \o/ 😛

      Thanks Moya 😉

      Author's profile photo Pankaj Kumar
      Pankaj Kumar

      That video is an absolute treat. Hoping for an encore at SITsv. You hear me Don Finleone 😉

      Author's profile photo Susan Keohan
      Susan Keohan

      Anyone care to sponsor me for a quick trip to this event?

      I will promise, many pictures and pithy insights.  😛
      OK, well have a great time anyway!

      Author's profile photo Moya Watson
      Moya Watson
      Blog Post Author

      I wish!

      Author's profile photo Jitendra Kansal
      Jitendra Kansal

      I remember, this video was played right after DemoJam event on 1st day at #saptd Bangalore 2013 in celebration of scnis10 and same day i was introduced to Mr. Godfather. best moment.

      I wish whole #SITsv team a great luck and have fun.



      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      So sorry to have missed this in San Francisco!  Though I was fortunate enough to see "Godfather Mark Finnern" live and in person in Vegas.  One of the highlights of TechEd that year!