Here is the recap of first 3 days at SAP TechEd 2015.
On first day evening, Steve Lucas brought light to digital economy in his keynote session. He pointed out that today all economies are going digital (even agriculture).To survive, you must make the digital shift. He mentioned how SAP is moving from tradition enterprise company to a cloud company. He said that SAP you knew was analytics, db, Hana, Sap you know now is analytics, s/4, Hana and Sap you should know is cloud for analytics, s/4, Hana, Vora. Check out the recorded session here
Second day started with energizing keynote session by SAP Executive Board Member Bernd Leukert. He said- “You have the ability to manage your company in a completely different way”. He said that SAP has reinvented analytics business. Leukert called Cloud for Analytics “the newest member of our SAP family” before a demonstration, which featured a fictitious retail chain with a few underperforming stores. The tool singlehandedly quickly identified them, geographically represented them and even evaluated their competition, revealing that sales at rival stores were stealing market share. He also stressed on ‘SAP HANA Cloud Platform’ as the platform to build business applications. There was a demo that revealed how HCP can help an enterprise create a Web page to conduct business in another country. There was much more and you can see recorded video here.
After this energetic start of the day, there was a hands-on session(INT269) on SAP API Management given by Harsh Jagadeesan and Peter NG. They talked about how this solution provides simple, scalable, secure, and unified access for APIs based on open standards such as REST, OData, and Outh2. There were some hands-on exercises as well to get idea about different features of SAP API Management.
Throughout the day, our staff at the POD(at Show floor at Explore zone (Hall C Level 2))- Michael Hill, Elijah Martinez and Sonali Desai, was busy interacting with interested customers and showing them demos related to Integration and Orchestration products(that include Process Integration, Process Orchestration, HANA CLoud Integration, Gateway and API Management). You can watch our demos for Gateway here and check out API Management demos here
On day 3, there was an expert networking session with Paul J. Modderman from Mindset Consulting on ‘Innovate with SAP Gateway and API Management’. He talked about how API Management can on board developers quickly and how you can use SAP Gateway to convert your RFCs/BAPIs into SOAP, ODATA/REST services. Here are some pics from that networking session:
There was another exert networking session with Sandeep Murusupalli, Solution Architect from Apigee and Peter NG, Senior Product Manager at SAP Labs, LLC. It was Q & A session on API Management. They showed live demo of Asset repairs using smartwatch and discussed about how API management plays critical role in this demo.Here are some pics for the same:
There was another session given by Stephan Herbert, VP P&I Technology I/O Gateway and Lisa Hoshida from Intel on ‘Enable your business with SAP Gateway’ They discussed about Intel case study and how SAP Gateway can empower your workforce by moving critical and real-time data, from a back end consisting SAP solutions, to any mobile device.
Overall it was a great experience. Customers were delighted to see Integration and Orchestration Product portfolio offering and were interested in learning more about the products and how these products can fit in their use cases.