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#saphcp @ #SAPtd: Wednesday Highlights, Thursday Top Picks

Today’s HCP highlights included live executive sessions on HCP, dozens of HCP-related educational sessions run by dedicated HCP colleagues, sessions from non-SAP folks who are valued community members active in HCP, much show floor activity… and the DemoJam.

In the morning, SAP Mentor Simon Kemp interviewed Sam Yen in a discussion about SAP’s Ux evolution.


“At SAP we’ve got hundreds of thousands of transactions,” said Sam. “How do you scale that user experience? Use technology as a way to augment and scale design. We’re talking Ux as a Service,” he continued, introducing BUILD. “Tools like Splash and BUILD are targeted to empower IT to bring design into the organization. Splash is discovery, BUILD is for prototyping. And then Web IDE and all the other UI technologies bring it all together.”  And all of this is made possible because of HCP.



Tanja Rueckert and Diane Fanelli then discussed Internet of Things, in the Live Studio. IoT is also made possible by HCP via IoT Services. Tanja cited her interest in developing the next steps in digital transformation together with our customers – while at the same time taking security seriously as we do at SAP.  She also discussed how IoT is a huge driver of HANA Vora because of the sheer quantity of data it involves.

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In another TechEd LIVE session, SAP Mentor Dick Hirsch interviewed Chief Product Expert Dennis Schwerer on hybris as a Service (also made possible by HCP on Cloud Foundry).   With microservices provided in the hybris world, Dennis said, you can “stitch together many components for everything you need to commercialize apps with success,” including tax services, localization services, even community components which are essential for commercial success in today’s digital economy.



Finally, and in the last of the HCP-related TechEd LIVE sessions, Prakash Darji and Dan Lahl came together to discuss “Why HCP and Why Now?”

“We play in all aspects of cloud,” IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS, said Prakash. As for PaaS, with HCP, he continued, “We have the tech things most providers have. But we don’t stop there. That’s where we start. SAP helps you innovate new applications but also around your core. And who besides SAP is going to help you solve real business problems?”  They talked about Hamburg Port Authority on IoT as an example.


The team was of course busy with dozens of often standing-room-only sessions and on the show floor as well.



And then there was DemoJam. TechEd is a great forum for executives and SAP colleagues to present about SAP, but it’s also for the grassroots. These were all self-assembled teams from within the SAP community, and I was very pleased to recognize that three people on the six DemoJam finalist teams were respected SAP Community members who were nominated by their peers to deliver community sessions at TechEd.  Not only that, but most if not all of the teams relied on HCP to make it to the finals.

The teams had only 32 hours to build healthcare-related solutions. Clearly HCP was an asset to get to production quickly.


The winner: S.M.I.L.E. by Team Keytree – Nic Doodson and Will Powell. Amazing what can be done in 32 hours, with real sensors, Arduino boards, HCP, and probably also great degree of coding (and nary a doctor in the house).  The finalists all deserve our praise and a mention of honor!

  • S.M.I.L.E. — Sensor Monitoring to Improve the Lives of Employees
  • Health Me — Monitoring health using an app on your phone
  • KidEatz — App that monitors what kids eat and helps them to eat healthy foods
  • MediJam — Remote sensing & communicating with your doctor about sleep patterns
  • Patient Cues — Better planning for better care
  • Med-Amplifier — How to get the best medical support while traveling

Have a peek below for sessions to watch out for tomorrow.

Thursday at TechEd: Where to find HANA Cloud Platform

Time Session
8am-10am REPEAT Hands-on with IoT: Send Your Sensor Data to HCP with IoT Services with James Wood, Rui Nogueira, Aaron Williams. Murano 3303

Bring your HCP questions to the Q&A with product manager Mike Phorn on the Show Floor

10:30am-11:00am REPEAT Extending Business Suite and S/4HANA with HCP with Thomas Bieser. Palazzo Ballroom N.
11am-11:15am SAP Mentor Graham Robinson interviews Thomas Grassl on what SAP is doing for developers now and in the future – catch it live:
11:30am-12:30pm SAP Mentor Open House in the SAP Mentor Room / SAPtd Las Vegas Showfloor. Meet HCP SAP Mentors such as Yariv Zur, Chris Paine, James Wood, and Robin van het Hof.
11:45am-12:45pm REPEAT Pankaj Kumar tells you all about Cloud Foundry and HCP: “A Natural Evolution.”  Marcello 4506.
1:00pm-1:15pm What’s new for developers on HCP? Matthias Steiner and Rui Nogueira in the LIVE STUDIO:
2:00pm-4:00pm REPEAT: Extending Cloud Solutions from SAP Using HCP with Krasimir Semerdzhief and Pankaj Kumar. San Polo 3404.
2:30pm-3:30pm LAST CHANCE: SAP Mentor Open House in the SAP Mentor Room / SAPtd Las Vegas Showfloor. Meet HCP SAP Mentors such as Yariv Zur, Chris Paine, James Wood, and Robin van het Hof.

Craig Cmehil talks with the DemoJam winners LIVE

3:15pm-4:15pm REPEAT: Jenny Lundberg, Lakshmi Narasimhan Neelakantan and Adobe’s Juergen Hauser in Marcello 4401A for SAP Interactive Forms by Adobe: Configuration for ADS on SAP HANA Cloud
4:30pm-6:30pm REPEAT: Hands-on with Thomas Bieser, James Wood, Markus Tolksdorf in Extend the Reach of your SAP Installed Base with HCP. Lido 3001A

Experience SAP HANA Cloud Portal in action. Murano 3204.

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      Author's profile photo Nigel James
      Nigel James

      These are great review posts Moya.

      Could you possibly update the live links with the replay links if they are available?



      Author's profile photo Moya Watson
      Moya Watson
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      HI!  thanks for reading.  In the tables below they're just the live links -- but selected replay links are in the text above...    you should be able to search for specifics at Video Replays at

      it's a better catalog there than I could reproduce here 😆

      thanks again for being a big part of TechEd!