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The SAP BI 2016 Conference will be in Las Vegas from February 16-19 at the Wynn and it is considered a premier event for SAP BI professionals, consultants and customers. 

The program includes over 200 hours of in-depth educational sessions, hands-on labs, ask the expert sessions, interactive discussion forums, networking events and live demos. The event will bring out some of the smartest and most well respected individuals and customers in the SAP business intelligence, analytics and reporting communities.

It’s an excellent value for the high quality education offered. In 4 days, you’ll have access to: educational sessions, workshops, how-to clinics, roundtables, keynote presentations directly from SAP about its future direction and the latest trends, private one-on-one consultations with partners and peers and networking with peers from other companies

I will be attending this year and look forward to attending several case study customer stories:

Case study: Cardinal Health’s process and methodology for building an SAP Business Suite on SAP HANA proof of concept

Cardinal Health

Case study: How Blue Buffalo has transformed decision making with SAP HANA for real-time operational analytics, and cut analytics processes from weeks to a day

Blue Buffalo

Case study: How Coca-Cola East Japan integrated SAP HANA and Hadoop and leveraged them with SAP analytics to drive new business models

Coca-Cola East Japan

Case study: How telematics sensor-equipped trucks help Linfox improve efficiency and control costs

Linfox Logistics Australia

Case study: How the Houston Independent School District plans its tool selection process, BI strategy, and roadmap for analytics

Houston Independent School District

Case study: How ThyssenKrupp leverages SAP BusinessObjects Analysis, edition for Microsoft Office to drive self-service and reduce dependence on IT

ThyssenKrupp

Case study: Internet of Things at Hamburg Port Authority – Managing millions of details in real -time to safely and efficiently guide ships and goods

Hamburg Port Authority

Case study: Lessons for deploying and optimizing SAP Predictive Analysis

Lockheed Martin

Case study: Lessons learned from Glazer’s Wholesale Distributors SAP HANA implementation

Glazer’s Wholesale Distributors

Case study: Migrating a 20TB SAP BW system to SAP BW 7.4 on SAP HANA – Allstate’s SAP HANA journey and lessons learned

Allstate

Case study: SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards vs. SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio — How the Houston Independent School District determined which tool to use for its SAP BusinessObjects implementation

Houston Independent School District


Program Content – There will be over 175 sessions that cover core areas such as BI implementations and upgrades, SAP HANA, SAP BusinessObjects, Self-service BI, business analytics, reporting and much more. There is truly something for everyone, and it is being held alongside of the HANA2016, Admin & Infrastructure 2016 and IoT2016– all sessions are open to attendees at BI 2016.


Additionally, I look forward to attending SAP Mentor Ingo Hilgefort sessions “Performance and design best practices for creating fast, easily consumable dashboards with SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio” and “Are you ready to migrate from SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards to SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio?”


Networking – One of the under rated parts of any SAP event and something I always find most useful is networking. The BI2016 event is a great opportunity to network with peers and meet new people. The who’s who of the SAP BI industry will be at this event looking to swap war stories and business cards, connect on LinkedIn and Twitter and share information as well as discuss the sessions from each day


Hopefully I have shared why you should attend the BI2016. If you are an SAP BusinessObjects user or provide technical support for SAP BusinessObjects BI this is one event that you won’t want to miss and don’t forget to register today.


A look back at last year’s BI2015 event:

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