Skip to Content
Author's profile photo Former Member

Event Review: SAP HANA Operation Expert & Developer Summit 2016 (EMEA)


Thank you for sharing experiences!                                         #SAPHANASummit2016

To recap some impressions, access the Walldorf SAP HANA Summit video.

Around 100 experts from 58 SAP HANA customers all over in Europe came to Walldorf to attend the 3rd SAP HANA Operation Expert and Developer Summit. They came to provide feedback on how they experience SAP HANA in their daily business.

The two day Summit was packed with expertise, discussions, and networking, see agenda below. In 14 presentations, the HANA Product Team shared current and future developments and presented their SAP HANA topics of interest for customer feedback.

The SAP HANA customers responded in the 24 breakout sessions. The remarks, ideas, and questions which has been contributed will help to improve future releases of the SAP HANA Platform.

As SAP HANA becomes more and more important to use as a development platform, the customers showed a great interest in the new SAP HANA Extended Application Services, Advanced Model (XSA).

Siemens and Roche Diagnostics showcased their SAP HANA installations on stage which was impressive and inspired the audience. Intel presented achievements with SAP HANA on x86 Intel CPUs and provided an outlook on their new 3D XPoint technology.

But most of all, the SAP HANA Summit was valued by the attendees as an opportunity to network, to exchange experiences with other SAP HANA customers and to learn from each other.

The SAP HANA Product Team took away full bags of direct feedback and ideas and now we are happily busy with sorting it out, thank you!

If you want to provide more product ideas, meet us at Idea Place


Join us and Get Ready for the Platform for Digital Transformation

May 11-12, 2016

Walldorf, Gemany

— Please note: Registration is closed now. —

For the third year running, we are again looking for SAP HANA Operation Experts and for Developers to join us at the SAP HANA Operation Expert & Developer Summit 2016 in Walldorf, Germany. This exclusive get-together of SAP HANA experts leverages in-depth expertise, interactive feedback sessions and networking opportunities. We want to hear about your use cases, your challenges and your successes in developing and operating the SAP HANA Platform.

Get ready – Get firsthand information on latest SAP HANA development and administration topics.

Provide feedback – Your solid product feedback during the breakout sessions will help to improve future releases.

Get connected – Expand your network and join us on the evening of May 11th for a casual meet-up and dinner.

May 11th, Developer Summit + Evening Presentations and Networking Dinner

We are looking forward to talk to developers with experiences in building native applications and data models using SAP HANA. Contribute in discussions about the new SAP HANA XS Advanced developing and modelling environment, core data services concept, graphical modelling tools, and SQLScript. See full agenda attached.

The evening event with keynotes, customer experiences and a networking dinner will close the Developer Summit and open the Operation Expert Summit. See full agenda attached.

May 12th, Operation Expert Summit

We invite IT Architects and Administrators with experiences in operating SAP HANA in their daily work. We want to hear your feedback about cloud & virtualization, landscape and deployment options, mission-critical data center operations, big data, monitoring, administration, and security. See full agenda attached.

Get an impression of the 2015 SAP HANA Operation Expert Summit in Walldorf, Germany.

Regional SAP HANA Summits

SAP HANA Operations & Developers Summit, May 24-25, 2016 in US, Newtown Square, PA

SAP HANA Summits are planned this year for the APJ region. Please watch out for the announcements.


The sumit is fee of charge but do note that space is limited. Each attendance request will be given careful consideration and we will contact you with a confirmation email to attend the event. In case the number of attendance requests will exceed the capacity of the summit, it might become necessary to restrict the number of participants per customer. The event language is English.


Agenda: see attached

Assigned Tags

      You must be Logged on to comment or reply to a post.
      Author's profile photo Ashok Babu Kumili
      Ashok Babu Kumili

      Thank you.

      Author's profile photo Fred Verheul
      Fred Verheul

      Hi Simone,

      Is it possible to only sign up for the developer part (incl the evening event on Wed)? I'm definitely not an operatin person (yet 🙂 ).

      And how about the taking vs bringing? I'm not yet ready to give much feedback, but because of the networking and the possibility to get firsthand information it would seem useful for me (but maybe less so for SAP) to join. Any thoughts?

      Thanks, Fred