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Planning for TechEd? We’ve Got Your Must-See HCP Sessions!

It’s exactly one month until TechEd Season begins! Since the Las Vegas agenda builder goes live late next week, you want to be ready.

You won’t have to look far to find great content on SAP HANA Cloud Platform and to engage directly with hosts of experts at any of the three locations. As of this writing, nearly a quarter of all sessions at TechEd Las Vegas touch on HCP. In addition to sessions, from the pre-conference InnoJam and full-day ASUG seminar to the keynote by Bjoern Goerke to the show floor with demo pods staffed by HCP experts to the Build Zone where you’ll be able to get your hands on HCP in many ways…  well, you get the picture. You’ve got your hands full with HCP!


208 HCP sessions across all tracks at TechEd!

So how do you sort through it all?

Here is the answer.  We’ve made a list of selected, core HCP sessions that you should add to your agenda as soon as you can. When you check out the agenda builder starting next week, have this list handy. Bookmark it or download it and just click the Session ID links for what you’re interested in and add the sessions to your agenda.

Below, we highlight a sample of core sessions from the DEV track, but there are 33 in total that we call out in the Slideshare.

Remember too that even if you aren’t there, you can engage in the live feeds (keynotes as well as several live interviews with HCP experts on-site) and on Twitter by following @saphcp — but we do hope to see you there! Happy planning!


HCP core sessions at TechEd!





Las Vegas Speaker


SAP HANA Cloud Platform Now – and the Road Ahead

SAP HANA Cloud Platform is SAP’s platform as a service (PaaS) that helps organizations develop, deploy, and operate applications in the cloud. It has powerful standards-based services that help developers quickly extend existing applications or create new enterprise-level, cloud-based applications. This session outlines the platform’s current, planned, and future capabilities.

1-hr lecture

Jenny Lundberg


Road Map Q&A: SAP HANA Cloud Platform

This session covers current state, planned innovations, and future direction of SAP HANA Cloud Platform. The cloud platform is used to build all types of business applications, to extend SAP on-premise and other solutions, and to build applications for the Internet of Things. The existing infrastructure will be extended and additional services offered (such as business services). Finally, Cloud Foundry–based runtimes will be added, and development and operations models will be enhanced.

1-hr roadmap q&a

Michael Phorn


Extending SAP SuccessFactors Solutions and SAP Jam in the Cloud

Would you like to develop, manage, and deliver your application to millions of users and companies in the SAP cloud ecosystem, extending SAP SuccessFactors solutions and SAP Jam? Join us and learn how you can innovate, build, and deploy your first extension working with those solutions from scratch.

2-hr hands on

Michael Phorn
Stanimir Ivanov


Get Your Hands on SAP HANA Cloud Platform, Internet of Things Services

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a major driver of growth for the IT industry. IoT services for SAP HANA Cloud Platform allow you to register devices and securely send messages to the cloud platform. In this session, you will gain an overview of services capabilities and current features. You will get a technical understanding of how to create a device model, register devices, and securely send messages. Furthermore, you will develop a small end-to-end scenario from device to consumption.

  2-hr hands on

Wei-Wei Lin

Michael Ameling

James Wood
John Astill


Develop Business Services with Cloud Foundry on SAP HANA Cloud Platform

In this session, learn how to use Cloud Foundry on SAP HANA Cloud Platform to develop and run microservices that can be published as business services on the marketplace for SAP Hybris as a Service on SAP HANA Cloud Platform. Develop a microservice using Spring Cloud and Cloud Foundry backing services. Finally, develop a Web application that uses the service and run it on SAP HANA Cloud Platform.

2-hr hands on

Matthias Steiner
Sanjay Patil

James Wood
Robin van het Hof
Riley Rainey


Deep Dive on Financial Services on SAP HANA Cloud Platform

You already understand the key benefits of using SAP HANA Cloud Platform and the related FIN services, but are still curious for more details? From setup and configuration to security and performance, this talk dives into all relevant architectural questions on the extension approach for SAP HANA Cloud Platform. After the session, you will understand how you can get the best out of FIN services and use them for your business in a safe and reliable way.

  1-hr lecture

Philipp Herzig


Extend Your SAP S/4HANA Using SAP HANA Cloud Platform

In this session you will learn to consume and extend the capabilities of SAP S/4HANA using SAP HANA Cloud Platform. As part of the hands-on demo, we will show how to read and write data back to SAP S/4HANA. You will see how to quickly develop UIs by using a SAP Fiori UX template on top of the application logic and data for SAP S/4HANA. Finally, we will embed these newly developed UIs into SAP HANA Cloud Portal.

2-hr hands on

Pankaj Kumar
Xiaosheng Lu

James Wood
Masayuki Sekihara


Cloud LoB Extensions with SAP HANA Cloud Platform

If your company is planning to adopt or has already adopted cloud solutions from SAP and you are wondering how you will be able to take advantage of the cloud while still having the flexibility of customizations, join us in this session where you will learn how to use SAP HANA Cloud Platform to create these extensions. As an added bonus, we’ll show you how to empower your users by creating cross-line-of-business extensions.

1-hr lecture

Stanimir Ivanov


Cloud Application Monitoring and Profiling: Implementation and Tools

As a cloud application provider, you are responsible for ensuring that your application runs reliably and efficiently, but also you also need enough computing, memory, and storage resources allocated to meet the quality-of-service requirements. This means constant monitoring of application performance and timely alerts to identify any issues. In this session, you will learn which tools you can use, what the data points are, and metrics you should collect for performance monitoring and analysis.

1-hr lecture

Yuanyuan Xiang


Developing Cloud-Native Apps on SAP HANA Cloud Platform

Getting a new or existing application to run in the cloud is one thing, but creating a “cloud-native” app designed from scratch to max out a cloud runtime environment is another. In this session we’ll address the basic characteristics (aka 12 factors) and teach you how to build scalable, resilient cloud apps using a microservices paradigm.

1-hr lecture

Matthias Steiner


Using Cloud Foundry–Based Features of SAP HANA Cloud Platform

Adopting Cloud Foundry technology in SAP HANA Cloud Platform simplifies application development, deployment on different infrastructures, and runtime management, and opens the doors to bring your own language or backing services for persistence, messaging, Big Data, and more. By taking examples from real customer projects, this session describes scenarios (such as industry cloud and IoT) and best practices for developing applications using Cloud Foundry–based features of SAP HANA Cloud Platform.

1-hr lecture

Sanjay Patil


Extending SAP Business Suite and SAP S/4HANA with SAP HANA Cloud Platform

Our customers love how quickly and easily you can extend brand-new apps based on SAP S/4HANA as well as classic SAP Business Suite applications with SAP HANA Cloud Platform. Join this sessions to learn about typical innovation challenges that our customers want to solve with extensions and how they can do that with SAP HANA Cloud Platform without the need for major changes in the SAP back end.

1-hr lecture

Pankaj Kumar


IoT Developer Experience for Building IoT Applications Efficiently

The IoT developer experience provides tools and components to support IoT developers from SAP, partners, and customers in developing and running state-of-the art applications collaboratively and efficiently. Tooling for the IoT application builder is based on SAP Web IDE enriched with IoT-specific plug-ins: • Thing modeler for configuring IoT-related things • Mash-up service builder for creating application flows based on microservices  • Rules modeler for configuring simple and complex rules.

1-hr lecture

Martin Ebert


Road Map Q&A: SAP Interactive Forms by Adobe

Learn more in this session about the current state of and planned innovations for SAP Interactive Forms software by Adobe and SAP Forms as a Service software by Adobe. Starting with the continuing improvements such as PDF/A, bar codes, label printing, ZUGFeRD, CAB printers, and more, we will also highlight the products’ relevance to SAP S/4HANA and SAP SuccessFactors, SAP Ariba, and other cloud solutions.

Tues 12-1

Weds 1-2

  1-hr roadmap q&a

Jenny Lundberg


ASUG Pre-Conference on HCP

If you’re not doing InnoJam, kick off your TechEd with a full-day hands-on seminar that helps you go deep into HCP, even if you are new to the cloud.  Check it out (including a pre-pre-conference webinar you can join) in Colin Kraczkowsky‘s blog.

Community Sessions on HCP

Finally, as curated by SAP Mentor Tammy Powlas and me, we’re fortunate to feature a set of community sessions in Las Vegas, and this year at least three of them touch on HCP.  I think these look awesome if not downright fascinating, so check them out! Find out all about all the community sessions here.

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      Author's profile photo Matthias Steiner
      Matthias Steiner

      Soo much to see, soo little time! 😉

      Author's profile photo Laurent RIEU
      Laurent RIEU

      Thanks Moya! Any chance to get the same for TechEd Barcelona when we are getting closer to this event?

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

      Hi Laurent!  The core sessions above are held across all three locations -- download the Slideshare for the details on speakers.