Next month, TechEd will provide many great opportunities to attend user experience (UX) sessions featuring demos, hands-on, and lectures from customers, partners, and SAP. This list focuses mostly on the SAP sessions. If you are building your agenda online or updating your personal calendar, here are some recommendations.

 

Tuesday 9/20/15

Date/Time

Session

Title

Speaker

8:00 – 10:00 AM

UX261

Simplifying Screens in SAP ERP with SAP Screen Personas (Hands-on Workshop)

This hands-on session gives you a chance to build more intuitive SAP GUI interface screens using SAP Screen Personas software. Simplify screens using the HTML5-based editor, record scripts and automatically generate JavaScript, and try all the new usability features with help from our experts. Learn firsthand how you can improve your users’ productivity with streamlined screens and workflows. We will focus on streamlining transactions in Web Dynpro in SAP ECC 6.0, SoH, and SAP S/4HANA.

Sebastian Steinhauer

Product Owner – SAP Screen Personas

SAP

Tobias Queck

Architect

SAP

Peter Spielvogel

Product Marketing

SAP

8:00 – 10:00 AM

UX101

UI Technologies and Clients from SAP in Times of SAP Fiori and SAP S/4HANA

Get an overview of SAP’s strategic UI technologies and clients and how they support the SAP Fiori and SAP S/4HANA software strategy. Learn about key characteristics and road maps and see them in action in live demos. See how mobile tools and technologies from SAP perfectly complement this portfolio. Topics covered include among others: Build, SAPUI5, SAP Web IDE, SAP Screen Personas, UI theme designer as well as SAP Fiori launchpad. Finally, get best practices on when to choose which technology.

Ingo Deck

Dir, Product Management, SAP User Experience Platform

SAP

 

Oliver Lehmann

Director UX Roll Out

SAP

8:00- 9:00 AM

UX117

ASUG Influence Council: User Experience and User Interface for SAP Software

Want to discuss and influence the future of UX and UI at SAP? This session introduces the missions of ASUG influence councils, how they work, and details about how to get involved in the ASUG influence council for the user experience and user interface for SAP software. The focus of such councils is to have your voice heard and bring real-life use cases directly to our product development team. Don’t miss this chance to find out how to get more involved and hear the benefits of participating.

David Arfa

Senior Manger

PepsiCo, Inc.

1:00 – 1:30 PM Networking discussion in UX area

Rapid Deployment of SAP UX

We will discuss tactical “tips and tricks” on how to rapidly deploy SAP UX functionality with immediate tangible business value. There will be experts to provide you with a clear understanding of how your company can immediately drive efficiency, productivity, and BUSINESS-value via SAP’s newest UX suite of options (Fiori, Personas, UI5, and HCP). Walk-away from this session armed with not only the information needed to present your business case to management but a real-world roadmap (infrastructure requirements, Build templating, resource/expertise needs, timelines, etc.) grounded in proven UX success stories. This live Q&A interactive session will empower you and your company to maximize your SAP investment through effective and tangible SAP UX..

Michael Pytel, NIMBL

1:00 – 5:00 PM

TEC160

SAP Technology Highlights

This hands-on workshop provides an overview of the comprehensive SAP technology offerings, both in the cloud and on premise. It reviews the following technologies that are related to the SAP HANA platform: SAP BusinessObjects Cloud, SAP Digital Boardroom, the Internet of Things, SAP HANA Cloud Platform, SAP S/4HANA, SAP HANA platform development, ABAP, core data services, SAP Fiori launchpad, SAP Screen Personas, and UI theme designer.

Ulrich Klingels

Product Manager SAP Technology

SAP

 

Matthias Sessler

Product Manager

SAP

 

Matthias Kretschmer

Product Manager

SAP

2:00 – 2:30 PM

Lounge 3, show floor

Expert

How SAP Screen Personas makes S/4HANA even better

While the Fiori UX is ultimate goal for SAP S/4HANA, we are still on a journey to get there. The good news is that SAP provides a powerful tool for customers that want to achieve the Fiori UX now. SAP Screen Personas allows you to transform classic screens in SAP S/4HANA into Fiori-inspired designs:

  1. 1.             In areas where Fiori coverage does not yet exist
  2. 2.             For custom transactions for which you want to keep your business logic and not redevelop a new UI5 application.

Sebastian Steinhauer, SAP

3:00 – 3:30 PM Networking discussion in UX area

Modern UX at SAP: Fiori, S/4HANA and how to get there sooner rather than later

We will discuss how to mobilize your organization as part of a digital transformation. We will talk about how to deploy SAP Fiori in your environment (with our without SAP S/4HANA) and how to build custom mobile apps in a streamlined way. The future starts today – learn how to drive this initiative in your organization.

 

Shaun Syvertsen, Convergent IS

5:00 – 5:30 PM

Lounge 2, show floor

Expert

Maximizing User Productivity via SAP Personas

Peter Spielvogel of SAP and Michael Pytel of NIMBL will share examples of how companies use SAP Screen Personas to improve user productivity. You will see real examples and learn tips and tricks that will make it fast and easy to improve usability for your SAP GUI or S/4HANA users.

Peter Spielvogel, SAP

Michael Pytel, NIMBL

5:00 – 6:00 PM

UX843

Road Map Q&A: SAP Fiori

Get a holistic overview of the SAP Fiori user experience and SAP’s plans to evolve the design of SAP Fiori, enhance its technology, and provide SAP Fiori apps across SAP solutions. For example, you will learn about SAP Fiori 2.0, elements of SAP Fiori, SAP CoPilot, and SAP’s plans to enable this user experience in SAP S/4HANA. Following the overview and outlook session, there will be time for Q&A.

Jan Ruessel

UX & Fiori Product Management

SAP

5:15 – 6:15 PM

UX108

Guerrilla UX Design: How to Engage with Real Users in the Face of Adversity

Let’s face it, User Experience Design can be costly but in the long run leaving it out could cost you a whole lot more. While many organizations are starting to realize the benefits of UX design getting the right amount of support and time can be hard. This session looks at ways you can engage with real end users quickly and inexpensively. If you are looking for ways to bring UX design to your work but you don’t necessarily have a lot of time, money or support, then this is the session for you.

Simon Kemp

SAP Mentor

User Experience Lead

PLAUT IT Australia

7:00 – 10:00PM

SAP Screen Personas and SAP Fiori Customer Appreciation Event

Invitation-only party for SAP Screen Personas and SAP Fiori customers (only sponsoring partners – Convergent IS,Mindset, Masterdata, NIMBL, Sodales Solutions).

If you are interested in attending, please register here. Once we validate your application, you will receive instructions on how to pick up your party wristband at TechEd.

 

Wednesday 9/21/16

Date/Time

Session

Title

Speaker

8:00 – 9:00AM

SAP Screen Personas Practitioner Forum

Join your peers to discuss best practices for using SAP Screen Personas

Peter Spielvogel

Product Marketing

SAP

 

Sebastian Steinhauer

Product Owner – SAP Screen Personas

SAP

8:00AM – 12:00PM

TEC160

SAP Technology Highlights

This hands-on workshop provides an overview of the comprehensive SAP technology offerings, both in the cloud and on premise. It reviews the following technologies that are related to the SAP HANA platform: SAP BusinessObjects Cloud, SAP Digital Boardroom, the Internet of Things, SAP HANA Cloud Platform, SAP S/4HANA, SAP HANA platform development, ABAP, core data services, SAP Fiori launchpad, SAP Screen Personas, and UI theme designer.

Ulrich Klingels

Product Manager SAP Technology

SAP

 

Matthias Sessler

Product Manager

SAP

 

Matthias Kretschmer

Product Manager

SAP

8:00 – 9:00AM

UX105

SAP Fiori for iOS

You have a mobile app idea? Have you ever wondered how you design a new class of mobile apps, while rethinking the work processes and using a modern design language? In this session, you will learn some principles for creating a new class of mobile apps for mobile workers that transforms the way they work. You will also learn to design quality apps applying SAP Fiori for iOS design language.

Rouja Pakiman

UX Manager

SAP

9:15 – 10:15AM

UX126

SAP Fiori Launchpad – Overview, Recommendations and Latest Updates

SAP Fiori launchpad is the strategic single point of entry for SAP business applications and analytics. It offers a role-based, personalized, and real-time access for end users. This session provides an overview of benefits, key capabilities, configuration, integration, and extensibility options. You will get insights on the product road map and how the design concepts for SAP Fiori 2.0 will impact SAP Fiori launchpad in future releases.

Stefan Lötterle

Product Manager

SAP

10:00 – 10:30 AM Networking discussion in UX area

Converting legacy applications to Fiori applications

We will explain how to convert classic transactions to modern Fiori apps. You will learn proven tips and tricks to accelerate your Fiori adoption, based on the lessons learned during actual Fiori deployments.

Saleem Shaik, Comcast

10:30 – 11:30AM

UX103

Convince IT and Business to Value UX

Increasingly, IT organizations around the world are realizing that being successful requires more than an efficient software implementation. They need to understand their end users. But how can you convince IT and business leaders to value UX? It is pretty simple: you need to show the business value. In this session you will hear customer examples and get to know best practices how to apply a human-centered approach in your organization.

Andreas Hauser

SVP, Design and Co-Innovation Center

SAP

10:30 – 11:30AM

UX108

Guerrilla UX Design: How to Engage with Real Users in the Face of Adversity

Let’s face it, User Experience Design can be costly but in the long run leaving it out could cost you a whole lot more. While many organizations are starting to realize the benefits of UX design getting the right amount of support and time can be hard. This session looks at ways you can engage with real end users quickly and inexpensively. If you are looking for ways to bring UX design to your work but you don’t necessarily have a lot of time, money or support, then this is the session for you.

Simon Kemp

SAP Mentor

User Experience Lead

PLAUT IT Australia

10:30AM – 12:30PM

UX161

Prototyping with Build (Hands-On)

In this hands-on session, you will use Build, the collaborative design tool, to compose an interactive prototype of a working app. You will start from static wireframes and gradually change it to an SAPUI5 prototype that is ready for development in SAP Web IDE.

Ben Ceaser

VP of Product, Design & User Experience

Velvan Trichy

UX Product Manager

Tobias Hofmann SAP Mentor

Senior Consultant

SAP

 

Robert Eijpe

SAP Mentor

Solution Architect

NL for Business

12:30 – 1:00PM

NET38816

How to Run an SAP Screen Personas POC in Three Days

You installed SAP Screen Personas and you want to start with a certain area but aren’t really sure how to progress. In this presentation, get an idea on how to run a fun and interactive SAP Screen Personas POC, where day one is spent on discovery, day two on design, and day three on testing.

Simon Kemp

SAP Mentor

User Experience Lead

PLAUT IT Australia

1:00 – 1:30 PM

Lounge 2, show floor

Expert

Using SAP Screen Personas templates to accelerate flavor development

Introduced with SAP Screen Personas 3.0 SP3, templates provide a fast and easy way to build flavors. In this session, Tobias will demo how to build Fiori-inspired designs using templates.

Tobias Queck, SAP

1:30 – 2:00 PM

Lounge 3, show floor

Expert

SAP Screen Personas and SAP Fiori: It’s AND not OR

SAP Screen Personas and SAP Fiori are complementary. In this session, we will discuss how to choose which to use for your business processes. We will show how to create a coherent user experience across Fiori launchpad, Fiori apps, custom apps, and SAP Screen Personas flavors. We will also demo how to build SAP Screen Personas flavors that follow the Fiori design guidelines.

Peter Spielvogel, SAP and Michael Pytel, NIMBL.

3:00 – 3:30 PM Networking discussion in UX area

Learn how to enable a Fiori transactional application in your system landscape

We will discuss how to enable a Fiori transactional application in an SAP system. We will talk about identifying different system components, activation of oData and SICF services, assigning appropriate security roles, configuring the Fiori launchpad etc. This is intended for solution architects, consultants and IT Administrators to learn proven details on Fiori implementations. Prior knowledge of high level SAP UX concepts is recommended, but not required.

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Abhinav Gupta, PwC

3:00 – 4:00PM

UX601

Scripting for ABAP in Web Dynpro with SAP Screen Personas (mini-CodeJam)

In this session, you will get hands-on with the new scripting tool in SAP Screen Personas to enrich and streamline ABAP programming language applications in the Web Dynpro development environment. Get to know extended functions for scripting across sessions.

Dirk Becker

Area Product Owner

SAP

3:15 – 4:15PM

UX103

Convince IT and Business to Value UX

Increasingly, IT organizations around the world are realizing that being successful requires more than an efficient software implementation. They need to understand their end users. But how can you convince IT and business leaders to value UX? It is pretty simple: you need to show the business value. In this session you will hear customer examples and get to know best practices how to apply a human-centered approach in your organization.

Andreas Hauser

SVP, Design and Co-Innovation Center

SAP

4:30 – 5:30PM

UX209

SAP Screen Personas As Part of the SAP Fiori User Experience

The SAP Fiori launchpad is the single starting point to launch role-based SAP Fiori apps, flavors of SAP Screen Personas software, and custom programs. We will demo how to create SAP Fiori UX designs using SAP Screen Personas, how to embed them into the launchpad to deliver a seamless user experience, and when to choose which solution, based on your specific business needs.

Peter Spielvogel

Product Marketing

SAP

 

Sebastian Steinhauer

Product Owner – SAP Screen Personas

SAP

Tobias Queck

Architect

SAP

 

Thursday 9/22/16

Date/Time

Session

Title

Speaker

8:00 – 10:00 AM

UX261

Simplifying Screens in SAP ERP with SAP Screen Personas (Hands-on Workshop)

This hands-on session gives you a chance to build more intuitive SAP GUI interface screens using SAP Screen Personas software. Simplify screens using the HTML5-based editor, record scripts and automatically generate JavaScript, and try all the new usability features with help from our experts. Learn firsthand how you can improve your users’ productivity with streamlined screens and workflows. We will focus on streamlining transactions in Web Dynpro in SAP ECC 6.0, SoH, and SAP S/4HANA.

Sebastian Steinhauer

Product Owner – SAP Screen Personas

SAP

Tobias Queck

Architect

SAP

Peter Spielvogel

Product Marketing

SAP

8:00 – 10:00 AM

UX101

UI Technologies and Clients from SAP in Times of SAP Fiori and SAP S/4HANA

Get an overview of SAP’s strategic UI technologies and clients and how they support the SAP Fiori and SAP S/4HANA software strategy. Learn about key characteristics and road maps and see them in action in live demos. See how mobile tools and technologies from SAP perfectly complement this portfolio. Topics covered include among others: Build, SAPUI5, SAP Web IDE, SAP Screen Personas, UI theme designer as well as SAP Fiori launchpad. Finally, get best practices on when to choose which technology.

Ingo Deck

Dir, Product Management, SAP User Experience Platform

SAP

 

Oliver Lehmann

Director UX Roll Out

SAP

1:00 – 1:30 PM

Lounge 1, show floor

Expert

Using SAP Screen Personas scripting to automate keystrokes and improve user productivity

Scripting is the main way to unleash the power of SAP Screen Personas. This session will show you how to start with simple scripts that move information between transactions and advance to error checking and pop-up suppression that deliver a delightful user experience.

Tobias Queck, SAP

2:00 – 4:00 PM

UX161

Prototyping with Build (Hands-On)

In this hands-on session, you will use Build, the collaborative design tool, to compose an interactive prototype of a working app. You will start from static wireframes and gradually change it to an SAPUI5 prototype that is ready for development in SAP Web IDE.

Ben Ceaser

VP of Product, Design & User Experience

SAP

Velvan Trichy

UX Product Manager

SA

Tobias Hofmann

SAP Mentor

Senior Consultant

SAP

Robert Eijpe

SAP Mentor

Solution Architect

NL for Business

2:00 – 6:00 PM

TEC160

SAP Technology Highlights

This hands-on workshop provides an overview of the comprehensive SAP technology offerings, both in the cloud and on premise. It reviews the following technologies that are related to the SAP HANA platform: SAP BusinessObjects Cloud, SAP Digital Boardroom, the Internet of Things, SAP HANA Cloud Platform, SAP S/4HANA, SAP HANA platform development, ABAP, core data services, SAP Fiori launchpad, SAP Screen Personas, and UI theme designer.

Ulrich Klingels

Product Manager SAP Technology

SAP

 

Matthias Sessler

Product Manager

SAP

 

Matthias Kretschmer

Product Manager

SAP

2:30 – 3:00 PM

Lounge 2, show floor

Expert

How SAP Screen Personas makes S/4HANA even better

While the Fiori UX is ultimate goal for SAP S/4HANA, we are still on a journey to get there. The good news is that SAP provides a powerful tool for customers that want to achieve the Fiori UX now. SAP Screen Personas allows you to transform classic screens in SAP S/4HANA into Fiori-inspired designs:

  1. 1.             In areas where Fiori coverage does not yet exist
  2. 2.             For custom transactions for which you want to keep your business logic and not redevelop a new UI5 application.

Sebastian Steinhauer, SAP

4:30 – 6:30PM

UX124

Update on SAP Business Client and the SAP GUI Interface Family

This session will give you an update on what’s new in SAP Business Client 6.0, how to integrate the SAP Fiori user experience and combine it with other technologies for SAP UI. For the SAP GUI interface family, it will give you an update on what is new in the SAP GUI interface for Windows, as well as the latest versions for HTML and Java. It will also show what’s going on with SAP Screen Personas 3.0 and introduce the new visual theme for SAP Fiori for classic transactions for SAP S/4HANA.

Ralph Resech

Product Manager

SAP

 

Claudia Binder

Product Manager

SAP

 

 

Friday 9/23/16

Date/Time

Session

Title

Speaker

08:00 – 09:00 AM

UX209

SAP Screen Personas As Part of the SAP Fiori User Experience

The SAP Fiori launchpad is the single starting point to launch role-based SAP Fiori apps, flavors of SAP Screen Personas software, and custom programs. We will demo how to create SAP Fiori UX designs using SAP Screen Personas, how to embed them into the launchpad to deliver a seamless user experience, and when to choose which solution, based on your specific business needs.

Peter Spielvogel

Product Marketing

SAP

 

Sebastian Steinhauer

Product Owner – SAP Screen Personas

SAP

Tobias Queck

Architect

SAP

 

Hope to see you in Las Vegas!

 

For the SAP UX team, Peter Spielvogel.

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