You will not be surprised to hear that with the boom of Internet of Things (IoT), the demand for education in the IoT domain is constantly growing. To satisfy the thirst for IoT knowledge SAP TechEd 2016 is welcoming IoT as a very special guest in Las Vegas on September 19-23.


SAP TechEd is the premier technology event for learning, networking, training, and education on the SAP platform and related technologies. To learn more about what TechEd has in plan for all of us who are thirsty for IoT knowledge, I met with Elvira Wallis – SVP of IoT Smart Connected Business at SAP, who shared some of the highlights on what SAP TechEd 2016 has to offer for its participants.

“Following the moto “learn&&build, explore&&hangout”, TechEd offers something for everyone. Looking at IoT in particular, participants will not only have the unique opportunity to learn about SAP’s strategy directly from the leadership team and exchange ideas with experts, but also get empowered to create their own apps. What I personally find inspiring is also the opportunity to meet with SAP partners and key user groups to discover the unlimited possibilities within SAP’s ecosystem.”

According to Wallis, while the focus in IoT is on connecting smart devices, the key is in using IoT to make life better by imagining not just the “Internet of Things” but rather the “Internet of GOOD things”. Here are some of the sessions which Wallis and her team have prepared for all of us.

IoT Made Easy – How to Create IoT Apps for Smart Connected Business

Smart connected business allows you to leverage IoT technology with SAP’s IoT platform to enable new business models with device to device and device to people connectivity. How about creating such IoT applications yourselves? Join the session to learn about real-life experiences of SAP customers & partners creating their own IoT apps leveraging SAP’s IoT platform. Also, do not miss the opportunity to build your own “Internet of Things” prototype by joining the latest openSAP course Imagine IoT.

Moving Exabytes Is Expensive: Lambda at the Edge to Enable IoT at Scale

IoT data is really big. The simple view of cloud computing will not work for very large IoT datasets. “Lambda architecture” allows you to focus on the urgent while also analyzing everything. You can move lambda processing out to the edge, close to where IoT data is created and therefore keep most IoT data at the edge, forever. This is a huge win – moving and storing 99% less data at the core will save lots of money. Edge computing will be a major trend in the future. Join this session to learn more.

Besides the IoT sessions, there will be numerous demos showcased at TechEd. Here is a sampling of what to expect:

SAP & Intel Smart Inventory: Transforming Fashion & In-Store Customer Service

SAP & Intel have strategically partnered to extend and enrich the digital core and help retailers run live and reimagine their business processes. The first part of this co-innovation aims to improve In-Store customer experience at fashion retail stores by leveraging RFID to make In-Store business processes more efficient.


SAP Connected Goods

“SAP Connected Goods” is a new cloud-based IoT solution designed to maximize the value of high-volume goods through centralized monitoring and governance, combined with SAP back-end system integration. Curious to know what type of alerts, analytics and key insights on performance you could gain with “SAP Connected Goods”? Then, do not miss the opportunity to see the demo and talk to the IoT Smart Connected Business team at TechEd.

“If you want to see how IoT can change the future for all of us, come and visit us at TechEd in Las Vegas. Our demo pod is located in Explorer Zone 42 (EZ42) on the show floor. We will be awaiting you there,” says Wallis.

For those of you who will not be able to attend but will follow the event online, do not miss the Live Studio interview with Elvira Wallis. The Live Studio will focus on high value technical and user content and will be broadcasted live on SAP TechEd Online.

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