Prelude to TechEd Bangalore
TechEd Bangalore is like an annual pilgrimage for me. This year it’s special because of long to & fro commute befitting the journey hardship real-world pilgrims undertake with the excitement getting to know latest SAP technologies.
So here is a sneak peek from my agenda that I intend to catch up next 3 days at TechEd Bangalore.
- Explore new stuff in Hands-on Session
- Attend some demo sessions & strategy talks
- Selective lecture sessions
- Demo Jam
In case you have noticed no mention of Keynote – yes it’s not in my list as replay will be available and I need all the time in the morning to reach BIEC from other side of the city.
Wednesday 5th October
The first TechEd session will be TEC964 Production Planning & Detailed Scheduling for SAP S/4HANA
Next will my first hands-on session INT160 Processing Mining in SAP S/4HANA, SAP Business Suite and Beyond
I am excited going through the presentation and hands-on material on the product developed by startup Celonis on HANA platform. There is a good article in SAPInsider on this Process Mining by Celonis. >> This was good hands-on plus discussion with Tarun Kamal Khiani – Chief Product Manager SAP BPM
Another hands-on not reserved but to join if open INT162 Integrate SAP S/4HANA by Leveraging Prepackaged Content >> This was let-down as expected functional orientation around RDS / Best Practice content activation but turned out to be hardcore HCP – Integration Services IFlow related 🙁
Otherwise join Demo Session TEC991 SAP S/4HANA Suite Procurement Integration with Ariba Network >> Should have gone to this
Demo Jam >> Gave a miss
Thursday 6th October
Wish to join hands-on session DEV260 Extend your SAP S/4HANA using HANA Cloud Platform
If not then go to lecture session DMM116 Transition to SAP S/4HANA: Tools for On-Premise and Cloud Migration focused on data migration with demos
Also planning to check out Demo Session ITM994 Way to SAP S/4HANA Made Easy for Industries: Extended Transition Check this should be interesting given S/4HANA 1610 ushers in Industry business functions in Oil & Gas, Retail etc.
TEC307 Embracing Digitial Transformation Journey with SAP S/4HANA
Completely revamped taking advantage of Networking & Lecture sessions till second half marathon hands-on session
TEC227 Digitally driven Innovations @ Asian Paints
NET38983 S/4HANA First Customer Implementation Experiences
NET39274 S/4HANA Cloud Implementation Experience: Guided Configuration
TEC834 Roadmap Q&A: SAP S/4HANA
INT161 Op Int Hands-on >> This is added after Monday’s exploration of SAP Process Mining with Celonis (TEC160)
Afternoon will be in a marathon 4 hour hands-on TEC160 SAP Technology Highlights
Friday 7th October
Strategy Talk Your Journey into the Digital Age – Adopting SAP S/4HANA with Sven Denecken
After this check out remaining lecture session DMM221 Embedded Analytics in SAP S/4HANA and SAP BW on HANA
then demo session TEC988 Industries with SAP S/4HANA: Best Practices and Essential Know-How
Afternoon plan to be in 4 back to back lecture sessions
ANP105 Turning Big Data & IoT into Intelligence you can actually use
TEC114 Lessons from First Customers of SAP S/4HANA Enterprise Management
TEC115 SAP S/4HANA: The Digital Core
TEC206 Extensibility Concepts for SAP S/4HANA
Not to mention meet up with old buddies (becoming less year by year with most settled outside India or shifted professionally) and hanging out in Community Clubhouse (or whatever it is called now) for a bit. Another must-do activity is to check out new SCN as mentioned in this Community Central blog.
As final preparation took time out from project work to catch up with SCN blogs announcing what’s in store, build agenda after downloading Session Catalog Excel really need power of HANA Text Analysis), writing this blog as summary of sessions to attend 😀 .
Now will be other part of getting ready with power bank charged, session agenda printout (not device-savvy, still enjoy good old paper & pen), business cards, water bottle and borrowing kids tab with session presentations loaded (no point tugging laptop when you hardly will have time / space to open it up).
See you at TechEd Bangalore!