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October 5, 2017 update:

Summary of TechEd 2017

 

Next month, I hope you will join me in Las Vegas to learn the latest about SAP’s user experience (UX) solutions. TechEd provides many great opportunities to lectures from customers, partners, and SAP, as well as seeing the latest demos and participating in hands-on workshops. In all we have 85 unique UX sessions to chose from.

 

If you are building your agenda online or updating your personal calendar, here are some recommendations of the top user experience and design sessions.

Customer sessions
SAP Screen Personas sessions

Complete list of all SAP Screen Personas sessions.

Monday 9/25/17

Date/Time Session Title Speaker
8:00 am – 5:00 pm ASUG Pre-Con Session

Evaluate, Enhance, and Mobilize SAP Fiori 2.0 Apps

SAP has many SAP Fiori apps today. Do you know how to find and justify use cases? Maybe you found the app that approximates your business needs. Do you know what the common personalization or enhancement techniques are that could improve your chance of buy-in or effort estimation? Also, from an IT operational perspective, how does one design the app so that it is flexible enough to meet a variety of user group or country-specific needs? Join this hands-on session to learn how to find and create SAP Fiori apps to meet your users’ needs. Gain valuable experience prototyping a functioning app.

(additional fee applies)

Several experts from SAP and ASUG member companies

 

 

Tuesday 9/26/17

Date/Time Session Title Speaker
11:00 – 11:30 am NET51985

How Exxon Simplified a Complex Finance Process to Just a Few Clicks

Join this session to see how ExxonMobil used SAP Screen Personas software to automate a very time-consuming process. Hear their technical lead discuss how he reduced the workload when blocking massive numbers of invoices in F110 transaction, from many hours of effort to just a few clicks. He will also show some of the other scenarios they are simplifying with SAP Screen Personas.

Guilherme Ramalho

SPS Technical Lead

ExxonMobil

11:00 am – 12:00 pm DX205

Digital Experience Strategy at SAP

As people, business, and things increasingly interconnect in the digital economy, existing business models are being radically disrupted. Digital transformation changes the way a company creates value, interacts with customers and business partners, and competes. A digital experience is created by any interaction between a user (customer, partner, or employee) and an organization that is possible only because of digital technologies. Get to know the evolution of our digital experience strategy.

Maricel Cabahug

SVP Global Design and SAP Fiori Product Mgmt

SAP

1:15 – 1:45 pm DX803

User Interface Technologies from SAP

(Roadmap session)

Get an overview of the road map of the key user interface technologies from SAP. Briefly touching on all the key technologies and tools, including SAPUI5, SAP Web IDE, SAP Fiori launchpad, and more, the focus will be on how they play together, opening a lively discussion based on the questions and interests of the audience.

Ingo Deck

Director Product Management SAP User Experience Platform

SAP

2:00 – 4:00 pm DX151

Innovation By Design – Interactive Workshop to Transform Your Organization

Design-centric companies go beyond using design as a service, seeing it as a catalyst for organizational change and something that should drive business strategy and innovation. In this interactive workshop, participants will: learn the three pillars of an innovation culture, understand the stages of an innovative culture, assess your organization’s innovation readiness with our framework, and work in teams to understand common barriers to your innovation journey and strategies to overcome them.

Sally Lawler Kennedy

Director Innovation and Design Research

SAP

 

Eliad Goldwasser

SAP

2:00 – 4:00 pm DX116

Enabling Customer UX Strategies with Digital Experience Services

Business software is only successful if users can successfully use it. But what is the best way to connect your users with your SAP software? This session explains the key elements needed to provide the best user experience with SAP solutions. The scope ranges from classic desktop applications and SAP Fiori apps to native mobile apps (with mobile usage being especially important in digital transformation). Find out how you can enable browser, hybrid, and native usage with SAP Cloud Platform.

Ingo Deck

Director Product Management SAP User Experience Platform

SAP

 

Milja Gillespie

Director, SAP Cloud Platform

SAP

2:15 – 6:15 pm S4H167

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

 

4:30 5:30 pm DX211

User Experience Evolution with SAP Fiori 2.0

The SAP Fiori user experience (UX) 2.0 empowers you and how you want to conduct your business activities. The applied design concepts support the user with context switching, decision making, planned versus ad-hoc tasks, collaboration with team members, fluid navigation, and managing interruptions during primary business activities. This lecture will bring you up to date on the most recent developments in SAP Fiori 2.0 and gives a sneak-peak at what the UX team is currently working on.

Jan Michel Blinn

User Experience Designer

SAP

4:30 – 5:30 pm DX108

Use Build for Better User Experiences

User experience starts with gaining a deep understanding of user requirements. See how the Build tool, a collaborative design tool, can help you design beautiful apps for your end users. Start from static wireframes or get inspired by a gallery of existing prototypes. Get feedback from end users and gradually change it to a prototype for an SAP Fiori app. Import the prototype in SAP Web IDE and turn it into a working application ready for development.

Ben Ceaser

Chief Product Manager

SAP

4:30 – 5:30 pm DX109

Mobile Services on SAP Cloud Platform: Overview and Future Strategy

Join us for an overview of mobile services on SAP Cloud Platform. Empower your teams with an end-to-end tool set for designing, coding, and delivering cross-platform, native or hybrid, mobile apps for cloud or on-premise enterprise systems. Learn about our latest mobile innovations on SAP Cloud Platform, including new low-code app development capabilities and developer-centric SDKs. Get insights into our mobile technology strategy and key road map themes.

Gerhard Henig

VP Product Mgmt

SAP

5:45 – 6:45 pm DX107

Innovation by Design

How innovative is your organization? Innovation is no longer optional, but essential for organizational survival. Design-centric organizations go beyond using design as a service, seeing it a catalyst for organizational transformation and something that should drive business strategy and innovation. You will learn: The value of design, what design thinking is, three pillars of innovation, stages of innovative culture, and key barriers and strategic recommendations for your innovation journey.

Sally Lawler Kennedy

Director Innovation and Design Research

SAP

 

Wednesday 9/27/17

Date/Time Session Title Speaker
8:00 – 9:00 am DX215

SAP Screen Personas As Part of the SAP Fiori User Experience

With the latest version of SAP Screen Personas software, we have made it even easier to create flavors inspired by SAP Fiori user experience (UX). These flavors can include adaptive elements and be easily embedded into the SAP Fiori Launchpad UX to create a seamless user experience. We will demo SAP Screen Personas compatibility with SAP S/4HANA, such as the Belize theme, which provides the SAP Fiori UX for classic transactions. And we will show you how to create similar experience in ERPs..

Peter Spielvogel

Product Marketing

SAP

 

Sebastian Steinhauer

Product Owner – SAP Screen Personas

SAP

 

Tobias Queck

Architect

SAP

9:30 am – 5:30 pm DX152

Design Thinking with SAP CoPilot: The Total Package

Gain hands-on experience using design thinking methodologies to identify how the SAP CoPilot digital assistant can help end users to be more efficient in their daily tasks and how it takes user experience in business software to a completely different level. Get an overview of the architecture, adoption options, and a preview of the product direction for SAP CoPilot. Learn how to actually design identified scenarios by building a design prototype for an example use case.

Matthias Kruse, Michael Falk, Vanessa Micelli Schmidt, Megan Zurcher

SAP

10:30 – 11:30 am DX214

Boost User Productivity with SAP CoPilot – A Customer Journey

Hear SAP Senior Vice President Maricel Cabahug and an SAP customer discuss co-innovation on the SAP CoPilot digital assistant. Learn what the digital assistant for the enterprise is all about and how it feels for a customer to work with it. Understand how this customer worked with SAP in a beta program and subsequent co-innovation project, and see a live prototype of the custom-built SAP CoPilot use case.

Maricel Cabahug

SVP Global Design and SAP Fiori Product Mgmt

11:00 – 11:30 am NET51999

SAP Screen Personas adaptive designs

Introduced with SAP Screen Personas 3.0 SP05, adaptive flavors are a great way to support multiple screen sizes.

In this session, we will discuss and demo how easy and beneficial it is to create your own adaptive flavors.

Tobias Queck

Architect

SAP

 

2:15 – 6:15 pm S4H167

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

 

3:15 – 4:15pm DX255

Business Analysts Simplify Logistics Processes To Streamline Warehouse

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (LP) is a building products company operating 23 manufacturing facilities across North and South America. At our facilities, forklift operators are responsible for completing the delivery and shipment processes in SAP software. Using SAP Screen Personas software, and with very little technical knowledge in programming, LP business analysts were able to simplify the user experience for these forklift operators and streamline their logistics process steps.

Melissa Duke, LP Corp

 

Doug Powell, LP Corp

4:30 – 6:30PM DX267

Building Adaptive Screens with SAP Screen Personas

This hands-on session gives you a chance to build a more intuitive SAP GUI interface using SAP Screen Personas software. The focus of this session will be to create adaptive designs that render on devices with different screen sizes. Learn how you can improve your users’ productivity with streamlined screens and workflows that are optimized for varying device requirements. We will focus on streamlining Web Dynpro transactions, which exist in SAP ERP and SAP S/4HANA.

Peter Spielvogel

Product Marketing

SAP

 

Sebastian Steinhauer

Product Owner – SAP Screen Personas

SAP

 

Tobias Queck

Architect

SAP

7:00 – 10:00PM

SAP Screen Personas Customer Appreciation Event

Invitation-only party for SAP Screen Personas customers.

Sponsored by KNOA, Mindset Consulting, and Convergent IS.

Register now.

 

 

Thursday 9/28/17

Date/Time Session Title Speaker
9:15 – 10:15 am DX106

SAP Fiori Apps Design for Non-Designers

Did you ever wonder how to help ensure your application truly meets your users’ needs? How to design an application that is optimized to effectively support your customer’s employees in their daily work? In this session we will provide you with a simplified toolbox of processes, principles, methods, sources, and hints that help you easily design user-centered SAP Fiori apps that your customers will enjoy using.

Janina Schulyk

UX Designer

SAP

9:15 – 10:15 am DX204

App Design with SAP Fiori for iOS

We created a design language that unifies our deep understanding of business user needs and the rigorous requirements of the modern enterprise with the principles of good iOS design. Join us for an overview on how we have been bringing beautiful and elegant experiences to enterprise design and building a strong foundation of usefulness to meet business users needs with the SAP Fiori for iOS design language.

Lili Lin

User Experience Specialist

SAP

10:30 – 11:30am DX226

SAP Fiori 2.0, SAP HANA, and SAP Screen Personas Done at a Small Customer

If you feel you need a big project to introduce a complete alternative to the SAP user experience of old, then you should come along to see how a small Australian customer has organically introduced the SAP Fiori launchpad, SAP Fiori apps, SAP HANA, SAP Smart Business tiles, SAP Screen Personas, and more to their workforce. In addition, the impact of upgrading to SAP Fiori 2.0, SAP Screen Personas SP4, and SAP Business Client 6 will be discussed.

Matt Harding SAP Mentor

Independent SAP Solution & UX Architect, Developer, SAP Mentor

Independent

11:45am – 12:45pm DX128

Using SAP Screen Personas to Simplify SAP Screens

Simplify SAP GUI screens and automate parts of the business process using SAP Screen Personas.

Matthew Huggins

SAP Portal Lead

PepsiCo

2:00 – 3:00 pm DX131

Lockheed Martin: UX Strategy, Tools, and Concepts “The Road to SAP S/4HANA”

Are you struggling to understand the many different SAP UX technologies, tools, and concepts such as SAP Fiori, SAP Screen Personas, SAPUI5, SAP Web IDE, HTML5, etc.? Learn all about the options and how they can be used to bridge the gap from SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA to SAP S/4HANA. Explore how Lockheed Martin uses SAP UX technologies to minimize the impact of their future SAP S/4HANA migration. Leave with the knowledge you need to make logical UX decisions for your company.

Gary Norris

SAP Development Lead

Lockheed Martin

3:15 – 4:15 pm DX201

What’s New with SAP Fiori Elements

SAP Fiori elements is the go-to technology to develop SAP Fiori apps. Learn what SAP Fiori elements is about and what new features are available to develop advanced SAP Fiori apps with SAP Fiori elements. See the rich feature set by watching the demos and get a feel about how to develop SAP Fiori apps with SAP Fiori elements through the live development demos.

Rahul Choudhary

Architect

SAP

3:15 – 4:15 pm DX013

The Evolution and Future of SAPUI5

SAPUI5 is still state-of-the-art technology. Understand the strengths of SAPUI5, learn about the new features in SAPUI5, and see an outlook of what is planned.

Stefan Beck

Chief Product Expert

SAP

4:30-5:30pm DX132

SAP Screen Personas 3.0 – Plant Maintenance Client Case Study

Users of SAP solutions are overwhelmed by the complex transactions seen on a typical SAP GUI interface. SAP Screen Personas software provides role-specific flavors that reveal just the relevant data fields required for a role with a real-world application look and feel. We present a client-case study of SAP Screen Personas 3.0, where plant maintenance transactions were implemented.

Akila Murugesan

SAP Consultant

Cogent IBS

 

 

Friday 9/29/17

Date/Time Session Title Speaker
09:15 – 10:15 am DX215

SAP Screen Personas As Part of the SAP Fiori User Experience

With the latest version of SAP Screen Personas software, we have made it even easier to create flavors inspired by SAP Fiori user experience (UX). These flavors can include adaptive elements and be easily embedded into the SAP Fiori Launchpad UX to create a seamless user experience. We will demo SAP Screen Personas compatibility with SAP S/4HANA, such as the Belize theme, which provides the SAP Fiori UX for classic transactions. And we will show you how to create similar experience in ERPs.

Peter Spielvogel

Product Marketing

SAP

 

Sebastian Steinhauer

Product Owner – SAP Screen Personas

SAP

 

Tobias Queck

Architect

SAP

10:30am – 12:30pm DX267

Building Adaptive Screens with SAP Screen Personas

This hands-on session gives you a chance to build a more intuitive SAP GUI interface using SAP Screen Personas software. The focus of this session will be to create adaptive designs that render on devices with different screen sizes. Learn how you can improve your users’ productivity with streamlined screens and workflows that are optimized for varying device requirements. We will focus on streamlining Web Dynpro transactions, which exist in SAP ERP and SAP S/4HANA.

Sebastian Steinhauer

Product Owner – SAP Screen Personas

SAP

 

Tobias Queck

Architect

SAP

 

Peter Spielvogel

Product Marketing

SAP

 

 

There are many exciting mobile sessions too:

https://blogs.sap.com/2017/08/08/learn-about-and-get-hands-dirty-on-latest-greatest-of-sap-mobile-offerings-sapteched-2017/

 

Hope to see you at TechEd in Las Vegas!

 

For the SAP UX team, Peter Spielvogel.

 

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