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Updates from the #ASUG BI Community Including #SAPTechEd #BIAConf

Welcome to the latest issue of the BI Bulletin, a monthly newsletter keeping you up-to-date on important Business Warehouse/Business Intelligence/Analytics initiatives, events, and member offerings. This newsletter features sections that highlight various activities and action items for you. We hope this information allows you to take full advantage of your ASUG membership. Learn more about the ASUG BI Community

Learn from other SAP Users just like you at SAP TechEd Las Vegas

Join ASUG at SAP TechEd Las Vegas, SAP’s premiere technical education conference, and experience hands-on workshops, lectures, and expert networking sessions, September 25-29th.

ASUG has over several sessions of customer-driven content and real-world stories, including Lockheed Martin, Newell, Panasonic, Fiat, Coca-Cola’s experiences and more.  Be sure to add the following Analytics-related sessions to your agenda:



Learn about today’s hottest topics, including blockchain, machine learning, SAP Leonardo, big data and real-time analytics, cloud management and security, Hadoop and the SAP HANA® platform, and User Experience. Browse the session schedule today. ASUG has several lectures scheduled for Las Vegas.

Learn more about SAP TechEd and register here.



BI + Analytics Conference – Nashville

Thanks to those who joined us for the BI+Analytics Conference in Nashville August 7-9.  The presentations were focused on the practical needs of SAP BusinessObjects/BI/Analytics users, including insights from customers, hands-on training, and other ways to help to increase productivity and efficiency. In addition, the conference allowed attendees to collaborate with other users and experts in feedback forum sessions.

By attending this 2.5 day conference, attendees networked with hundreds of attendees, including SAP BI users and employees and also gained knowledge regarding a variety of technical solutions and products.  Attendance at the SAP BI+Analytics Conference was a wise professional investment, paying off with streamlined practices, tested solutions, and a network of peers to call upon when troubleshooting.


The conference hashtag #BIAconf generated over 1700 tweets.  We will try to repeat popular sessions as webcasts, if possible.


Source: Eventful Conferences

BI + Analytics Conference  –  Call for Speakers?

Next year the event will be held February 19-21 in Huntington Beach, CA.   Call for papers is open

Members of the ASUG BI community are invited to submit session abstracts they would like to present at the event. This invitation is open to all customers, partners, and employees of SAP.


Speakers receive:

  • A complimentary full conference registration
  • The prestige of joining an elite group of speakers
  • Support and guidance from an expert track owner
  • Recognition in the conference Final Program and on the Web site


What Topics Should I Submit?

Successful sessions are educational, practical, and actionable and don’t overload attendees with too much information. The goal of the sessions is to help them maximize the value of their BI/Analytics and their investment in SAP software.


What Topics Should I NOT Submit?

Feedback from previous user conferences shows that attendees do not want to be “sold to” and want to know more than just what other users are doing, they want to know why and, most importantly, how. The main goal for attendees is to take back practical knowledge that they can apply to improve BI and Analytics initiatives for their organizations.

What is the Committee Looking for in a Submission?

Topics should be educational, practical, actionable, and relevant to attendees.

  • Speakers that are experts in their field and accomplished presenters
  • Actionable takeaways for the attendees
  • Clear, concise description of the proposed session



News You Can Use

Our full list of upcoming ASUG BI webcasts can be found here.  New is SAP Lumira 2.0 is GA, and Introducing Analytics Hub.  For recordings of our past webcasts please check this link here.  Did you know the top attended webcast for July was Disruption Ahead: The Big Trends in Business Intelligence and Analytics with SAP’s Timo Elliott?  Check the replay here.


Have a Twitter account? If so, follow our conference updates to receive the latest information. If you plan to tweet about TechEd Las Vegas, use the hashtag #SAPTechEd followed by your message so that others can view all updates about the event.


We will see you online or in person at SAP TechEd

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