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Embrace the @SAPMentors Magic: #ASUG #SAPTechEd SAP Mentor Sessions for Your Consideration

The SAP TechEd session catalog for Las Vegas (October 2-5) went live last week, and it is a great time to be planning to attend SAP TechEd Las Vegas in October.  In 2011, SAP’s  gave me an “SCN Executive Handbook” and it says

In-person events augment, deepen and strengthen community member relationships with each other and with SAP while providing a platform and venue for information exchange, education and market influencing thought leadership

I would say SAP TechEd fits this description.  Mark Yolton, formerly of SAP, called it the “SAP Community family reunion”.

Please consider adding the following SAP Mentor sessions to your schedule:


Session Speaker Details


Interactive Influence: Application Building with SAP Analytics Cloud


Ingo Hilgefort Customers have the ability to review the latest road map and provide their input and feedback to some of the latest developments for SAP Analytics Cloud and discuss them directly with the product manager, product experts, and development leads from SAP.


Interactive Influence: SAP Analysis for Microsoft Office

Joyce Butler SAP Analysis software for Microsoft Office is the premium alternative to the Web analyzer tool, one of the SAP Business Explorer tools, and is the converged Microsoft Excel client to include SAP Analytics solutions. Come and influence SAP at the ASUG Influence Council meeting for this softwar


Overview of SAP HANA Deployment Options – Including TDI5 Update


Tomas Krojzl

SAP continues to open SAP HANA deployment options having TDI5 announcement disrupting the way SAP HANA is deployed. This session provides a basic overview on available SAP HANA deployment options: single-node or scale-out, running as bare metal, on VMware and on IBM Power, including TDI5 update. Explore best practice experience on good options and which choices should be avoided.
Simon Kemp This session will explain the benefits as well as the challenges we faced building SAP Screen Personas flavors to simplify SAP Plant Maintenance for a large Australian mining company. We implemented the flavors on WebGUI, Windows GUI and ultimately on mobile devices using the new Slipstream Engine. This session will focus on all three access scenarios.


ABAPosuarus Evolution of ABAP

Jelena Perfiljeva Is your ABAP team barely treading water? Do you have trouble finding motivation to learn and apply new ABAP skills? Do you feel lost in all the “latest and greatest” and left out? Learn simple strategy and practical advice on how to get your ABAP team into the XXI century. Learn how even the small steps can help you to become a better ABAPer today.
Data Visualization and Dashboards with SAP Analytics Cloud and App Design with SAP Analytics Cloud

Ingo Hilgefort

This full day, hands-on workshop provides an overview of SAP Analytics Cloud and of its app-building capabilities. Attendees will learn what role SAP Analytics Cloud and its app-building capabilities can play as part of the overall SAP landscape and how these can integrate with existing on-premise and cloud-based data sources. You will have the opportunity to work directly with SAP Analytics Cloud and app-building features, in combination with SAP Business Warehouse and SAP HANA, to create a variety of dashboards.  Note this is an ASUG pre-conference session on October 1st, and additional fees apply — see this for more information.


Interactive Influence: SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence

Derek Loranca

Obtain a review of SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence software and an update of the road map. This is an open ASUG Influence Council meeting where SAP and customers discuss features, current concerns, and ideas for future enhancements. If you are looking for the opportunity to have SAP hear your voice, this is the session to attend.


Start Working with SAP Cloud Platform SDK for iOS


Alisdair Templeton Hear an overview of what the SDK is and how to get started building native iOS applications. See a demonstration of several of the key framework components through live coding demonstrations against the SAP Cloud Platform trial.


Interactive Influence: Application Building with SAP Analytics Cloud

Tammy Powlas Learn and be heard. Join this ASUG Influence Council session to share your experience, ask questions, and influence the road map for application-building capabilities with the SAP Analytics Cloud solution.


Test Driven Development with ABAP

Graham Robinson Test Driven Development (TDD) has become an active topic with ABAP developers in the past 6-12 months. Finally – many would say. So what is TDD? How can I incorporate it into my development workflow? What tools and techniques can help me get going? Hear some experiences from those who have taken the big step to build unit tests for existing code as well as those who are incorporating a TDD culture with new developments.

 Chris Kernaghan 

 SAP has embraced the practices and philosophy of DevOps, although customers are slow to adopt these practices. This presentation walks through the major components of a DevOps shop and relates these practices to the SAP world and technology. Explore the major steps in undertaking a DevOps transformation, leveraging the speaker’s experience with customers and their journey.

SAP has a convince your boss letter to download today.  Explain that you will be a more valuable asset to your organization by attending SAP’s premier technical conference

At last year’s SAP TechEd, SAP Mentor sessions were some of the top attended ASUG sessions at the event.  In fact, Graham Robinson’s “abapGit: Modernizing ABAP Development” was one of the top attended sessions .  I want to congratulate the SAP Mentor speakers above.

You can find session descriptions in the session catalog.  I want thank all the presenters for preparing this great content and thank everyone who wanted to present a session.  We had a record breaking year of submissions and it was not possible to select everyone.

Why should you consider ASUG sessions at SAP TechEd?  Michelle Crapo says in this blog :

ASUG sessions present things you can use immediately.

I want to bring one thing back and use it.    Anything.  Usually I find that in the ASUG run session

I encourage you to register today.  The SAP TechEd web site gives you reasons to attend – people, roadmaps, problem-solving, and education.  Also see Thorsten Franz’s blog “Why I REALLY attend SAP TechEd

Hat tip to Moya Watson – I am liberally borrowing her phrase “embrace the magic”.

See you there?  What did I miss?

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      Author's profile photo Moya Watson
      Moya Watson

      Ha! Thanks for the credit Tammy 🙂

      i saw it and thought it sounded clever — hadn’t realized I dreamt it up in the first place.

      This looks like a fabulous collection once again of top content from the SAP community! Thanks for bringing it together for us.


      Author's profile photo Mark Finnern
      Mark Finnern

      Thanks, Tammy for putting the list of SAP Mentor's TechEd sessions together. It really helps people to put their agenda together.

      Of course, you can really immerse yourself in the SAP Mentor magic by joining the #ClueBus that will take you from the SAP Inside Track in San Francisco by a sleeper bus via Lake Tahoe to Las Vegas in time for all the above sessions, even the pre-conference ones 🙂