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TechEd Las Vegas is coming soon, and I hope you will join me at some of the many great user experience (UX), design, and mobile development sessions. In addition to the usual lectures and hands-on workshops, we have some new formats this year such as learning journeys and mini-CodeJams. This list has just a few of the must-see sessions with content on SAP CoPilot, SAP Fiori, SAP Screen Personas, UX Strategy, UI Technologies, and Design Thinking.

 

Here are some recommendations to help you build your schedule or update your personal calendar.

 

Date/ Time Session Title Speaker
Tuesday  

Tuesday

October 2, 2018

11:15am – 1:15pm

CGE326

Building SAP Fiori Apps with SAP Screen Personas

This hands-on session gives you a chance to simplify ERP transactions that will run on any browser on any device based on the business logic that already exists in your SAP GUI transactions. The session’s focus is on using SAP Screen Personas software to create apps that render on desktops or mobile devices. Learn how you can improve your users’ productivity with streamlined screens and workflows. We will focus on streamlining classic transactions in SAP S/4HANA and SAP ERP 6.0.

 

Sebastian Steinhauer, Peter Spielvogel,

SAP

Tuesday

October 2, 2018

11:15am – 1:15pm

CGE371

How to Efficiently Develop for SAP Fiori with SAP Fiori Elements

This code-free workshop introduces you to the processes and methods that will help you design exemplary user-centered applications. You gain an overview of the design process followed by SAP’s development teams. During the session, you will develop an SAP Fiori UX-based prototype, hands on, using the design standards for SAP Fiori.

 

Tzanko Stefanov, Alex Avizov, Marcel Wachter, SAP

Tuesday

October 2, 2018

11:45am – 12:15am

CGE853

Road Map for User Interface Technologies from SAP

Get an overview of the road map of the key user interface technologies from SAP. We first touch briefly on all the key technologies and tools, including SAPUI5, SAP Web IDE, SAP Fiori launchpad, and more. Then our focus turns to how these tools and technologies play together, opening a lively discussion based on the questions and interests of the audience.

 

Ingo Deck, SAP

Tuesday

October 2, 2018

1:30pm – 2:30pm

CGE100

Create the Best Experiences for Users: SAP Cloud Platform Experience Maker

For a successful digital transformation, you need to offer the best experiences to all your users. Learn how the cloud-based experience maker services enable you to design and build optimized apps running in browsers, on mobile devices, and across all other digital touchpoints. Discover how you can best engage the users already in your current landscape – today.

 

Ingo Deck, SAP

Tuesday

October 2, 2018

2:15pm – 6:15pm

OPP364

SAP Technology Highlights

Get a comprehensive overview of SAP technology in the cloud and on premise. Explore the following offerings: SAP Leonardo Machine Learning, SAP Analytics Cloud, SAP Data Hub, SAP Cloud Platform, SAP S/4HANA for ABAP core data services, ABAP Environment in SAP Cloud Platform, SAP CoPilot, SAP Fiori launchpad, and SAP Screen Personas software.

 

Ulrich Klingels, Matthias Kretschmer, Andreas Wiedemann, SAP

Tuesday

October 2, 2018

3:30pm – 4:00pm

NET71244

SAP Screen Personas Architectural Discussion

SAP Screen Personas chief architect, Tobias Queck, will lead a discussion about how the product delivers its magic, including rendering SAP GUI transactions on mobile devices. He will also discuss our planned move to the cloud.

 

Tobias Queck, SAP
Wednesday  
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
8:00am – 9:00am
CGE209

Driving Innovation with SAP Design Thinking and SAP Leonardo

Learn how the SAP Leonardo approach and the SAP Design Thinking methodology can solve your business challenges in an innovative way. By applying the proven SAP Design Thinking methodology, you can identify how your business will benefit from technologies and capabilities offered by SAP Leonardo. Explore the engagement process for SAP Leonardo, find out how it applies to you, discover the outcomes you can expect for your business, and see real customer examples.

 

Sally Lawler Kennedy, David Ramsay, SAP

Wednesday

October 3, 2018

9:15am – 10:15am

CGE221

Mobile Sales via SAP Screen Personas: Lessons Learned at Brown Forman

What’s the right SAP tool for building your mobile app? Should you use SAP Web IDE, SAP Cloud Platform Experience Maker, or SAP Screen Personas? SAP Screen Personas works great on desktops, but does it support mobile apps with a mix of devices? What’s the good practices for creating an SAP Screen Personas App on mobile devices? Hear Brown Forman’s story on why it chose SAP Screen Personas for their pilot mobile sales initiatives.

 

Damean Chen, Brown Forman

Wednesday

October 3, 2018

10:30am – 11:30am

CGE204

Simplify Classic Screens to Improve User Productivity with Screen Personas

With the latest version of SAP Screen Personas software, we have made it even easier to create SAP Fiori UX-inspired flavors that run on desktops, tablets, and mobile phones. These flavors can run from the SAP Fiori launchpad to create a seamless user experience. We will discuss how to simplify and mobilize classic transactions in SAP S/4HANA and older SAP ERP systems.

 

Peter Spielvogel, Sebastian Steinhauer, SAP
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
11:45am – 12:45pm
CGE212

Implementation Best Practices for SAP Fiori: Product Capabilities

As the leading design paradigm at SAP, SAP Fiori user experience (UX) unifies the UX across SAP solutions. If you are planning to implement or upgrade SAP Fiori as an integral part of an SAP solution, it will help you to understand both the relationship between product capabilities and landscape architecture as well as the key aspects for the successful planning and execution of an implementation project. This session provides you with an overview based on both aspects.

 

Isabel Ostermeier, SAP

Wednesday

October 3, 2018

2:00pm – 3:00pm

CGE610

Building Mobile Flavors with SAP Screen Personas

SAP Screen Personas software includes a component that enables mobile rendering. In this session we will build SAP Fiori UX designs from classic transactions in a low-code approach with SAP Screen Personas.

 

Sebastian Steinhauer, SAP

Wednesday

October 3, 2018

2:30pm – 3:00pm

LT151

Moving to the Cloud

Find out why cloud so important today and why it makes sense to start using cloud platforms with mobile services. Explore the options you have for migrating your existing SAP Mobile Platform to SAP Cloud Platform Mobile Services. Join us in this lightning talk to discuss the future.

 

Britt Womelsdorf, SAP
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
3:30pm – 4:30pm
CGE219

SAP Fiori Design – Your Toolbox of Design Concepts

Join us for an overview over what is currently available in the SAP Fiori Design rapid-deployment solution. Learn all about the design language as well as our design guidelines and concepts for implementing SAP Fiori UX for Web and iOS. You will leave this session with a familiarity of our toolbox of easily implementable floorplans and controls you can use to design and mock up your own SAP Fiori apps.

 

Tina Rauschenbach
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
3:30pm – 4:30pm
CGE103

Build Mobile Apps for the Digital Enterprise with SAP

Empower your teams with an end-to-end offering for developing, extending, and delivering native or cross-platform mobile apps for cloud or on-premise enterprise systems. Join us for an overview of SAP Cloud Platform Mobile Services. 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.

 

Sanjeet Mall

Wednesday

October 3, 2018

4:45pm – 5:45pm

CGE204

Simplify Classic Screens to Improve User Productivity with Screen Personas

With the latest version of SAP Screen Personas software, we have made it even easier to create SAP Fiori UX-inspired flavors that run on desktops, tablets, and mobile phones. These flavors can run from the SAP Fiori launchpad to create a seamless user experience. We will discuss how to simplify and mobilize classic transactions in SAP S/4HANA and older SAP ERP systems.

 

Peter Spielvogel, Sebastian Steinhauer, SAP

Wednesday

October 3, 2018

7:00pm – 10:00pm

Private Event for SAP Screen Personas customers

Sponsored by Mindset, Illumiti, and Convergent IS

Email Peter Spielvogel for information (if you are running SAP Screen Personas or if you are planning an SAP Screen Personas project).

Thursday  
Thursday, October 4, 2018
8:00am – 9:00am
CGE200

The New User Experience in SAP S/4 HANA Cloud

SAP S/4HANA Cloud is moving quickly on providing a new user experience. Get an overview of all the innovative new ways you can interact within SAP S/4HANA Cloud, including natural language interaction using the SAP CoPilot digital assistant or the SAP Mobile Cards mobile app. Check out the UI theme designer in SAP S/4HANA Cloud.

 

Peter Keller, SAP

Thursday

October 4, 2018

9:15am – 10:15am

CGE230

SAP Screen Personas 3 ways: Simplified UX on Browser, Desktop and Mobile

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.

 

Simon Kemp, Plaut IT

Thursday

October 4, 2018

10:30am – 11:30am

CGE300

Digital Transformation in Publishing Requires an Intuitive User Experience

The use of digital technology has radically transformed publishing over the past few years. Changing business, delivery, and consumption models add complexity to the contracts that define monetary transfers among participants in the value chain. Hear how we used the latest innovations in SAP Screen Personas to simplify SAP ERP screens and extend our classic screens to mobile devices. Discover how it allowed us to reduce training time, improve data quality, and streamline data entry and lookup.

 

Ingrid Schwarz, Penguin Random House
Thursday, October 4, 2018
10:30am – 12:30pm
CGE361

How to Build Your Own Skills for SAP CoPilot

In this session, we show you how you can use OData services to build your own custom skills for the SAP CoPilot digital assistant. The skill builder capability in SAP CoPilot provides the design-time tools that allow both customers and partners to extend the functionality of SAP CoPilot to meet business needs.

 

Christopher Schmitz, Divya Bharathy Jayakumar, SAP

Thursday

October 4, 2018

4:00pm – 6:00pm

CGE326

Building SAP Fiori Apps with SAP Screen Personas

This hands-on session gives you a chance to simplify ERP transactions that will run on any browser on any device based on the business logic that already exists in your SAP GUI transactions. The session’s focus is on using SAP Screen Personas software to create apps that render on desktops or mobile devices. Learn how you can improve your users’ productivity with streamlined screens and workflows. We will focus on streamlining classic transactions in SAP S/4HANA and SAP ERP 6.0.

 

Sebastian Steinhauer, Peter Spielvogel, SAP
 
Thursday, October 4, 2018
4:00pm – 6:00pm
CNA383

Build Skills for SAP CoPilot with Agents, APIs, and Bots Like Recast.AI

SAP CoPilot is the digital assistant and bot integration hub for the enterprise. As the unifying element across SAP applications, SAP CoPilot is also the user experience for the intelligent enterprise. Learn about the fundamental components of the bot integration hub functionality. And get your hands on building skills for SAP CoPilot with agents, APIs, and bots and publishing them into SAP applications and third-party channels like Slack

 

Katja Zoch, Stephan Bender, SAP
Friday  
Friday, October 5, 2018
9:15am – 10:15am
CGE203

SAP CoPilot: An Overview

SAP CoPilot is your digital assistant and bot integration hub the for the enterprise. It provides a humanized user experience for your SAP applications by offering a conversation UX that enables you to get work done in the context of your business data. Create business objects and perform transactions through conversation. Use it everywhere – on your phone, in an SAP application, and on external channels like Slack or Microsoft Teams.

 

Eugen Winschel, SAP
Friday, October 5, 2018
9:15am – 10:15am
CNA111

Learn from SAP IT’s Journey to SAP Cloud Platform

SAP IT is one of the biggest customers of SAP Cloud Platform with over 250 productive applications running. Our experts share first-hand insights and best practices for managing cloud applications. We cover a variety of topics, including landscape setup, application architectures, change and lifecycle management, build infrastructure (continuous integration/continuous delivery), and the organizational setup.

 

Simon Hofmann, SAP
Friday, October 5, 2018
10:30am – 11:30am
CNA100

Overview, Road Map, and Strategy for SAP S/4 HANA

Get an overview of the road map for SAP S/4HANA and find out how you can reimagine your business and run simple in the digital economy with SAP S/4HANA. This new ERP suite is built on our advanced in-memory platform, SAP HANA, and offers a personalized user experience with SAP Fiori. Available in the cloud or on premise, SAP S/4HANA is designed to drive instant value across all lines of business and industries.

 

Rudolf Hois, SAP

 

For information on SAP Cloud Platform Mobile Services, SAP’s strategic platform for mobility, please check out Britt’s blog Going Mobile at Teched Las Vegas and take a look at the Mobile Services Capabilities page.

We look forward to seeing you at TechEd in Las Vegas!

 

For SAP Design, Peter Spielvogel.

 

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