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There’s just over a week left until SAP TechEd 2018, which means it’s time to continue the time-honored tradition of expressing our pre-conference excitement through pop-culture references. The Avengers 4 countdown timer on my desktop is making it hard to concentrate on anything else (223 days, 12 hours, and 13 minutes), but that won’t stop me from getting excited about this year’s TechEd. It just adds to the fun of introducing you to our authors!

Like our feelings for the famous film franchise, our enjoyment of last year’s conference can only be outmatched by our anticipation for this upcoming one, revitalized with new events like SAP TechEd Learning Journeys, which we’re sure will be a “smashing” success. This year, half of our SAP TechEd team is brand-new to the conference, and we can’t wait to hear back from them about Bernd Leukert’s keynote, the 5K Fun Run, and, of course, Celebration Night at Omnia Nightclub. Technology and partying in one event? Someone call Tony Stark.

Most importantly, we’re heading to SAP TechEd to gain insight into new SAP technologies and solutions and the best way to do that is through sessions. Check out these must-attend sessions led by SAP PRESS authors!

Author Session Title Session Description
DJ Adams Navigate the Cloud-First Landscape and Build Your Future Architect Skills The landscape of the future, as well as the present, can be bewildering. Understand what that landscape looks like and how to navigate within it so you know what exists, what’s possible, and how you can level up to meet future architectural demands.
DJ Adams Understanding the Available Paths for Developers Throughout SAP Get an overview of which developer paths are open to you, how they fit into the big picture, what skills you need, and how they relate to each other.
Christian Ahsoon BI and Web Intelligence: SDKs for SAP BusinessObjects Solutions Learn about software development kits (SDKs) for the SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) platform and SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence software on RESTful Web services.
Alessandro Banzer Software Hacking: Let Google Hack Your System Learn about critical vulnerabilities in software systems that are often not properly addressed and the impact a bad security design can have on your SAP system landscape.
Carsten Bönnen Resilient Microservices and APIs in Practice In this hands-on session, you develop microservices using Java and NodeJS best practices and then integrate them into the landscape using SAP API Management technology with policies to enable enterprise security, resiliency, availability, and analytics.
Lars Breddemann Operating an SAP HANA System with Dynamic Tiering Join this session for the opportunity to operate a live system running SAP HANA dynamic tiering.
Lars Breddemann Advanced Graphical View Modeling for SAP HANA Using SAP Web IDE This session is intended to provide participants with experience related to the advanced data modeling capabilities in SAP HANA and current best practices.
Richard Bremer When Size Does Matter: Data Aging and More in SAP S/4HANA Dive deep into functionalities offered with SAP S/4HANA to manage data volume and to scale database resources.
Richard Bremer How to Manage Large Database Tables in SAP S/4HANA In this code review session, we discuss best practices for managing SAP HANA database tables from the perspective of SAP S/4HANA. We focus on table partitioning, use of indexes, and related properties.
Juergen Butsmann SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP BW/4HANA: Complementing SAP S/4HANA We transparently and comprehensively introduce the relevant solutions, SAP S/4HANA embedded analytics, the SAP BW/4HANA solution, and the SAP Analytics Cloud solution, and position them to allow a clear explanation of “what to do where”.
Juergen Butsmann, Anirban Kundu From Table to Tile: SAP S/4HANA and SAP Fiori UX Combining with BI Clients Learn how SAP Analytics solutions and SAP S/4HANA are integrating to support both the perfect data source for real-time analytical data and the state-of-the-art analytical interfaces of SAP Analytics (including the SAP Analytics Cloud solution and SAP BusinessObjects solutions) in an end-to-end experience.
Craig Cmehil Engaging in Your Community Sharing your knowledge and helping others are accomplishments that everyone should strive to achieve. Join this session to understand some of the best ways to share your knowledge, search for answers, and help others in your community.
Pravin Datar Business Planning for Connected Enterprises with SAP Analytics Cloud This hands-on session will guide you through how to integrate the planning capabilities in SAP Analytics Cloud with SAP S/4HANA Cloud in terms of data connection, data import, planning visualization, and data writing back to SAP S/4HANA Cloud.
Sven Denecken Experience Intelligent ERP with SAP S/4HANA Cloud Experience SAP S/4HANA Cloud and understand how the latest technologies in machine learning, natural language interfaces, and digital assistants are shaping the direction of SAP S/4HANA Cloud and its differentiating business processes.
Sven Denecken Hybrid Scenarios with SAP S/4HANA Cloud We showcase a guided journey to the single tenant edition of SAP S/4HANA Cloud with a focus on configuration and content management for customers deploying this edition of the solution.
Sven Denecken SAP S/4HANA Cloud – It’s the Same, but Different Learn how your developers can extend SAP S/4HANA Cloud using our software development kit (SDK) and SAP Cloud Platform. Discover how SAP empowers developers to create solutions with our software-as-a-service ERP platform, SAP S/4HANA Cloud, and how you can make money on it.
Frank Densborn Explore How to Use Next-Generation Data Management Tools for Data Migration Join this workshop to get hands-on experience in using a staging database based on SAP Cloud Platform with the SAP Agile Data Preparation application to perform the initial mapping, quality improvement, and loading of data into SAP S/4HANA Cloud.
Volker Drees Build a List Report App with SAP Fiori and ABAP Programming Model Get your hands dirty using the ABAP programming model to build an analytical list report app with SAP Fiori from start to finish.
Volker Drees Build a Transactional SAP Fiori App with the ABAP Programming Model Developers wanted! Come and use the ABAP programming model to build a transactional SAP Fiori app. Get your hands on the latest ABAP features.
Henning Heitkoetter Build an Extension Application of SAP S/4HANA Cloud on SAP Cloud Platform Learn how to build a side-by-side extension of SAP S/4HANA Cloud on SAP Cloud Platform in Java. You will use SAP S/4HANA Cloud SDK and SAP Web IDE to build, test, and deliver the application.
Henning Heitkoetter Develop and Continuously Deliver Side-by-Side Extensions of SAP S/4HANA Get an end-to-end view of options for side-by-side extensions of SAP S/4HANA Cloud, SAP S/4HANA, and SAP Business Suite applications on SAP Cloud Platform.
Henning Heitkoetter Testing of SAP Cloud Platform Applications Made Easy Learn how you can test applications in your automated unit and integration tests even when they consume certain SAP Cloud Platform services.
Henning Heitkoetter Stack Overflow at SAP TechEd: Answering SAP S/4HANA Cloud SDK Questions SAP S/4HANA Cloud SDK embraces a continuous community exchange, for example, with blogs in SAP Community, Q&A on Stack Overflow, and open source contributions. We bring this exchange to SAP TechEd and answer your questions about your code that uses SAP S/4HANA Cloud SDK.
Anirban Kundu How to Get to SAP S/4HANA Embedded Analytics One of the key differentiators of SAP S/4HANA we explore is embedded analytics, which enables you to run analytical scenarios directly in SAP S/4HANA. Learn about the capabilities and the value for users.
Markus Kuppe SAP Master Data Governance: Future-Proof Support for Digital Transformation Learn about the current capabilities of SAP Master Data Governance, including process analytics, mass processing, and data quality remediation.
Markus Kuppe SAP Master Data Governance: Road Map In this session, we discuss SAP’s vision, the road map, and the innovations planned for SAP Master Data Governance. We also address how it supports your road map for SAP S/4HANA.
Iwona Luther GDPR Blocking and Deletion with SAP ILM and Data Retention Manager Discover how the simplified blocking and deletion capabilities offered by the SAP Information Lifecycle Management (SAP ILM) component supports corporate compliance efforts for legislation such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Iwona Luther Implementing GDPR Projects in an Existing SAP System Landscape Understand how analyzing the purpose of the data processing will help you evaluate the personal data and the relevant safeguards required.
Iwona Luther SAP Information Lifecycle Management and GDPR Do you have a specific question regarding the SAP ILM component? Do you wish to discuss a topic related to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and simplified blocking and deletion functionality within SAP ILM? Or perhaps you have questions around data archiving? Feel free to come and discuss them.
Michael Pytel Your Guide to SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP Analytics Cloud for Planning Hear about real-world SAP Analytics Cloud deployments, use cases, and the hybrid environments in which they were deployed. Learn about common landscape architecture when deploying this solution to your business users.
David Quirk Take the Fast Track to an Intelligent Enterprise with Trusted Information While SAP HANA provides the backbone for an intelligent enterprise, customers need an agile set of technology solutions to make their vision a reality. Learn how you can avoid the pitfalls along your journey by leveraging extensions for SAP solutions for EIM to achieve a fully integrated information platform that supports data quality and governance, process optimization, and content-enriched business processes.
Thilo Seidel SAP Fiori Launchpad – Configure Content and Shell Features Effectively Learn how to configure and extend SAP Fiori launchpad on SAP Cloud Platform and on SAP NetWeaver with ABAP.
Thilo Seidel How to Develop Custom Tiles for SAP Fiori Launchpad In this session, we build a simple custom tile from scratch using SAP Web IDE and then deploy and run it in the launchpad on SAP Cloud Platform.
Thilo Seidel Best Practices for Developing an SAP Fiori Launchpad Shell Plugin SAP Fiori launchpad comes with a simple but powerful plugin engine, in conjunction with a set of client-side services. In this session, we outline the main APIs, configuration tricks, and the general buildup of an SAP Fiori launchpad plugin.
Heather Sinkwitz Female Influencer Fireside Chat Join this session to hear female influencers from across our ecosystem recap the day from their perspectives, and find out their personal recommendations for the coming conference day.
Peter Spielvogel, Sebastian Steinhauer Building SAP Fiori Apps with SAP Screen Personas This hands-on session gives you a chance to build intuitive mobile apps based on the business logic that already exists in your SAP GUI transactions. Learn how you can improve your users’ productivity with streamlined screens and workflows.
Sebastian Steinhauer Simplify Classic Screens to Improve User Productivity with Screen Personas We will discuss how to simplify and mobilize classic transactions in SAP S/4HANA and older SAP ERP systems.
Sebastian Steinhauer Building Mobile Flavors with SAP Screen Personas In this session we will build SAP Fiori UX designs from classic transactions in a low-code approach with SAP Screen Personas.
Tamas Szirtes Becoming an Influencer Having gone through the journey of building your brand, this session provides an opportunity to ask some of the best influencers on how to become an influencer yourself.

 

Groot might not have a lot to say about what’s going on at SAP TechEd, but we know that you do. Stop by our booth, right near the entrance, to talk about our new books, drop off an Infinity Stone, or just to say hi.

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