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Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas

#SAPTechEd Las Vegas – It’s a Wrap – Outside the Lines

It’s been over a week since SAP TechEd Las Vegas, and I am still wondering how I made it through.

Day 0 (Monday) – this was the ASUG pre-conference day, something I participate in for several years now.

Pictured: Ingo Hilgefort who lead this ASUG preconference

On the screen, attendees had several exercises to complete.  You can also see it is one machine per attendee.

Reviews were very positive.


Tuesday – the conference starts!

The morning started with a breakfast, recognizing the new SAP Community Champions

First up, Phil Cooley the SAP Champion who probably traveled the farthest (furthest)?  Katarina Fischer is presenting Phil with his new community shirt.

Next, Fausto Motter received his SAP Community Champion shirt.

Here is the great Susan Keohan receiving her SAP Community Champion shirt.


Marssel Vilaça receiving his shirt

The great Michelle Crapo receives her shirt.


Jim Spath was not present, but I found his champion banner.

Craig Cmehil explains more about the SAP Champions:

After the keynote, I interviewed Mohammed Ajouz, SVP and Global Head of SAP Support on the future of support automation.  You can watch the replay here.  Thanks to Jason Lax for making this easy.


Then I started to attend some sessions

Here’s a video of a demo that David Stocker did for QRC4 Widgets

This was in a road map session

I also helped with AIN360, Mastering SAP Analytics Cloud:

Pictured you can see Sofiya Muzychko assisting, with Christina Obry leading the session at the front.

This hands-on session was FULL before the conference began.

AIN 376 Hands-On: SAP Analytics Cloud, SAP BW/4HANA, and SAP Data Warehouse Cloud was held twice, and both sessions were full before the conference started.  Big thanks to Ingo Hilgefort and Eric Schemer for letting me assist.  Attendees told me they received a lot of value out of the exercises.


Wednesday I did a community session at the Community Theater – Mynyna Chau explains the sessions:

I want to thank Mynyna, Jelena Perfiljeva Michelle Crapo Mike Doyle for attending my session on best practices for building your brand on the SAP Community.  My slides are here.  Thanks to Christian Braukmüller for letting me borrow some of his slides from last year.

Also here, I chatted with Abhinav Shrivastava, an SAP TechEd Scholarship giveaway winner:


This is the second session of AIN376

Several attendees wanted their photo with Ingo.


I attended some lecture sessions which I will write about later.

Then I was back doing another live interview, this time with SAP’s Bare Said, head of HANA and Analytics at SAP, about spaces – replay is here.


I attended an ASUG influence session on SAP Analytics Designer with Jie Deng

I also attended AIN106, Demystifying HANA Cloud Services, which I wrote about here.  Later I attended End-to-End Overview of System Conversion to SAP S/4HANA (Part 1), and I summarized it here.

I attended AIN379 Integrating Cloud Applications from SAP into SAP Data Warehouse Cloud – the exercises were very well done. Lastly, I attended another ASUG influence session led by Ingo Hilgefort and Sylvain Garneau.


On Friday, I attended CAA262, How to Extend SAP S/4HANA Embedded Analytics.

I asked my partner if he wanted to do the on-premise part or cloud, as I wanted to do on-premise.  Fortunately we both wanted to do on-premise.  We made it through the exercises with 4 minutes to spare.

This was the last picture I took at the event.  Farewell, Las Vegas

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      Author's profile photo Susan Keohan
      Susan Keohan

      Tammy, I don't know how you make it thru the event either.  You (and/or a fleet of Tammy-bots) are everywhere, doing everything, as well as answering questions on the Community, or providing some sage advice.  Maybe this is actually a stealth project by SAP?

      Thanks for the great summary.  The timing for next year in the US is sub-optimal, but it will be nice to get to visit a different city.

      I'm hoping all attendees remembered to evaluate their sessions!  Since I didn't have the mobile app, I evaluated the sessions I attended when I got the post SAPTechEd survey.




      Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas
      Tammy Powlas
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      Thank you, Sue - I learned from the best - you and Jim!

      Author's profile photo Michelle Crapo
      Michelle Crapo

      Very nice wrap up.  It did seem like you were everywhere.  You are just amazing!  And your session was great!  I'm glad I got a chance to see it.


      Author's profile photo Fausto Motter
      Fausto Motter

      Thank you for your recap and for this picture. You were so gentle, and sincerely a great example for all of us.

      I´m happy that you post this picture because you are a commitment example in our community; have this one in your blog is a gift for me (I do not saw you take this picture).

      On time, the first blog that I wrote in community, you replied to me with a welcome message before publishing it (was you the approver for my first blog).

      See you in 2020!! Best, FM