Happy 20th Anniversary to SAP Insider
Back in 2003 (at least I think it was 2003) I attended a very helpful SAP Insider conference on reporting with my previous employer. Danielle Larocca presented about SAP Query, a tool I still use today.
Back then, the presentations were available on a CD and they were so valuable. Fast forward 20 years, and some things about SAP Insider haven’t changed:
- High quality content on the slides – SAP Insider reviews all slides, and ensures they are top quality
- The snack breaks provide awesome food
- High quality presentations
In 2005 or 2006, I attended a SAP Finance SAP Insider conference and there I attended Nathan Genez session on SAP Asset Accounting. He would ask the audience questions to keep us on our toes. I was amazed I could answer one of his questions.
So this past week it was great to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of SAP Insider in Las Vegas at the Bellagio.
When I checked in, the front desk said “we’ll give you a room with the fountain view, at no extra charge, because after all, you are a speaker”.
I didn’t appreciate it until this:
The first day, prior to pre-conference day, SAP’s Ingo Hilgefort and I checked out his room to set up for the preconference:
So Ingo presented 2 sessions on SAP DataSphere the first day:
The morning session was full, and afternoon session was about 80% full.
The next day it was a full house for SAP Analytics Cloud Beginner hands-on:
It was great to see everyone in person again and special thanks to Ingo for allowing me to help. Katryn Cheng also assisted and it was great catching up with her.
A special shout-out to Riz Ahmed, SAP Insider, who has worked for them a long time. When I first saw him this week he said “the gang’s all back together”. What a great sentiment. Happy Anniversary to SAP Insider and hope to see at least 20 more years of great, outstanding events and content.