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SAP Inside Track #sitMEL – 18th Nov 2023 Agenda Confirmed

**Speakers are now confirmed**

Confirming the full day SAP Inside Track event in Melbourne #sitMEL is coming up on Saturday 18th November 2023! Cannot wait to see everyone and to also discuss some of the announcements out of the SAP TechEd 2023 conference – heaps to talk about!!

This event is free and is run by SAP Community members for the benefit of the SAP Community.

Confirming the follow topic areas:

  • SAP Community updates
  • SAP BTP (Business Technology Platform)
  • SAP Datasphere
  • SAP SuccessFactors
  • Expert knowledge, Best Practices on Project Delivery

So if you are passionate about sharing your expertise and would like to grab a speaking slot please let me know. Please send an email to

Some more details about the event:


Saturday 18th November 2023



AGL Office – Level 12, 699 Bourke Street, Docklands VIC 3008


Who Should Attend:

SAP Inside Track is from the SAP community for the SAP community: customers, consultants, developers, freelancers, blogger, nerds and geeks … – But newbies as well are welcome!

The objective of the entire even is to: share your knowledge, learn great new stuff and gain new buddies.


The event is free and there will be food and drinks provided so please only register for this event if you intend on coming as there is a cost of catering based on the amount of attendees that register.


Doors will open at 8.30am for check-in, and a short welcome notice. Sessions will start at 9.15am with plenty of time in between for networking breaks and lunch. We plan to end the official part of sitMEL at 5pm to still have some time for drinks afterwards for those interested. Participation is free, but because SAP Inside Track is a full day event, please plan accordingly.

Additionally, please only register if you will 100% be able to come as we are catering for this event so need numbers to be correct.

Timeslot Minutes Speaker Session Title Session Abstract
8:45am – 9:15am 30 Registration & Welcome
9:15am – 9:45am 30 Phil Cooley SAP Community Updates There are some really exciting things going on within the SAP Community. I will cover the following topics:
– Migration to new Platform
– Rundown of the new Groups platform
– Basic navigation
9:50am – 10:25pm 35 Ashley Saltzman Best Practice, tips and insights to deliver successful projects – learnings from a non-tech expert Join Ashley in this dynamic session, where he shares invaluable insights on the best practices, tips and insights to deliver successful projects. With a track record of defusing complex situations, Ashley brings a wealth of knowledge to the table. In this session, Ashley will arm you with actionable tips and expert strategies to plan and ensure your project is successful from day one.
10.30am – 10:50am 20
Morning Tea BREAK
10:55am – 11:30am 35 Chakri Reddi SAP Datasphere with BW Bridge green field implementation

Chakri will share his learnings based on his experience in his recent SAP Datasphere with BW Bridge green field implementation which is first of its kind in ANZ region.

Datasphere is the strategic target solution of SAP’s data warehousing & data management use cases in the public cloud as well as the strategic successor of SAP BW and SAP BW4/HANA.

11:35am – 12:15pm 40 David Nye ABAP SDK for AWS

AWS SDK for SAP ABAP provides an interface to the services offered by AWS in the ABAP language. Using the SDK, you can implement ABAP BADIs, reports, transactions, OData services, and other ABAP artifacts on AWS services, such as Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon Translate, and more.

David will demystify this for us in this session

12:20 – 1:00pm 40 Yatsea Li Exploring Generative AI in SAP In this presentation we’ll delve into the realm of Generative AI, with a specific focus on its applications within SAP, which features with both introductory presentations and product demos. Begins with an overview of Generative AI technology, highlighting its transformative potential in diverse industries. then delves into SAP’s fresh and hot solution portfolio about Generative AI, such as “Generative AI Hub” and “Joule” etc. The audience gains insights into the “Generative AI Hub” within SAP BTP, where make foundation models commodities easily and securely consumable within SAP context by SAP partners and customers. To illustrate the real-world impact of Generative AI in SAP, the presentation include with engaging showcases some demos from SAP Generative AI Hack2Build Event by esteemed partners. These practical examples underscore the versatility of Generative AI, demonstrating its potential in driving innovation in various industries. Another major highlight of the presentation is the discussion of “Joule” SAP Build code to fuel SAP Cloud Application Programming (CAP) application development by partners.
1:00pm – 1:30pm 30
1:35pm – 2:15pm 40 Matthias Braeuer The Power of Storytelling – Explaining BTP to the Business The SAP Business Technology Platform (BTP) is the foundation of the Intelligent Sustainable Enterprise. But what does that actually mean? Despite SAP’s marketing efforts, there are still many customers that are not using BTP (or under-utilising their BTP credits). In this session, Matthias will discuss how to show the value of BTP to business stakeholders and how to explain tricky technical concepts like Clean Core using storytelling metaphors. Learn how to take your customers on a journey and present the big picture before diving into detailed use cases.
2:20pm – 3:00pm 40 Phil Cooley Architecting Robust and Flexible Apps on SAP BTP Good applications can be developed on the SAP Business Technology Platform however there is some secret sauce required to architect them in a robust and flexible manner so they standup to additional load, changing business requirements and further enhancements. In this session Phil will uncover the ingredients required to do this and also cover key BTP services that must be considered for application development activities.
3:00pm – 3:20pm 20
Afternoon BREAK
3:25pm – 4.05pm 40 Amuktha Naraparaju HRIS Transformations through SAP SuccessFactors Come and find out why HRIS Transformation is the need of the hour and why are companies prioritizing it like never before. (Specific to the ANZ region). Highlights of the projects undertaken and the difference it made to the organizations will be showcased in this session.
4:10pm – 4:50pm 40 Marco Machillanda S/4HANA Transformation and the Lessons Learnt Along the Way AGL’s ERP Uplift Project – Lessons Learnt

Some seriously great topics here – please click on the link below to book your place.


If you would like to attend use the above link.

Please follow official SAP Inside Track Melbourne twitter account as well as the #sitMEL hashtag to keep updated on any announcements.

Thanks and look forward to seeing you on the day!!



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