Welcome to the official SAP Inside Track Maidenhead info page - this is your last chance to attend a SAP Inside Track event in the UK before Brexit
The theme of the event is "Data", so we will be discussing topics such as Data Science, Machine Learning, Analytics, BI/BW, integration, and so on.
The conference language will be English.
Maidenhead is fairly close to London, just 20 minutes from Windsor and about 40 minutes by train from either central London or Heathrow Airport. There is a shuttle bus available from the railway station to the SAP office. If you are driving it is easily accessible from the A404(M) which connects the M4 and M40 motorways.
The event is on a Friday, so why not bring the family and make a long weekend of it to visit Maidenhead, Windsor and London?
When and how to register?
- The SAP Inside Track Maidenhead will take place on Friday 15th March 2019. 8:30 - 18:00
- To register, please head to our registration site here.
- If you don't have a SAP user ID then use this link to sign up and register in one go
Where will it take place?
SAP Inside Track
Objects House, Vanwall Business Park
Who should attend?
Inside Track is from the SAP community for the SAP community: customers, consultants, developers, freelancers, blogger, nerds and geeks ... - But also for absolute rookies! The important thing of the entire event: share your knowledge, learn great new stuff and gain new buddies.
We would particularly welcome students, people early in their career and people from groups traditionally underrepresented in tech. For these groups we are happy to reimburse travel expenses from within the London & Thames Valley region - just contact one of the organisers after the event with a copy of your train/bus ticket, etc.
The event is for FREE (free, as in free beer), including drinks during the event and lunch.
The pre-conference event is completely free, i.e. everybody pays her/his own drinks & food, although we will have some money behind the bar to pay for an initial drink or two.
Pre-conference social event location
Stammtisch is Thursday 14th at The Union pub, Paddington, London from 18:30 (table booked for 'SAP').
Conference Code of Conduct
Short version: “Don't act inappropriately. If someone is inappropriate towards you, or you see someone behaving inappropriately towards someone else, please talk to one of the organisers.”
Longer version: See here
|Time slot||Main Room (~100 people)||Small Room (~12 people)|
|8:30 - 9:00||Arrival & coffee|
|9:00 - 9:30|
Welcome & introduction
The Inside Track organisers
|9:30 - 10:10|
|10:15 - 10:55|
|11:00 - 11:30||Coffee break|
|11:30 - 12:10||Bartosz Jarkowski |
SAP NetWeaver and Microsoft Azure - a perfect fit!
|12:15 - 12:55|
| Birds-of-a-feather roundtable discussion |
|13:00 - 14:00||Lunch|
|14:00 - 14:40||Sarah Ross |
Mind-full or Mindful - why wellbeing data matters. Slides
|14:45 - 15:25||DJ Adams |
Easy data services with CAPM
|15:30 - 16:00||Coffee break|
|16:00 - 16:40|
Tom Wagstaff and Sukhil Patel
2. Darren Hague - SAP Data Science & Machine Learning Platform
|16:45 - 17:25||Chris Kernaghan |
Using Jupyter Notebooks with you SAP system
Birds-of-a-feather roundtable discussion
|17:30 - 18:00||Wrap-up|
The Call for speakers is now closed - thank you for your submissions!
Main room sessions
30 minutes talk, 10 mins Q&A. We plan to have 7 sessions during the day.
|Speaker (First Last)||Title of talk||Description||Additional Information (SCN, XING, ...)|
|DJ Adams||Easy data services with CAPM||With SAP's Cloud Application Programming Model it's ridiculously easy to create backend services to store and serve your data. In this session we'll build a simple OData service by using the Core Data & Services language and the power of out-of-the-box extendable CRUD+Q services provided by the programming model infrastructure. No slides, just hacking on stuff in real time.|
|Chris Kernaghan||Using Jupyter Notebooks with you SAP system||How can you use Jupyter Notebooks to create automatically updating documentation for your landscape. In this session I will show how you can create a Jupyter notebook and create a document which will pull data from your SAP application or database to populate documents with relevant information.|
|Bartosz Jarkowski||SAP NetWeaver and Microsoft Azure - a perfect fit!||Microsoft Azure is much more than just virtual machines. During the session I will present the less known services of the cloud platform and how you can use them together with your SAP landscape. Integration, security and a few words about Kubernetes and SAP Data Hub!|
|Michael Koch||Help! We’re implementing S/4! Here is how I prepare…||As a developer in an end customer SAP Team, preparing for an undertaking like a S/4 conversion and implementation can be a little overwhelming. This session is about my approach and plans on how to prepare and inform other team members in the build-up to S/4.|
|Volker Stöffler||Windows, Cubes & Rollups: OLAP Extensions in SQL|
A core component in Business Intelligence is Online Analytical Processing (OLAP). It is based upon the aggregation of (usually many) rows to a (usually much smaller) result set. The SQL Standard contains some fundamental capabilities (MIN, MAX, AVG, SUM, ... functions, GROUP BY, HAVING). More advanced functionality is usually provided by applications. But there is an extension to SQL, implemented in SAP products HANA and IQ (and SQL Anywhere as a cross benefit from the relationship with IQ), which brings more powerful functionality into SQL and the database server itself. With more analytic capabilities closer to the data, there is potential for improvement, especially when dealing with extreme numbers of data rows aka Big Data.
Here, I'll introduce basics, principles and possible benefits of this SQL extension.
Key words: RDBMS, OLAP, SQL, Analytics, Database Server, Business Intelligence
|Sarah Ross||Mind-full or Mindful - why wellbeing data matters||A look into how wellbeing data can not only lead to improved productivity and bottom-line performance but make employees feel supported and valued, ultimately leading them to thriving in the workplace (and who doesn't want that!)|
|Tom Wagstaff and Sukhil Patel||Altruistic algorithms: bringing the power of data science to the charity sector|
DataKind is a global network of volunteer data scientists who help charities unlock their data to gain insights into their own work and broader insights about the issues they are tackling. Tom Wagstaff and Sukhil Patel are two professional data scientists and volunteers for DataKind. In this session, they will share how they use (open source and proprietary) tools and methods used for uncovering insights. They will also show highlights from some recent projects.
|Marta Velasco||Generations X, Y or Z|
This session will discuss the importance of technology development in society
Reactivation of body & mind
Nowadays most everyone is stressed and strained of everyday life challenges. And not to forget the overload from social media impacts. Therefore, we should clean up our minds from time to time. Considering a holistic approach, I would like to take you on a journey where we are going to practice exercises of activity and relaxation and include short meditation moments.
Don’t worry, you are not going to sweat!
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Small room sessions
Especially suitable for those who are nervous about presenting, or who are talking for the first time. A mixture of lightning talks (10 minutes each, 4 talks per session) and "birds-of-a-feather" sessions (40 minutes). We plan to have 8 sessions during the day.
|Speaker/Moderator (First Last)||Title of talk/session||Lightning talk or BOF session?||Description|
|Darren Hague||SAP Data Science & Machine Learning Platform||Lightning talk||A sneak preview of what SAP is working on in this space - you get to find out about it before the suits at SAPPHIRE|
|Darren Hague||How do you see data science and/or machine learning being used in your organisation?||BOF session||An opportunity to share how data science & ML is being done (or planned), with or without SAP tools. Share tips, tricks & pain points.|
|Phillip Parkinson||My experience of writing a book for SAP Press||Lightning talk|
|Volker Stöffler||SAP IQ - Business Intelligence and vertical data processing with 16 GB RAM or less||BOF session||SAP IQ is a HANA companion for SDA / SDI and SAP BW NLS, to keep data way beyond memory limits accessible. But it also is a full-blown data warehouse system of its own, with column oriented data storage and powerful analytics capabilities. It can scale up to the world's largest data warehouse and down to desktop or notebook computers. This session is intended to show the benefits and capabilities of the vertical data structures used inside and their impact on high performance processing and parallel execution of Business Intelligence style queries.|
|Volker Stöffler||SQL Anywhere - from DBoT to Enterprise IT||BOF session|
Starting from Embedded Databases for the Internet of Things, scaling up to Site or Work Group Level and integrating with Enterprise Level IT infrastructure, SAP SQL Anywhere is a standard compliant and full feature database server.
This session introduces capabilities and characteristics of this unsung hero in the SAP portfolio and shows matching use cases, architecture and topology.
|Dominic Hands||SAP Innovation Labs UK | Why we created TukStop.io||Lightning Talk||Sharing information on the SAP Innovation Labs latest project, TukStop.io. Why it was built, what we show and how it brings IoT and other technologies together.|
|Iago Conde||Data quality in planning processes||Lightning Talk||Planning processes enable modern day businesses to understand their current performance and deliver long term strategies. The main pain points in this area can be: company culture and ways of working, adequate and scalable technology and integration of this business process with high quality data.|
|Jan van Ansem||Help a friend: how the Developers community can help to get Data Warehousing development up to date with modern development technology.||Lightning Talk|
The data warehousing community is facing a challenge: They are firmly stuck in XS and not nearly ready for XSA. This means they miss out on all the good stuff – new development paradigms, better modelling tools and a more agile approach to application lifecycle management. Through cross-disciplinary collaboration the development community can better understand what the needs from the data warehousing community are and the data warehousing community can quickly get up to speed with XSA, GIT, HDI, CDS and other essentials of the HANA Platform.
Twitter Hashtag: #sitMAI
Thank you to the SAP Community for providing financial support!
Thank you to Keytree for providing financial support!
Thank you to SAP for providing us with a home for the day!
Three lucky attendees will get a SAP Press e-book. Winners will be selected on the day of #sitMAI
Espresso Tutorials are providing a free 4-week trial to their SAP eBook library for all attendees who allow us to give them their email address.
They are also sending us 3 print books to give away on the day.