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Event Details 

Join us at SAP America HQ for the fourth annual SAP Inside Track in Newtown Square. Come to learn and share your knowledge with your peers as well as make a few friends.  Inside Tracks have been very successful in other parts of the world, including Europe, Australia, and South America, so this event should be no exception.   

  • Where:  Building 1 3999 West Chester Pike Newtown Square, PA 19073.   
  • When: Friday, October 4th, 2013
  • Time: 7:30am - 5:30pm  - East Coast time zone
  • How/What: Community provided sessions from passionate SCN members. 
  • Cost:  Free. 
  • Participation: Max 100 participants locally.

Follow @SAPInsideTrack on Twitter  Hashtag: #sitnsq
Check out the pictures of previous year's events Marilyn's Flickr slide show  Craig's Flickr slide show NSQ Video Snippets

 

Remote Participation via SAPConnect

We will be broadcasting all sessions via SAPConnect Session Rooms. Simply click the appropriate links below at the appropriate times, and you're in.

 

Event Schedule

The full event session schedule will mostly likely be set on Monday of the week of the event.  Note times are in Eastern time zone.

Time

Solutions Center/Cafe

Solutions Room

Demo A Conf Room

 

7:30am-8:00am

Registration & Continental Breakfast

 

 

 

8:00am-8:55am

 

Welcome & Introduction - Chip Rodgers

 

 

9:00am-9:50am

 

IT101 - Planning your SAP HANA System Landscape - Ron Silberstein - Replay

IT201 - Customer Experiences with SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.1 Customer Validation and Ramp-Up Programs - Tammy Powlas - Replay Not Available

 

10:00am-10:50am

 

IT102 - HANA Modeling for Big Data Applications - John Appleby - Replay

IT202 - HANA & BusinessObjects - Thomas Marion - Replay Not Available

 

11:00am-11:50am

 

IT103 - Hands-On with SAP Lumira - Greg Myers - Replay

IT203 - Create an SUP REST based End to End Mobile application in 40 minutes - John Astill - Replay

 

12:00pm-1:00pm

Lunch

 

 

 

1:00pm-1:50pm

 

IT104 - Introduction to SAP HANA Extended Application Services - Rich Heilman - Replay

IT204 - SAP BusinessObjects 4.0 with HANA – A Push-up for Maidenform’s Business Intelligence - Rajesh Ponnurangam - Replay

 

2:00pm-2:50pm

 

IT105 - What is SAP HEC? - Dorothee Andermann - Replay Not Available

IT205 - SAP BusinessObjects How-to Montage- Derek Loranca - Replay

 

3:00pm-3:50pm

 

IT106 - SAP HANA Communities - How to get Engaged -Scott Feldman - Replay

IT206 - The Internet of Everything, how it will transform the way business is done, and how SAP and Cisco can help. - John Zamierowski - Replay

 

4:00pm-4:50pm

 

IT107 - Implementing an SAPUI5 app on SAP Gateway - Thomas Hamm - Replay

IT207 - HANA MDX POC - Greg Misiorek - Replay

 

5:00pm-5:30pm

 

Closing

 

 

Approved Session Abstracts

Sessions will be added below as they are accepted by the content administrators.  Check back over the next several weeks for more details.

Session ID

Speaker

Topic

IT101

Ron Silberstein

Planning your SAP HANA System Landscape

This discussion focuses on the important system landscape aspects to consider when planning an SAP HANA implementation. Gain an overview of the key technology components in an extended SAP HANA system landscape, and their interaction. Explore the options available for a promote-to-production transport landscape. Delve into important considerations when determining which applications and scenarios can run together on one SAP HANA system. Grasp key aspects of topics like High Availability in an SAP HANA context. Take away a clear understanding of the factors to take into account in SAP HANA system landscape planning.

IT102

John Appleby

HANA Modeling for Big Data Applications

Using the HANA Developer Tools to build data dictionaries and load Big Data from flat files. Techniques for optimizing data models for performance.

IT103

Greg Myers

Hands-On with SAP Lumira

SAP's new analyst data visualization tool, Lumira, now has a personal edition for free. Download and install the free version, then come attend this session and learn how to use it. We'll use some freely available public data sets, then walk through the basics of acquiring data, creating semantic enrichments and measures, creating visualizations, and sharing visualizations. Fun, informal, and FREE!

IT104

Rich Heilman

Introduction to SAP HANA Extended Application Services

SAP HANA Extended Application Services is a full-featured application server, Web server, and development environment which is embedded within the SAP HANA platform. This session will focus common development tasks within the SAP HANA Extended Application Services; specifically the creation of catalog objects via the SAP HANA Repository, REST-based OData Services using the generic OData service generator, and the Server Side JavaScript programming model.

IT105

Dorothee Andermann

What is SAP HEC?

In this session you will learn more about HANA Enterprise Cloud and how it is able to address these challenges as well as leverage SAP's cloud solution to accelerate your projects and drive innovation. What does it mean for the customer and their IT? Who is offering SAP HEC? What does it entail? What is the difference to a SaaS, PaaS or IaaS offering? What does the architecture look like?

IT106

Scott Feldman

SAP HANA Communities - How to get Engaged

SAP has a number of ways for HANA customers to get engaged in a customer community network. You will learn about the global HANA International Focus Group, the HANA Executive Advisory Council for CIO and other C-Levels, and the HANA Spotlight webcast series where customers share their SAP HANA experiences with others. Whether you are SAP, Partner or Customer, you will gain insight & knowledge from this session.

IT107

Thomas Hamm

Implementing an SAPUI5 app on SAP Gateway

 With SAPUI5 it is now very simple to build own HTML5 applications which are running directly on your SAP system. In this session you will learn how to implement a SAPUI5 app on an SAP system.  We will talk about the prerequisites, build an ODATA web service and consume the service in a small app.

IT201

Tammy Powlas

Customer Experiences with SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.1 Customer Validation and Ramp-Up Programs

SAP Customer Validation and SAP Ramp-Up are two complimentary programs offered by SAP to enable early adoption of new solutions and releases and facilitate influencing opportunities for SAP customers. In this session, you will learn from customer experience increased speed to innovation by participating in these programs for an upgrade.

IT202

Thomas Marion

SAP HANA & SAP BusinessObjects

Real world experience getting the best experience for HANA with SAP BusinessObjects especially around Explorer.

IT203

 John Astill

Create an SUP REST based End to End Mobile application in 40 minutes

In this session, a simple OData based application will be created in 40 minutes using ERP, SAP Gateway SUP 2.2 and XCode. See how to expose a function module as OData, enable the application in SUP and consume using REST services on on iPhone. Bonus Personas demo if the app is created in less then 35 minutes.

IT204Rajesh Ponnurangam

SAP BusinessObjects 4.0 with HANA – A Push-up for Maidenform’s Business Intelligence

This session will benefit customers envisioning a new/run-better BI system in evaluating the advantages of building SAP BusinessObjects applications using HANA platform. Attendees will gain an understanding on how Maidenform has implemented a next generation BI system utilizing BusinessObjects and HANA. Step-by-step guide for creating Explorer information spaces, dashboards using Dashboard Design and Analysis Design Studio applications on HANA will be demonstrated which will exhibit Maidenform’s solution for handling Big Data. Connectivity options for various BusinessObjects tools with HANA as well as tips and tricks for using Web Intelligence, Crystal Reports and analysis edition for OLAP with HANA will be presented. The presentation will also cover the “Mobile First” approach towards Maidenform’s BI implementation.
• Gain an understanding of Maidenform’s BI implementation with SAP BusinessObjects and SAP HANA
• How SAP HANA has changed the perspective in choosing the apt BI tools
• Learn how BusinessObjects can leverage SAP’s in-memory BI solution to reduce wait time for reports and dashboards so your business community can react in the moment

 IT205

Derek Loranca

SAP BusinessObjects How-to Montage

Take a look at how one customer has implemented the SAP BusinessObjects suite and what tips and tricks they've put together to make it work in their challenging environment.

 IT206

John Zamierowski

The Internet of Everything, how it will transform the way business is done, and how SAP and Cisco can help.

By 2022 there will be 50 billion things connected to the internet in a world of 8 b people. Use case studies have shown that smart connected cities, smart stadiums, smart grid, smart connected healthcare and patient monitoring, smart factories, precision retail, and more all will contribute to $14.4 b "Value at Stake" across 5 main factors and 50 use cases. This is also driving a new approach to our traditional IT architectures.
Technology trends including cloud, mobile, big data, and others will drive the IOE economy. Cisco and SAP are working together to create solutions that help you capture you share of this "Value at Stake".

 IT207

Greg Misiorek

HANA MDX POC

Quick journey through a setup of an SAP table reporting combining HANA, Windows, and Amazon Web Services. Will show a naming convention for easy editing and activation using XS on HANA and ODBO connection to BI tool. Will share the low cost (or poor man) solution to the oldest financial requirement around (Trial Balance, Profit and Loss, Consolidations). Will explore the pain points of trying to get it from the cloud and back into the cloud.

Directions

Directions to the campus:

FROM I-95 SOUTH (From the Philadelphia Airport):
Take I-95 South to Rte 476 North.
Take 476 North to exit 9 (Upper Darby/Broomall).
Turn Left onto Rte 3 West (West Chester Pike).
Follow Route 3 West for approximately 4 miles.
SAP's entrance will be on the right approximately 0.7 miles past the intersection of Rte. 252 and Rt. 3.

FROM I-95 NORTH:
Take I-95 North to Rte 476 North.
Take 476 North to exit 9 (Upper Darby/Broomall).
Turn Left onto Rte 3 West (West Chester Pike).
Follow Route 3 West for approximately 4 miles. SAP's entrance will be on the right approximately 0.7 miles past the intersection of Rte. 252 and Rte. 3.

FROM THE PA TURNPIKE (East):
Take Exit 333 (Norristown) to Rte 476 East.
Take 476 South to exit 9 (Upper Darby/Broomall).
Turn right onto Rte 3 West (West Chester Pike).
Follow Rte 3 West for approximately 4 miles.
SAP's entrance will be on the right approximately 0.7 miles past the intersection of Rte 252 and Rte 3.

Directions once on campus:

1) Enter the campus from Route 3.
2) Continue passed security following the road around the bend.
3) Enter the parking garage on the left as shown on the map and park on any level.
4) Exit the parking garage and proceed to NSQ-1 as shown on the map.
5) Once inside, check in at the front desk to receive your badge and further instructions.



 

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