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SAP Inside Track Midwest - St. Louis 2011


 For a recap of the first SAP Inside Track in St. Louis in 2010 please click here .

General Registration is now closed.  If you are interested in attending in person you may put your name on the wait list and if we have a cancellation, we will notify you click here for the wait list.  If you are located closer to Chicago, please check out the SAP Inside Track Midwest - Chicago located here .

  • Where:  Creve Couer, MO - City Place Six Conference Center - 1st Floor,
  • Directions:  Take Interstate 270 to Olive.  Head East on Olive (turn left from 270 South, turn right from 270 North) until third stop light.  Turn left across from CVS into Cityplace complex.  At first stop sign turn right in front of City Place Six Building.  Turn left into garage, park in spaces that are not marked as reserved.
  • Address: Six CityPlace Drive, Creve Coeur, MO 63141
  • When:  July 15th, 2011
  • Time:  8:30am - 4:30PM Educational Sessions, Special thanks to Security Weaver  for sponsoring our reception from 4:45PM to 6PM.
  • How/What: Community provided sessions from passionate SCN members. 
  • Cost:  Free.  However if you are not local to the greater St. Louis, MO/IL metro area you are on your own for all travel expenses incurred, even if you are speaking.
  • Participation:  Max 40 in-person. 

 Session Schedule.  Session abstracts are available here . All Sessions are confirmed and information contained reflect the best description of what will be presented. 


Session ID

Session Title  / Topic


Shared Session

Recording / Slides

8:30AM to 8:45AM


Checkin / Breakfast

Oswald / Johannes



8:30AM to 9:00 AM


Welcome / Ice Breaker

Johannes / Oswald



9:00 AM to 9:45 AM


Keynote - SAP Technology Roadmap

Peter McNulty - SAP 

Broadcast with Chicago


10:00 AM to 10:45AM


Leveraging SAP BW in a Classic SAP BusinessObjects Deployment

Eric Vallo



11:00 AM to 11:45AM


Security Weaver - Password Management and License Management

Isaac Kimmel -
Security Weaver



12:00 Noon to 1:00PM


Lunch / Networking prepared by Concetta's.



None. This is not a professional eating challenge.

1:00PM to 2:30PM


Sneak Peak Of New ABAP Functionality in NetWeaver 7.31/7.03

Thomas Jung

Broacast with Chicago


2:45PM to 3:30 PM


Effective strategies for risk based testing and change management for SAP organizations

Shoeb Javed



3:45PM to 4:30 PM


SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Security Essentials

Dallas Marks



4:30PM to 4:45 PM


Travel to Reception




4:45PM to 6:00PM


Reception sponsored by Security Weaver











Shoeb Javed


CTO, Worksoft, Inc. Shoeb is an experienced executive with over 17 years of experience leading the development of cutting edge network infrastructure, enterprise software and service management solutions.
Prior to Worksoft, Shoeb was CTO of Variview Technology where he was responsible for product development, operations and business development. Shoeb successfully restructured the company's webcasting, enterprise content management and digital media solutions to increase the customer base (including Fortune 500 companies) as well as revenues per customer. Shoeb has also held leadership roles in companies like Ericsson, M68 technologies, Vesta Broadband Services and Intelect Network Technologies.
He has a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Hawaii and a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering from the University of Nagpur, India.

Thomas Jung


Thomas is an SAP Mentor and employee of SAP Labs with a background as an ABAP developer for SAP ERP implementations. He is a frequent speaker on SAP development and UI technology topics as well as a founding member of the Enterprise Geeks. He is also the co-author of the SAP Press books - Advanced BSP Programming and Next Generation ABAP Development (Edition 1 and 2).

Isaac Kimmel

Security Weaver

Isaac is a Senior Technical Specialist for Security Weaver, LLC.  His primary role is to provide software implementation expertise and training to Security Weaver’s customers in the U.S.A. and abroad.  Prior to joining Security Weaver in 2007, Isaac worked for a global management consulting, technology consulting and technology outsourcing company while specializing in SAP Basis and Security.  Isaac holds a Bachelor of Science in Business degree (focus on MIS) from Miami University.

Dallas Marks

Kalvin Consulting

Dallas Marks is a Senior Architect and Trainer with Kalvin Consulting, an SAP Services Partner specializing in business analytics, business intelligence, and data warehousing.  For over eight years, Dallas has helped organizations throughout the United States implement SAP BusinessObjects solutions in a number of industries including retail, health care, and manufacturing.  Dallas prefers piano keyboards instead of computer keyboards when not blogging or tweeting about business intelligence.

Peter McNulty


Peter McNulty is a Director within the SAP NetWeaver Solution Management organization. His current focus is on process orchestration topics.  He has an extensive background in service-oriented architecture (SOA), SAP NetWeaver Composition Environment (NW CE), Business Process Management (NW BPM), and custom development topics. He is active member the ASUG BITI and EA communities and  a SAP Mentor.  During the past 10 years at SAP, he has served in various roles developing and managing the implementation of enterprise solutions. Peter is a graduate of La Salle University’s M.S. Computer Information Science program

Eric Vallo

Ev Technolgies

Eric Vallo is an SAP certified professional that has been working in business intelligence for almost 14 years, with other emphasis on web technologies and enterprise architecture. He has had a career which has spanned Fortune 50 and 500 companies, as well as small businesses, working in telecommunications, finance, health care, and government. After a number of years as an application developer, he moved into architecture and leadership roles, which has afforded the opportunity to work with many different teams at different levels, creating business intelligence solutions for tens of thousands of users. Most recently, Eric has formed a new company, EV Technologies, Inc., with a focus on BusinessObjects SDK integrated products and business intelligence consulting. Recent accomplishments include the release of EV Technologies second major release of Sherlock, SAP certification of Sherlock, and the recent partnership announcement with SAP. While not hanging out on the bleeding edge, Eric spends his time with his wife and two children and enjoys cycling (whenever everybody will let him get away).




Special Acknowledgments





Security Weaver

Please check out ; Security Weaver is sponsoring our reception for the event.

Mike Narducci


Mike is the St. Louis ASUG Program Chair and has helped us with finding speakers for the event.  In addition Mike helped with last year's Inside Track in St. Louis in promoting it to the ASUG members in the St. Louis area.  Thank you Mike for all your help in making this event a success. 



We like to thank the local St. Louis ASUG Chapter for allowing us to advertise the event to it's members.  If you are a SAP Professional at either a customer or partner of SAP, near the St. Louis area, we strongly encourage you to participate in the local St. Louis ASUG Chapter.  Your company may already be a member, please check out for more details on how to participate.  

Tandra Williams


Tandra is our event photographer.  She helped make the Inside Track 2010 in St. Louis a success and we look forward to her photographs of this years event.




Stephen Johannes

Stephen brings 9 years of SAP CRM experience and 12 years of overall experience specializing in SAP CRM and SAP CRM development. * SCN Topic Moderator for SAP CRM * SAP Mentor 2011 * Co-Organizer for SAP Inside Track St. Louis 2011

Jamie Oswald

A ten year veteran in the war on not-good business intelligence, Jamie works hard to provide the right solution (not necessarily the requested one). * SAP Mentor 2011 * ASUG BusinessObjects Ambassador * St. Louis BusinessObjects User Group Steering Committee Member * Experience with SAP BusinessObjects, Crystal Reports, and Xcelsius * Co-Organizer for SAP Inside Track St. Louis 2011