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Join us at SAP Labs Canada, Vancouver, for our 3rd local SAP Inside Track! Together we'll learn, network, and share with others. Inside Track is a community grass root event that takes place all over the world including: Chicago, Milan, Istanbul, Sao Paulo, and Newtown Square.


  • Where: Executive Briefing Center, SAP Labs Canada, 910 Mainland Street, Vancouver BC 
  • When: Thursday, April 12, 2012
  • Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm (Check-in starts at 8:00am)
  • How/What: Community provided sessions by passionate SCN members (unconference style)
  • Cost:  Free (registration required due to limited space) 
  • Participation: Maximum 100 participants locally
  • Theme: Mobility! Expand or reconnect with your SAP network. Learn about new SAP mobility applications and try your hands on our fun demos! Please bring your mobile devices (eg. smart phones, tablets, and other web-enabled devices). You'll need these to participate in some of the sessions.

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Agenda (Missed the event? Session recordings in links below - sorry about sound quality.)


Track 1 - Vancouver Room

08:00 am - 09:00 am

Registration and Networking

09:00 am - 09:15 am


09:30 am - 10:00 am

Ice Breaker

10:00 am - 11:20 am

SAP's Mobility Strategy and Direction  - Sybase SAP (+ meet the speakers)

11:30 am - 12:20 pm

Mobilizing the Enterprise  - SAP IT (+ meet the speaker)

12:20 pm - 1:20 pm

Lunch and Networking

1:30 pm - 2:20 pm

Run Smarter Anywhere with SAP Mobile BI  - SAP (+ meet the speaker)

2:30 pm - 3:20 pm

Mobilizing Reports and Analytics  - Research In Motion (+ meet the speaker)

3:30 pm - 4:20 pm

Mobility Demo Jam  (Hosted by David Brutman) - And the winner is...

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Close & Door Prizes

Are you interested in entering Mobility Demo Jam?

We’re looking for a few good mobility experts who are eager to share their SAP knowledge and passion for mobility apps. 

At Mobility Demo Jam, you’ll be part of a company of the most innovative and creative minds as they compete for the ultimate glory – bragging rights and cool prizes (based on audience votes)!

You’ll have 5 - 6 minutes to explain and perform your demo in front of the Inside Track audience. Check out this video of Demo Jam winner, Marek Kowalkiewicz, from SAP TechEd 2011 in Las Vegas.

Criteria for demo:

  • Use of SAP mobile technology
  • Solve relevant business/technical need
  • Be original, cool, fun

Open to everyone - including SAP employees, partners, and customers 

Deadline for entries is March 30th, 2012

Instructions to enter your demo:

Please send us via email a 1 - 2 paragraph description of your live demo answering the following questions:

  • Which SAP mobile technology is used in your demo?
  • Which business/technical problem does it solve?
  • What will you be showing us in your demo?

If you have any existing video of your demo, please include a link in your email (anything you can do to let us know more about your demo helps your chance of being selected).

Get your mobility madness on! Send your entry to by March 30, 2012.

Can't make it in person to Mobility Demo Jam and want to compete?

No problem! Compete in our online demo jam pool and you could win awesome prizes!

Submission guidelines:

  • Upload your submission with a voiceover to YouTube
  • Must be 2 minutes max.
  • Send us the link of your video to before April 2, 2012

Log into the Mobility Demo Jam competition virtually via SAP Connect to find out if we play your video and if you've won!

Session Abstracts



Ty Miller (SAP)

Run Smarter Anywhere with SAP Mobile BI

In today’s highly mobilized workforce, the need for timely business intelligence does not end when your people leave the office.
Your managers need to make time-critical decisions on the road and require real-time visibility into project schedules, available resources, key performance indicators, and more. Your sales reps need to answer customers’ critical questions to close a deal or stay competitive, answers that should not wait until they return to the office. Your service personnel need up-to-date maintenance information to resolve problems without having to make additional on-site visits or contact staffing resources.

With SAP BusinessObjects Mobile software you can get analysis and critical alerts on the go, make more informed decisions faster, and take action on decisions from anywhere.

In this session you will learn:

  • What’s new for mobile analytics at SAP
  • SAP’s direction for mobile business intelligence (BI) and future technology plans
  • How to get started with mobile BI today

Ryan Gerrard  & Rey Atun (SAP)

SAP Runs SAP: Mobilizing the Enterprise

With over 40,000 mobile devices in use, SAP is realizing significant business benefits from mobilizing employees worldwide. Its early and aggressive adoption of new technologies and sound mobile strategy are critical to this success. In this session, Global IT will discuss how SAP has embraced “Consumerization of IT” and has made its own workforce mobile; realizing benefits such as streamlined processes, enhanced productivity, and driving growth and revenue by increasing collaboration internally and with its global customers.

Ed Bourne (RIM)

Mobilizing reports, analytics, and BI functionality from SAP on the BlackBerry PlayBook

Learn how to extend your organization’s existing SAP business intelligence content to the BlackBerry PlayBook. This session will examine and walk you through best practices, key architecture considerations, and design methods required to transition existing dashboards, SAP Crystal Reports, SAP Web Intelligence Reports or SAP BusinessObjects Mobile BI analytic applications to the PlayBook. Hear how to configure your devices to enable BlackBerry push technology that constantly updates data securely, enabling you to make better, faster decisions.

Mike Peck & Scott Dillon (SAP)

SAP's Mobility Strategy and Direction
Mobility is having an immense impact on our personal lives. Now, businesses are faced with questions about how to incorporate mobility’s mass consumer market into their business operations. SAP’s acquisition of Sybase in 2010 made SAP the world market leader in Enterprise Mobility.

In this session you’ll learn about SAP’s:
-        Overall mobility strategy & technology direction
-        Best practices as seen with customers
-        Real examples of Enterprise Mobile Apps, plus “art of the possible”

Useful mobility resource links



Sybase Unwired Platform Developer's Center
(on SAP Community Network)

SAP mobile app store

Mobile Insights webcast series

Mobile app store app:

Cool videos on mobility

Mobile apps to download:
SAP BusinessObjects Mobile

SAP BusinessObjects Explorer

SAP BusinessObjects Experience

SAP StreamWork

Real-time mobile analytics

Business Analytics blog

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Enterprise Mobility from SAP IT:

Will there be a SAP Inside Track Vancouver in 2013? You decide! Post your opinion in the new SAP Inside Track space on SCN , and suggest any topics or sessions as well.