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  • March 2st 2017:                  Kick off
  • April  1st 2017:                    We are starting with the "Call for papers".June 11th 2017:Registration for participants is open for #sitBERN (since 11:45am (CET)                         
  • September 1st 2017:          Agenda fixing for SAPInsideTrack Bern ( Speakers will be informed )
  • September 3rd 2017             Privat Excursion fixing
  • September 8th 2017            SAP CODE JAM - SAP HANA EXPRESS Edition (Friday 13:00 8.9.2017)
  • September 9th 2017:           SAP Inside Track for Kids in Bern (Saturday 09:00 9.9.2017 link will follow)
  • September 9th 2017:          SAP InsideTrack Bern (Saturday 09:00 9.9.2017)
  • September 10th 2017         Privat excursion some ideas still collecting
    • Gruyere: Cailler chocolate fabric with visit of the old Gruyere castle
    • Lauterbrunnen: Trümmelbachfälle - Ice water from Eiger, Jungfrau and Mönch in one cave.....
    • Beatenberg: Von Dänicken Trail. Great views of Lake Thun and surrounding
    • Niederhorn- Mittel Station:  Lunch at Mittelstation and  walk down the hill to Beatenberg. Great view over Lake Thun and Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau
    • Bern Museum Telecommunication:
    • Bern Gurten: 


Here we are .. back again:
  The 2017 edition of "SAP Inside Track in Bern"
  will be on September 9th 2017 (Saturday)

SAP Inside Track Bern / September 9th 2017 


What is an SAPInsideTrack?

An SAP Inside Track is a community event, open for all people from the SCN-Community  (Customers, Consultants and Freelancers). 
No matter if you are a developer, business consultant or an architect.
The event is fully organized by peers from the community.. and YOU are able to influence the agenda.

Have a look at all the review blogs of previous SAPInsideTracks 2016 to get into the right mood.. and register yourself afterwards.

Use hash tag  #sitBERN on Twitter to share ideas. Spread the news and follow the updates!


Saturday, September 9th 2017        
Registration opens at 09:00
Sessions start at  10:00  and end at approx.  17:00
We are going to have a chill-in and chill-out in a local pub the evening before and after.  Stay tuned


Switzerland: Bern, Switzerland (Kanton Bern)
Location:  Post Finance Headquarter in Bern  

(just a 2 minute-walk from tram and bus station Bern Guisanplatz Expo, easy to reach with rapid transit from Bern Main Station (9 -11 minutes ride))

More details will follow... about parking suggestions


For SCN community members (both consultants and customers) who want to share or catch-up on their knowledge.

      • Share what you love by holding a session.
      • Be curious to hear about new things & new insights and participate.

Speaker and Demo track

  • we are planing 2 parallel Tracks (smile)


Session suggestions (Call for Papers:   #EarlyBird (closed)   #LateBird (closed)

Here YOU have the chance to add value and pay forward: host a session at SAP Inside Track in Bern. 
Share your experience and/or initiate a discussion and take new insights back home. Please note that all sessions are supposed to last at most 30 minutes! If your session is shorter, you don't need to blow it up, please feel free to add it. If your session will need some more time, add your session and mention it.  We will figure out how to handle it. 
If you have any questions or are unsure about how to do it:   Contact us  ... contact data to be found at the bottom of this page. 

If your session is accepted, your ticket is guaranteed! 

Speaker name: First Last

Bio:  SCN, XING, LinkedIn...

Title:  Try to make it Twitter-length compliant (wink) 

Abstract: should contain between 300-1000 characters to describe the session content.  (Very helpful for the participants to know what to expect)

Type of Session: Lecture/Demo (30 min) is our standard format. (Mention if you think you need less/more time)

Contact details: Enter your email address for further contact by using the link (not into the WIKI directly for privacy reasons)

Session suggestions for #sitbern #EarlyBirdsSection (closed at the day when participant registration opened)

We are going to build an agenda and inform the speakers (planned ??).
All the early suggestions enable us to plan this day based on interesting content. 

(The #LateBirdsSection is still open till end of February. Please scroll down for the open table)

No.Speaker nameBioTitleAbstractKeywordsDurationLink for presentations
1 Jakob Flaman

xing , linkedin,


SAP HANA Express, thougts about usecases

From the perspective of a SAP Consultant or Developer there are some interesting features to do some HXE explorations. This presentation covers exoerience about, System requirements,installation and usecases etc.

HXE, Installation, requirements proposals, ideas about usecases.


30 min.  
2Mansour Farghaly communitySAP Release ManagementTools and practices as a SAP Release Manager based on Solman

SAP Releasemanagement, ChaRM, Solman

30 min. 
3 Heiko BernhartcommunityProcess automation with BRF+

 Automated dispatching in SAP Solution Manager using BRF+.

SAP Solution Manager 7.2, BRF+, Automation30 min. 
4Achim Toeper 




Mission Control Center approach with SAP Solution Manager- bird's eye view

Being responsible for technical quality assurance and the establishment of an early warning system for projects, it is a must first to take a look at the build, deploy and run process. An example will show how current and future possibilities of the mature ALM suite SAP Solution Manager 7.2 are used to secure the business-critical processes of the customers 24/7 and by that being able to turn their own departments into a hybrid center of expertise.

SAP Solman7.2
heroes in Operation Control Center
Functional Gaps
projects - releases
Solution Readiness

30 min. 
5Volker Stöffler

LinkedIn | SCN |
SQL Anywhere Forum

SAP IQ - Business Intelligence and vertical data processing with 8 GB RAM or lessSAP IQ is a HANA companion for Smart Data Access / Integration 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. See also this SCN blog post.SQL, SAP IQ, database, data warehouse, business intelligence, world record, petabytes30 min. 
5Volker Stöffler

LinkedIn | SCN |
SQL Anywhere Forum

SQL Anywhere - your flight mode database serverThis is a live and interactive version of my SCN blog with the same title. It's an introduction to the capabilities and characteristics of SAP SQL Anywhere, a standard compliant and full feature (including OLAP SQL) database server running on lightweight hardware (starting with Raspberry Pi) and workplace computers to server machines (workgroups, small enterprises), supplemented by a deployment option for embedded systems like smart sensors for IoT scenarios.SQL, SQL Anywhere, database, workplace, workgroup30 min. 
6HP Seitz




Full-Stack JavaScript Development on SAP HANA Platform


With the advanced model of the Extended Application Services (XSA), which were introduced with SPS11 of SAP HANA, SAP provides now a overall development and runtime environment for implementing full-stack JavaScript applications. The session will demo the availabe tools and services.SAP HANA XSA, SAPUI5, Full-Stack JavaScript, SAP HANA Express Edition30 min. 
5Volker Stöffler

LinkedIn | SCN |
SQL Anywhere Forum

How to visualize Query Semantics using Open Source Graphviz

When analyzing the performance of complex queries, you may find yourself with multi table joins, e.g. generated by a BI system, coded by an out-of-reach developer or evolved through a long life cycle. A semantic query graph visualizes the topology of such a join and helps to understand the options the optimizer has at hand for an execution plan. The graph unveils possible shortcuts or extensions you can provide to enhance query performance by providing additional options to the query optimizer

I will demonstrate how to use the Open Source utility Graphviz for visualization.

This presentation is based upon ANSI Standard SQL and not restricted to a specific RDBMS implementation. The method is a generic approach to deal with the challenge of understanding and possibly enhancing the topology of a multi table join query.

SQL, Database, RDBMS, Joins, Optimizer, Query Analysis, Query Tuning30 min.Session files
7Abdel Dadouche


SAP HANA && SAP HANA Vora - yin and yang of SAP Data ManagementWe will help you to understand what is what, how developers can start with each, and how HANA and Vora complement each otherSAP HANA HXE, Vora30 min 
8Craig Cmehil SAP HANA, from development to deployment, cloud, on-premise or hybrid: The solution architect journeyDuring this session, you will discover the different options provided by SAP HANA as platform for your development and deployment. We cover from the development till the deployment phase with the various hosting options.SAP HANA, HXE, SAP Cloud Platform Database Services for HANA30 min 
9Katharina FischercommunityDiversity Talk: Introvert vs. Extrovert - Business Strategies For Success · Is it easier for extroverted than introverted people in business? · Is it easier for extroverted than introverted people in business? · I can tell the (funny) frustrating Things about Being An Extrovert. Myths About Introverts and Extroverts · Why it is important to identify whether you are an “introvert” or an “extrovert” and how it affects our life and working relationships with one another and influences your corporate culture · How self-awareness can take you to the next level in your profession and feel more confident that your style and strengths will be an asset to you as well as in your career path · Techniques for networking, interviewing for a new position, or moving ahead and growing within your current company or organizationSoft Skills30 min 
10Christian Schuff




SAPUI5 - User Interface TestingTogether we will dive into the possibilities of User Interface Testing. We will cover the tools and mechanisms SAPUI5 ships with, namely QUnit, Sinon and One Page Acceptance Tests (OPA5). Furthermore we will have a look at karma-runner and how that fits into your CI process.SAPUI5, SAP Fiori, Unit Testing, UI Testing30 min. 
11Karol KaliszcommunitySAP Leonardo beside IoT - blockchain and machine learningSAP Leonardo is not only IoT, it covers also blockchain and machine learning technologies. talk about those parts of SAP Leonardo with use cases and future view.SAP Leonardo30 min 
12Ionut Scirlet




Blockchain and its first application - The Cryptocurrency BitcoinA short introduction into blockchain`s first application and the current status of the technology and market. How to buy, store, sell, exchange and use cryptocurrencies.

Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Decentralized Applications(Dapps), Hyperledger, Payment systems

30 min 
 Michael AlbrechtTwitterUI5 Part UsecaseCombine Fiori Launchpad, SAP Gateway & UI5 to create System insights within hours. oData Development for Data, UI5 Application for Displaing Data, WebGui for Reuse of existing SAP & Customer FunctionalityUI530 
 Michael AlbrechtTwitterUI5 Fiori Launchpad Custom FunctionalityLaunchpad Development - Extending Fiori Launchpad & add Flawless Integration ComponentsUI530 
 Carsten Lex Intracompany Knowledge Shareabstract will followProject, Soft Skills30 
13Fred GerbercommunityProjectmanagement with escalated problem solving skillsabstract will followProject, Soft Skills30 
14  Jörg Knaus



 Get your Code Ready for S4HANAMake sure your new ABAP Development is also working on S4HANA S4HANA, ABAP 30 
15 (Late bird)Tudor Riscutia@TudorRiscutiaBuilding a microservice on SAP Cloud PlatformA short introduction into developing and deploying microservices on SAP Cloud Platform.SCP, UI5, Spring, CF30 
 16 (Late bird Sabine Rodens



 SAP Analytics Cloud and R integration First impression of the R integration in SAP Analytics Cloud SAP Analytics Cloud, R 30 
17 #LateBirdRalf
Low Code SAP UI5 Development with Neptune DesignerSAP UI5 Apps e.g. FIORI Apps are the future in SAP World.
But why is it so complicated to build a Fiori App?
I will show you how to create a simple UI5 App from scratch within minutes. And nearly no coding needed wit Neptune Designer.
It was shown on several SITs in Europe/US before but not yet in Switzerland. Be curious!



Karol Kalisz SAP Leonardo & SAP IoT PlatformOverview of SAP Leonardo with focus the IoT topic (products, services and use cases) with technical view on current development of SAP CP platform for IoT use cases.SAP IoT30 








Low, aiming at €30 per participant - including lunch and drinks throughout the day.


The event language is:  English
We expect to have some friends from outside of Switzerland with us.
(we may offer a simultaneous translation to German and English (wink) for the local participants)


Use the #sitbern hashtag and follow @sitBERN

Agenda 2017

This is the preliminary agenda. Assigned time slots and topics may be subject to changes.      



Foyer Room 1

Room 2

10:0010:15 Welcome

Low Code SAP UI5 Development with Neptun Designer.

Ralf Kempen

Mission Control Center approach with SAP Solution Manager- bird's eye view

Achim Toeper


SAP HANA Express, thougts about usecases

Jakob Flaman

Process automation with BRF+ in Solution Manager 7.2

Heiko Walter Bernhart



Blockchain and its first application - The Cryptocurrency Bitcoin

Ionut Scirlet

Building a microservice on SAP Cloud Platform

Tudor Riscutia




SAP Leonardo and SAP IoT Plattform

Karol Kalisz

SAP Release Management

Mansour Farghaly


Creating System Insights within Hours using UI5

Michael Albrecht

Intracompany Knowledge Sharing

Carsten Lex

13:4514:15Coffee Break 1

IOT - Lorawan The Things Network as as grassroot network project

Daniel Koller

→ Slides:

Diversity Talk: Introvert vs. Extrovert - Business Strategies For Success · Is it easier for extroverted than introverted people in business?

Katarina Fischer


UI5 Fiori Launchpad Custom Functionality

Michael Albrecht

SAP HANA, from development to deployment, cloud, on-premise or hybrid: The solution architect journey

Craig Cmehil


How to visualize Query Semantics using Open Source Graphviz

Volker Stöffler

Session files

Get your Code Ready for S4HANA

Jörg Knaus


15:4516:15Coffee Break 2

Full-Stack JavaScript Development on SAP HANA Platform

HP Seitz


The Road to S/4HANA

Jörg Knaus



SAP Leonardo beside IoT - blockchain and machine learning

Karol Kalisz

17:1518:15 Wrap-up & SITKids Presentations


Evening Event 
Friday about 19:00 - 2100 
Sundowner at Rosengarten. To be in the Biergarten with a sundowner and overlooking Bern.
Saturday 18:00 - 21:00
We'll have an apero riche on the #sitbern. Afterwards it is planned to hike to the Rosengarten or by car to the Nydegg bridge and then to the Rosengarten. In the Rosengarten we will take a sundowner with a beautiful view over the old town of Bern. Then it goes past Munsterplatz in the direction of the railway station.
In case of rain, we will meet directly in the arcades at the Nydegg bridge and start from there. Please bring umbrellas or rainjackets! It is already an experience to stroll through the empty old town of Bern on Saturday evening in the middle of the main street.
Sunday 10:00 - 14:00

Meetingpoint will be 10:00 at the Railway Station Bern.

Good weather: We are riding by car to Beatenberg and take afterwords the Cab to the Middlestation Vorsass. At Berghütte Vorsass we will have a nice lunch with

beatifull view to the Thuner lake and surrounding. After lunch we are hikink downwards over a street back to Beatenberg. There will be big "Goodbye"

We like this walk very much.

Participants SAP Inside Track Bern 2017   

Registration for participants is open for #sitBERN (since 11:45am (CET) 

Please register first in Eventbride then second into this table!

Max 50 participants. 






Link to BIOtwitter




Sat- Evening



Sun- sightseein event


1Jakob Flamanyes7y

xing scn

2Mansour Farghalyyesno scn@mansourfarghaly yesyesyes
3Heiko Bernhartyesno @heikobernhartmaybenono
4 Frank Nawrath yes no scn @frankae maybeyes maybe 
5 Roland Knipp yes no scn @sbasischeckyesyesmaybe
6 Sebastian Abshoffyes  no     
7HP Seitzyesnoblog, scn@hpseitz   
8Christian Schuffyesnoblog, scn@christianschuff   
9Simone Milesiyesyes @SMilesi81yesyesyes
10Elisabeth Kieferyes  ----
11Michael Albrechtyes  @albrechtmi ---
 12Ionut Scirletyes  @IScirlet---
 13Carten Lexyesyes @carstenlexmaybeYesYes
 14Fred Gerberyes  @fgerbermaybeYesYes
 15Connyyesmaybe NonemaybeYesmaybe
16Petra Oppermannyesyes   yesmaybe
17Ernaldo Cezaryesyes   yesmaybe
18Andreas Marxyesyes     
19Kristina Kosanovicnoyes  maybemaybemaybe
20Katharina Fischeryesyes  yesyesyes
21Helmut Fischeryesno  yes


 22Jörg Knaus  yesno  @joergknaus yes 
23Michael Sopunovyesno @danzaluxyes


 24 Sabine Rodens yes no  @bikerin99 yes yes maybe
 25Alexander Maetzing  yes no   maybeyes maybe 
 26 Melanie Schnabl yes no   maybe  
 27 Christian Schuff yesno     maybe 
28 Michele Donnayes  no    maybe 
29 Ralf Kempen yes noXing



no maybeno
30Volker StöffleryesnoLinkedIn | SCN yesyesprobably
 31Daniel Wilhelm  yes no


 32 Karol Kalisz yesno    noyes no 
 33Marcus Hahn yesno   yesyes maybe 
 34Claudia Geissler nono   nono no
 35Jürgen Geissler no no  nonono
 36Sejf Kazic      maybemaybe  maybe
 37 Lenz Philipp     maybemaybe maybe 
 38Achim Toeper yes no Xing  maybeyesmaybe 
 39 Basil Rakasz yes noXING  yes yes maybe
 40Daniel Eggler Yesno  Xing  maybe yes maybe
 41Sascha Fuchs no no Xing  maybe yes no
 42Daniel Kolleryesno  maybemaybeno
 43Stefan Theineryesno  yesyesmaybe



This custom map might help you.   

We flagged several points like #sitBERN location, hotels, local transportation, places of evening events, e-charging and other relevant stuff.

Hotel suggestions

This year the hotel situation looks quite good.

We recommend to book with cancellation option. 

Depending on your arrival and your plans to join us in the pub on Friday and/or Saturday one of these hotels might be a good choice  (Check "CustomMap" to see them all marked.):





(just a hint)

Who stays?

All price classes  

 it can be nice and for family attractive



Public Transportation

In Bern to travel by public transportation is a goog choice. The Distances arent so big. Most of the locations after the event is in walking distance. Last but not least - Parking is subject to charges

Train ride

In case you arrive by train: Share your connection to find others for your personal #sitFRA warm-up

Coming from




Car Sharing

Coming from


Starting: Th/Fr/Sa HH:MM
Leaving: Th/Fr/Sa HH:MM


Count me in (add your name)

Pickup point


Additional things

Sponsors (THANK YOU so much for supporting the Community!)

  • Die Schweizerische Post
  • Bauschadenexperten
  • swisscom
  • Salt
  • Bits
  • SAP

Pre-Event  (Friday): SAP CODE JAM - HANA EXPRESS Edition

Friday evening:

For all SAP CodeJam participant we will have some food at the Codejam. After this about 19:30 we will go to the Rosengarten to have a Sundowner and to meet the "Rest of the Gang".

If you are just arriving in Bern on Friday evening you can join us from 18:30. A few of us will be there already with the Kids.



Any tips to take into account? 

  • Dress casual, it's a community event - not a business event. And it is Saturday. (wink)
  • If you register yourself, please show up at September 9th. Otherwise we will really miss you - and someone who was just on the waiting list will be sad.
    If anything crosses your plans.. please cancel your registration!
    It helps us to fill up the list with people from the waiting list.
    In  2016 we were happy to have a nearly 100% percent show-up rate and many happy faces. Let's repeat that! 
  • More tips from your side as a participant? Please list them and help making it a day to remember!

Organizing Team

The event is organized by  Jakob, Heiko, Mansour a lot of help from the local SAP Stammtisch Bern.

You can get in touch with us via email:  info or twitter: #sitBern

or contact our experts (wink) directly via Twitter.









  1. is registration for speakers still opened?

    1. Do it. Glad to hear from you. If you have a special topics make a proposal. #SITBERN is a wild one. #DiversityRules :)