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Welcome SAP folks to the official SAP Inside Track Walldorf info page! 

The main conference will be on Saturday, 26th of January 2019. On Friday, 25th of January we will try to get a SAP Code Jam for interested community geeks.

Both, the Code Jam and the SAP Inside track are a great opportunity to spend the weekend in a nice SAP Office location with a great cultural heritage, to connect with your peers and friends, to make new friends, to gain new experience and insights, to listen to interesting talks, to give great talks and and and…

The conference language will be English. 

When and how to register?

  • The SAP Inside Track Walldorf ( Mothership Edition) will take place on 26th January 2019. 09:00 - 17:00 in the Rot3 building in St. Leon-Rot (near Walldorf)
  • Google Form Registration Link

Where will it take place?

SAP Inside Track 

SAP SE,  building ROT03

SAP-Allee 27
68789 St. Leon-Rot
Please take care: due to construction work on the A6 highway on 26th and 27th of January, the highway A6 will be fully closed between Heilbronn and Walldorf in both directions.

SAP Code Jam

on Friday, January, 25th 

Please register here:

and let us know by clicking this link:

if you are going to join the dinner on own costs at 

Flammkuchenfarm St. Leon–Rot
Konradusstr. 3
68789 St. Leon-Rot
Tel: 06227 398 13 17 

Who shall attend?

The Inside Track and the Code Jam are 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.

Hotel suggestions

In the following two hotels we have reserved a contingent - please use key word SITWDF19 for the booking:

Hotel Arador (contingent 10)
Double Room: 100 EUR
Single Room: 80EUR


Leonardo Hotel Walldorf (no contingent)

Double Room: 133 EUR
Single Room: 115 EUR


Fairway Hotel (St. Leon-Rot) - (contingent 10)

Double Room: 112 EUR
Single Room: 88EUR

Pre-conference event location

If you are going to attend Code Jam on Friday or if you arrive early, you can join us for dinner. We take care of the reservation but dinner is on own costs at

Flammkuchenfarm St. Leon–Rot
Konradusstr. 3
68789 St. Leon-Rot
Tel: 06227 398 13 17


Post-conference event location

On January 26th after the event (approx. 7:00 pm) we are going to have dinner on own costs at this location:

Ringstraße 6
69168 Wiesloch

SIT Agenda




Track 1


Track 2


Track 3






Keynote: Free beer or headache - are you doing Open Source right?

Frank Köhntopp



Coffee Break



Practical experience with Kubernetes, Istio and Knative - dos and don'ts

Krasimir Semerdzhiev

The Competitive Advantage of Cooperation - Why Nice Guys (should) Finish First


Volker Stöffler

A deep-dive detectives tale into Design Thinking in SAP

Anne Johnson


Custom Code migration to S/4HANA

Ingo Bräuninger, Thomas Fiedler

SAP Leonardo IoT Usecase Debrief - Experimenting with model deployment scenarios


Anusha Choory Balaji

Automate checking your CPI integration flows


Morten Wittrock


Group Photo - then Lunch Break



Practice - Relax - Reactivate

Svea Becker



Technical Deep Dive into the ABAP RESTful Programming Model

Carine Tchoutouo Djomo,
Andre Fischer

Creating apps with UI5


Tobias Hofmann

SAP Activate: How can we use cognitive biases perspective to successfully implement change management?

Juliana Hendel


What can you achieve in only 5 days with SAP

Twan van den Broek

How SAP Leonardo is empowering animal wellbeing

Bart van de Kamp

Empowering Employee Work Conditions with IOT

Nilay Peksen


Coffee Break



Run your LEGO Boost robot via SAP Cloud Platform

Philipp Lindenberger

The Rise of Multi-model Databases

Vitaliy Rudnytskiy



Hitchhikers Guide to SAP NetWeaver ...

Roland Kramer

CloudFoundry development with on-premise data

Volker Buzek



Insights to SAP S/4HANA Cloud projects


Sven Denecken

ABAP Continuous Integration Plugin

Andreas Gautsch



SitKids Presentation



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Sessions suggestions

The Call for speakers is now open! Grab your chance and add an interesting talk! The session topics at SAP Inside Tracks are usually technology focused. If possible, the talks should be related to SAP topics... but even 

Please use the following Google Form to add your talk proposal. Four weeks before the Inside Track the organizing team will vote for the different talks and define a final agenda.

Speaker (First Last)Title of talkDescriptionKeywordsAdditional Information (SCN, XING, ...) 

Svea Becker

Practice - Relax – ReactivateCan’t concentrate anymore? Feel tired and tensed up during your working day? Stressed out while attending an event? Learn different solutions from the variety of activity, relaxation and meditation.  
Andre FischerIntroduction into SAP Cloud Platform ABAP Environment and the ABAP RESTful Programming ModelIn my session I will provide an introduction into the new SAP Cloud Platform ABAP Environment which is available since summer last year.
In addition you will get an overview of the latest developments of the ABAP RESTful programming model that allows to build SAP HANA‒optimized SAP Fiori apps based on ABAP also in SAP CP.
Vitaliy RudnytskiyThe Rise of Multi-model DatabasesToday organizations must handle many different types of data in various structures and formats – JSON documents, graph, spatial, time series, relational etc - to support a variety of use cases and workloads. Multi-model seems to be a natural step in the evolution of databases. The term "multi-model" – first used by Luca Garulli in his keynote at NoSQL Matters Conference in 2012 – describes an approach designed to support multiple data models against a single, integrated backend. In this talk we will look at two implementations as examples: a true multi-model built from ground up, and a relational DBMS extended into multi-model.  
Tobias HofmannCreating apps with UI5I will share some of my lessons learned while creating UI5 apps. These apps are used outside a SAP context: JSON backend, ElasticSearch, etc. I will demo some of my UI5 apps (wake on lan, cognitive leave request, speech analytics, learning assets, ...) I will show how a CI pipeline can be used for UI5 apps to automate app building, analysis and deploy: a lot of tips on how to write unit and e2e tests for UI5 apps as well as how to get 100% code coverage and trust in your pipeline.  
Twan van den BroekWhat can you achieve in only 5 days with SAPRapid Prototyping to the max. Our Mobile Innovation Lab realized some great results in pressure cooking sessions with customers. In this talk Twan will share some results with live demos, explain the concept and how you can start your own rapid prototyping week.  
Bart van de Kamp (preso Moltzer & Harenters Lemen Werkman)How SAP Leonardo is empowering animal wellbeingNext to supplying Water to end-customers, the European Bison (Wisent) is also one of the ‘biggest’ responsibilities of PWN. Besides being the 2nd biggest water company in the Netherlands they also maintain two National Parks including the animals living in it. This specific client case is inspired on a hackathon organized by PWN. One of the questions remained was how all data possibly generated from their National Park could be leveraged in SAP and how to analyze and transform it to actual value. This session shows how SAP Leonardo can enable a solution using IOT and UI5 to analyze and improve the wellbeing of the European Bisons. <<Same case has been presented during the SIT NL 2018, slides>>  
Philipp LindenbergerRun your LEGO Boost robot via SAP Cloud PlatformLEGO Boost is a great robotic platform one level easier than Mindstorms. Usually you can use the LEGO App for your projects only. But what would happen if SAP Cloud Platform could talk directly with your robot? Let's find out together.  
Sven DeneckenInsights to SAP S/4HANA Cloud projetcsInsights to SAP S/4HANA Cloud projetcs. Scope, approach and future focus  
Hitchhikers Guide to SAP NetWeaver SAP goes Cloud, SAP Analytics Cloud, Cloud for Applications, SaaS, PaaS, HaaS, etc, etc. Since several Years everyone talks about the digital transformation and the intelligent enterprise into the Cloud, but the most of our SAP Customers running their mission critial system still „on-premise“. With this Presentation we take a step back to give a glimse of the SAP NetWeaver evolution, of course without kubernetics, containers, block chains, IoT but everything on the foundation for the countless ABAP Programmers. See also the wise and not so wise decission of the past 1 ½ decades in the SAP history of the SAP Application Platform whith a twinkle in the eye.SAP First GuidanceRelated SCN Blog - SL for BW(/4)
Roland KramerEasy Install of SAP IQ databaseCreating a SAP IQ can be as easy as filling three values in a little HTML page. Since the acquisition of the Sybase company in 2013, the SAP Application Portfolio was enhanced with the most modern and reliable database, event streaming and replication technology at all time. Nevertheless, the implementation of the „real big data storage“ called IQ was never in the priority of the SAP automation efforts. With this Presentation you will see, how everyone can create a SAP IQ database based on the SAP Host Agent interface to support all kind of solutions like SAP-NLS, native IQ solutions, or multi temperature concept for BW/4HANA.SAP First Guidance

Related SCN Blog - SAP-NLS

Source Files and Overview Presentation (OneDrive Link)

Volker StöfflerSAP IQ - Business Intelligence and vertical data processing with 16 GB RAM or lessSAP 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.SQL, SAP IQ, database, data warehouse, business intelligence, world record, petabytes

Related SCN blog post.

SAP blog post about world record

Volker Stöffler The Competitive Advantage of Cooperation - Why Nice Guys (should) Finish First

This is a non-technical presentation based upon texts published by Robert Axelrod and Richard Dawkins.

Social Darwinism is widely considered a toxic term these days, and it is so for very good reasons. But there are observations from evolution that we can learn from and benefit for our teams, communities or even society. Dawkins, one of the most renowned contemporary advocates of Darwinism and Evolutionary Biology, has dedicated a BBC documentary and a chapter in his first book "The Selfish Gene" to the subject. In recent editions, he references Axelrod who provides a mathematical foundation for Dawkins' conclusions using game theory.

This session is about the benefits of and prerequisites for cooperative behavior, the answer to "who are the fittest?" in "Survival of the Fittest", the ratio of effort and gain in competition, the characteristics of non-zero-sum games ("win-win-situation") and the role of diversity therein.

Cooperation, Evolution, Survival, Selfishness, Altruism, Darwinism


Book links:
The Evolution of Cooperation
The Selfish Gene
(German) Die Evolution der Kooperation
(German) Das egoistische Gen

BBC documentary "Nice Guys Finish First":

Anusha Choory BalajiSAP Leonardo IoT Usecase Debrief - Experimenting with model deployment scenarios


This presentation would,


(a)  Highlight and elaborate on a specific SAP Leonardo IoT use case – “Transforming the Commercial Fishing Industry via IoT” and


(b)  Provide a short demo of model deployment techniques using different frameworks.


The talk is based on a winning entry from an open SAP IoT Ideation Challenge conducted in November 2018. The presentation would include details on the formation of the IoT idea for the commercial fishing industry, sophisticated edge devices involved, smart data capture, fusion of different sensor generated data from diverse platforms, and its subsequent integration with business data, including provisioning of a feedback loop for continuous improvement. The presentation thereby aims to highlight how this idea (topic), supports the concept of the Intelligent Enterprise. The presentation would also cover some of the related and innovative use cases where SAP is making use of cutting-edge technology from SAP Leonardo. Though the practical implementation of the end-to-end scenario would typically involve a myriad of technologies/systems in action, the scope of this talk is to segue into a deep-dive in one of the facets of IoT and machine learning use case demonstration i.e., current trends in predictive model deployment.  


Krasimir SemerdzhievPractical experience with Kubernetes, Istio and Knative - dos and don'ts As part of working on open source project Kyma as well as the SAP Cloud Platform Extension factory which is based on it - we've gathered quite some experience working with Kubernetes and Istio. We've also had to contribute a few pieces to Knative, where it was really beneficial to see how concepts are born, die and are redone better in the course of the discussions in the wider developer community. We'd like to share that experience to make sure that you don't fall in the same pitfalls and make the same mistakes like us.   
HP SeitzThe Cloud on PremiseThe Cloud Application Programming Model based on Core Data Service is also available on the SAP HANA Platform. After XSJS and XSODATA this is the way to go for on-premise application development.  
Volker BuzekCloudFoundry development with on-premise dataLesson Learned, Pains Felt and Best Practices Gained when developing on Cloud Foundry with data provisioned from on-premise systems  
Volker Stöffler 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 Tuning 
Fabian LehmannSAP Cloud Platform Integration Suite

1. Introducing and Overview about our Integration Suite powered by SAP CP.

2. E2E Demo(s)

Nilay PeksenEmpowering Employee Work Conditions with IOT

How will near future employees be working? How will IOT help them track & measure their mental and physical progress ? 
How can we read brainwave data with compact electroencephalography (EEG) system ?

What is neuroscience and cognitive science?  
How i brought them together in one platform (Python - ODATA, SAP Cloud Platform HANA Database and Portal) to track physical and mental activity of employees by transforming brain signals into real-time feedback about their mental state.

Frank KöhntoppFree beer or headache - are you doing Open Source right?   
Andreas GautschABAP Continuous Integration PluginThe ABAP Continuous Integration Plugin is a free Open Source AddOn for ABAP in Eclipse. The main target of this tool is to automate repetitive programming tasks (eg. Unit test execution, ATC checks) with the aim to speeding up your ABAP development flow.   
Karol KaliszOpen Space: Intelligent Enterprise - UpdateBased on my other SIT presentation on Intelligent Enterprise I want to offer open space discussion on this topic, taking the progress 2018 (since rollout) as basis.  
Karol KaliszDSC - what is behing Digital Supply Chain (Products, Industry Processes)For all who are interested in Industry 4.0 and the current work on intelligent enterprise in digital supply chain - from design via manufacturing, delivery to operations. I want to talk about the industry processes with DSC portfolio.  
Anne JohnsonDesign Thinking the EnterpriseGoing from the mildly abstract to the clearly confusing, enterprise and business architectures have been quite the hurdle to get an overview on. The dimension of time in business development makes the mastering of the topic even more difficult. How can Design Thinking leverage its tools to help unravel the mysteries of the the business?   
Jitendra KansalBuild a Metadata-driven enterprise app with Mobile development kitMobile development kit (MDK) is a feature of SAP Cloud Platform Mobile Services that enables developers to build native, cross-platform mobile applications in a highly productive environment. Here you will learn how to build and customize an enterprise application with the MDK.  
Carine Tchoutouo Djomo Technical Deep Dive into the ABAP RESTful Programming Model

In this session we will give you a short overview about the ABAP RESTful Programming Model - which is based on proven and new technologies such as Core Data Services (CDS), Business Implementation Language, and OData protocol - and walk through a demo to explain how to build SAP HANA-optimized Fiori apps and A2X services in SAP Cloud Platform ABAP Environment - and soon also in SAP S/4HANA.

The demo will show how to develop a simple transactional application and explain new concepts such behavior definition, behavior implementation and service binding.

Morten WittrockCloud Integration: Tricks of the tradeIn this session, we'll discuss tricks and techniques that go "under the hood" of SAP Cloud Platform Integration aka CPI, SAP's Integration Platform as a Service offering. Together, we'll take a peek at the inner workings of the product, and gain a better understanding of CPI along the way.  
Ingo Bräuninger, Thomas FiedlerCustom Code Migration to S4HANAOne of the biggest challenges for our customers during the system conversion to S/4HANA (or Suite on HANA) on-premise is the custom code adaptation. These adaptations are necessary because of the simplifications (e.g. data model changes, removal of obsolete functionality, removal of redundant components) in S/4HANA compared to the classic ERP. To minimize the efforts for our customers to adapt their code the ABAP Platform provides tools to analyze custom code based on the so-called simplification database.

This toolset is crucial for the adoption of S/4HANA on-premise.


Tudor Riscutia &

Christian Deubel

Domain-driven design, ABAP and SAP Cloud Platform

Inspired by the #sitNL talk 'How Domain-Driven Design can help you to become a better developer' by Fred Verheul, we would like to share some experience in learning and applying Domain-driven design (DDD) around SAP environments both in the cloud (using the S/4HANA Cloud SDK) and on-premise (ABAP Programming Model for SAP Fiori).

Madhumitha PadmakumarS4 HANA Automated Code transformationAs we all know, the Suite on Hana brings in a rich set of advantages in terms of technical aspects like storage, speed and performance, as well as functional aspects like optimized business processes and advanced user interfaces. But the path to this haven has come with its own stakes – Custom code adaptation. There is a lot to be taken into consideration including Hana code compliance, data compatibility, obsolete objects management, performance, etc. This presentation explains how to get through these stages with automation, bringing down the repetitive and mechanical steps to be taken by the technical consultant to almost null.  
Jörg SiebertS/4HANA Public Cloud - Overcoming the Obstacles Between Vision & RealityThere is a gap in functionality and possibility of S/4HANA with the focus on Finance, between Public Cloud and On Premise. Obtain feedback from a real live production company example, which did the discovery phase in 2018 in detail. Gain insights about their motivation to think about the cloud and hurdles on the way to get there.  




We'll have a kids program for Saturday only! Please note that the kids day will be all day long. This is an add-on to the regular SITWDF event, no program for kids only. Participation is for kids of SITWDF participants and helpers only and limited to ~40 kids. Our focus group are kids in the age 8 - 14.

Be aware: The SIT Kids participation fee is 5€ per kid. The participation fee will be used for arts and craft materials in the SIT Kids projects. Please pay in cash during onsite registration.

Planned agenda: session of 2 hours in the morning and after lunch. After the afternoon session, kids can optionally prepare for a presentation of their results to the SITWDF participants.

Planned activities:

  • Snap! This is a 2 hour workshop
  • Robots & Hardware: introduction to the robots is given twice during each 2 hour session, however kids can freely change anytime. We might not have adult coverage of all hardware all the time. Kids are encouraged to work in teams.
    We probably have the following stuff:
  • Chillout area with regular toys and games. Please ask your kids to bring toys or games to play with other kids.


The event is for FREE (free, as in free beer). Including drinks during the event and lunch.

The pre- and/or post-conference events are not for free. (Everybody pays his own drinks & food)

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We are looking for sponsors. If you like to support us don't hesitate to contact  D aniel Koller

For sponsors we offer the following:

  • Your logo on the SAP Community Network Space for SAP Inside Tracks
  • You will be mentioned during the opening and closing sessions of the conference
  • At the event, you can put some flyer and merchandising to one of the desks. Please no rollups.

And the best of all, by sending your employees to the conference, you'll have the opportunity to get in contact with plenty of highly motivated SAP experts.




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The event is organized by Daniel KollerSvea Becker  , Larissa Brinkmann, Matthias Wild, Andreas Huppert, Jitendra Kansal  

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