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decision-making for business value and competitive advantage? This will provide some key insights into the capabilities and potential of in-memory technology and the promise of HANA, while Keith Murray, IBM’s global product manager for SAP inmemory computing, will explore the business imperatives and opportunities presented by HANA.

Getting hands-on SAP mentor Tony de Thomasis will team up with Eddie Andia on a Solution Manager workshop, while those interested in BI will have the chance to learn from SAP Canada director of solution management, Ingo Hilgefort, who will show attendees how to use the new BI 4.0 products

as part of your SAP landscape. “The workshop will provide you with practical guidance and best practices that you can leverage right away at your own company. You will learn about topics such as data connectivity for SAP ERP and SAP NetWeaver BW, user management, data security and Portal integration,” English says. A brief demo of the 4.0 versions of SAP Crystal Reports and SAP BusinessObjects Explorer will also be included in the workshop. As well as the workshops, the agenda has been enhanced to include a technology stream to cater for those wanting to get deeper into tech issues, and a specific industry stream has been developed that draws heavily on the varied experiences of SAP customers to deliver sessions tailored to key industry sectors including utilities, public sector, and retail/consumer products. To register for the SAUG Summit, visit The independent magazine for SAP professionals

InnoJam comes to town By Tony de Thomasis Based on the interest and success from SAP TechEd 2010, the Innovation Weekend concept has now been grown into a scalable program known as SAP InnoJam. SAP InnoJam is a community event where IT managers, business process experts, and software developers gain up to 30 hours hands-on experience with some of the latest and most sophisticated innovative technologies from the SAP Labs including HANA, Gateway, cloud-based offerings and of course, business intelligence. Collaborating in teams, ideas will be taken from concept to working prototypes using real technologies in real time. Completed prototypes will be presented and rated against other teams. If your prototype is hailed as the most innovative, you have a chance to win a spot at the upcoming SAP TechEd DemoJam! The InnoJam program was trialled successfully during the recent Developer Kick Off Meeting (DKOM) in Waldorf, Bangalore,

Shanghai and Palo Alto in March. Some of the exciting outcomes can be viewed on the InnoJam YouTube Channel. What happens at SAP InnoJam 1. Tech Fire: SAP technology experts present their specific SAP products, technologies, and tools. 2. Biz Fire: Business experts present real business cases. Participants select the business case or scenarios that they want to work on. 3. Innovation Slam: The fun begins! Design, build and test. Participants collaborate within their team to create the solution for their selected business case using any of the presented technologies. Several technology experts will be available on-site to assist the teams. 4. Innovation Fire: Participants present their solution within a six-minute timeslot. 5. Jury Time: Members of the Jury vote and announce the winning team.

SAP InnoJam is a great way to: • Submit a real life business requirement to a team of experts • Stay up-to-date on SAP technology strategy, solutions, and developments • Get hands-on experience with SAP technologies • Network with other customers, partners, and SAP’s own development experts • Be part of the winning team and get the opportunity to compete at DemoJam The Australian InnoJam will be held as part of the SAUG Summit on 30 and 31 July 2011 at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour. This year we will be joined by Kaj Van de Loo, Matt Harding – participant in the Las Vegas InnoJam 2010 event, Alisdair Templeton – winner SAP DemoJam Las Vegas 2010, and several other passionate SAP practitioners. Tony de Thomasis is NetWeaver practice lead at Acclimation and an SAP Mentor. 41

Inside SAP Winter 2011  

All the latest on SAP in Australia and New Zealand.