“If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be ‘meetings.”
This famous sentence of American author and columnist Dave Barry perfectly describes what some people think about meetings. According to British scientists, an average person spends eight working weeks a year in meetings. One third of that time they considered a complete waste of time!
SAP events that will not bore you
Not all gatherings are pointless and ineffective. Sometimes people travel thousands of kilometers and pay a fortune in order to participate in some events. When it comes to SAP, there are countless SAP conferences and seminars organised every year in almost all the corners of the world. As the choice is vast, it is easy to get lost in selecting which key events not to miss. Here are top 4 SAP events in Europe that you should attend in the autumn of 2015:
1. SAP Inside Track Sheffield
Date: September 11-12, 2015.
Place: Sheffield Hallam University.
SAP Inside Track Sheffield is organised by SAP enthusiasts for SAP enthusiasts. Sessions tend to be very informal, fun and more discussion based than at most of conferences. Discussion are very welcome. They are often one of the most valuable sessions as they allow many people to contribute and learn from each other.
SAP inside track Sheffield is covering a wide range of topics:
- A demo of Fiori used with HCM,
- S4 HANA,
- Solution Manager,
- UI5 Build,
- Busines Objects.
Following on from the inside track event in Sheffield last year, the UK SAP Mentors will be organising an inside track in Sheffield again. It is one of the most informal SAP events in Europe. Day one, Friday September 11th, is a traditional Inside Track “unconference”. The day 2 is a CodeJam. There will also be a Beer Tasting event which was very popular last year.
2. SAP Inside Track Munich
Date: October 10, 2015 (October 9th is SAP Code Jam event day).
Place: The Impact HUB Munich.
SAP Inside Track Munich is organised by The SAP group of regulars Munich (“SAP Stammtisch München”). It is an event which brings together ABAP Developers, Business Consultants, Managers, Students and others who are interested in broadening contacts and sharing knowledge and experience.
SAP Inside Track Munich topics:
- Text Analysis in SAP HANA,
- Business Intelligence Clients,
The sessions are what an SAP Inside Track event is all about. Besides that there will be Marketplace Sessions during which more niche topics will be discussed:
- IoT with the HANA Cloud Platform,
- Introduction to Functional Programming,
- Organizations and its impact on Software Architecture.
3. SAP TechEd Barcelona
Date: November 10-12, 2015.
Place: Fira Barcelona.
SAP TechEd Barcelona 2015 is a conference that allows you to refresh your SAP knowledge, connect with piers and develop practical skills through hands-on workshops and demo-enhanced lectures. It is one of the most awaited SAP events of autumn 2015.
SAP TechEd Barcelona 2015 covers topics such as:
- Business Intelligence and Performance Management,
- Security, Compliance, Identity, and Access Management,
- Enterprise Information Management,
- Application Life-Cycle Management.
SAP TechEd Barcelona 2015 brings together SAP prospects, customers, consultants, partners and employees.
4. UKISUG15 Birmingham
Date: November 22-24, 2015.
Place: ICC Birmingham.
UKISUG is an annual SAP focused conference attracting more than 550 customers across all industry sectors, from end users to senior executives. It is one of the biggest SAP events in Europe. UKISUG gives an excellent opportunity to network with SAP, Partners and SAP customers and expand on your existing customer relationships
The programme for UKISUG15 includs such topics as:
- S/4 HANA,
- Big Data,
- SAP Business One,
- HR & Training,
- SAP Business ByDesign.
Video from last year’s conference (UKISUG14):