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Candid Conversations with SAP Execs and Thought Leaders at SAPinsider's BI, HANA, and IoT 2016 events

With 175 sessions, 84 speakers, and 200 hours of education, it is safe to say that the February, 2016, SAPinsider’s BI, HANA, and IoT 2016 events in Las Vegas delivered some compelling content  for professionals who use and support SAP BusinessObjects BI, SAP BW, and analytics solutions.

For the roughly 1,000 attendees representing more than 160 companies, four busy days of absorbing SAP knowledge began with a keynote from Irfan Khan, CTO, Global Customer Operations, SAP, aptly titled “The Digital Imperative” where he laid out the SAP vision for the digital enterprise and how analytics, the SAP HANA platform, cloud, and the Internet of Things (IoT) will all play a crucial role in enabling organizations to go digital.

To capture more insights on the importance of embracing the digital imperative, SAPinsider Studio invited a host of SAP thought leaders, event speakers, and consultants to record short videos where they shared their expertise on a wide range of topics including SAP Cloud for Analytics, the release of SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.2, the SAP Digital Boardroom, SAP Predictive Analytics, and data quality for the digital enterprise.

Here are transcript snippets and links to a few of our favorites from the event. A link to the video page where you can find every video recorded from the events is below.

The Evolution of SAP HANA, Cloud for Analytics, and SAP’s Acquisition of Roambi

 

“If we take the combined assets of what Roambi brings to SAP, the domain expertise, the fantastic capabilities that they build out in user experience, and you combine that with what we have already it’s going to be a fantastic offering for our customers – Irfan Khan, CTO, Global Customer Operations, SAP

 

 
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SAP Cloud for Analytics, Extraterrestrial Tracking, and Exploratory Analytics

“More sophisticated users ….  aren’t satisfied with just seeing answers to their questions that are already available in a dashboard or report. They’re curious, inquisitive, and they want to go out and do more analysis and investigation. So this is exactly one of the reasons why data discovery has come into the fore. That experience in Cloud for Analytics is very much at the center of it.”  – Ty Miller, Vice President, Product Management, SAP Analytics

 

   

A Changing Definition of Business Intelligence (BI)


“Data management strategies are complemented nicely by technology today. I can put together strategies that balance large volumes of data in the speed in which users want to consume it, and in the way they want to visualize it – in smart ways, not just I’m going to start a report and go to lunch and hope it’s finished by the time I get back.” – Eric Vallo, Founder and CEO, EV Technologies and an SAP Mentor

 

 
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Agile Analytics and the Enterprise Data Warehouse


“With the performance of an in-memory database, you don’t need to pre-build indexes, you don’t need to materialized views, you don’t need to create cubes, aggregates, and so on.  You can go straight to the atomic data, crunch that data and get your answer. That is the vision: one copy of the data, working on atomic data, and zero latency because you’re using the same data for both analytics and transactions. And that’s the modern data warehouse.” – Neil McGovern, Senior Director, Product Marketing, SAP Data Warehousing

 

   

 

More than a dozen SAPinsider Studio videos from BI, HANA, and IoT 2016 events are available for viewing on the SAPinsider video page.

Check out the schedule of upcoming SAPinsider events on the Events Calendar.




How to Enable Logistics and Manufacturing Execution with SAP Extended Warehouse Management Kanban Replenishment

Learn how to execute multi-level manufacturing production orders through component replenishment driven by SAP Extended Warehouse Management (SAP EWM). Understand the overall concept, implementation best practices, and configuration steps involved. Key Concept SAP ERP Central Component (ECC) has provided Kanban functionality for many years. With this functionality, operators on factory floor’s manufacturing lines obtain component…...

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MEET THE EXPERTS

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Sasa Mitrovic is founder and principal consultant at Summit Global Associates, Ltd. Sasa (pronounced “Sa-sha”) is a supply chain and manufacturing executive with extensive global experience in all phases of the SAP implementation life cycle. With more than 10 years of dedicated project experience, he is seasoned in enabling clients to reach decisions and implement SAP solutions that fit their businesses. Sasa has consulted in aerospace, defense, heavy machinery, consumer product, and life science industries. Summit Global is based in the United States.



Control Disaggregation Using a Proportional Factor for Consistent Planning in SAP APO

Learn the configuration, use, and importance of proportional factors. See how they can be used to control the disaggregation of values in SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization (SAP APO) Demand Planning (DP). Follow a step-by-step procedure to configure and run the associated master data objects, run simulations, and interpret the results. Key Concept Demand Planning…...

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Supply Chain Spotlight Session: Digitizing Your Supply Chain

Presented Live at Logistics and SCM 2016

Business priorities such as customer centricity, individualized products, resource scarcity, and business networks are driving strategies across all industries. Supply chain leaders realize now is the time to re-imagine an entirely new supply chain that leverages the latest technology platforms to plan with demand-driven business processes, respond and orchestrate supply by sensing and capturing real-time…...

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Live from SAPinsider Studio: Anurag Barua on Data Quality for the Digital Enterprise

Independent consultant and longtime SAP technologist Anurag Barua joins SAPinsider Studio at the BI-HANA 2016 event to discuss data quality for the digital enterprise, including the role of SAP Data Services and SAP Information Steward. Topics of this discussion include the material impact of poor data quality, how a transition to a digital core and…...

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Live from SAPinsider Studio: EV Technologies on the Evolution of BI

SAP Mentors Eric Vallo and Dallas Marks Discuss the Changing BI Landscape

SAP Mentors Eric Vallo and Dallas Marks of EV Technologies join SAPinsider Studio at BI-HANA 2016 to discuss fundamental changes to enterprise business intelligence (BI). Topics of this discussion include tips on moving the analytics needle, data management strategy for the digital enterprise, and what a transition to “pervasive BI” means to businesses from a…...

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Simplify and Automate SAP HANA

Exclusive online series from SAPinsider Events

SAPinsider Events and sponsors SAP, VMware, and Intel teamed up to create a 4 part online video series recorded at their live, one-day custom events. This exclusive series, Simplify and Automate SAP HANA gathers top experts from SAP and VMware to share critical insights and in-depth details on SAP HANA’s business impact, key customer stories and infrastructure optimization decisions.

Demystifying SAP HANA and its Potential Impact on your BusinessDemystifying SAP HANA and Its Potential Impact on Your Business
Venkata Giduthuri, Sr. Director in SAP Platform Solutions Group

Transform your Data Center with SAP HANA on VMware SDDC AutomationTransform Your Data Center with SAP HANA on VMware SDDC Automation
David Gallant, VMware Product Manager/Field Architect

Best Practices for Virtualizing SAP HANABest Practices for Virtualizing SAP HANA

Richard Lichenstein, VMware SAP Alliance Manager & David Gallant, VMware Product Manager/Field Architect

Customer Stories: Increase Performance, Simplified Landscapes and Reduced Costs How Customers Increased Performance, Simplified Landscapes and Reduced Costs
Richard Lichenstein, VMware SAP Alliance Manager

By the end of the series, you will have learned about how organizations are dramatically simplifying their landscapes and reducing hardware costs while optimizing performance, availability, and security, along with a lot more useful information!




Live from SAPinsider Studio: Houston Independent School District's BI Journey

Jehangir Khan, Senior BI Architect, Discusses BusinessObjects Use

Jehangir Khan, Senior BI Architect, Houston Independent School District, joins SAPinsider Studio at the 2016 BI-HANA event to discuss the district’s evolving use of the SAP BusinessObjects BI suite. Topics of this discussion include how the district is driving better decisions with tools such as Lumira, Design Studio, and Web Intelligence. This is an edited…...

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Live from SAPinsider Studio: Anil Chintaparthi of Accenture on the Enterprise Data Warehouse

Anil Chintaparthi, Senior Manager, Accenture Digital Group, joins SAPinsider Studio at the 2016 BI-HANA event. Chintaparthi discusses the top three considerations for leveraging SAP HANA architecture in an enterprise data warehouse, and what SAP S/4HANA means for the future of the enterprise data warehouse. This is an edited version of the transcript: Ken Murphy, SAPinsider:…...

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