It is October and the countdown to TechEd 2015 has officially begun. With only two weeks away from one of SAPs premier technology and education event, I decided to do a quick blog post on the networking session that I will be hosting in the Mentor Room about conducting BI audits to make the most of your BI investment and also the hands-on workshops that I will be a part of.

TechEd’s tagline is “learn and connect” and it is a great way to get your hands on innovative new technology from SAP and presents the opportunity to connect with industry leaders, experts and your peers. I will be hosting a networking session that will fun and interactive and I look forward to seeing you there. I will also be a part of six hands-on sessions focused around Predictive Analytics, SAP HANA, Lumira and Business Objects.


Expert Networking Session


Pause Framework: How a BI Audit Can Save Your Company Millions of Dollars

(Mentor Room, Lounge 4 Show Floor)

Mark your calendars for Thursday Oct 22 at 1:00PM for a 30 minute networking session where we talk about the harsh reality that 80% of corporate business intelligence (BI) projects fail and why BI user adoption should be one of the main drivers in your BI strategy. It is important not just to have the right tools but also the right talent and processes to ensure maximum return on your BI investment. The main objective of a BI audit is to develop a detailed recommendation for a BI strategy, architecture, and road map and an overall alignment to your business objectives.


Hands-On Workshops


Use SAP Predictive Analytics with SAP Business Warehouse on SAP HANA

(Tue 2:15PM - 6:15PM, Lido 3103 & Fri 8:00AM- 12:00PM, Lando 4302)

This is a great analytics beginner session to learn how you can use SAP Predictive Analytics software in combination with your data from SAP Business Warehouse powered by SAP HANA. In this hands-on workshop, you will find out how to create simple and complex predictive models in an intuitive manner, as well as how to integrate and manage these models in everyday SAP HANA platform- based applications.


Business Intelligence Clients and Applications for SAP HANA

(Wed 2:00PM - 04:00PM, Lando 4201A & Thu 4:3PM - 6:30PM, Lido 3003)

Learn how to model data using the power of the SAP HANA platform and design compelling reports and applications and distribute them to users by leveraging the SAP Business Objects Business Intelligence suite. Use SAP Lumira and SAP Business Objects Design Studio to fulfill self-service and guided analysis scenarios and extend them with custom visualizations.


Explore SAP Business Objects Design Studio

(Wed 4:30PM - 6:30PM, Lido 3103 & Thu 2:00PM - 4:00PM, Lido 3103)

Want to create compelling visualizations, dashboards, and apps while discovering the capabilities in SAP Business Objects Design Studio? Then this session may be for you as you will learn about SAP Business Objects Design Studio which is an analytical tool for power users to create purpose-built OLAP analysis and planning applications that are ready for mobile consumption by connecting to various data sources such as the SAP Business Warehouse application and the SAP HANA platform.


Improvement Showcase on SAP Business Objects Web Intelligence Software

(Wed 8:00AM - 10:00AM, Lando 4201A & Thu 10:30AM - 12:30PM, Lido 3003)

Take a closer look at the many developments to the latest release of SAP Business Objects. Create a report using grouping values, global input controls, business intelligence variants, and SAP Business Warehouse powered by SAP HANA. Leverage query stripping to improve performance, member, and variable selection. If you want to leverage these showcases, this is a must-attend session.


Leverage a Business Intelligence Platform to Deploy SAP Lumira

(Tue 11:15AM - 1:15 PM, Lido 3003 & Wed 10:30AM - 12:30PM, Lido 3103)

Deploy SAP Lumira software and provide a seamless business intelligence experience to users in an enterprise environment when you use the SAP Business Objects Business Intelligence platform, release 4.1. Explore the capabilities of SAP Lumira and how to use existing data models from different data sources. Find out how business users can analyze and explore corporate data using both SAP Lumira and SAP Business Objects Business Intelligence.


SAP Business Objects Web Intelligence Software Innovations

(Thu 9:15AM - 10:15AM, Toscana 3603 & Fri 9:15AM - 10:15AM, Marcello 4401A)

Learn why the latest release of the SAP Business Objects Business Intelligence suite is highly innovative. Improve your reports based on global input controls, BI variants, dynamic prompts, and multi-valued input parameters. See demos and videos of the latest functionality. If you want a clear understanding of all innovations you can share with your teams, this is a must-attend session.


For Business Intelligence professionals attending TechEd, these sessions are excellent option to add to your agenda builder and should not be missed. Hands-on workshops are a great way to test drive tools without commitment and additional expenses. I look forward to seeing you at TechEd and also in at least one of these hands-on sessions and the networking session. See you in Vegas! 



About the author: Raquel Seville [@quelzseville] is a Business Intelligence Professional, SAP Mentor, BI Evangelist, Founder: exportBI | Co-Founder: eatoutjamaicaTo find out more, please visit her about me page.


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