Saturday, October 09, 2010

SAP TechEd 2010, agenda conflicts ...

Recognize this?


SAP TechEd always leads to agenda conflicts. Wish we had more time for the EMEA version.

Legend:
See you next week.

Thursday, October 07, 2010

SAP TechEd Top 10 (2010)

Here we go, Top 10 SAP TechEd topics 2010. Just like in 2009 and in 2008. Based on the 417 sessions published on the site I counted the hit ratio on the below listed topics. Not to be taken too seriously, just for fun ;-)

  1. (1, 1) SAP NetWeaver (93 sessions)
  2. (2, 10) Business Objects (45)
  3. (3, 6) ABAP (32)
  4. (5, 4) BPM (22)
  5. (4, 5) BI (18)
  6. (-, -) Sybase (17)
  7. (-, -) Mobile (15)
  8. (-, -) PI (13)
  9. (7, 9) Web Dynpro (12)
  10. (7, 10) Enterprise services (8)
    (-,-) Microsoft (8)
Runners up: Sybase and mobile applications. Looking forward to play around with that next week. And as predicted: Microsoft.
Droppers, not in the Top 10 anymore: Composition Environment (4 sessions, #8 in 2008, #9 in 2009), Java (4 sessions, #3 in 2008, #8 in 2009) and SOA (4 sessions, #2 in 2008, #6 in 2009).

Sybase is no surprise. Just as Business Objects wasn't last year. Java dropped out of the Top 10. Looking back at SAP TechEd 2009 you could predict that to happen. Last year all Java sessions were hidden somewhere at the end of the venue...

Prediction 1: A lot of demo's will be on base of Sybase platform.
Prediction 2: A lot of demo's will be presented with an iPad.

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See you next week in Berlin, by the way I am wearing number 87 this time ;-)