Pre-Conference Workshops

Pre-conference Workshops are in-depth sessions designed to build a solid foundation of knowledge in critical topics. Through a combination of demos, lecture, discussions, and Q&A, you’ll develop a comprehensive understanding of important topics.

Your workshop registration fee gives you access to two information-packed sessions; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. You'll leave both sessions with all the presentation materials, demos, handouts, and any other resources that are prepared by the instructor.

You’ll also leave with greater knowledge and confidence, and you'll be ready to go further in-depth on these topics throughout the rest of the event.

Jesper Christensen, MethodSys Consulting
Rob Frye, COMERIT

Sunday, February 25, 2018
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Attend this comprehensive, 3-hour session to learn a step-by-step strategy for a successful SAP BW to SAP BW on SAP HANA migration using the database migration option (DMO) for Software Update Manager, as well as the classical OSDB migration. Learn best practices for planning your migration based on lessons learned in some of the world’s largest migration projects, including staffing, scoping, milestone planning, and budgeting. Attend to take an in-depth look at... More »

Dr. Heiko Hecht, IBIS America
Windie Wilson, SAP

Sunday, February 25, 2018
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Attend this 3-hour workshop to learn — via lecture, real-world examples, and demos — how to build a successful business case and a road map for your SAP S/4HANA project using SAP’s top programs, assessments, accelerators, and tools. By attending this in-depth session, you will... More »

Amit Satoor, SAP
Sunday, February 25, 2018
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Attend this 3-hour workshop to gain a comprehensive understanding of SAP data warehousing solutions and to learn — via lecture, real-world examples, and demos — how to run a successful Big Data innovation project using SAP and open source technologies, products, and best practices. By attending this in-depth session, you will... More »

Mico Yuk, BI Brainz
Sunday, February 25, 2018
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This non-technical, collaborative session will provide the foundation needed to make your data visualizations more intelligent, actionable, and useful! Whether you are a beginner or a dashboard veteran, this fun-filled session will take you through the fundamentals of storytelling to understanding how to add smart context and visual cues to enhance user adoption. By working in teams with your peers in hands-on exercises, you will get an opportunity to apply these techniques directly to various dashboards. Attendees will learn... More »

Dr. Jordan Cao, SAP
Sunday, February 25, 2018
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

With SAP HANA’s advanced in-memory computing power and flexible data modeling, you can build applications that deliver real-time insights on any type of data. Now with SAP HANA, express edition, you can jumpstart your innovation journey free-of-charge with limited memory use up to 32GB, from your laptop or in the cloud, anytime and anywhere. In this 3-hour session, you will... More »

Marshall Kelley, Protiviti
Jonathan Haun, Protiviti

Sunday, February 25, 2018
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Learn how to create a global analytics hub, using several important SAP solutions in a complicated technology environment. Imagine bringing 15 different ERP systems into one unified analytics data mart, using SAP Data Services and SAP HANA. Attendees will also gain insights on how to recognize and respond to operating models and budget issues, and how to turn uncooperative business leaders into supportive business partners. Additionally, this session will examine how attendees can overcome undocumented business processes in a complex global environment, delivering a cohesive reporting system using the appropriate tools for their businesses’ needs. You will learn how to... More »

Bret Applegate, itelligence
Sadi Fieldsend, itelligence

Sunday, February 25, 2018
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Attend this session to learn the difference between the various cloud concepts as they relate to SAP. Learn how a solid cloud strategy can help your IT organization achieve its goals. Gain an understanding of the key considerations that must be weighed when determining if your organization can benefit from a cloud strategy. Learn the road map options available for transforming your SAP environment into the new age of SAP S/4HANA, and obtain insight on the key considerations for deciding between SAP S/4HANA on premise or in the cloud. Hear about the tools and processes used to transform your existing SAP ERP environment to the latest SAP S/4HANA release, while moving to the cloud in a single step. By attending, you will... More »