SAP @ Enterprise 2.0 2009

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SAP is a Gold Sponsor of this year’s Enterprise 2.0 event in Boston. Unfortunately, I’m not able to attend this year – here’s what I’ll be missing (least until the online versions are available):

Connect. Collaborate. Transform Your Business. Forward looking businesses are using web 2.0 and social tools to achieve new levels of productivity and efficiency in a tough economy. Attend the leading event for business and IT professionals challenging the status quo and leading the charge to Enterprise 2.0.

Over forty sessions across six conference tracks cover the latest trends in Enterprise 2.0 technology innovation and organization-wide change:

Beth_Beld There will be a host of Enterprise 2.0 experts from SAP attending the conference, including Beth Beld, Vice President Emerging Technology Strategy. They will be networking with customers, analysts, and partners, and the SAP booth in the Expo Pavillion will be open Tuesday and Wednesday, 11:30 am – 6 pm. Don’t forget to visit to get the latest on SAP’s cloud computing directions, on-demand strategy, and the latest Web 2.0 prototypes from the SAP BusinessObjects innovation center.

Mani Gill, Vice President, OnDemand, SAP will be presenting in the panel on Privacy, Data Ownership and Identity in an Increasingly Social World, 3:30 pm–4:30 pm on Wednesday, June 24:

mani-gill-rounded-sm"It’s IM all over again!" as public services such as Google Docs, Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace increasingly cross from consumer into enterprise. As these tools become legitimate business services for marketing and collaboration, IT must determine how to move from blocking to supporting their use in a manner that’s consistent with requirements for data loss prevention, security, compliance, and management. During this session we’ll explore the challenges in bridging private and public worlds, as well as mitigation strategies to enable use of public services while minimizing potential threats.