José Duarte of SAP gave an overview of the key SAP directions:
Michel Putnik of Microsoft and Jo Weilbach of SAP gave an overview of the Microsoft/SAP partnership, and key directions with the updated and improved Duet software.
I gave a short keynote and a track session, focusing on SAP HANA and the in-memory revolution. As usual, here are the slides:
Finally, one great anecdote during customer meetings: an executive came to visit the sales office, and noticed that the walls were covered with vacation planning: “I want to see your sales up there, not your holidays!”. The vacation chart was replaced with several large-screen TVs and Xcelsius dashboards (SAP Dashboard Design), and the staff are now able to see their sales compared to other groups — including clapping when a big deal bumps up the charts…