Registration just kicked off for SAP TechEd in 2018, so I reached out to Thomas Grassl, vice president and global head of Developer Relations and Marketing at SAP, who gave me his take on why this year’s event promises to be the best-ever learning experience for newbies as well as seasoned pros.
“If you’re already working with SAP, and want to advance your career and learn where to go, that’s a major reason to come to SAP TechEd 2018,” said Grassl. “If you’re already going deep on SAP Cloud Platform and our other technologies, you’ll learn how to apply the latest innovations like machine learning, AI, IoT, and blockchain to your business processes. Or, maybe you’re new to an enterprise or with a startup, and want to find out about all the cool stuff SAP is doing. This is the event for you.”
Video: Expect to be Wowed
Experience shows that we can expect the unexpected at SAP TechEd in 2018, and proving it are some outtakes from last year’s event, led by Björn Goerke, chief technology officer and president of SAP Cloud Platform.
Highly Personalized Learning
While SAP TechEd has always put learning front and center, this year’s conference doubles down on personalization. Software developers, technologists, and other attendees can select from 35 learning journeys, and that’s just to start.
“What makes this year’s learning journey approach so special is that it’s personal and goal-oriented to each participant,” said Ric Rogers, global events lead for SAP TechEd. “People can choose their personal learning journey, then personalize it even more for themselves. They’ll build the skills they need to further their individual careers using the latest technologies.”
Creating the Intelligent Enterprise
SAP TechEd is where developers learn about what’s new and strategic, and certain to impact their job right now. I’m talking about the intelligent enterprise, and SAP TechEd delivers that learning experience big-time. All the content ─ executive keynotes, show floor demos, hands-on workshops, networking with experts and peers ─ provides attendees with an immersive learning experience they can map out for themselves across the hottest seven intelligent enterprise buckets, plus one:
- Applied Intelligence
- Open Platform
- Integration Out-of-the-Box
- Cloud Native Architectures
- Consumer Grade Experience
- Next Gen Data Management
- Security by Default
Developers newer to SAP technologies may be most interested in jumping on the bonus track called Explore SAP. It’s packed with everything to get started, from top strategic opportunities at SAP, to gaining baseline skills for applying innovation to solutions. Overall, SAP TechEd in 2018 will give attendees the personalized, inspirational learning journey of their careers. I’ll be video reporting from the show floor, and hope to see you there.