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Welcome to the "Webcasts and Special Events" section. where you can view replays of Jon's SAP webcasts and/or conference appearances. Note that Jon frequently appears on public SAP Mentor Monday webinars (see upcoming and archives). Track Jon's real-time events and takes on his JonERP Twitter feed.
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SAP Hiring Trends and Tactics - Meet Your Panel Print E-mail
Welcome to the ASUG "SAP Hiring Trends and Tactics" Webinar....

Here's the lineup:

SAP Hiring Trends and Tactics - Webinar Questions Print E-mail

jonerp_full_logo.PNGSAP Hiring Trends and Tactics - Webinar Questions

The emphasis of this webinar is on interaction, so start asking your questions in the chat as soon as the webinar starts. 

The Twitter hashtage is: #ASUG

Until we get your questions, we'll dig into topics like these:


SAP Mentors' Impact - Slideshare With Audio Print E-mail
Jon has been an active participant in SAP Mentor projects since 2008, including his projects with the Certification Five to push/encourage SAP to enhance their SAP certification program. In this 15 minute slideshare presentation, moderated by Mark Finnern, Chief "SAP Mentor Herder," Mark shares some of the key SAP Mentor projects of 2011 and explains why SAP Mentors are on the cutting edge of corporate advocacy through their "tribal" championing of community projects. Click "read more" to view the slideshare.
Webcast Replay: ERP Jobs & Networking 2.0 with Jon Reed of JonERP Print E-mail

jonerp_full_logo.PNG"How to Leverage Web 2.0 and Social Networks for Success in ERP Consulting" - Featuring Jon Reed of
Webcast Replay (Recorded April 29, 2009)

I'm pleased to share this webcast replay that I appeared on in conjunction with our hosts and MBO Partners

You can now view the full video replay of the webinar. (starts 30 seconds in)

You can also download audio and/or the presentation slides:

ERP Jobs and Networking Audio File (right click to download, mp3 file, 14 megs)
ERP Jobs and Networking PowerPoint (right click to download, PPT file, 2 megs)

This webcast was inspired by the understanding that the ERP consulting market has never been more competitive. Today's economy has raised the stakes, creating fewer ERP job openings. At the same time, the skills needed to implement ERP are evolving. The edge in today's market will go to the consultants that have the right skills acquisition strategy AND the right network. But how you build that network is also changing. Social media creates new opportunities for networking but brings with it new challenges in terms of where to invest your time and how to make sense of the many different web sites that you can utilize, from Facebook to Twitter to LinkedIn to newcomers like FriendFeed. (Jon has also done blog entries, complete with screencast videos, on how to get the most out of Twitter or getting a return on your time on LinkedIn if you're an SAP professional.

In this interactive webcast, we took a look at both the skills and networking aspects of ERP consulting success, with an emphasis on the networking side. The webcast audience is intended for all ERP consultants, but I included some SAP specific examples as well. If you have any questions we didn't address in the webcast please let me know.

Content update: at the end of the webcast, we got an excellent question about YouTube and one other question not covered in the webcast.

Webinar Replay - SAP BO Market Opportunites with Jon Reed and PAC Print E-mail

paclogo.jpgWebinar Replay: "Assessing the SAP BusinessObjects Services Market," Hosted by PAC
Presenters: Peter Russo, PAC's SAP Services Research Program Lead, and Jon Reed, President, and PAC Fellow

Webinar Recording Date: April 23rd, 2009

View (or Download) Webinar Slides in PDF Format

Listen to (or Download) the mp3 Audio File of the Webinar

For the visitors who were unable to attend the PAC webinar on SAP Business Objects market opportunities, or who want to download the slide deck, the slides and the audio for the webinar are now available. As a PAC Fellow, I worked with PAC to compile the data and analysis we presented in this webinar. Our goal for this research was to take a fair-minded look at the real market opportunities for SAP Business Objects in 2009 and what skills and products will have the greatest emphasis. The concerns SAP customers have raised about SAP Business Objects that impact spending decisions were also addressed. 

"Is SOA Dead" - Webcast with ASUG Print E-mail
asug2009.jpgOn March 19, 2009, Jon Reed moderated a webcast roundtable on the state of SOA and where SOA is in the hype cycle.

This webcast, hosted by ASUG, Americas' SAP Users' Group, was coordinated by Kent Sanders of CSC, who is the volunteer chair of the ASUG SOA SIG. (You can check out the upcoming ASUG Orlando 2009 community sessions, including the SOA SIG session, here.)

Click here to view or download the WebEx version of the webcast.
(.wrf file, 11.3 megs, right click to download)
(If it doesn't play after opening, you may need to download the WebEx presentation player to view the webcast)

SOA may be considered "dead" in the eyes of buzzword watchers, but the views of this distinguished panel of customers, consulting partners, and SAP SOA leaders on this webcast brought out a more complex and useful view. Listen to the webcast, and find out why SOA is becoming more transparent in the service of true business needs. For more details on the webcast and those who helped to make it happen, read on.

The Enterprise Geeks Interview Jon Reed on SAP Job Skills and SAP Certification Print E-mail

enterprisegeeks_banner_blue.pngPodcast Interview Date:
February 27, 2009
"Transparency can be a Bitch"
Podcast Focus: SAP Job Skills, SAP Certification and the Role of the SAP Mentor
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Did you know that Jon was once a Lotus Notes recruiter before he got his break in SAP? Do you want to hear more about the SAP Certification webcast the SAP Mentors recently attended and what they liked (and didn't like)? Why does Jon Reed think that "transparency can be a bitch?" And, most importantly, what one book would he add to his Kindle?

On Friday, February 27, 2009, Jon joined the Enterprise Geeks for an uncensored look at the state of SAP skills today and the latest on the great SAP certification debate. Jon thinks that hosts Ed Herrmann, Thomas Jung, and their fellow collaborators have created one of the most compelling podcast series ever launched in the SAP community. Check out the episode Jon appeared in and judge for yourself.

Webcast Replay: Jon Reed's "BPX Skills Focus" Webcast for ASUG Print E-mail

asugnewlogo.jpgOn September 30th 2008, Jon Reed delivered a webcast on the keys to developing SAP Business Process Expert skills for ASUG, Americas' SAP Users' Group, as part of their "Business Process Experts" webcast series.

Click here to view or download the WebEx version of the webcast.
(.wrf file, 7.2 megs, right click to download)
(If it doesn't play after opening, you may need to download the WebEx presentation player to view the webcast)

If you would like to view the PowerPoint-only version of the webcast, you can also view or download the presentation in a PDF version. (429K, right click to download) For more details on the webcast and those who helped to make it happen, as well as a couple of special bonus slides, read on.

Webcast Replay - Best Practices in Building Your SAP Consulting Business Print E-mail

jonerp_full_logo.PNGVendor Webcast: Jon Reed of on Growing Your Consulting Business (and How SAP's SDN Subscriptions Can Help You Build Your Business)

On June 25, 2008, Jon Reed gave a presentation on the best strategies for becoming a successful independent SAP consultant and growing your consulting business. The content from that presentation is now available to readers.

Click on this link to view Webcast.

If you want an audio-only version of the webcast that you can listen to on your portable mp3 player, click to play or right-click to download the podcast version

You can also view or download the PowerPoint. Click here to open or right-click to save.

This webcast represents Jon's best thinking on how to succeed in SAP. It's based on hard-won lessons learned since Jon first started writing on SAP career trends in 1995.

Panel Replay: Highlights from the Sapphire 2008 "Competing on Talent Panel" Print E-mail

ERP Consulting Supply and Demand:
Sapphire 2008 "Competing on Talent" Panel Replay

Jon Reed notes: One of the most interesting events at Sapphire was a panel I took part in that looks at SAP skills demand. Since the report we were talking about looked beyond SAP, I decided to write this piece for a broader ERP audience - but most of the examples in here are SAP-specific. View panel replay: you can now view the replay of the Sapphire 2008 "Competing on Talent" panel (right click on the lnk to save this 225K Windows .asx audio/video file onto your computer, then open the file to play.)

Some ERP consultants prefer blue (SAP), some prefer red (Oracle). But there's one thing they all have in common: a desire to keep their skills marketable in a rapidly changing market. This raises an interesting question: are there "mega skills" that transcend individual applications? Are there skills that all ERP consultants can aspire to?


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