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SAP TechEd 2008 in Review - Jon Reed's Podcasts and Analysis

Welcome to the "SAP TechEd 2008 in Review" section of In this section, you can listen to Jon's "TechEd in Review" podcast series below, and also find links to his TechEd articles. If you want Jon's full take on TechEd 2008, you'll want to read Jon's "Inside the Hype of TechEd 2008" and "A Harder Look at the SAP BPX Skills Revolution" postings for PAC's "Feeding the SAP Ecosystem" blog. Jon has also archived his Twitter posts from TechEd 2008 on Jon also posted some post-TechEd updates in his SAP BPX Skills Blog and in the SAP Career Blog.
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SAP TechEd 2008 Bangalore in Review - Three SAP Mentors Share Their Experiences Print E-mail

jonerp_full_logo.PNGI was unable to attend TechEd Bangalore, but having covered both TechEd Las Vegas and Berlin in my SAP TechEd podcast series, I was determined to provide some coverage of Bangalore as well. What better way than to ask three fellow SAP Mentors who were there to share their first hand views?

Jon Reed Interviews Dennis Howlett on TechEd Berlin 2008 and SAP's Market Direction Print E-mail
podcastlogo_jonerp.gif"Dennis Looks Back at TechEd Berlin and Gives His Take on the SAP Market and Being an SAP Mentor"
Podcast Interview Date: October 28, 2008
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In the last installment in Jon's "Tech Ed in Review 2008" podcast series, he speaks with Dennis Howlett, SAP Mentor and "Enterprise Irregular" ZDNet blogger. During this trans-Atlantic podcast session, Dennis shares his experiences at TechEd, his views on SAP's co-innovation strategy, and how he balances participation in the SAP community with his role as an independent analyst. One highlight of the podcast? Dennis' take on an important TechEd Berlin meeting between the SAP Mentors and SAP executives regarding the future of SAP development.

Jon Reed Inteviews Puneet Suppal on BPX Skills, SAP BPM and the Economy Print E-mail
podcastlogo_jonerp.gif"The Role of SAP BPX Skills in a Changing Economy"
Podcast Interview Date: October 15, 2008
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Recent SAP TechEd Shows have emphasized NetWeaver BPM and the importance of the Business Process Expert. To get a sense of why SAP is so committed to building a true "Business Process Platform," and whether or not BPX skills are still relevant in this struggling economy, Jon Reed spoke with Puneet Suppal, the SAP SOA Solutions Leader for Capgemini North America. (Puneet also writes on SOA trends in his "Cafe Innovation" blog for SAP SDN/BPX.)

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"Reflections on BPX Community Day, the Community Clubhouse, and other TechEd Highlights."
Podcast Interview Date: September 25, 2008

In the second podcast in my TechEd in Review 2008 podcast series, I spoke with BPX Community Evangelist Marilyn Pratt and got her honest take on TechEd Las Vegas 2008. This podcast has an interesting interactive twist - at a few points in the podcast, Marilyn turns the tables on me and gets my own reactions to what we saw in Vegas. Themes of this podcast include: the increasing importance of BPX themes at TechEd, an assessment of BPX Community Day, and the "greening of SAP," one "bottom up" idea at a time.

SAP TechEd in Review 2008: Jon Reed Interviews Samantha Gamill on SAP BPX Skills Print E-mail

"Becoming an SAP Business Process Expert - One Consultant's Journey"
Podcast Interview Date: September 22, 2008
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osiris.pngThere's a lot of talk about "SAP Business Process Experts." SAP even has an online "BPX Community" set up around this emerging skill set. But what does this really mean to the individual consultant?

For the first time ever, Jon speaks in-depth with a senior functional consultant, Samantha Gammill, President of Osiris ERP Consulting, about her pursuit of the "SAP BPX skill set."


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