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PaulKurchina
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The “Ultimate Enterprise Architect SAP Community Meetup“ at SAP’s North American Headquarters in Newtown Square, PA on October 5th. This was one of your last meetups for North American in 2023 and the only one that was a full day event.

This meeting was not just a chance to get together with Enterprise Architects in the Pennsylvania and surrounding area but to get plugged into the global SAP Community Enterprise Architecture Group.

We had close to 200 attendees register for this full day of knowledge sharing, discussion, idea exchange, and networking.

We brought together a “Rock Star” lineup of SAP Experts who will shared their insights with attendees and there was a “Enterprise Architect Expert Genius Bar” for attendees to get their questions answered.

Check out our event agenda as a reminder of what we covered as well as links to access the SAP expert presentations from this event.

I have added some bonus features that were discussed at the event with that you will also find in this blog post two bonus presentations and videos related to AI and material from a deep dive masterclass on "The Evolution of Application Lifecycle Management". 

4 Things to Do ... 

1. Join the SAP Community Enterprise Architecture Group:

Don’t forget if you have not done so already to join and follow our SAP Community Enterprise Architecture Group

2. Save the Date: Next Generation SAP Enterprise Architect Learning Summit 2024

Mark you calendars as well for our three day Next Generation SAP Enterprise Architect Learning Summit will be held at SAP’s North American Headquarters from February 25-27, 2024. More details will be shared later in November. It will be EPIC !

3. Check out our October 5th Event Agenda, Abstracts, Access the Presentations and the Bonus Features that I have included in this post.

4. Checkout a teaser on what's next for the Enterprise Architect SAP Community in 2024 in terms of focus areas -  2024 will be a very exciting and impactful year. 

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If you have any questions feel free to send me an email at Paul@Kurchina.com

 

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Access to Presentations from Plenary Track Sessions and Masterclass Tracks Sessions:

 Introduction to SAP Community Enterprise Architecture Group and 2024 Focus Areas

Access Presentation

The Cloud & AI Frontier: Navigating Strategy, Architecture, Migration and Innovation for a Cloud World

Access Presentation

The Enterprise Architect’s Blueprint for SAP S/4HANA Success

Access Presentation

Improving Business Performance with Data-driven Business Process Improvement

Access Presentation

Leveraging Enterprise Architecture to Simplify your Transformation Journey

 Access Presentation 

Simplifying your Data Readiness and Move to SAP S/4HANA, Cloud and AI

 Access Presentation

AWS for RISE with SAP

Access Presentation

Masterclasses Tracks & Presentations:

Track 1: AI for Enterprise Architects - Strategies, Tactics and Skills 

AI Built to Transform Every Aspect of Your Business 

Access Presentation

On the Origin of the Species: GenAI 

Access Presentation

 Why You Should Care about AI: real-life example of an adoption program 

Access Presentation

Track 2: Continuous Improvement and Process Transformation

How to Accelerate Transformation Projects and Continuously Improve your Processes using the Plug and Gain Approach

Access Presentation

 An Enterprise Architects Guide to SAP Business Technology Platform

Access Presentation

Clean Core for Enterprise Architects

Access Presentation

Track 3: SAP Enterprise Architecture Framework (EAF) & North Star Use Cases 

 SAP Reference Business Architecture (RBA) & Reference Solution Architecture (RSA)  

Access Presentation

Use Cases for RBA/RSA in North Star Service 

Access Presentation

 

Bonus Features:

 Confidently navigate your transformation leveraging LeanIX Enterprise Architecture

** Presentation from October 2023 SAP Application Lifecycle Management Summit

Access Presentation  

The AI-powered Enterprise Architecture: Redefining the Discipline's Future

Access Presentation 

Access Recording of Session

AI: The Hype, The Reality & SAP’s Strategy

Access Presentation

 Access Video Recording

 The Evolution of SAP Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) - Strategy, Current Offerings & Roadmap

 Access Presentation

 

Presentation Abstracts:


The Cloud & AI Frontier: Navigating Strategy, Architecture, Migration and Innovation for a Cloud World

Abstract:

In today's rapidly evolving business landscape, Enterprise Architects at our customers face a critical challenge: how to architect, strategize, and migrate their organizations to S/4HANA in the cloud while harnessing the power of innovation in a cloud-centric world. As organizations increasingly look to embrace digital transformation, this keynote session will serve as a Kickoff for a full day of content and conversations. 

We will delve into SAP’s strategic imperatives that underpin a successful S/4HANA migration. We'll touch on proven methodologies for crafting a resilient digital strategy that aligns seamlessly with business objectives, setting the stage for a smooth and agile transition to the cloud.

Innovation is the lifeblood of digital transformation. We will discuss how Enterprise Architects can harness the cloud's power to foster innovation across their organizations. Discover how emerging technologies like SAP Business Technology Platform AI, IoT, and machine learning can be integrated into your S/4HANA landscape to drive competitive advantage and deliver transformative experiences.

Join us for this session, where we will kickoff a full day experience to equip iyou with the knowledge and strategies needed to chart a course for success in the cloud era. Don't miss this opportunity to gain valuable insights, network with peers, and become a catalyst for innovation in your organization.

Speaker: Jason Porterfield, SAP

 

The Enterprise Architect’s Blueprint for SAP S/4HANA Success

Abstract:

Within the evolving landscape of enterprise solutions, transitioning from ECC to SAP S/4HANA is a pivotal move for organizations seeking to harness the power of real-time analytics and integrated operations. This session is tailored for Enterprise Architects, delving into the intricacies of crafting a robust blueprint for SAP S/4HANA migration. We will dissect architectural considerations specific to ECC, share proven strategies to address potential migration challenges, and discuss how to leverage the unique features of  S/4HANA to their fullest potential.

Join us to equip yourself with a deep, architect-centric roadmap designed to ensure a seamless and value-driven transition to S/4HANA."

 Speaker: Ranjeet Panicker, SAP

 

Improving Business Performance with Data-driven Business Process Improvement

 Abstract:

 Business processes are a combination of people, tools, and data.  A primary role of company management is the management of business processes; more specifically, the design and monitoring of processes capable of achieving company performance objectives.

 The SAP Signavio Transformation Suite was introduced in early 2021 and took a giant leap forward with the acquisition of Signavio, an end-to-end solution for business process management.  Signavio process manager is complemented by Signavio process mining and SAP Process Insights for process analysis and tailored improvement recommendations.

SAP Signavio is designed for all SAP customers regardless of size and industry.

In this session, SAP will provide a business-oriented overview of Signavio capabilities with emphasis on Continuous Improvement and ERP implementation.

 Speaker: Jack Moloney, SAP

 

Leveraging Enterprise Architecture to Simplify your Transformation Journey

Abstract:

This session will provide an in depth overview of how LeanIX empowers organizations to transform more rapidly, effectively, and sustainably. We will introduce LeanIX's approach to EA, the tools and resources the Enterprise Architecture Management (EAM) suite uses to map organizations' current state, and how to drive adoption across disparate teams and BUs. Included will be discussion of a successful transformation LeanIX supported, and an in depth look at the tool's interfaces and unique data visualization dashboards.

Speakers:

Ebony Baldwin, LeanIX

Robert Klein, LeanIX

 

Simplifying your Data Readiness and Move to SAP S/4HANA, Cloud and AI

Abstract:

 DATA? Have you ever heard stories about DATA being an often "forgotten" or complex and daunting task for SAP S/4HANA and Cloud migrations?  Plus post migration the fundamental questions centers around data quality, reliability, accuracy, and ease of access - and any AI project amplifies those needs!   

Traditionally these projects require a lot of manual resources (error-prone and extremely time consuming), and rely on tools with too many limitations. 

DMI’s Jivs IMP platform is significantly simplifying your path to S/4 Hana, the Cloud and AI.  Based on over 27 years of experience with data (starting with R/2) Jivs radically new approach reduces the cost and time needed for these projects by over 50%. Jivs accomplishes this by separating operational data and master data (~10%) from historical data (~90%). The historical data are then stored on a very cost effective Jivs server (on-prem or cloud, 80% cost reduction) with integrated access from SAP. And the operational data are being cleansed, converted and then migrated via the SAP Migration Cockpit (the only SAP certified approach). Downtime challenges, time consuming extra test cycles and large data quality projects are a thing of the past, and so are pre-projects for BP and GL. 

Speaker: Thomas Iseler, Data Migration International

 

AWS for RISE with SAP

 Abstract:

 AWS is the leading cloud provider in the market. With over 6,000 SAP customers and over 17 years of working with SAP and SAP customers in the cloud, AWS is recognized as the most robust, secure and reliable cloud provider for SAP customers.  As SAP customers look to take advantage of cloud economics for both their ERP transformation with the SAP application suite, as well as non-SAP applications, AWS delivers the greatest number of services for SAP BTP, SAP Signavio and S/4HANA while minimizing downtime and maximizing performance to safe guard and provide the lowest risk hyperscaler option for RISE with SAP.

 Speaker: Chris Foster, AWS

 

 Masterclasses Sessions and Abstracts:

Masterclass 1 : AI for Enterprise Architects

AI Built to Transform Every Aspect of Your Business

Abstract:

Explore the power of Generative AI in business applications. Uncover the basic concepts, different classes of GenAI, and their integration into enterprise computing. Learn how GenAI can revolutionize business strategies and operations.

Speaker: Andreas Welsch, SAP

 

On the Origin of the Species: GenAI

 Abstract:

This presentation explores SAP's use of generative AI, integrating it with business data and processes for optimized outcomes. Key aspects include an overview of the architectural framework and guiding principles, highlighting SAP's unique approach to leveraging the transformative potential of artificial intelligence.

Speaker: Michal Harezlak, SAP

           

 Why You Should Care about AI: real-life example of an adoption program

 Abstract:

This session explores why Enterprise Architects (EAs) should prioritize AI, featuring a real-life adoption program. The program's focus areas include safety in AI implementation, establishing a reference architecture, promoting capabilities adoption, and fostering innovation, offering valuable insights for EAs navigating the AI landscape.

Speaker: Michal Harezlak, SAP

 

Masterclass 2 : Continuous Improvement and Process Transformation

How to Accelerate Transformation Projects and Continuously Improve your Processes using the Plug and Gain Approach

Abstract:

Are you currently planning your SAP S/4HANA transformation? Or are you already using SAP S/4HANA but striving to improve your processes further? Knowing where and how to start a transformation project can be challenging. With the data-driven plug and gain approach launched at SAP Sapphire this year, SAP Signavio solutions can provide what you need to kick-start your transformation project based on your existing SAP ERP data. This approach allows you to quickly understand how well your business processes are currently running and what you’re doing well or what you need to change.

In this session, you’ll learn what the plug and gain approach is all about and how you can leverage it for your transformation or continuous improvement use case. You’ll see it working directly in a system so you can really understand how it can support you in transforming and improving your processes by accelerating the time to insights and time to adapt.

Speakers: Sarah Roessler, SAP and Maximillian, Hoelzig, SAP

           

An Enterprise Architects Guide to SAP Business Technology Platform

Abstract:

Business Technology Platform (BTP) from an enterprise architect's perspective. Instead of diving into the intricacies of individual microservices, functionalities, or toolkits, we will focus on how BTP plays a pivotal role in enabling the enterprise throughout its journey from transformation to operation. We’ll be talking about the ways that we’ve seen other customer be clever in building a plan around technical and business architecture to allow for an architect to be both reactive and proactive as they embark on a their journey.

Speaker: Chandler Womack, SAP

 

Clean Core for Enterprise Architects

Abstract:

Learn more about the Clean core, what it is, the components that make it up and the potential value it can unlock for your organization. Leverage frameworks and tools to evaluate your environment, determine where to begin on your transformation journey and inform an innovation roadmap. Our teams are here to support you along the way.

Speaker: Michele Krom, SAP

 

 

Masterclass 3 : SAP Enterprise Architecture Framework (EAF) & North Star Use Cases 

 SAP Reference Business Architecture (RBA) & Reference Solution Architecture (RSA)  

  1. Methodology & Framework – EAM -> EAF
    1. Processes & Process Variants
    2. Capabilities – Business & Solutions
  2. Publication & Consumption channels –internally PMG (Product Map Generator) and externally (Signavio) around content
  3. Demo & Exploration –> Signavio Process Explorer
  4. Signavio Process Explorer Consumption Guide

 Speaker: Chris Mahoney (SAP)

 

Part 2: Use Cases for RBA/RSA in North Star Service 

The North Star service helps the customer to design and plan their transformation journey towards an Intelligent & Sustainable Enterprise architecture through an efficient step by step approach. This session is to cover the three most relevant transformation use cases for our strategic customers. Agenda items are as follows:

  1. North Star service guiding through strategic transformation needs
  2. SAP Transformation Hub : combines a new scalable delivery model with a comprehensive set of architecture planning services
  3. Modular E2E Enterprise Architecture Planning
  4. 3 typical customer use cases
    1. Business Model Transformation and Cloud move
    2. S/4HANA Landscape transformation -> SAP internal delivery platform tool demo
    3. Data Strategy / Transformation
  5. SAP MaxAttention Architecture Planning service portfolio

Speaker: Anup Das, SAP

 

Bonus Feature Presentation Abstracts:

Confidently navigate your transformation leveraging LeanIX Enterprise Architecture

Abstract:

Discover how the combined power of Enterprise Architecture Management, Business Process Management and Application Lifecycle Management drives more successful transformations. 

In this session, you’ll learn how LeanIX helps to accelerate value in the transformation suite approach and solidify the success of business process transformation for both business and IT stakeholders.

Speaker: Oliver Klein, LeanIX

 

The AI-powered Enterprise Architecture: Redefining the Discipline's Future

 Abstract:

 Generative pre-trained transformers like ChatGPT and other AI bots have the potential to revolutionize industries and deliver unprecedented value to businesses. Enterprise Architecture (EA), despite being rooted in human interaction and intricate models, is no exception.

 Join experts from LeanIX and BCG for an interactive discussion on how AI can empower enterprise architects already today and in the future. We’ll discuss critical topics at the intersection of AI and EA, and demonstrate the first available AI Assistant from an EA vendor.

 This session will explore:

- AI and EA: What can already be leveraged today

- How the role of the Enterprise Architect will be AI-augmented in the future

- What to look for in upcoming AI legislation acts

- Exclusive LeanIX AI Assistant demo

 Speaker: William El Kaim, IT Architecture Director, Boston Consulting Group

 

AI: The Hype, The Reality & SAP’s Strategy

Abstract:

Part 1: AI | A Vision of What SAP is Building

Part 2: De-Mystifying AI

 Part 3: SAP’s Strategy in AI

 Speaker: Jared Coyle SAP

 

The Evolution of SAP Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) - Strategy, Current Offerings & Roadmap

 Abstract

The ALM offerings (SAP Cloud ALM, SAP Solution Manager, SAP Focused Run) has steadfastly served as the reliable platforms for managing your solution, bringing powerful, proven capabilities that support both your current and future solutions. Through the ALM lens, we have the unique vantage point of managing it all. The implementation, operations and service activities. 

 Join SAP ALM product management to understand how you, including Center of Expertise (COE) and SAP Enterpruse Architect (EA) perspectives, can elevate and shape your ALM strategy to best manage on-premise, cloud, or hybrid landscapes and get the most value from your SAP solutions.

Key Outcomes:

  • Understand the evolving ALM strategy to support small, medium and large customers
  • Choose and establish the right ALM tools you need to succeed for digital transformation and operations
  • Experience the unique benefits of SAP Cloud ALM for operations, implementation and service
  • Elevate how your implementation and operations activities can be done for the better
  • Obtain critical updates about the exciting integration of SAP Signavio, SAP Business Transformation Center and Tricentis with SAP Cloud ALM
  • Understand the mainstream maintenance strategy for SAP Solution Manager
  • Discover the transition roadmap from SAP Solution Manager to SAP Cloud ALM
  • Learn about the current and planned SAP Cloud ALM roadmap

 Speaker: Evan Stoddard, SAP

 

 

3 Comments
Anup
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The "ultimate EA event" and great opportunity for networking, sharing and learning together to create a transformation journey for SAP customers. Eagerly waiting for the next event early next year ! 

SOru
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Have been waiting for this! Thanks Paul

SachinX
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Awesome, thanks for sharing this content. 

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