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So next week is the SAP Teched Season kicking off with the event in Las Vegas. I'm really looking forward to the conference and learn what is happening in the integration space.

There are two cools parts of Teched. Learn what is on the roadmap and try some cool functions out with the hands-on and meeting with other SAP users and consultants and learning what they are doing.

I know integration is a big and broad topic covering message processing to UI and IoT. I'm mostly focused on the message/processed based integration, but it is interesting to know where the other approaches are moving.

This year there is a lot of integration relevant sessions. So I'm really looking forward to the events.

Meet the integration community

My normal approach for meeting with people has been to attend the sessions with a focus on integration as you can see below. I do recognize that one of the things that I enjoy most is to meet with other integration developers. That is where I get to understand what other people are doing that works.

I would like to remove some of the randomnesses in the process or at least get to talk with as many as possible. That is why I'm trying something new this year.

The plan is to register to schedule some meetup at different times during the event. Then it will hopefully be possible to talk with other people working with SAP Integration.

I also hope to schedule at the meetup on Monday afternoon for some more time to talk.

In Barcelona, we already have a place to meet. For Las Vegas, we will see what is possible. For Bangalore, I need someone to organize the event there.

You can signup here, it is free.


Integration sessions

I normally write some of the sessions that I'm looking forward too. This year there is a lot of sessions that are really interesting from the integration perspective. There are also two learning journeys to help in the area.

Update: 17 Sep there is now a blog on the full content of the CPI suite


Here you have the full session list.

Session ID Title Speakers Description Handson
Keynote SAP’s Business Technology Platform Strategy for the Intelligent Enterprise  Juergen Mueller SAP Chief Technology Officer and Executive Board Member Juergen Mueller takes the stage to discuss leading concepts and technologies of the intelligent enterprise including key end-to-end business processes infused with intelligence. Together with his guests, Juergen shows how SAP is evolving the digital platform into a business technology platform, ensuring out-of-the-box integration, modularity, ease of extension, and consistent experience across business processes in an intelligent enterprise
INT101 Integrate It All with SAP Cloud Platform Integration Suite  Harsh Jegadeesan In this session, you will explore SAP Cloud Platform Integration Suite, the integration platform as a service from SAP. Get to know its capabilities for process integration, workflow, API management, Internet of Things connectivity, and more, as well as how they support all integration domains for today's digital enterprises. You will also learn how customers have implemented SAP Cloud Platform Integration Suite to support their integration needs in cloud and hybrid environments.
MU98136 Craft and Execute Your Enterprise API Strategy with SAP Cloud Platform  Vinayak Adkoli Discover how you can become a live digital business by using APIs as your digital building blocks. APIs enable multispeed IT, foster digital interactions with partners and supply-chain business networks, and enable omnichannel customer experiences. Gain insight into best practices, methodologies, and tools from SAP solutions including SAP API Management technology, SAP Cloud Platform, and SAP API Business Hub, which can help you craft and execute your enterprise API strategy and architecture.
CAA108 Leverage Workflow and Rules for Live Processes with SAP Cloud Platform  Harald Schubert Intelligent business process management combines several services – like SAP Cloud Platform Workflow, SAP Cloud Platform Business Rules, and SAP Cloud Platform Process Visibility – into one powerful asset for your processes. Besides automating processes and decision-making, orchestrating process across different systems, and gaining deep insights, business process optimization requires something more. Experience how you can move to the next level with live processes.
CAA115 Unboxing SAP Cloud Platform  Matthias Steiner SAP Cloud Platform is “the” business platform for the intelligent enterprise, designed to help you with your integration, extension, and innovation use cases. By providing reusable business services and by simplifying and streamlining end-to-end processes, the platform empowers companies to make their digital transformation journey. In this session, you‘ll get insights on key uses cases, tools, and enablement assets and learn more about our onboarding process.
INT102 How to Apply the Integration Solution Advisory Methodology  Matthias Allgaier The scope of integration practices within customer organizations constantly increases with the digitalization of business processes. SAP has introduced the integration solution advisory methodology to support your journey to becoming an intelligent enterprise. Get to know the building blocks of this methodology. Learn to how identify integration requirements for your organization and how to assign these to integration use cases, which can be mapped to the SAP-recommended integration technology.
CAA366 Build Your Own Workflow from Scratch with SAP Cloud Platform Workflow  Stephan Schluchter | Milton Rodrigues The SAP Cloud Platform Workflow service enables SAP, customers, and partners to rapidly create new workflow-based applications on SAP Cloud Platform. In this session, you use the service to model a workflow from scratch using a BPMN-based workflow editor, and then you deploy and run the workflow. You also learn how to orchestrate services and tasks across people and organizations, extend standard processes or create new workflow applications in the cloud, and manage human tasks using My Inbox. X (2hr)
INT205 Simplify SAP SuccessFactors Solutions with SAP Cloud Platform Integration  Senthilkumar Subramanian More than 1,000 candidates apply each day in SAP SuccessFactors solutions to over 350 job requisitions at Johns Hopkins. The SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting solution integrates with SAP ERP Central Component on the SAP HANA database via the SAP Cloud Platform Integration service using standard integration packages to save thousands of manual person hours. See how Johns Hopkins deployed add-ons and iFlows using SAP SuccessFactors solutions, and configured SOAMANAGER to connect with the iFlows.
INT833 SAP Process Orchestration Software Road Map  Udo Paltzer SAP offers a comprehensive portfolio of integration solutions catering to all the integration needs of modern organizations. SAP Process Orchestration software provides a solution for A2A, B2B, EDI, SOA, on premise to cloud, SAP, and non-SAP integration needs. Join this road map session to get to know the software’s latest innovations and the road ahead.
INT823 Road Map for SAP Cloud Platform Integration Suite  Udo Paltzer SAP Cloud Platform Integration Suite enables out-of-the-box integration for the intelligent suite and open integration for non-SAP applications. Explore the road map highlights of this solution comprising of the SAP Cloud Platform Integration service, capabilities including API management, workflow, open connectors, connectivity, O-data provisioning, and smart data integration, and services including SAP Cloud Platform Enterprise Messaging, SAP Streaming Analytics, and SAP Remote Data Sync.
CAA127 SAP Cloud Platform Workflow: What ABAP and SAPUI5 Developers Need to Know  Mike Doyle Are you an ABAP developer with some OData experience? Have you picked up some JavaScript by building SAPUI5 applications? If so, you already have a head start with the SAP Cloud Platform Workflow service. It makes sense to build your workflows in the cloud where they can work with multiple systems, and you don't need to be a business workflow expert to use the service. In this session, you learn all you need to get started. You’ll also see plenty of live demos and learn some tips and tricks.
INT103 Discover the Integration DNA of the Intelligent Suite from SAP  Matthias Allgaier SAP aims to deliver an overall experience across the enterprise for the intelligent suite that is greater than the sum of its parts. Accordingly, SAP offers technologies for integrating applications on all levels, such as user experience, data, processes, and more. Furthermore, new concepts are applied for enabling true out-of-the box integration and openness to integrate with non-SAP applications. Join this session to get to know key concepts and technologies enabling the intelligent suite.
INT384 Take an Automated Approach to Configure Integration Scenarios  Stefan Jakobi | Daniel Funkert With the help of the Cloud Integration Automation service, you can configure such a scenario, including back-end configuration using the integrated, partially automated, and role-based workflow of SAP Cloud Platform. This service supports cloud-to-cloud and hybrid integration scenarios. In this X, you will learn how to leverage this service to configure the integration of the SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central solution with both SAP S/4HANA on premise and SAP S/4HANA Cloud. X (2hr)
INT300 Simplify Master Data Integration with Services from SAP Cloud Platform  Rathnakumar G SAP Cloud Platform provides core master data services to ease integration efforts so you can access, manage, and enrich master data across SAP business applications. The services provide shared master data that can be reused in end-to-end intelligent business processes such as source to pay and lead to cash. Hear how these services provide out-of-the-box integration to SAP systems like SAP S/4HANA, the SAP Master Data Governance application, the SAP C/4HANA suite, and other LoB applications.
INT202 AI-Driven and Open Integration to Customize Intelligent Suite Scenarios  Elijah Martinez Learn how to leverage the SAP Cloud Platform Open Connectors and SAP Cloud Platform Integration Advisor services to customize and extend predefined integration scenarios of the intelligent suite from SAP. Understand how the open connectors allow you to easily integrate with various non-SAP applications. With the help of machine learning technologies, the integration advisor can propose and generate interface and mappings for your business context (such as industry or geolocation).
MU98032 Simplify Integration with SAP Cloud Platform Integration Suite  Tushar Pradhan Gain insight into how to simplify integration using SAP Cloud Platform Integration Suite.
INT208 Accelerate Innovation: SAP Cloud Platform Integration at Loves Travel Stops  Siva Maranani Learn how Loves Travel Stops addresses its store needs to track field employee key metrics related to training, performance, and HR transactions using a central application. See how it leverages different components from SAP User Experience to build SAP Fiori apps using agile methodologies. Discover how SAP Cloud Platform Integration Suite plays a critical role in integrating data from different SAP SuccessFactors solutions and legacy systems, acting as the backbone for its applications.
INT365 Run Enterprise-Grade Integrations with SAP Cloud Platform Integration  Axel Albrecht | Ilya Stepanov An integrated company mandates an enterprise-grade integration technology for its mission-critical business processes. Join us in this session to learn about how to run business-critical integration flows in the SAP Cloud Platform Integration service. In the session, you will apply concepts to monitor and operate integration flows, helping you to master day-to-day challenges in running your integration processes. X (2hr)
INT383 Apply Integration Advisor to Adapt Processes of the Intelligent Suite  Marco Ertel | Piyush Gakhar Discover the SAP Cloud Platform Integration Advisor service, the intelligent content management system from SAP that helps customers quickly adapt and extend integration scenarios. Join this session to learn how you can quickly customize message and mapping definitions tailored to your business context with the help of embedded machine learning capabilities. Extend the source-to-pay process to cover custom integration requirements leveraging open APIs of SAP S/4HANA and B2B standards. X (2hr)
INT362 Event-Driven Integration of SAP S/4HANA to Non-SAP Apps with Agility  Elijah Martinez | Tushar Pradhan Join this hands-on session to learn how to perform the event-driven integration of SAP S/4HANA with non-SAP applications by using SAP Cloud Platform Integration, SAP Cloud Platform Enterprise Messaging, and SAP Cloud Platform Open Connectors services. X (2hr)
INT203 SAP Cloud Platform API Management: Customer Use Cases and Best Practices  Harsh Jegadeesan The SAP Cloud Platform API Management service allows customers to expose data and processes to build new applications, integrations, and innovations. In this session, we will share use cases and scenarios explaining how customers across different industries are leveraging the power of APIs and SAP Cloud Platform API Management for their digital transformation. We will also share best practices learned from experience to help you directly apply them in your API projects and program.
MU98376 Discover SAP Cloud Platform Integration  Axel Albrecht Find out what you always wanted to know about the SAP Cloud Platform Integration service.
INT615 Designing and Developing Harmonized REST-Based Microservices  Divya Mary As part of the Intelligent Enterprise approach, SAP delivers harmonized REST-based APIs for SAP applications. The purpose is to shape a modular intelligent suite that is integrated and open at the same time. Join this mini SAP CodeJam session to gain insight into the principles for designing harmonized REST-based APIs for SAP applications following an API-first approach.
CAA309 Using Git and Containerization to Enable CI/CD in SAP Landscapes  James Roberts The architecture of SAP systems makes it difficult to adopt the distributed parallel development used in other applications. Learn how some SAP users are combining tools, like GitLab and ABAPGit, to change automation and containerized environments to bring CI/CD to SAP systems. The session includes an end-to-end demo of a containerized ABAPGit workflow.\n
CAA206 Increase Process Efficiency with Workflows and Intelligent Bots  Stephan Schluchter Workflow and robotic process automation (RPA) – are they just two sides of the same coin? Learn what these technologies are all about, when to use which one, and how best to combine them in a real scenario.\n
INT100 The Hybrid Integration Platform from SAP for Your Integration Needs  Udo Paltzer Along the journey from on premise–centric application landscapes toward hybrid and cloud environments, customers need to revisit their integration solution strategy. Modern enterprises require a hybrid integration platform supporting cloud, hybrid, and on-premise integration use cases. In this session, you will get to know the building blocks of the hybrid integration platform from SAP and how to apply its capabilities in the best way to meet your current and future integration needs.
 CT135 Automate Your Integration Governance with Open-Source Software 7a519509aed84a2c9e6f627841825b5a How the CPI lint works

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