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There is a quote from Albert Einstein that I have always liked. It says: “In the middle of every difficulty, lies an opportunity”. This is exactly the philosophy SAP has taken towards TechEd 2020 – reshaping the event into a very unique, accessible and open event ever.

SAP TechEd 2020 offers a wealth of opportunities to educate yourself and grow your career. As registration is open and free, you can benefit from a vast number of sessions that cover almost every SAP solution and product. In fact, this year's SAP TechEd will feature eight tracks of today's most relevant tech topics, each supported with a learning journey, to help guide you through your learning opportunities. You can then choose from more than 500 sessionsbuilt in different formats and time durations, to suit your needs.

Personally, I think this event is a great opportunity to learn even more about the growing importance of  Integration and specifically related topics to SAP Cloud Platform Integration Suite. In order to get inspired and stay updated, there are a number of sessions I recommend you attend.

Let’s start with those sessions that talk to SAP’s vison for Integration. These sessions will help you better understand SAP’s both short term and long-term strategy in terms of how we plan to enable organizations to become a more connected enterprise.

Session ID Title Abstract Type Speaker
[EKT101] Keynote: Meeting Today’s Challenges and Tomorrow’s Opportunities with SAP Technology SAP’s Chief Technology Officer and Executive Board Member Juergen Mueller takes a broader view on the future role of technology and its impact on industries and their core business processes. Together with his guests, he explores how SAP technology enables integration, deep business insight, and new innovations around your portfolio and beyond. Tune in to learn more about the interplay of technology and applications in the intelligent enterprise. Keynote Juergen MUELLER, Chief Technology Officer and Member of the SAP Executive Board, SAP SE, SAP SE
[ST106] Taking Integration to the Next Level: Update on SAP’s Integration Strategy High-quality integration in the intelligent suite brings significant value for customers. Join Michael Ameling (Head of the Intelligent Enterprise Program at SAP) and Philipp Herzig (Head of Product Engineering Intelligent Enterprise & Cross Architecture at SAP), to get deep insights into SAP's suite qualities, holistic technology and business process integration across solutions, as well as third-party integrations. See the qualities consistently applied in next-generation business processes. Strategy Talk

Michael Ameling, Head of Intelligent Enterprise Program and Cross-Product Architecture, SAP

Philipp Herzig, Vice President, SAP SE

[IIS119] CIO Guide for Cloud and Hybrid Integration Architectures This session provides an overview on our recently updated CIO guide for integration. Based on SAP Integration Solution Advisory Methodology, it gives customers guidance on how to leverage SAP Cloud Platform Integration Suite to cover all integration needs in hybrid landscapes. Lecture Matthias Allgaier, Chief Product Expert - Product Management Intelligent Enterprise Technology, SAP SE


And for those who are looking for more pragmatic, educational session on various SAP Cloud Platform Integration topics, there are over 100 from which to chooses. Below are 5 that I think worth calling out.

Session ID Title Abstract Type Speaker
[DEV202] SAP Cloud Platform Integration Suite: The Big Picture SAP Cloud Platform Integration Suite is SAP´s hybrid integration platform available in multi-cloud environments. SAP Cloud Platform Integration Suite supports holistic integration - Process Integration, B2B, Data Integration, API and Event-based Integrations. In this lecture, you will learn more about the key scenarios, capabilities, and benefits of SAP Cloud Platform Integration Suite. Lecture Harsh Jegadeesan, VP. Head of Product Management and Strategy - Integration
[DEV800] Road Map: SAP Cloud Platform Integration Suite SAP Cloud Platform Integration Suite is the enterprise integration platform as a service for the integration of heterogeneous system landscapes. This session provides an overview of the road map for SAP Cloud Platform Integration Suite. Roadmap Udo Paltzer, SAP SE
[DEV218] Integration at Sika AG – Enabling a Digital and Connected Future Learn how Sika leverages various SAP software integration capabilities to quickly and efficiently create seamless, on-premise, in-the-cloud, and hybrid integrations. Using toolsets from SAP Cloud Platform Integration Suite, SAP Process Orchestration, the SAP Application Interface Framework tool, and the SAP Cloud Platform Smart Data Integration service, Sika integrated large sets of both SAP and non-SAP applications in cloud-to-cloud, cloud-to-on-premise, and other integration scenarios. Lecture Tarun Bahal, Team Head SAP Development Cloud & Integration, Sika
[DEV203] Migrating Integration Services from the Neo Environment to Multi-Cloud Learn about our migration accelerators and best practices that simplify the migration of your existing integration artifacts from the Neo environment to multi-cloud. As there are many questions about if and when and how to migrate their integrations to the multi-cloud world, we will cover these questions, provide guidance, and introduce our migration accelerators. Lecture Axel Albrecht, Product Expert, SAP SE


As I mentioned above, the above sessions represent just a handful of the Integration educational sessions available at SAP TechEd2020.

For those looking at the full set of capabilities offered by SAP Cloud Platform beyond Integration, I encourage to read Cecilia Huergo’s blog that outlines the many great sessions offered at SAP TechEd 2020 that focus on SAP Cloud Platform.

So as you can see, there is a lot to learn and see! I hope you have a great experience at SAP Tech2020 and take your learnings for this event to ensure a successful 2021.

Dan Kearnan