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my name is Kathrin Henkel and I’m part of the SAP HANA Product Management team at SAP. I studied Computer Science, Business Administration and Information Management and joined the SAP Family in 2005. Over the last 13 years I had different roles mainly in the Product Management area.

Since 2014 one of my SAP HANA Product Management tasks is being project lead for an exclusive event for experienced SAP HANA customers, the so-called SAP HANA Operation Expert Summit.

Five years ago the first event for the EMEA region took place at the Walldorf Headquarter in Germany and established already in this first year into a global event series with additional events in Australia, India and North America. In 2016 we enhanced the SAP Operation Expert Summit also for the SAP HANA Developer Community by adding one more day for SAP HANA development content and renaming the event into SAP HANA Operation Expert and Developer Summit.

The summit is an interactive occasion that welcomes your full participation. Panel discussions and breakout sessions offer unique opportunities to share your SAP HANA experience and ideas with my colleagues from development and product management.

  • What are your pain points or challenges?

  • What advice, tips or tricks do you have for other users?

  • What features would you like to see in the future?

The registration for the next summit, taking place on May 4th 2018 in Walldorf, Germany is now open, please register at 

So if you are an SAP HANA experienced Technical Administrator, Database Administrator, SAP Basis Administrator, Developer or Modelling Expert and willing to exchange your SAP HANA operation and development experience with SAP and other SAP HANA experienced customers than save the date and register here.

My colleagues and I will again prepare a great agenda covering topics such as HW, Sizing, Multi-Tenancy, HA/DR, Lifecycle Management, Data Management, Monitoring & Administration, Troubleshooting, User Management & Security, XSA, Web IDE, View Modelling for you.

And in case you attended the SAP HANA Operation Expert and Developer Summit already in the past, feel free to share your feedback and experience with the SAP Community, like Tom Cenens did.

May the 4th be with you;-)