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Not in Las Vegas for TechEd this week? In Sin City and desperate for a refresher of the day’s HCP highlights – and a primer on what to see tomorrow?  We’ve got it here. Read on for Monday’s wrap plus Tuesday’s top picks and how to find your HCP friends everywhere, (almost) all the time.

TechEd didn’t start today.  InnoJam began Saturday evening with a reception, then continued with several eager teams coding all day long on Sunday.  By 3pm today, InnoJam had wrapped up and six teams were proclaimed finalists who get to take the DemoJam stage on Wednesday. I have it on good authority that three out of those six teams relied on HCP for their success.  You’ll have to be sure to tune in on Wednesday at 8pm for the DemoJam to see the proof.

HCP was also big during today’s ASUG pre-conference sessions. An entire half-day of premium ASUG content was dedicated to SAP’s IoT approach including a deep-dive on IoT Services on HCP. The session was called Making the IoT Real: What You Need to Do to Develop -- and Deliver -- Your IoT Strategy and four HCP product managers were live with the group walking through all the details.

Following the pre-conferences, Steve Lucas, global president of SAP Platform Solutions Group, was the entertainer, emcee, and tech visionary for the evening’s welcome keynote (if you missed it, catch the replay here within 24 hours).  His talk extolled the digital economy and introduced the concept of the “digital core,” which he defined as the “next-generation enterprise compute platform, coupled with cognitive business applications, delivering analytic insight to operate your completely connected business.”

Several guests joined him on stage including Jim McKelvey (co-founder of Square -- and glass-blower), Stefan Sigg (“the genius behind Cloud for Analytics” – by the way, built on HCP), Bluefin visionary and SAP Mentor John Appleby, several other customers and partners, and an Amazon Echo device (named Alexa), which was fielding questions and sparring with Steve. This device is integrated with HCP and Cloud for Customer, and you can find it, of course, on Amazon today.

HCP was woven through the entire keynote, with Lucas nailing it several times. “The HANA Cloud Platform has taken off like a rocket thanks to you… If you want to build an app today, you can use HCP,” he said.

Should you need further proof, here’s your Tuesday docket on HCP at TechEd. As you can see, you won't need to spend a moment without HCP at TechEd. Enjoy!

Tuesday at TechEd: Where to find HANA Cloud Platform


Bernd Leukert keynote. Watch live and listen for HCP highlights, including a focus on SAP Cloud for Analytics:

10am-6pmThe show floor is open. Get to the Platform & Technology Showcase and the Build Zone to find out about HCP and get hands-on with it.
11-11:15Prakash Darji in the LIVE STUDIO, interviewing SAP partners about tech innovation and business agility with HCP:

HCP Roadmap Q&A with Andreas Wesselmann and Jenny Lundberg -- on the Show Floor/Learn Zone 

11:45-12Steve Lucas in the LIVE STUDIO - if you didn't hear enough HCP from him in tonight's keynote already:
12:15-1:15Find out about V2 of HANA Cloud Portal in

Palazzo Ballroom O:


Get to the Build Zone for a mini CodeJam on developing tailored Fiori-based site pages and templates in Cloud Portal:

2:30-3:30SAP Mentor Open House in the SAP Mentor Room / SAPtd Las Vegas Showfloor – meet HCP SAP Mentors such as Yariv Zur, Chris Paine, James Wood, and Robin van het Hof.
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3:15-4:15Join Matthias Steiner in Palazzo Ballroom N for a guided tour of HCP:
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4:15-5:15Road Map Q&A on SAP Interactive Forms by Adobe – Jenny Lundberg, Lakshmi Narasimhan Neelakantan, and Adobe’s Juergen Hauser on the Show Floor / Learn Zone:
4:30-5:30Thomas Bieser on extending Business Suite and S/4HANA with HCP. Palazzo Ballroom N:
4:30-6:30Hands-on with IoT in Murano 3303: Send Your Sensor Data to HCP with IoT Services with James Wood, Rui Nogueira, Aaron Williams:


Jenny Lundberg and Adobe’s Juergen Hauser in Marcello 4501B for SAP Interactive Forms by Adobe: Configuration for ADS on SAP HANA Cloud
5:45-6:45Pankaj Kumar tells you all about Cloud Foundry and HCP in “A Natural Evolution.”  Get to Palazzo Ballroom N: