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Looking for the 2018 SAP Community Calls list? Find it here.

Following Peter Langner's post, it is my pleasure to share a list of upcoming SAP Community Calls for 2017, where SAP Mentors and SAP experts share their knowledge on a variety of subjects.

Calls are usually scheduled at 1pm PST/4pm EST/10pm CET Please use the Dial-In Info to join the calls.

These calls are some of the most engaging webinars around! Typically, the 20-30 minutes of presentation and info sharing is followed by another half-hour of in-depth questions and discussions with the audience. We usually spend the last 5 minutes looking ahead to what topics are planned in the coming weeks.

Please follow this blog post - more events will be added soon.

Do you have a topic idea/suggestion/request? Please post this in the Comments below, and we'll do our best to find the experts and hold the discussion.

Date & Time Title & Link to Replay Agenda Presenters
11 Dec (9am PST; 6pm CET)

What you always wanted to know about SAP Security, but did not dare to ask!

Replay is here

In this SAP Community Session we will give recommendations on how to develop securely, how to keep up-to-date with security patching and introduce SAP’s security products (SAP Cloud Platform Identity Authentication, SAP Cloud Platform Identity Provisioning, SAP Enterprise Threat Detection, SAP Single Sign-On, SAP Identity Management) with short demos. Attendees will have the option to ask questions and pick topics for future deep dives. gerlinde.zibulski, SAP Director of Product Management, Security and Identity Management
9 Oct (8:30 am PST; 5:30 pm CET)

SAP Leonardo - what is it, and why would I want one?



Link to Notes
SAP Leonardo is SAP’s digital innovation system. What does this mean? In this webinar, SAP’s Tom Raftery will explain what SAP Leonardo is, the technologies underlying it, and how companies are using it to turn the data from their devices into business advantage. tomraftery, Global VP, Futurist and IoT Evangelist, SAP
18 Sept (4:00 pm Eastern)

Surviving SAP TechEd Las Vegas Seamlessly



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SAP TechEd season is about to start, and we want to help you get the most value from your TechEd experience!

Please join our SAP Community Call, where SAP Mentors and teams from SAP share their expertise and knowledge on a wide range of subjects.

Our Knowledgeable Speakers:
Chris Kernaghan
Tammy Powlas
Jelena Perfiljeva
Jason Cao

Super-duper Host: Chris Kernaghan
Date: Monday, September 18th


  1. What to expect at SAP TechEd this year

  2. How to prepare and how to get the most value from TechEd

  3. Q&A

Chris Kernaghan

Jelena Perfiljeva

Ric Rogers
11 Sept (11 am CET)

Creating the Perfect Incident (EMEA/ APJ session)


Would you like speed up the time-to-resolution for your incident? In this session, we will cover how to create the “Perfect Incident”, and what details/information you should include so the SAP Engineer can efficiently work to provide you with a quick answer. Arminda Jack, Product Support Engineer
5 Sept

 Idea Place Product Session Migration 


Webcast Notes
In a few weeks, SAP Idea Place Product Idea Sessions will evolve and merge into the newly redesigned Customer Influence site, to provide you with a single channel to submit Ideas and influence SAP products. Come to this session to find out more about what is and isn't migrating. The improvements in the improvement request process and a demo of the new site. Kuhan Milroy, Senior Director of Social Business Innovation
21 Aug (1pm PST; 10pm CET)

SAP S/4HANA 1709 Overview


Webcast Notes
This webinar will give you an introduction to the innovations coming with SAP S/4HANA 1709 (on-premise) release, designed for enterprises across industries that need a deep and broad level of functionality combined with a high degree of flexibility in customization. With SAP S/4HANA 1709, we bring the next wave of simplification and innovations to the core business functions of enterprises. This webinar will give you an introduction to the product offering, covering the core business scenarios of an enterprise as well as functionality for lines of businesses and industries. Christian Vogler, SAP S/4HANA Product Management and Co-Innovation
24 July (1pm PST; 10pm CET)

Creating the Perfect SAP Incident



Webcast Notes
 Would you like speed up the time-to-resolution for your incident? In this session, we will cover how to create the “Perfect Incident”, and what details/information you should include so the SAP Engineer can efficiently work to provide you with a quick answer. Jason Qiao, Product Support Engineer
17 July (9am PST; 12pm EST; 6pm CET)

SAP on Amazon Web Services 



Webcast Notes
The AWS Cloud can help you move faster, operate more securely, and save substantial costs; all while benefitting from the scale and performance of the cloud. We’ll provide a general overview of Amazon’s cloud architecture, cover AWS services that are certified for SAP workloads (including SAP HANA) and touch on high-availability and disaster recovery scenarios. Martin Tegtmeier, Principal Solution Architect, Amazon Web Services
5 June (9am PST; 12 pm Eastern)

 Culture and Identity as Key Component of SAP’s Diversity and Inclusion



Webcast Notes

The mission for Culture & Identity is to empower the many voices at SAP to create a greater sense of community and inspire our innovation. The three pillars of this area are the Employee Network Groups, Culture & Ethnicity, and the LGBT Community (Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression). Cultural Intelligence training, participation in LGBT Tech events, leadership development for African Americans and Latinos, cooperation with NGOs and public advocacy… Join this session to learn about SAP’s work in these Diversity and Inclusion areas all over the world! Miguel Castro, Lead for Culture & Identity in the SAP Global Diversity and Inclusion Office
24 Apr  (1pm PST; 10pm CET)

SAP Veteran to Work Program

Webcast notes

 Christine Aboud, on behalf of St. Michael’s Learning Academy and the SAP Veteran to Work Program, invites you to join this meeting so that the SAP community network and ecosystem can learn more about the SAP Veteran to Work Program.

Christine Aboud, St. Michael's Learning Academy

Diane Fanelli, SVP & GM Global Channels, SAP

Michael Allen, Program Graduate, HPE

Beckey Hoffart, Program Graduate, 3M
27 Mar (9am PST)

How To (Actually) Predict The Future – 5 Trends That Are Changing Business In 2017

What if you could predict the future? It may not be as impossible as it seems. In this exclusive talk, participants will learn five “non-obvious” habits to curate ideas and see what others miss. Based on his #1 best-selling annual trend series read by more than half a million people online, Rohit Bhargava will also share some specific trends from his 7+ years of research that matter for your industry … along with highly actionable ideas for how to use them. Predicting the future is a learnable skill – and this keynote will reveal exactly how to do it.” Prof.Rohit Bhargava,  He is the Founder & CEO of Influential  Marketing Group; Founder & Chief Trend Curator of The Non-Obvious Company; and Professor of Marketing & Pitching at Georgetown University
20 Mar (9am PST; 6pm CET)

Fiori Launchpad Cloud Edition


  1. General setup

  2. Custom implementations

  3. Positioning within SAP

  4. Architecture and role concept

  5. Future plans

  6. Q&A

julia.lakatos, SAP IT

Fabian Stein, SAP IT
27 Feb (1pm PST; 10pm CET)

Introducing SAP Ariba


  1. Introduction to SAP Ariba

  2. Description of SAP Ariba's Strategy and Brand

  3. Ariba Cloud Applications and Ariba Network Overview

  4. Q&A

Former Member, SVP Business Development & Strategy, SAP Ariba
20 Feb (9am PST; 6pm CET)

Empathy is a Must for Machine Learning



Call Notes
Artificial Intelligence, Machine learning and Predictive Analytics are at a perfect storm and many companies leverage these technologies to transform their organization. These technologies existed for a decade, but they evolved rapidly - machine learning today is not like machine learning of the past. In these session, we will look into these technologies, understand what SAP is to offer and how SAP customers are using these technologies.

Dr. Markus Noga, VP of Machine Learning Incubation at SAP.

Chandran Saravana, Sr. Director of Advanced Analytics at SAP
16 Jan (9am PST; 6pm CET)

SAP API Business Hub - a public catalog of all SAP APIs


Call Notes
SAP API Business Hub (api.sap.com) provides a central catalog of SAP and partner APIs allowing developers to search, discover, test and consume the services they need to build new applications, app extensions or process integrations, using the HANA Cloud Platform. In this session, we will provide a high-level overview of the API Business Hub and show how APIs can be consumed in WebIDE to build apps.

Dr. Harsh Jegadeesan, Chief Product Owner, Digital Transformation Services, SAP HANA Cloud Platform

Michael Hill, Director, Product Marketing, SAP HANA Cloud Platform
19 Jan (9:30am EST; 3:30pm CET) Interpreting traces collected with the Single Transaction Analysis tool (ST12)

[This webinar is hosted by SAP Product Support, continuation of ABAP Troubleshooting call from Dec 5, 2016]

The Single Transaction Analysis tool, transaction ST12, allows support professionals to collect both ABAP traces and performance traces with an integrated user interface. It offers different methods for tracing and also allows the recording of traces of ABAP transactions, ABAP reports, Webdynpro pages, BSP pages and background jobs. The traces collected by this tool can be used to investigate code errors and performance problems. This training will show you how to interpret the traces collected with ST12 as well as how to deal with common problems you may see while using ST12.
marco.monteiro, SAP Senior Support Engineer

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