Your Guide to Surviving SAPinsider 2020

SAPinsider 2020 is only a month away! Are you prepared for the six-in-one SAP conference, including topics like cybersecurity, finance, and S/HANA? We’ve compiled the best tips to help shape your experience.

***March 3, 2020 UPDATE: SAPinsider released a statement regarding the move of SAPinsider 2020 to Q3.

SAPinsider 2020
comprises of six different events housed under one roof at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. With one pass, you’ll have access all conference sessions across all six programs from March 17 to 19. 

Each program is scheduled with expert speakers, hands-on workshops, and actionable case studies. With that said, you can leverage this event to maximize your SAP technology investments. At SAPinsider 2020, you’ll connect with SAP’s most trusted community and learn about the best practices, latest research, and product roadmaps. 

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Hot Topic Sessions

Be ready to pick and choose from over 250 sessions presented by more than 150 expert speakers. How will you choose exactly? As previously mentioned, the conference is divided into six (6) different programs with many sessions in each that you can pick and choose to attend.

These are the six agenda at SAPinsider 2020:

  1. Admin, Infrastructure, & Platform
  2. BI, Analytics & SAP HANA
  3. Cybersecurity
  4. Financials
  5. GRC (governance, risk, & compliance)
  6. SAP S/4HANA

Some agendas have more sessions available than others, so make sure to review them all. Review the full SAPinsider 2020 schedule. In the meantime, we’ve picked out a session from each program for each day that we think will bring you the most value.

Highlights for Each Day at SAPinsider 2020

Tuesday, March 17

  1. An Advanced Guide to Administrating and Monitoring an SAP HANA System
  2. Back to the Future – Preserving Your SAP BusinessObjects Investment
  3. Trust Matters! The SAP Security Strategy and Road Map
  4. Case Study: How Johns Hopkins Dramatically Improved Process Efficiency with SAP Fiori
  5. Surviving an SAP Audit – How to Keep the Auditors Out of Your Hair
  6. A Review of SAP S/4HANA Group Reporting: SAP’s Next-Generation Consolidation Solution

Wednesday, March 18

  1. Deciphering the Complex World of SAP Cloud and Puzzling Options
  2. Case Study: Lessons from Epsilon’s Successful SAP Cloud Platform Implementation
  3. SAP’s New Solution Extension: SAP Privacy Management by BigID
  4. Machine Learning in the Financial Close Process: Where Can it Add the Most Value?
  5. Case Study: Inside Hershey’s Internal Control Strategy for their SAP S/4HANA Project
  6. Get Hands-On Experience Using SAP HANA Administration Tools

Thursday, March 19

  1. Stay Safe! Three Major SAP HANA Security Best Practices to Become Security Expertise
  2. Introducing SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence 4.3
  3. Secure by Design: Avoid Costly Remediation Projects wth SAP S/4HANA
  4. Improve Your Cash Flows with SAP S/4HANA Functionality for Working Capital Management
  5. Case Study: Pfizer’s SAP GRC Manual Control Performance Governance, Maintenance, and Operations
  6. A Primer on the Central Finance Deployment Option: Discover Key Intelligent Enterprise Capabilities

If you’re struggling to decide which session to attend to at the same time, you don’t have to! Some of these sessions are also available on other days at different times. Which session will you attend?

 

Additional Professional Development

You also have the option to upgrade your badge to include the pre-conference day JumpStart! The day is scheduled with exclusive labs, workshops, and sessions. These are divided into three topics:

  • BI, Analytics, & SAP HANA
  • Financials
  • SAP S/4HANA

Led by expert SAP directors, you’ll learn from the best of the best to use your SAP platforms most effectively. For example, JumpStart offers a hands-on lab to SAP Analytics Cloud and a step-by-step guide session to building an SAP S 4/HANA implementation business case. 

 

What to Pack for SAPinsider 2020

It’s springtime in the desert during SAPinsider 2020! Most of us will likely be indoors during the day but the evenings are a different story. Be prepared for the temperature to dip in the low 50s. We recommend a coat if you get cold easily!

Since the conference itself is held inside the Bellagio Hotel, it’ll be easy to simply go up to your hotel room if you end up carrying too many things. However, maximize your time by traveling light during conference hours!

These are the things that you should at least have on you, other than comfortable professional clothing:

  • Business Cards – Make sure to have them ordered at least two weeks in advance to ensure that they arrive before your flight to the conference. We like to use Vistaprint for getting affordable business cards.
  • Portable Charger (fully charged) Reduce the stress of a dead phone when you’re at the conference navigating and connecting with others.
  • Business Padfolio - Take your notes and store away other business cards and documents in this easy-to-carry folder!

Note: Be sure to book your room at the Bellagio Hotel by February 21 to secure a discounted rate!

Las Vegas

Dining & Fun Outside the Conference

The Bellagio Hotel has plenty of dining and entertainment options within its walls. You have the pick of fine restaurants from contemporary American cuisine at The Mayfair Supper Club to the exotic and authentic Hong Kong Cuisine at Jasmine. Feel free to also explore French, Japanese, and Italian dining with amazing views of the Bellagio Fountains.

Entertainment options at the hotel include Cirque de Soliel, the Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Garden, and the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art currently featuring Japanese art. Of course, the casino is available at your leisure. Are you feeling lucky?

If you want to stretch your legs and get some fresh air, of course, there are still plenty of dining and activity options outside the hotel. Enjoy Mexican food (and specialty whiskey) at La Monja in a vintage motel. On a more affordable side, you can experience an interesting airline theme restaurant called Flights where food is served in threes.

On the entertainment side, you can catch a few shows at The Smith Center, like a performance from Frankie Moreno or a National Geographic Live with Pulitzer-nominee photojournalist Jodi Cobb. There are many incredible magic and hilarious comedy shows to check out as well. 

 

Join Us At SAPinsider 2020

We’d love to see you at SAPinsider 2020. We’ll be exhibiting at the conference’s expo. Follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter to find out soon enough!

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