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Demystifying SAP HANA

AVAILABLE ON DEMAND:
Originally broadcast on:
Date: Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Time: 1:00 pm ET/10:00 am PT
Duration: 60 minutes (including Q&A)

Hosted by SAPinsider, sponsored by SAP and IBM

You’ve heard the debates, read the tweets, and listened to competitor FUD. Now it’s time to start having a productive conversation with people who can give you the right information, guidance, and real-world examples.

Join Steve Lucas, Executive Vice President and General Manager, SAP Database & Technology, and Vijay Vijayasankar, Head of SAP Forward Engineering, IBM Global Business Services, as they discuss the SAP HANA platform. They’ll answer key questions that continue to surface and dispel the mystery that surrounds this game-changing technology.

As a real-time platform for analytics and applications, you’ll learn how SAP HANA simplifies the IT stack. Hear about its powerful features including significant processing speed, the ability to handle “Big Data,” predictive capabilities, and text-mining capabilities.


• Find out why Steve says SAP HANA does not replace the SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse (SAP NetWeaver BW) component.

• Learn how Vijay works with SAP and the SAP HANA team to make IBM clients run better.


Don’t miss this lively and informative discussion, brought to you by SAP Insider and presented by the people who know and understand what SAP HANA can do for your business.


Presenters:

Steve Lucas, Global Executive Vice President and General Manager, SAP Database & Technology

Steve Lucas is executive vice president of SAP’s global Database & Technology (D&T) organization. As EVP and GM, Steve drives a unified go-to-market vision across all global sales, marketing, and product management functions and is responsible for the entire D&T portfolio which includes database and data warehousing, information management, and platform, middleware, & cloud technologies, including SAP HANA. New in 2012, the D&T portfolio includes the SAP Sybase portfolio.

Prior to rejoining SAP in mid-2009, Lucas was an SVP with Salesforce.com, responsible for encouraging customers, partners, and developers to adopt the Force.com cloud computing platform.

Lucas originally joined SAP through the acquisition of Business Objects in 2007 where he had spent 10 years at Business Objects and Crystal Decisions in a number of management positions. Lucas holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado and has published several books on business intelligence.


Vijay Vijayasankar, Associate Partner, IBM's Global SAP Practice.

As part of IBM Global Business Services, Vijay heads the SAP Forward Engineering team Globally and in North America where he is responsible for driving the latest SAP innovations within IBM's SAP consulting services practice.

Vijay has the distinct honor of being an SAP mentor (https://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/sdn/sapmentors) and won the prestigious 2008 SAP blogger award (https://wiki.sdn.sap.com/wiki/display/Community/Top+Ten+Blogs+for+2008).

Vijay has more than 13 years experience in SAP consulting for a variety of premiere clients in North America, Europe and Asia. He is certified in Technology Consulting as a Thought Leader, the highest level IBM bestows.

Photo credit: Michael Krigsman, CEO Asuret, Inc.