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#askSAP Analytics Innovations Community Call: SAP BusinessObjects BI Strategy and Roadmap

Collective insight gives you the power to engage with all of your data, move beyond pie charts and bar charts to develop more advanced visualizations, and gain huge value by predicting what’s coming next.

Hear from our featured speakers, who will outline concrete steps and required technologies so you can start enabling collective insight today:

  • Analytics Solutions from SAP: Vision and Strategy for Collective Insight
  • Simplifying the End-User Experience: The Convergence of the SAP BI Product Portfolio
  • Simplifying SAP Customer’s Technology Stack: Innovation Without Disruption
  • Simplifying Software Consumption: Analytics Solutions from SAP in the Cloud
Analytic solutions from SAP are uniquely positioned to enable collective insight. SAP delivers this with an enterprise business intelligence solution (SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.1) that gives users the power to engage with all their data, on any device, across any platform, in real-time; providing trust, agility, and foresight.

This session will provide insight into the strategy and direction for the SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence portfolio and address key technology areas such as enterprise BI, agile visualization, and advanced analytics as well as SAP’s vision and strategy for Cloud BI.

It’s your opportunity to join the conversation live and share your input on our BI product direction and strategy.

You won’t want to miss this key interactive event. Connect with us during the community call and submit your questions via Twitter with #askSAP.


Featured Speakers

Steve Lucas, Global President, SAP Platform Solutions, @nstevenlucas

Steve Lucas is the global president of SAP Platform Solutions, leading the go-to-market teams and strategy for Analytics, Database & Technology, Mobile, and Big Data. With his primary focus on market acceleration and adoption in SAP’s core innovation areas, Lucas develops and executes strategy across all markets and ensures operational excellence within the global GTM teams.

Jayne Landry, Global VP and GM Business Intelligence, SAP, @jaynelandry

Jayne Landry leads Business Intelligence at SAP, responsible for delivering enterprise business intelligence and agile visualization solutions to market that give organizations the power to engage and visualize data, discover new customers, identify disruptive business models and drive transformational innovation. Based in Vancouver Canada, Ms Landry has been with SAP for 11 years, through Crystal Decisions and Business Objects, with broad experience in product management and go-to-market strategies across direct and indirect channels. Prior to joining the company Jayne has 15 years of high-tech experience in applications, mobility and cloud, as well as industry experience in the telecommunications, manufacturing and tourism sectors. Jayne holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Auckland (NZ).

Ty Miller, Vice President of SAP Lumira Product Management, @wtymiller

Ty Miller is Vice President of SAP Business Intelligence Product Management. In previous roles Ty has been responsible for the Solution Management of In-Memory analytics solutions including HANA and the SAP BusinessObjects Explorer, accelerated version. Ty has been a Consulting Architect, OEM Pre-Sales Principal Architect and Solution Management Director advising on and implementing SAP BusinessObjects business intelligence solutions for both customers and partners. Prior to his career at SAP Ty spent five years in the French Foreign Legion's 2nd Parachute Regiment. Ty holds an MBA in International Business and an MA in International Affairs from The George Washington University.


Blair Wheadon, GM of Business Intelligence for SAP application landscapes, @BlairTWheadon

Blair's background includes both high-touch enterprise software sold through direct sales, and high-volume software sold through low touch channels like 2-tier distribution and estore. As a solution manager, his responsibilities span a broad range of business functions like working with marketing to come up with demand generation plans, working with development to prioritize features with the highest business value, and working with sales to ensure the field is enabled and on-message.

Greg Myers, SAP Mentor, EVtechnologies, @gpmyers

Greg Myers has worked in the analytics industry for the past 16 years, specializing in Business Objects tools for 12 years. He is primarily focused on the operational side of analytics, working with BI architecture, performance, and administration. He is an SAP Certified Associate in SAP BusinessObjects, as well as an SAP Mentor and active volunteer with America's SAP User Group (ASUG). He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Information Systems, and a Master of Business Administration. Greg is the co-author of SAP-PRESS's recent release of SAP BusinessObjects BI System Administration. Greg lives in the suburban Philadelphia area of Pennsylvania, and when he's not working or speaking at a conference, he can be found outside running, training for his next marathon.