SAP HANA iFG Expert Webinar Series – February 2019

Scott Feldman

Posted by Scott Feldman on January 28, 2019

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Hello everyone,

With 6,300+ members, SAP HANA customers, partners, and experts are part of an exclusive international community supporting your SAP HANA implementations and adoption initiatives. We’re excited to bring many compelling SAP HANA topics to you in 2019!

This community, known as the SAP HANA International Focus Group (iFG), gives you and your team access to face-to-face activities as well as our acclaimed webinar series to help you deliver SAP HANA solutions to your organization.

Check out the January “Data Bites and Bits” webinars and recordings: 
(Click on the links. See details.)

Register today for the February webinars (Click on the links. See details below.):

We encourage you to learn more below, register, and plan to join us! If you are already an iFG member, you have access to past webinar recordings and materials.

If you are new to this global SAP HANA community, then register for access @

Best regards,

Scott Feldman, Esquire
Global Head, SAP HANA Customer Community

Upcoming Sessions:

Feb 5th

Data Bit: Smart Data Integration and the SAP HANA service
Everyone knows data is growing, so the concept of a single database is hopeless.

Learn how SAP HANA service leverages Smart Data Integration to easily build a consolidated view.

  • Rudi Leibbrandt
    Senior Director in the Database & Data Management Product Management
    SAP America

Time: 8am PST, 11am EST, 5pm CEST
Click here to register >>

Feb 6th

Successes and Lessons Learned from the State of Arkansas Upgrade and Migrations to SAP HANA
In this session, speakers will share their lessons on the seamless migration to SAP Suite on HANA, the migration of SAP BW to SAP BW on HANA and the final conversion to SAP BW/4HANA. They will also provide some practical advice for ensuring successful migrations and conversions of this nature.

  • Johannes Lombard
    EVP: Analytics and Technology
    LSI Consulting Inc.
  • Kiran Naik
    ValueStream Inc.
  • Marc Bernard
    Chief Architect for Data Warehousing in SAP HANA Competency Center

Time: 8am PST, 11am EST, 5pm CEST
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Feb 12th

How to Successfully Migrate SAP Applications to SAP HANA® and SAP S/4HANA® in the Cloud
Discover how SAP HANA fits into our cloud strategy, where to get started on your SAP HANA journey, how to overcome challenges migrating to SAP HANA and more!

  • Patrick Osterhaus
    President and Chief Technology Officer
    Protera Technologies

Time: 8am PST, 11am EST, 5pm CEST
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Feb 27th

Move Your Geospatial Data with con terra, the Trusted Integration Partner to SAP HANA

What if you can hold all your geospatial data and business information in one single place? What if you don’t have to worry about heterogenous systems and legacy systems? What if you can run your analytics in real time while continuing to use ArcGIS for geoprocessing and mapping?

Learn more about the interaction between FME and SAP HANA, the center piece for the consolidation of geospatial and business data. con terra, the trusted integration partner, will introduce you to FME, an interoperability software by Safe Software and show how to read, manipulate and enrich heterogenous data and last but not least, write it into SAP HANA.


  • Marcus Dorfmeyer
    Senior Product Manager SAP HANA Spatial & SAP HANA Graph
  • Marcel Sprotte
    Consultant Spatial ETL, Team Project Services
    con terra

Click here to register >>

Feb 28th

#askSAP Call: SAP Analytics 2019 Strategy and Roadmap
Learn what SAP Analytics has planned for 2019 directly from the experts on topics such as SAP roadmap and vision for analytics, product specific updates for SAP Analytics Cloud and the SAP BusinessObjects suite, product strategy for cloud and hybrid solutions & product demos.


  • Tammy Powlas (Moderator)
    SAP Mentor, Senior Business Analyst, Fairfax Water
  • Mohamed Abdel Hadi
    Global Vice President Product Management, SAP Analytics Cloud, GTM, SAP
  • Ty Miller
    VP of Product Management, SAP Analytics Cloud, SAP
  • Adrian Westmoreland
    Product Management SAP Analytics Cloud, SAP

Time: 8am PST, 11am EST, 5pm CEST
Click here to register >>

Feb 19th

SAP Leonardo Now Online – Virtual Event on Future Tech

We want to make sure you stay up to speed and invite you to join us for our global virtual show on Future Technology. In just under 70 minutes we present a wide range of technologies:

  • Blockchain & Distributed Ledger Technology
  • Machine Learning & Robotic Process Automation (RPA)
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Big Data & Analytics
  • Conversational AI

View Here >>

Thank you to our
SAP HANA iFG Community Sponsor: Google Cloud!
Check out the January webinar episodes and recordings from our on-going Data Bites and Bits Series

Jan 29th

Data Bit: Data Orchestration Versus ETL – What is the Difference?
In this short session we will discuss the evolution of ETL, OLTP, OLAP, and how multifacted data is evolving the data landscapes to data orchestration.

  • Silvio Arcangeli
    Senior Director in the Database & Data Management Product Strategy & Go-to-Market

Time: 8am PST, 11am EST, 5pm CEST
Click here to listen now >>


Jan 31st

Data Bite: How is an SAP HANA Data Warehouse Different?
This session will provide you with an overview on the topic of SAP SQL Data Warehousing in the context of the HANA Data Management Suite (HDMS).

  • Axel Meier
    Sr. Director Big Data Warehousing GTM
  • KP Sauer
    Sr. Director Big Data Warehousing GTM

Time: 7am PST, 10am EST, 4pm CEST
Click here to register now >>

Join the Community! Be a part of the SAP HANA International Focus Group Community today! Join the exclusive SAP HANA International Focus Group (iFG) Jam Community!This community provides a single, central global location for unique SAP HANA updates only available to our members. Enjoy these benefits:

  • Global SAP HANA Expert and leadership insights exclusive to our community
  • Early access to SAP HANA related product updates and upcoming events
  • Receive the latest information and updates (webinars, recordings, and focused content)
  • HANA Spotlight webcasts from our customer successes

Don’t miss out on the latest SAP HANA updates!

Join the SAP HANA iFG Community today – CLICK HERE if you’re already a member. If not, please register @


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