BI & A – Not your Grandfather’s BusinessObjects Conference

Jamie and Clint are joined by Steve Morris of Eventful Conferences to discuss the upcoming ASUG Business Intelligence & Analytics Conference (formerly SABOC, formerly SBOUC). An Eventful conference is a little different than the old SABOC (and any other SAP Analytics conferences) and we talked about what is different and why. We also got to watch Steve melt as we cornered him into talking on a bright California afternoon whilst waiting to pick up a kid.

If you’re interested in the next iteration of this conference, it’s a must listen (and quickly – the event is August 7-9 in Nashville.

The State of BICCs

The Diversified Semantic Layer team catch up with old friends Timo Elliott and Derek Loranca, and are joined by Bonnie Brown for her first podcast, to riff on where BI Competency Centers are headed. Hear about good and bad experiences from the  frontline, and how you can be successful in your BICC team.

The Future of SAP BusinessObjects Explorer

Diversified Semantic Layer host Eric Vallo catches up with Explorer enthusiast (and DSL panelist) Dallas Marks and two Explorer customers, Jamie Oswald and Dave Rathbun. While glimpses of Explorer functionality are showing up in SAP Design Studio, SAP Lumira, and even SAP BusinessObjects Cloud, it doesn’t yet have a complete replacement or a migration path.

Join us for a candid conversation about the past, present, and future of SAP BusinessObjects Explorer.

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Steve Lucas

No. STEVE LUCAS!

In between kitten cuddles, a part time job at The GAP, and sending questionable Snapchat pics to Jaime, Steve Lucas was kind enough to take a few minutes out of his hiatus to talk about life after SAP, the road ahead, and Troy Aikman’s giant hands. We don’t know precisely where he’s going, but we can only hope it really will be in our back yard still. Thanks for everything, Steve.

BI 4.2 Ramp Up and You

Clint, Josh and Corey got to chat about their recent experiences in going through the SAP BusinessObjects 4.2 ramp up program.  They also discuss how things are today after being in production for a few months and chat about the imminent release of Service Pack 3 in August.

 

SAP Analytics in APJ with Sam Wong

Clint sat down on the top of the world in Bangkok with Sam Wong from SAP to discuss the SAP Analytics market in APJ.

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