Jamie Oswald’s Reaction to Steve Lucas Keynote at ASUG SABOUC 2014

Jamie Oswald gave his reaction immediately following Steve Lucas‘ keynote at the ASUG SAP Analytics and BusinessObjects User Conference in Fort Worth, Texas last month.

Already off-brand in my second sentence. Steve, beyond bringing charisma, did a great job expressing the pain of what SAP BusinessObjects and/or SAP Analytics customers are going through at their businesses. A first step we should all be looking at is to get on the most recent major version of the platform, SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence  4.1. This allows customers to take advantage of the innovation that is there and prepares them to receive more frequent updates of that some innovation going forward.

Here’s Steve’s Keynote.

And click here to get Dallas Marks’ preaction to the keynote.


If we could have named this episode appropriately, we sure would have. Today, we talk about topics ranging from ASUG SABOC to SAP Lumira to the lifespan of BI4.1.  Derek Loranca joins Diversified Semantic Layer regulars Josh Fletcher, Greg Myers, Jamie Oswald, and me. And, my dog really ate my podcast.

SBOUC 2013 Live from the ASUG News Studio

Our pals over at ASUG News were kind enough to share the stage with us, once again during the event happy hour (don’t judge us), to continue our panel discussion on the Network of Truthi-ness . This panel is a continuation of our episode a few months back.

We had a blast and definitely hope to be back next year.

Oh, and hey, the sweat bands are a hot item.  You can still get them by showing us what an adoring fan you are or something.

SBOUC and SAP TechEd

There is a lot of debate on the question of putting SBOUC in the same venue as SAP TechEd in the US.  It’s a conversation that weighs heavy on many.  SAP Mentor Derek Deloranca joins regulars Eric Vallo, Greg Myers, Jamie Oswald and Dallas Marks. We do our best here to tackle the tough topic and constructively think through ways we can make it work.

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ASUG SBOUC 2013 Wrap Up

The 2013 ASUG SAP BusinessObjects User Conference (SBOUC) comes to a close.  We will keep it brief (haha).

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SBOUC Dev Wars 2013

Jamie Oswald and Greg Myers took a few minutes to discuss the upcoming Developer Wars competition at the SAP BusinessObjects User Conference. Joined by ASUG’s Kimberly Haschalk and GABO Cigar‘s Gabe Orthous, the conversation went from what happened last year to why you should sign up this year (here’s the link).

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