I was part of both SAP TechEd teams this year in San Diego as well as Munich. It was a lot of work, but also a lot of fun.
At both events Shai Agassi was one of the keynote presenters. He was great, but don't take my word for it. Dagfinn Parnas also mentions in his SAP TechEd summary : Interesting key notes from technically adapt SAP leaders (especially Shai Agassi's keynote was excellent)
With 5000 other SAP TechEd participants in attendance standing in the back it had a bit the feeling of a Rolling Stones or Queens stadium concert. I took the picture to the left in Munich.
At the Accelerating Change Conference happening next weekend at Stanford there will be around 300 people which means you will be a lot closer to the action.
Shai's keynote will be about Achieving Enterprise Agility:
Abstract: SAP customers process roughly 50% of the world's GDP through its systems annually. Flexibility, interconnectivity, analytics and usability are key capabilities that companies need to succeed in today's competitive marketplace. Mr. Agassi will illustrate SAP's strategy for enabling the "in-time enterprise" which can rapidly adapt to market demands and increase the velocity of events throughout business networks.
It boggles my mind that 50% of the world's GDP is running through SAP systems. I had no idea. Makes sense to check out what is in store for the next years in this area.