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openSAP Invites

English, Technology, 1 season, 49 episodes, 1 day, 7 hours, 52 minutes
openSAP Invites you to learn with us on the go. Watch out for episodes with your favorite instructors as we interview them to uncover their own learning habits, discuss their courses, and ask them for additional learning recommendations for you. The series includes specially chosen Thought Leader episodes to highlight a diverse selection of innovative topics to help broaden our learning horizons and keep us inspired.
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Episode 28: Learn Automation Techniques with Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) for SAP Software Solutions

In this episode, I will have a conversation with two guest experts from Red Hat, Ricardo Garcia and Markus Koch. Automation has become a key feature in current IT organizations. Software technology End User demand is constantly increasing driven by changing market conditions and the democratization of IT. IT organizations must react faster and more flexibly with limited resources as they tend to IT infrastructure requirements. Automation helps to reproduce complete software deployments and system configurations much faster with considerable error reductions. Red Hat’s Ansible Automation Platform allows for the administration of the entire lifecycle of RHEL servers such as patching, security fixes, subscriptions, Red Hat Insights, and the SaaS that makes sure that all the RHEL hosts are compliant with Red Hat’s and other vendors’ recommendations (like SAP) based on their respective customers policies. Red Hat’s Ansible technology can be an effective solution that can help SAP Basis Administrators manage automation workflows across multiple SAP Software solutions.
2/1/202325 minutes, 50 seconds
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Episode 27: Learn the Ropes of Coding with ABAP

Welcome to openSAP Invites. I'm your host, Elena Lucarelli, and in this episode, I’ll be talking to two guest experts from the SAP Global Developer and Community Relations team, Mamikee Kanneh and Rich Heilman. We’ll talk about the basics of ABAP, why it’s worth learning, and where to start your learning journey.
9/28/202233 minutes, 48 seconds
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Episode 26: Learn SAP Analytics Cloud

SAP Analytics Cloud is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering that combines business intelligence, enterprise planning, and augmented analytics. In this podcast episode, we will discuss topics related to augmented business intelligence such as modeling, story creation and analysis, augmented analytics, and analytic applications.
8/10/202224 minutes, 8 seconds
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Episode 25: Learn the Basics of SAP Business ByDesign

Welcome to openSAP Invites! I’m your host, Elena Lucarelli. In this episode, I’m talking with Rainer Zinow, one of the content experts for our openSAP courses on SAP Business ByDesign. Rainer discusses the beginning of the collaboration with openSAP, why should customers and partners take the courses and what the SAP Business ByDesign team has planned for 2022 on openSAP.
7/13/202224 minutes, 59 seconds
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Thought Leaders Episode 20: Keeping the World Safe Through Online Learning

Welcome to a special Thought Leaders episode with Heini Utunen in which we discuss how the World Health Organization’s online learning platform facilitates the transfer of public health knowledge for emergencies on a massive scale. Heini takes us behind the scenes and shares how it felt to be in the position of providing trusted information in an emergency response. She tells us how she and her team took over responsibility for being first, fast, and frequent in providing fact-based information about the situation in a timely manner for those who needed it.
6/15/202236 minutes, 34 seconds
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Episode 24: Learn How to Improve Your Communication with Sketching for IT Business

Learn how basic sketching skills can improve your communication with your team and your customers as we talk about the openSAP course “Be Visual: Sketching Basics for IT Business."
5/17/202222 minutes, 14 seconds
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Episode 23: Learn How SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Can Help Move SAP Workloads to the Public Cloud

Learn about SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, the leading Linux platform for hosting SAP workloads, including SAP HANA, SAP NetWeaver and SAP S/4HANA.
4/20/202244 minutes, 5 seconds
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Episode 22: Learn How to Speed Up Your Implementations of SAP SuccessFactors Solutions

Learn how to speed up implementations with the package configuration manager, a business configuration tool that uses SAP Best Practices and qualified partner packaged solutions to automate many of the standard configurations that are common across customer implementations.
3/30/202230 minutes, 30 seconds
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Episode 21: Learn How to Communicate Mindfully and with Confidence

Learn how to become a better, more mindful, and more confident communicator. Improve your professional communication skills and overcome your fear of public speaking.
1/26/202234 minutes, 33 seconds
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Thought Leaders Episode 19: Reimagining an Inclusive Workplace: What Being a Great Dinner Host Can Teach Us About Diversity

In this laid-back episode, we discuss the complexities of navigating our different cultures, values, and biases. Learn how becoming a better dinner party host and ensuring everyone feels welcome at your table can help you to improve your working relationships too.
12/14/202146 minutes, 50 seconds
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Episode 20: Learn How to Build Better Products with a Human-Centric Product Backlog

Learn how to integrate the human perspective into software development and build better products as we talk about the openSAP course "Building Better Products with a Human-Centric Backlog".
11/24/202137 minutes, 39 seconds
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Episode 19: Learn About Building Applications with SAP Business Technology Platform and Microsoft Services

Learn about the partnership between SAP and Microsoft and how you can get started with building your own applications with SAP Business Technology Platform and Microsoft Services.
10/27/202143 minutes, 59 seconds
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Thought Leaders Episode 18: Discover the Inspiration Behind Coworking Spaces

​Meet Lone Aggersbjerg to discover the inspiration behind coworking spaces, the flexibility of hybrid working models, and what it’s like to be an entrepreneur in the midst of a pandemic.
9/15/202139 minutes, 32 seconds
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Episode 18: Learn About Extensibility Concepts Using SAP Extension Suite

​Learn about extensibility concepts, the different extension types available, and focus on event-driven extensions with SAP Extension Suite.
7/28/202145 minutes, 44 seconds
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Episode 17: Learn the Latest on SAP's Climate 21 Initiative

​​Learn how SAP's Climate 21 initiative is helping customers minimize the CO2 footprint of their products, operations, and supply chains.
7/14/202136 minutes, 40 seconds
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Thought Leaders Episode 17: How to Provide an Experience That Delights Your Customers

​Meet Jeannie Walters, writer, speaker, and CEO of Experience Investigators to understand your customer’s journey, develop a CX strategy that delights, and learn how to drive action with results through customer journey mapping.
6/30/202148 minutes, 4 seconds
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Thought Leaders Episode 16: The Economic (and Human) Power of the LGBT+ Community & Their Allies

​Meet Jens Schadendorf, economist, author on D&I and CSR topics, and an independent LGBT+ diversity researcher and learn about the economic (and human) power of the LGBT+ community and their allies. We discuss his latest book “GaYme Changer: How the LGBT+ Community and Their Allies Are Changing the Global Economy"​
6/16/202149 minutes, 7 seconds
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Thought Leaders Episode 15: Pride in the Workplace

​Discussion on D&I, corporate social responsibility, and the LGBTQ+ community at SAP. How can we all work together to achieve equality, respect, and shared success in our professional and personal lives?
6/9/202146 minutes, 51 seconds
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Thought Leaders Episode 14: How to Inspire and Empower Equality in IT

Learn from Senior Vice President, SAP User Enablement and Managing Director of SAP Labs India, Sindhu Gangadharan, how to support a society where talents and skills outshine everything else.
6/2/202141 minutes, 51 seconds
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Thought Leaders Episode 13: Augmented Reality for Inclusive Learning Experiences

​Learn from Cheryl Bayer and V.R. Ferose how education can be brought to life with augmented reality by creating deeper and more inclusive learning experiences for people of all abilities.
5/26/202149 minutes, 46 seconds
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Episode 16: Learn About DevOps & the Benefits for SAP Environments

​Learn from SAP experts how DevOps can increase the agility and quality of development projects by overcoming silos and creating autonomous teams. Gain an understanding of the benefits of DevOps for SAP environments.
5/12/202136 minutes, 17 seconds
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Thought Leaders Episode 12: Building Resilience to Succeed and Thrive

​​Learn from Dr. Gail Gazelle how to build everyday resilience and thrive by embracing a growth mindset, developing your emotional intelligence, and using mindfulness techniques to overcome life's stresses and challenges.
5/5/202147 minutes, 40 seconds
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Episode 15: Learn About How to Start Building Powerful Chatbots with SAP Conversational AI

Learn about how to start building powerful chatbots on SAP Business Technology Platform with SAP Conversational AI to improve the user experience by efficiently managing and supporting repetitive business tasks.
4/21/202145 minutes, 12 seconds
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Thought Leaders Episode 11: Reimagine the Future in a Post-Pandemic World

​Welcome to openSAP Invites. I’m your host Robert Nichols, and I’m excited to welcome two futurists from Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Frank Diana and Kevin Benedict. Frank and I first worked together on an openSAP thought leaders course called “Reimagining the Future: A Journey Through the Looking Glass”. A course that explained that we can no longer predict the future, but instead must rehearse it. Frank, Kevin and I discuss, with a particular focus on the impact of the pandemic on future possible scenarios for our standard way of living.
4/14/202140 minutes, 37 seconds
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Episode 14: Learn About SAP Business Technology Platform with SAP Discovery Center Missions

Learn about SAP Business Technology Platform use cases and gain hands-on experience for free with SAP Discovery Center missions and services. Find out how to explore content, discover what’s new, and how to get started.
4/7/202141 minutes, 16 seconds
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Episode 13: Learn the Benefits of SAP Fieldglass and its Use Cases

​ Learn about SAP Fieldglass, SAP’s Vendor Management System, and understand its benefits and key use cases. Find out what’s new, what’s to come in 2021, and where to learn more.
3/24/202134 minutes, 21 seconds
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Episode 12: Learn to Define & Execute an Enterprise Integration Strategy with SAP Integration Solution Advisory Methodology

Learn how to define and execute an enterprise integration strategy using the SAP Integration Solution Advisory Methodology. Hear expert, Katrin von Ahsen, explain SAP’s integration strategy and outline key use cases.
3/10/202130 minutes, 53 seconds
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Thought Leaders Episode 10: Distant Socializing - Learn How SAP Is Connecting & Protecting Its Workforce

This is our personal invite to you to join our casual lunchtime chat where we discuss the personal challenges of working from home and the importance of good routines. Since COVID social distancing means that many of us are working remotely, Cawa and Nina have become expert enablers of distant socializing! Stay tuned to hear about their daily struggles and successes and learn what motivates and inspires them to drive pioneering HR projects at SAP.
2/24/202150 minutes, 49 seconds
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Episode 11: Learn How to Automate & Optimize Processes with SAP AI Business Services

​Learn how to kick-start your own intelligent processes and gain hands-on experience. Hear about the latest SAP AI Business Services innovations, understand how it's enabling the intelligent enterprise, and discover what's to come in 2021. And for fans of podcasts, like you and me, Jana has some very exciting news to share.
1/27/202130 minutes, 49 seconds
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Thought Leaders Episode 9: How to Lead in Tumultuous Times

​Learn the importance of empathy, ambition, and truth for all great leaders and understand why it's essential for us to walk the talk and build communities during tumultuous times especially. Join us as we speak with V.R. Ferose, Senior Vice President, Head of SAP Academy for Engineering, about the leadership challenges of 2020 and discover what we can learn from great leaders past and present.
1/13/202142 minutes, 13 seconds
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Thought Leaders Episode 8: The Power of Storytelling

​​Hear from Charlotte Otter, a successful journalist, crime fiction author, and Head of Executive & Employee Communications at SAP, how you can develop your storytelling skills to captivate and fascinate your audience and drive business results. Charlotte shares her experiences working as a journalist in her native South Africa, tells us how she became a published author of feminist crime fiction, and explains how she helps executives use storytelling techniques to become effective public speakers.
12/15/202038 minutes, 6 seconds
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Episode 10: Why Listening is Important to Design, Shape, and Manage the Employee Experience

​In this episode, we speak with Dr. Benjamin Granger of the XM Qualtrics Institute and Emily Wilson of SAP SuccessFactors about Human Experience Management. We discuss the importance of using experience management as a discipline of experience and operational data to manage and improve the core experiences of a business that are extended to the experiences we deliver to our employees, our hiring candidates, our customers, our future customers, our suppliers, and so on. We learn the importance of listening to our employees and stakeholders in order to truly understand how to make those core business experiences better.
12/9/202039 minutes, 5 seconds
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Episode 9: Learn How to Enhance the User Experience with SAP Fiori

​​In this episode, we speak with Thomas Reiss, Vice President of SAP User Experience Product Management, about user experience and design, and we discover the latest updates and innovations to SAP Fiori design system. We also learn more about the associated development tools and technologies that enhance and bring intelligence to the enterprise user experience.
11/25/202044 minutes, 2 seconds
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Thought Leaders Episode 7: AI Assistance in Healthcare

​​The COVID-19 pandemic has brought new concerns and an avalanche of information that caregivers need to learn and apply in their daily work. In this episode we learn how the Augmented Intelligence (AI) solution, Staff Assist, developed by Pryon with K4Connect, supports caregivers by extracting the answers they need from lengthy and complex documents so they can focus on giving the best possible care.
11/11/202053 minutes, 12 seconds
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Episode 8: Learn How to Program with Snap!

​Discover how easy and fun it can be to hone our programming skills with Snap! Listen to SAP experts Jadga Huegle and Jens Moenig as they share their knowledge and their totally infectious enthusiasm!
10/28/202040 minutes, 6 seconds
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Episode 7: Learn how Human Experience Management Shifts the Focus in HR

​Welcome to openSAP Invites, I'm your host, Robert Nichols, and in this episode, we will learn about Human Experience Management or HXM with Dr. Steven Hunt. Steve will tell us what is HXM, what are the different types of employee experiences that determine how we feel about our work and how the environment we work in can influence that experience.
10/14/202040 minutes, 33 seconds
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Thought Leaders Episode 6: New Work and Purpose

​Gain a greater understanding of the New Work discussion and our search for purpose. In this episode, we discuss the recent openSAP Thought Leader course, New Work and Purpose, and reflect and reconsider the future of work in the context of accelerated change through the COVID-19 pandemic.
9/30/202036 minutes, 14 seconds
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Episode 6: Learn How Integration and APIs are the Foundation of Intelligent Enterprises

Learn about SAP Cloud Platform Integration Suite and how integration and APIs form the foundation upon which intelligent enterprises are built.
9/16/202042 minutes, 44 seconds
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Thought Leaders Episode 5: Cultivate a Positive Mindset for Self-Innovation

Learn how to cultivate and nourish a positive mindset and attitude for self-development and self-innovation. While we can’t always be in control of the things that happen to us, we are always free to choose how we respond. Ultimately, it's our own thoughts that can either limit our choices or guide us towards a happier and healthier life.
9/2/202042 minutes, 47 seconds
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Episode 5: Learn How SAP AppHaus Leads Innovation with Technology and Culture

Learn how SAP AppHaus leads innovation with technology and culture and puts the human experience first. Edda Mann and Matthias Langholz from SAP AppHaus Heidelberg, Germany share the fun ways they lead innovation on-site - and virtually - and talk about the key enablers of innovation and award-winning projects.
8/19/202043 minutes, 5 seconds
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Episode 4: Learn How to Build Applications with SAP Cloud Application Programming Model

Gain additional knowledge, insights, and recommendations on SAP Cloud Application Programming Model from Christian Georgi, development expert for SAP Cloud Platform. Christian guides us through a typical development project, provides his personal insights from the early days of CAP, his experiences as an instructor of the openSAP course "Building Applications with SAP Cloud Application Programming Model" and his involvement in the latest innovative apps built by SAP. He also gives an outlook of exciting new features to come and shares additional learning tips and hands-on practice.
8/5/202039 minutes, 45 seconds
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Thought Leaders Episode 4: Mastering the Art of Lifelong Learning

In this Thought Leader episode, we speak with V.R. Ferose, Senior Vice President, Head of SAP Academy for Engineering at SAP SE about his perspective on the importance of lifelong learning and ask him how we too can master this skill and contribute meaningfully to society in the process.
7/22/202045 minutes, 20 seconds
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Episode 3: Learn How to Automate Processes with SAP Intelligent Robotic Process Automation

In this episode, we learn all about Robotic Process Automation (RPA) with Laurent Hurtebize from SAP Intelligent Robotic Process Automation. We promise you an informative, inspiring, and entertaining episode as Laurent shares with us how to bring intelligence and fun to process automation.
7/8/202043 minutes, 26 seconds
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Episode 2: Learn How to Innovate Fast on SAP Cloud Platform

Learn how to build innovative applications fast on SAP Cloud Platform with Tim Back, Chief Development Architect for SAP Cloud Platform Extensions. Special focus on development approaches, programming models, and tools including SAP Cloud Application Programming Model (CAP), RESTful ABAP Programming Model (RAP), SAPUI5, and Fiori Elements (FE).
6/24/202036 minutes, 39 seconds
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Thought Leaders Episode 3: Our Future – AI Possibilities & Potential

By combining the strengths of humans and technology, can we evolve into superhumans as we learn, act, and make decisions at a whole new level? Let us take you on a journey through time as we discuss future possibilities and the problem-solving potential of AI.
6/10/202039 minutes, 14 seconds
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Thought Leaders Episode 2: Pryon – AI Transformation at Work

Have you wondered how AI can drive transformation from the core of the enterprise, help you make smarter decisions, and free up time to focus more on the work you love to do? We'll learn about AI use cases in the enterprise and the vision of Igor's company Pryon.
6/3/202043 minutes, 35 seconds
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Thought Leaders Episode 1: Origins of AI – Human Fear & Fascination

What is the origin of AI? What's the difference between artificial and augmented intelligence? Why are we fascinated - and scared – of its potential? I'll ask Igor all these questions and more. And Alexa… I hope you'll be listening, as we'll also talk about you.
5/27/202035 minutes, 41 seconds
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Episode 1: Intrapreneurship: Employee-Driven Innovations

​In this episode, we're talking to Christian Friedl, Researcher at the University of Applied Sciences, Graz, Austria, about the BizMOOC Knowledge Alliance and his role here. The BizMOOC Knowledge Alliance was founded in 2016 to enable a European-wide exploitation of the potential of Massive Open Online Courses for the world of business. We'll be highlighting the recent online course "Intrapreneurship – Employee-Driven Innovations", which ran on openSAP between February and March this year. We'll be talking about intrapreneurship, entrepreneurship, and the difference between the two. I'm keen to learn more about his research into learners' intentions to discover whether Massive Open Online Courses like these are entertainment, edutainment, or more? With a bit of luck, hopefully we can persuade Chris to share some of his first findings from the course surveys.
5/19/202026 minutes, 7 seconds
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Episode 0: Teaser

In this teaser episode of openSAP Invites, we invited the founder of openSAP, Clemens Link, to talk to us about SAP's free learning platform. We talk about what inspired him to create openSAP in 2013, the importance and benefits of MOOCs, and new complementary learning offerings in the form of microlearning and podcasts. Discover background knowledge about openSAP, hear about the people working behind the scenes, and learn about the numbers that motivate, excite, and help us to learn more about the openSAP community.
5/12/202019 minutes, 39 seconds