After each day of SAPPHIRE Now 2012, “the guys” aka “the fantastic five” aka “insert your nickname  here” gathered to review the day’s news, meetings, and event chatter.  The five (Dennis, Jon, John Appleby, Vijay Vijayasankar, and Harald Reiter) were grouped by SAP blogger relations into a series of candid executive meetings with SAP Executive Board members so there was always plenty to riff on. The “wrap shoots” were not the most scripted shoots you’ll see, but they did capture the energy of the event and the questions raised, if not always answered.

The Day 1 Video Wrap  is embedded above.

Day 1 Show Notes:

:45 McDermott keynote reactions – customer and business-over-tech focus,  but no big announces

2:40 Customers talking ERP – where is ERP on the show floor?

5:15 Conference expectations – awaiting cloud messaging

Day 2 Video Wrap:

Day 2 Show Notes

:45 Day 2 meeting reactions – some chaotic messaging

1:24 BW on HANA – will SAP enable partners to help deliver on the vision?

3:20 Cloud reactions – do we have clarity?

5:16 Lars brings cloud experience and will shake things up

Day 3 Video Wrap:

Day 3 Show Notes:

:40 Developer news a bright spot, ByDesign still “cloudy”

2:15 SAP listening – developer change was community-driven

3:00 HANA is fast – so what else?

4:07 Unplugging HANA in the keynote – SAP responded

4:48 Final thoughts on mobility, Hasso’s keynote, and heading towards TechEd