Black businesswoman checking the time on wristwatch in corridorAnyone who’s attended any SAP event knows you walk a lot. At SAPPHIRE NOW, we had a fitness analytics challenge to see who truly walked the most steps. It was fun to do, so we decided to repeat it at the ASUG SAP BusinessObjects User Conference. Which conference do you think draws the most footsteps? I’m not familiar with the Anaheim Convention Center, but the Orlando Convention Center is cavernous.

How to Participate

Do you have a FitBit or other device for measuring steps taken, stairs climbed, distance traveled? Well, bring it with you to Anaheim and:

  • Wear your device Monday – Wednesday
  • Export your data as a CSV and/or Excel file
  • Send the file to by Monday, 9/16
  • Include your age, location, and sex when you send you data (if you don’t mind), so we can do some analysis on demographics

We’ll import all that data into SAP Lumira  (thanks to Timo Elliott) to explore the results and determine the winner. Results will be announced via a YouTube video a la Data Geek on Monday, 9/23.

Winners will get full bragging rights and the opportunity to give their friends a good ribbing – something that Jamie Oswald, Greg Myers, Dallas Marks, Eric Vallo, and Thomas Wailgum – the original catalysts for the challenge – will certainly enjoy. ;-) Although, none of them won in Orlando – Daniel Graversen walked the most steps. And Henrik Wagner, I promise, you’ll be in the video this time!

So what do you say? How far do you think you’ll walk? Care to throw down a gauntlet?

I was a gimpy at SAPPHIRE due to foot surgery, and as expected, I brought up the rear. I won’t have that excuse this time. And while I doubt I’ll rack up 30+ miles like Daniel did, I won’t be last – and I’ll log at least 15 miles (5 a day). That’s a promise!

Who will join me?