Barcelona 5At SAP TechEd Barcelona, November 10-12, there are two special pre-conference events that you will want to add to your calendar.

1. #DataGenius Jurgen Faisst Half-Day Workshop – November 9, 9:00 to 13:00

2. #DataGenius Viz a Thon with Sustainable Amazonia Foundation – November 9, 13:00 to 17:00

1: #DataGenius Jurgen Faisst Half-Day Workshop

  • Do you struggle to have enough resources for your dashboard projects?
  • Are you trying to build an information-driven culture?
  • Do you want simpler and faster understanding of your visualizations by your business users?

Get an introduction to the value of adopting visualization standards in your business by attending this half day, pre-conference workshop.

Date/Time: Monday, November 9th from 9:00am to 13:00

Presented by: Jürgen Faisst, Managing Partner of HICHERT+FAISST and Secretary, International Business Communication Standards (IBCS) Association

The free and open International Business Communication Standards (IBCS) are proposals for the conceptual and visual design of management reports and presentations. The purpose of IBCS is to foster the level of understanding in written material for business communication. The IBCS Association is a non-profit organization that publishes the standards for free and engages in extensive consultation and discussion prior to issuing new versions.

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2: #DataGenius Viz a Thon with Sustainable Amazonia Foundation

Our second not-to-be-missed TechEd 2015 pre-conference event is the Viz a Thon with Sustainable Amazonia Foundation (FAS)Monday, November 9 from 13:00 to 17:00.

Plan to arrive early at the conference and lend your data genius visualization skills to help promote, education, health, and forest conservation in the Amazon.

The Sustainable Amazonia Foundation (FAS) is the leading organization helping people in the region, aiding 40,000 people per year. They are responsible for the Bolsa Floresta (PBF) program, a pioneer for the Amazon region and the first internationally certified project in Brazil of its kind. Its goal is to stop deforestation, promote environmental awareness and improve the quality of life for the community. It provides grants to individuals and families to implement sustainable practices.

Those who join us will help Sustainable Amazonia Foundation analyze their real data sets and challenges to help identify solutions along with our top SAP Lumira experts and fuelled by pizza and beer. Attendees will get a chance to present their visualizations directly to FAS at the end of the evening. Plus everyone participating will receive a limited edition Data Genius t-shirt on the spot (while supplies last)!

To Register: If you are registered for TechEd you should receive an email invitation and you will need to accept to reserve a place. If you do not receive the email, you can register yourself by sending an email to We are limited to 60 seats at this event so don’t wait to reserve yours.

Enter the Data Genius Contest

Continue to contribute your ideas to help improve our planet by entering the Data Genius contest for a chance to win a pass to SAPPHIRE NOW 2016 and to have a donation made to the charity of your choice. Details are available at At TechEd keep your eyes out for the Data Genius experts roaming the floor in their T-shirts – they can give you a demo and answer all your SAP Lumira questions.

Be sure to follow me at @AnitaGibbings and @SAPanalytics for news and updates during the event. Use hashtags for #SAPtd and #DataGenius to follow live.