Thank you for attending the ASUG Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter meeting on Friday, April 28 at the Plano Event Center! Please find the presentation slides below!

If you have any questions, please email Chapter Manager Gwendolyn Glasner.


8:00-8:30 a.m. - Registration and Breakfast Open

Collinwood I

8:30-8:45 a.m. - ASUG Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter Welcome and ASUG Updates

8:45-9:30 a.m. - How Biotechnology is Shaping our Future
Presented by: John Yundt-Pacheco, MSCS

The topics: Molecular Biology 101, Birth of Biotechnology & the Sequencing Revolution, Pharmacogenomics & Precision Medicine, Clinical Diagnostics & Diagnostic Odyssey, The Upcoming Data Mega Storm

This discussion will introduce the fundamentals of molecular biology and discuss the evolution of biotechnology. With the advancement of DNA sequencing outpacing Moore's Law, DNA sequencing has moved from being in the province of nation states, to the AP biology high school laboratory. This is having a profound impact on how we detect and treat diseases (pharmacogenomics, precision medicine, and ending the diagnostic odyssey), and discover new drugs. The talk will conclude with some thoughts on the implications of the needs for biotechnology informatics.

9:30-9:50 a.m. - Networking Break

9:50-10:35 a.m. - Breakout Session 1

  • BTP - Northbrook 2
    BTP Alternative - A Customer Journey - Steven Branch, President and CEO, Configurable Management
  • S/4HANA - Northbrook 1
    Security & Virtualization for a hybrid SAP HANA environment
    Brett Murphy, Client Executive & Executive Architect, Clear Technologies
  • Analytics/AI - Sunny Slope
    Self-Service Analytics with SAP
    James Wood, CEO, Bowdark Consulting
  • Digital Transformation - Fairview
    SAP Signavio - Next Generation Business Process Management (BPM) for Best-Run Companies - Chet Harter, Vice President - SAP Signavio, Global Center of Excellence, SAP
  • SAP Enterprise Support - Spring Glade
    You've Paid For It, So Let's Use It! - VerNeil Mesecher, Sr. Director - Customer Engagements Events Liaison, North America, SAP, featuring a Customer Story from Texas Instruments

10:35-10:55 a.m. - Networking Break

10:55-11:25 a.m. - Breakout Session 2

11:25 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Lunch

12:15-12:45 p.m. - Simplify the Complexity with SAP BTP: BTP helps your business processes become nimble, resilient, data-driven, and optimized.
Presented by: Bob Sakalas, Innovation Strategist, SAP North American Center of Excellence
Watch the presentation here

1:00-1:30 p.m. - Breakout Session 3

1:30-1:50 p.m. - Networking Break

1:50-2:20 p.m. - Breakout Session 4

2:20-2:50 p.m. - Networking Break

2:50-3:00 p.m. - Closing Comments and Giveaways - Windhaven

3:00-5:00 p.m. - SAPpy Hour - Windhaven

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Clear Technologies
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Bowdark Consulting
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Configurable Management
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Mygo Consulting
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BCC Distributions
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iT Services 2
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Pyramid Analytics
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Grom Associates
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Delta Systems
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