The 2010 conference is now over. It was our “biggest and best ever” and everyone I’ve spoken to so far has said it delivered. For me a few things happened that really portray what the User Group is all about. As an example, I was party to a discussion between two senior representatives of very different organisations, one a major engineering company and another a major food manufacturer. Now typically these guys wouldn’t meet each other, but through the User Group conference came together and immediately found areas that they had in common and started to discuss how they could help each other. This networking is truly what the User Group is all about. The other area is influence, under the guise of the conference, some serious influencing took place, between Users, with SAP, and with partners. You can see this is happening all around you and the presence of Co-CEO Jim Snabe was really the icing on the cake, with Jim agreeing to take questions from the User Group live on stage.
The conference is now all packed up, the UG team are happy but tired and have all headed back home, but the planning has already started for next year so please put the following date and location in your calendar. November 20th to 22nd at the Birmingham Hilton Metropole Hotel – we look forward to meeting you all again for another great conference.