Michigan ASUG Members, Students Meet at MSU for First 2024 Session

The first Michigan Chapter meeting of ASUG took place in February, drawing more than 150 professionals and students to the event at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan.

The winter meeting was highlighted by a number of presentations, including:

Building Your Talent Pipeline

A presentation by Meagan Knoll, Grand Valley faculty member and co-chair of the SAP North American Academic Community. Knoll’s presentation focused on SAP University Alliances, a strategic program by SAP to address the talent gap by fostering relationships between SAP companies, universities and students.

The presentation was followed by a panel discussion led by Mustansir Saifuddin, who was joined by two former students, Esther Ly and Cade Butch. The panel was specifically for students on how to leverage ASUG membership while still in school.

Knoll, along with academic and independent consultant Thomas McGinnis, recently joined Innovation Solution Partners co-founder for a two-part podcast series about the University Alliances program on “Tech-Driven Business.”

Other Session Presentations

Business Technology Platform: SAP’s Kristen Scheffler presented on BTP, calling it the foundation of  the “intelligent sustainable enterprise.” She explored the use of Enterprise Support Value Maps, which provide interactive learning formats to SAP users who want to learn more about BTP. 

Mastering Your Data Migration to S4/HANA: Priyar Sundaramoorthy of ChainSys, a smart data platform company, presented an afternoon session on data migration to S4/HANA, addressing key considerations, challenges and case studies.

S4/HANA Archiving Strategies: Yana Rozenfeld of OpenText presented on archiving strategies that can save companies on time, effort and cost.

Networking, Dinner and Some Hoops Action

After the daylong session, some members stayed for a networking dinner and a trip to the Breslin Center for the women’s basketball game. (And yes, the Spartans won, prevailing 87-70 over the Fighting Illini.)

More about ASUG

ASUG is the world’s largest SAP user group, serving thousands of businesses and connecting more than 130,000 professionals with networking and educational resources. Its mission is to help people and organizations get the most value from their investment in SAP technology. 

The group holds in-person and virtual events and makes  on-demand digital resources available to its members. 

Annual ASUG meeting: Chapter members from throughout North America met in Chicago for the annual volunteers meeting. 

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