I think the essence of the BI 2012 conference this week was captured during a BI Expert Live session.
Expert Live sessions allow an author from one of our SAPexperts publications to delve into a particular article and what went into writing it. On Tuesday, BI Expert author Anurag Barua detailed his article, "5 BEx Analyzer Tips to Make the Lives of End and Power Users Easy."
What impressed me the most was watching the audience embrace the forum. After Barua concluded his discussion about his five tips, he smartly asked attendees what other tips they've used with BEx. They asked Barua and each other questions ("Why don't the same visual features exist in BEx for SAP NetWeaver BW 7.0?"), and they provided answers ("SAP wants people to spend less time formatting in BEx these days").
It was networking taken out of the corridors of the conference center and brought into the session rooms. For me, at least, the session really did bring an BI Expert article to life.
Follow Scott on Twitter @BI_Expert