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Tom Raftery

Global VP, Futurist, and Innovation Evangelist at SAP

Seville, Spain

25259 Followers

Global VP, Futurist, & #Innovation Evangelist @SAP, inspirational keynote speaker, Co-founder @CloudCIX, Host of the Digital Supply Chain, and Climate 21 podcasts, Global #IoT influencer

Available For: Authoring, Consulting, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: Spain

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Author564
Influencer292
Speaker90
Entrepreneur0
Total946

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Company Information

Company Type: Enterprise
Business Unit: Digital Transformation
Theatre: Global
Media Experience: 10 years
Last Media Training: 05/02/2018
Last Media Interview: 06/06/2018

Areas of Expertise

AI 31.80
Analytics
AR/VR
Autonomous Vehicles 38.40
Blockchain 32.02
Cloud 30.60
Cryptocurrency
Cybersecurity 30.58
Digital Disruption 32.20
Digital Transformation 34.26
Edtech
Emerging Technology 33.89
Future of Work 30.29
Healthtech 33.43
Innovation 38.96
IoT 97.86
Marketing
Mobility 30.97
Predictive Analytics
Supply Chain 55.53
Sustainability 43.55
Customer Experience
Management
Open Innovation
Leadership
Retail
InsurTech 30.27
Sales
Data Center
Diversity and Inclusion
Legal and IP
Mergers and Acquisitions
Customer Loyalty
Renewable Energy 100
HR 30.13
Smart Cities 31.94
Climate Change 64.66
RPA 31.17

Industry Experience

Automotive
High Tech & Electronics
Media
Oil & Gas
Utilities

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Publications

150 Article/Blogs
Fashion Tech India: Real-Time AI Data Drives Competitive Retail Advantage
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March 30, 2021
Consumer fashion may be among the most unpredictable markets on the planet, but one startup in India has created an AI-based demand sensing platform that combines the brilliance of data scientists with seasoned industry experts to ferret out trends with uncanny accuracy.

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Tags: Innovation, Innovation, Innovation

3 Ways To Ensure Employees Feel Wanted
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March 30, 2021
After the events of 2020, the most important factor driving employee engagement is often the sense that “I belong at this company.”

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Tags: Innovation, Innovation, Innovation

Global Facts About Coal And The Clean Energy Juggernaut
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March 29, 2021
The transition to clean energy is well underway in Australia and around the world as countries make net zero commitments, finance for coal dries up, and climate change realities force governments and corporations to take meaningful action for a cleaner future.

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Tags: Innovation, Innovation, Innovation

The Easter Bunny’s Smart Chocolate Factory
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March 29, 2021
Easter is the second most popular candy-buying holiday after Halloween with roughly 90 million chocolate eggs sold in the US annually. Good news for candy suppliers, manufacturers, and logistic providers; but also a great challenge for them to supply the Easter delicacies.

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Tags: Innovation, Innovation, Innovation

The Fast Track To Intelligent ERP
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March 26, 2021
In today’s ever more complex and rapidly evolving business landscape, mastering uncertainty has become the new competitive edge.

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Tags: Innovation, Innovation, Innovation

The Hybrid Workplace: Engaging The Post-Pandemic Workforce In Midsize Companies
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March 25, 2021
As the promise of large-scale vaccination programs come to fruition, midsize companies are now grappling with the realities of transitioning their workforce back into the office.

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Tags: Innovation, Innovation, Innovation

As Programmable Money Emerges, Central Banks Ramp Up For Tokenized Economy
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March 25, 2021
Programmable money promises a frictionless payment future In one scenario, central banks can program digital currency with logic so it can be spent only for a designated purpose.

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Tags: Innovation, Innovation, Innovation

Innovative Tech Helps Carhartt Meet Customer Demand
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March 24, 2021
Behind the scenes, technology transformation became crucial for Carhartt to keep up with fast-paced growth.

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Tags: Innovation, Innovation, Innovation

Empathy Wins: Connecting With People Overcomes Any Business Challenge
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March 24, 2021
If I had a dollar for every time I heard “we’re in this together” or “in these trying times” in 2020, I’d probably have enough extra money to buy a few shares of Gamestop.

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Tags: Innovation, Innovation, Innovation

3 Strategies To Get The Global Supply Chain Back In Shape
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March 23, 2021
Home gym equipment sales have skyrocketed during the pandemic. How have supply chains adjusted to address spikes in this type of consumer demand?

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Tags: Innovation, Innovation, Innovation

Lessons In Procurement With A Purpose From Australia’s Social Enterprise Pioneers
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March 23, 2021
Organizations get on board with SAP Australia’s revolutionary social enterprise program using procurement spend to transform communities and improve people’s lives for economic sustainability.

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Tags: Innovation, Innovation, Innovation

One Year Later: 8 Reflections From The Pandemic
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March 23, 2021
One year on from the start of the pandemic, what lessons have we learned from this global disruption? Here are eight to consider.

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Tags: Innovation, Innovation, Innovation

Knowledge Is Power: How Chobani Is Cultivating Analytic Excellence
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March 22, 2021
With the disruption wrought by the pandemic, one lesson for businesses is clear: Organizations need a robust digital foundation that allows them to pivot and adapt quickly.

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Tags: Innovation, Innovation, Innovation

How PLM Helps Bring Innovative Ideas To Life
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March 18, 2021
From smartwatches to washing machines, digital technology is getting involved in our lives more and more.

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Nothing Personal, But Ethical AI Is Our Strongest Weapon In Data Privacy Wars
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March 18, 2021
Scary ‘surveillance society’ headlines that vilify artificial intelligence (AI) distract from this technology’s equally powerful ability to protect our personal data.

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Tags: Innovation, Innovation, Innovation

How Technology Paves The Way For Growth Amid Cultural Evolution
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March 18, 2021
Industry leading technology made accessible in the homes of employees will undoubtedly fast-track technology acceptance on many more levels in our daily lives and create a new normal with limitless potential for growth.

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Tags: Innovation, Innovation, Innovation

Agility For Product Engineering: The Need To Modernize Product Lifecycle Management
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March 17, 2021
COVID-19 has highlighted a key reality for manufactures everywhere: supply chain agility matters. Companies with the flexibility to source new materials with new suppliers quickly can respond to shifts in demand and continue serving customers.

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Tags: Innovation, Innovation, Innovation

How The Pandemic Is Driving The Move To Industry 4.0
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March 16, 2021
As I talk to more and more manufacturers around the world about the experiences of digitalizing operations – some doing so even in the middle of this pandemic – three distinct themes keep emerging.

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Tags: Innovation, Innovation, Innovation

EVs Go Mainstream: How To Plug Into The Sustainable Energy Power Of E-Mobility
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March 16, 2021
The push for electric vehicles (EVs) may have shifted into overdrive, but it’s going to take a serious overhaul of the entire transportation ecosystem to build a profitable and sustainable e-mobility business model.

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Tags: Innovation, Innovation, Innovation

Employee Experience Wins: 7 Ways To Drive Better Business Outcomes
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March 15, 2021
Companies that provide a great experience win with their employees, and organizations that have employees who feel cared for experience business wins.

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Tags: Innovation, Innovation, Innovation

The Not So Obvious Lessons Learned From Managing A Global Vaccine Distribution Cold-Chain
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March 11, 2021
How the COVID-19 vaccine supply chain challenge has already transformed business operations as never before.

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Tags: Innovation, Innovation, Innovation

The Customer Experience: It’s Not Just About Closing The Sale
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March 10, 2021
When leadership teams from medium-size companies talk about their customer experience, they’re usually discussing strategies to motivate people to buy more products, more often, and with more loyalty.

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Tags: Innovation, Innovation, Innovation

Future Grid: Why Australia Is Proving Grounds For Renewable Energy
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March 09, 2021
Australia is among the most advanced countries worldwide when it comes to renewable energy, making it the ideal proving grounds for startup Future Grid.

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Tags: Innovation, Innovation, Innovation

As AI Tech Speeds Up, So Should Designed-In Gender Diversity
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March 08, 2021
These are the steps we need to take right now to make sure bias-free AI is developed by people representative of the whole of society and any given company.

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Tags: Innovation, Innovation, Innovation

On International Women's Day - How 3 Women Leaders Choose To Challenge
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March 07, 2021
Learn from three inspiring women leaders how to drive real, tangible, beneficial change to their industries and the world.

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Tags: Innovation, Innovation, Innovation

For International Women’s Day - 5 Things I Learned When I Built A Diverse Team
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March 05, 2021
Building a diverse team brings tremendous lessons. To be relevant in the future, business leaders must step up and be willing to ask those around us where our blind spots are — and listen to their responses.

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Tags: Innovation, Innovation, Innovation

Replacing Instinct With Intelligent Insight
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March 05, 2021
Impartiality gives the rest of the business room to challenge convention, reconsider ideas, and point out deficiencies in productive ways – especially when there’s little margin for error.

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Tags: Innovation, Innovation, Innovation

Resilient Supply Chains Are The (Executive) Order Of The Day
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March 05, 2021
President Biden's executive order on America's supply chain highlights the need for a “resilient, diverse, and secure supply chain to ensure our economic prosperity and national security."

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Tags: Innovation, Innovation, Innovation

How A Global Pandemic Changed HR Priorities For State Governments
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March 04, 2021
To succeed in this new role of culture architect, CHROs will need to be focused on managing employee experience to attract, develop, and retain top talent.

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Tags: Innovation, Innovation, Innovation

The Work From Home Reality For The New Era
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March 04, 2021
Pre-COVID, working from home was considered a privilege. But for many today, the reality is often more meetings, more mental exhaustion, and quite simply, more work. It's time for employers to modernize their approach to remote workforces.

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Tags: Innovation, Innovation, Innovation

The Pandemic Scrambled Health And Wellness Routines: Here’s How WW Adjusted And Found Success
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March 04, 2021
WW pivoted to remote delivery and achieved breakthrough results, with the help of Qualtrics, successfully growing overall subscribers 5% year-over-year and driving subscriber tenure to an all-time high.

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Tags: Innovation, Innovation, Innovation

Will Technology Keep Us Together? Ask Vodafone
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March 03, 2021
The global health crisis has been challenging for everyone – including the companies that have been working hard to keep us connected like Vodafone.

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Tags: Innovation, Innovation, Innovation

3 Defining Characteristics Of Future Supply Chains
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March 02, 2021
When it comes to supply chain logistics, every minute counts, and visibility and collaboration across your network is a must.

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The Road To Recovery: Investing Toward The Future
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March 02, 2021
Rolling into 2021, most enterprises have more predictability and a better understanding of the effect of COVID-19 on their business and financials.

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Tags: Innovation, Innovation, Innovation

Paradise Cove: A Taught Thriller That Reveals An Inconvenient Truth
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March 01, 2021
If you think a movie about a psychotic woman who wreaks havoc on a young couple's life sounds like an ideal popcorn movie, you will find a lot to like in Paradise Cove. But look a little deeper and another surprising layer is revealed: the plight of homelessness in America.

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Tags: Innovation, Innovation, Innovation

The Future Of Work: Interrupted, Disrupted, Or Redefined?
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March 01, 2021
Significant shifts in the employee experience must considered and accommodated – whether employees work in the office, on the plant floor, or through a remote connection.

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3 Finance Lessons That Can Turn Post-Pandemic Recovery Into Future Growth
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February 26, 2021
According to the Aberdeen, most finance organizations have learned three critical lessons in adapting skills, processes and work experiences that could fuel a business recovery that can lead the way to future prosperity and growth.

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Putting Disadvantaged Youths On The Path To Entrepreneurial Success
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February 26, 2021
For over 30 years, NFTE has witnessed firsthand the transformational impact an entrepreneurial mindset has on students. But measuring the actual impact of its programs has proven difficult as traditional ways of assessing academic performance could not be used to evaluate non-cognitive skills.

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Tags: Innovation, Innovation, Innovation

How Government And Business Is Transforming In The Pandemic Era
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February 25, 2021
Adapting to change is a prerequisite to survive and succeed in a global business environment. The recent past has accelerated momentum in digital transformation, impacting and influencing how governments and businesses operate.

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Coca-Cola BIG Re-Defines HR Strategy To Meet Needs Of A Changing Workforce
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February 24, 2021
The pandemic has inspired executives to digitalize some parts of their business. But what about companies already underway in their transformation journey? According to TeeJay Gonzales, HR Transformation Director at Coca-Cola BIG, it's the right time to reassess, reset, and redefine the path ahead.

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Tags: Innovation, Innovation, Innovation

Learning Agility: The Organizational ‘It’ Factor For Future-Ready Businesses
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February 23, 2021
How can organizations upskill and reskill their workforce at the speed required to keep up with the pace of rapid change?

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How Digitalization Creates Value In Times Of Disruption
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February 23, 2021
Companies that digitalized their business were not caught off guard by the pandemic. They were able to implement home office more quickly and had fewer supply chain glitches, thanks to technology.

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Diversification And Disruption: The Key To Resilience For Professional Services
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February 22, 2021
Professional services firms that thrived amid the pandemic headed down a path of diversification and disruption. Learn why this will become the norm in the industry moving forward.

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Tags: Innovation, Innovation, Innovation

The Art Of Lifelong Learning: A Practitioner’s View
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February 17, 2021
The good news is that we are all capable of natural learning, and millennia-old learning pathways remain embedded deep within us.

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Tags: Innovation, Innovation, Innovation

How The Atlanta Hawks Bet On Experience — And Safely Opened Georgia’s Largest Voting Precinct
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February 17, 2021
Here's how the Atlanta Hawks used experience management to capture employee feedback, enable employees to safely return to the arena, and run an enhanced voter experience at the state’s largest polling site – all while reporting zero COVID-19 cases from their arena.

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Tags: Innovation, Innovation, Innovation

Invested In The Planet: How The World’s Asset Managers Are Focusing On ESG
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February 17, 2021
Whereas once their primary aims were financial returns, it’s increasingly the case that environmental and social governance (ESG) issues and reporting are not just a general concern for investors, but a core part of how they invest and assess value and risk.

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Tags: Innovation, Innovation, Innovation

Data Timing Matters: The True Value Of Intelligent ERP
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February 17, 2021
Companies of all sizes and industries are catering to increasingly unique and specific product and service requirements and uniquely configuring their offerings to address more exacting needs.

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Tags: Innovation, Innovation, Innovation

The Four Most Important Digital Automation Trends Circa 2021
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February 16, 2021
These are some of the most important technology predictions about digital transformation as we head into a post-pandemic world.

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Deconstructing The Language Barrier For Foreign Residents And Workers In Japan
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February 16, 2021
Better communication via virtual space Consulting with its non-native and local employees, Accenture Japan held design brainstorming sessions to best address how the company could help non-Japanese speaking staff receive and consume information from local analog media.

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How The Network Effect Enables A Global Supply Chain
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February 16, 2021
Let's take a look at the network of companies required to provide a great customer experience, from design to operate.

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A New Perspective On Darwinism: Adapt And Evolve With The Cloud
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February 12, 2021
Last year, companies accelerated the evolution of business models and operational processes with technology to succeed in our new reality.

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How Big Data, Predictive Analytics And Machine Learning Changed The Railway Industry
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February 11, 2021
Learn how KTZ leveraged SAP Innovative Business Solutions to create a single platform capable of processing vast volumes of cargo and freight data.

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Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team Unveils Its Secret To Racing Success
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February 11, 2021
When fractions of moments determine success, technology can step in to help win the race – quite literally.

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Zero Food Waste Imperative Gets Major Boost From Plan Zheroes
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February 10, 2021
The grassroots charity Plan Zheros is connecting retailers, brands and businesses with food surplus to charities who support people affected by food poverty. The impact in 2019 alone is impressive: 69 tons of food saved with 121,000 meals reaching frontline charities.

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How To Build Authentic Brand Trust In A Polarized World
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February 09, 2021
High-tech industry researchers describe the challenges and opportunities facing companies intent on building authentic brand trust in a dynamically fractious world.

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Hyperautomation: Intelligent Bots Taking Care Of Business
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February 09, 2021
Named to the top spot on Gartner's Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2020 list, hyperautomation is a robust stack of digital technologies that will continue to transform organizations across a plethora of industries.

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Why This Valentine’s Day Needs A Warm Heart And A Cold Chain
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February 08, 2021
Valentine’s day is just around the corner and, no offense Cupid, but on this special day, it’s the hard work of manufacturers, logistics providers and the complex supply chain that should be getting all the love.

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Tags: Innovation, Innovation, Innovation

7 Reasons why the Internal Combustion Engine is a dead man walking
Forbes
September 06, 2018

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Innovation, Sustainability

Seven reasons why the internal combustion engine is a dead man walking
Medium
August 30, 2018
Transportation is on the cusp of a massive disruption. This upheaval is going to happen faster than anyone suspects. Here's why...

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Tags: Autonomous Vehicles, Emerging Technology, IoT

Seven reasons why the Internal Combustion Engine is a dead man walking
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June 27, 2018
The age of the Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) is over. Electric cars are the future. The transition has just begun, but…

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I am waiting for the first autonomous car company to announce their Netflix partnership
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February 18, 2018
I am waiting for the first autonomous car company to announce their Netflix partnership

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Also relevant is this story Enrique…
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February 06, 2018
Also relevant is this story Enrique https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/feb/06/how-teslas-big-battery-is-bringing-australias-gas-cartel-to-heel

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8 predictions for the Internet of Things (#IoT) in 2018
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January 02, 2018
It is customary to look forward to the year ahead and think about what will come. Some of us in SAP put our heads together to come up with a list of likely trends in the Internet of Things space for the next 12 months. In no particular order: The IoT hype is over – […]
8 predictions for the

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Predictive Maintenance For People: The Endgame For The Internet Of Things (#IoT)
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January 02, 2018
Enabling wearable devices to push individuals' health data to their doctors' networks may change the focus of medical care.

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Eight Predictions For The Internet Of Things (#IoT) In 2018
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December 27, 2017
Check out the top trends in the Internet of Things that we should see in the coming year.

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8 predictions for the Internet of Things (#IoT) in 2018
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December 20, 2017
As 2017 comes to a close, it is customary to look forward to the year ahead and think about what…

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Innovation, IoT

Predictive Maintenance for People – the endgame for the Internet of Things (#IoT) and healthcare
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December 19, 2017
Predictive maintenance is one of the oldest and most tested uses cases for the Internet of Things (IoT).  For years now, we’ve been able to analyze incoming data from sensors embedded in machines and make decisions about whether or not maintenance activities should be executed. Typical scenarios

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Predictive Maintenance for People – the endgame for the Internet of Things (#IoT) and healthcare
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December 18, 2017
Predictive maintenance is one of the oldest and most tested uses cases for the Internet of Things (IoT).  For years…

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Tags: Digital Transformation, IoT, Healthtech

Episode 38 - A conversation with @AndyBitterer on Internet of Things #iot and data analytics
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December 15, 2017
At out SAP TechEd event in Barcelona I had a chance to sit down and talk about the data from the Things in the Internet of Things with SAP Chief Analytics Evangelist EMEA, Andy Bitterer. We had a great chat. Enjoy!

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Learning To Live With The ‘Intelligence Of Things’
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December 12, 2017
As AI and IoT technologies converge, they are creating a new “intelligence of things” that will impact how businesses can best serve customers.

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Tags: Sustainability

Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Jobs
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November 30, 2017
My role at SAP is IoT Evangelist. It’s my job to go around and speak about how the Internet of Things is changing the way we live, work, and run our businesses. IoT Evangelist is a job title that didn’t exist 5 or 10 years ago – mainly because the Internet of Things wasn’t a […]
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Artificial Intelligence And The Future of Jobs
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November 29, 2017
Here's how technology in general, and AI in particular, will contribute enormously to a hugely changing labor landscape.

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Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Jobs
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November 28, 2017
My role here at SAP is IoT Evangelist. It’s my job to go around and speak about how the Internet…

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Innovation, IoT

Here come the Jetsons: Flying cars and the Internet of Things (IoT)
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November 27, 2017
Part 3 of 3 on the Future of Transportation and the Internet of Things If you ever watched the cartoon series The Jetsons – or almost any other show set in the space age – you’ll notice that people often get around in personal spacecraft that they themselves drive. Well, the space age is almo

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Tags: Digital Transformation, IoT, Autonomous Vehicles

Here Come The Jetsons: Flying Cars And The Internet Of Things
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November 22, 2017
Thanks to connectivity and IoT technology, autonomous vehicles and flying cars may soon be a reality. Here's how some leading researchers are paving the way.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, IoT, Autonomous Vehicles

Connected Cars, Autonomous Vehicles, and the Internet of Things (IoT)
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November 21, 2017
Part 2 of 3 on the Future of Transportation and the Internet of Things In my last post, I talked about the simplicity of the electric engine compared to the internal combustion engine – and how this changes everything. From climate to the structure of the auto industry to the way we store, manage

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Tags: AI, IoT, Autonomous Vehicles

Here come the Jetsons: Flying cars and the Internet of Things (IoT)
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November 20, 2017
Part 3 of 3 on the Future of Transportation and the Internet of Things If you ever watched the cartoon…

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Tags: Digital Transformation, IoT, Autonomous Vehicles

Connected Cars, Autonomous Vehicles, and the Internet of Things (IoT)
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November 17, 2017
Part 2 of 3 on the Future of Transportation and the Internet of Things In my last blog, I talked…

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Tags: AI, IoT, Autonomous Vehicles

Connected Cars, Autonomous Vehicles, And The IoT
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November 17, 2017
A future in which autonomous vehicles are not only viable but safer than self-driven cars will produce wide-ranging disruptions to industry and how we live.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, IoT, Autonomous Vehicles

Three Ways Electric Cars Are Changing More Than The Way We Drive
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November 16, 2017
The energy industry and supply chain are just some of the industries that will be affected by the move away from cars with internal combustion engines.

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3 Ways Electric Cars Are Changing More Than the Way We Drive
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November 07, 2017
Part 1 of 3 on the Future of Transportation and the Internet of Things The world is moving away from…

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Tags: AI, Digital Transformation, IoT

Episode 36 - A chat with @ejkenney about the new IoT Adoption in the Consumer Products Industry global study
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September 26, 2017
SAP has recently funded a study on the topic of the Internet of Things in the Consumer Products industry. The results of the study have just been released, so I invited E.J. Kenney (ejkenney), who heads up Consumer Products for SAP globally to come on the show to discuss the report. The report is av

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Episode 35 – The Internet of Things and Leonardo Live – a post event chat with Ronald van Loon
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September 25, 2017
Ronald van Loon is a director of Adversitement, and an influencer in the worlds of IoT, Big Data, and Analytics. Ronald attended our Leonardo Live event in Frankfurt earlier this year, so I reached out to him to come on the show to discuss his impressions of our first Leonardo Live conference.  

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Episode 35 - The Internet of Things and Leonardo Live - a post event chat with Ronald van Loon
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September 20, 2017
Ronald van Loon is a director of Adversitement, and an influencer in the worlds of IoT, Big Data, and Analytics. Ronald attended our Leonardo Live event in Frankfurt earlier this year, so I reached out to him to come on the show to discuss his impressions of our first Leonardo Live conference. Rona

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Episode 34 - Bruno Mommens (@BMommens), Delaware IoT solution lead talks customer IoT use cases
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July 28, 2017
Delaware is a global system integrator. I met Delaware's IoT Solution Lead at our recent Leonardo Live event in Frankfurt and asked him how Delaware's customers were succeeding on their Internet of Things journeys, and what their use cases were...

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Episode 33 - UPS' strategy around Internet of Things and 3D Printing
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July 28, 2017
At our recent Leonardo Live event I had a chat with UPS VP for Corporate Strategy Alan Amling. He talked about UPS' nascent 3D Printing business. The reasons why UPS are pursuing it, and their plans for the future. It was a truly fascinating and enlightening conversation.

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Episode 32 - Timo Elliott (@timoelliott) and the Digital Transformation Executive study
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July 26, 2017
SAP carried out one of the largest ever studies on digital transformation polling 3,000 executives to try to glean some relevant facts and figures on this burgeoning space. The results of the study are available to study and download at https://sap.com/execstudy I asked Timo Elliott (@TimoElliott)

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IoT And The New COO Scorecard
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July 19, 2017
Business transformation is hardly a new concept for COOs, but the seismic impact of IoT has permanently raised the bar.

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Episode 31 – IoT and Analytics, a conversation with Dion Hinchcliffe of Constellation Research
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July 13, 2017
Dion Hinchcliffe is a Senior Analyst and VP at Constellation Research as well as a columnist at ZDNet. Dion and I have both been longtime members of the Enterprise Irregulars group but hadn’t worked together before now. When I heard Dion was going to our Leonardo Live event in Frankfurt (July

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The Internet Of Things Transforms The Sum Of The Parts, Not Just The Whole
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July 10, 2017
Sensors and real-time data are transforming not just product, but every person and organization along the product chain, from R&D to customer.

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Episode 31 - IoT and Analytics, a conversation with Dion Hinchcliffe of Constellation Research
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July 07, 2017
Dion Hinchcliffe is a Senior Analyst and VP at Constellation Research as well as a columnist at ZDNet. Dion and I have both been longtime members of the Enterprise Irregulars group but hadn't worked together before now. When I heard Dion was going to our Leonardo Live event in Frankfurt (July 11th-1

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Episode 30 – IoT and Machine Learning conversation with Tamara McCleary aka @tamaramccleary
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July 05, 2017
One of the speakers at our upcoming Leonardo Live event is the one and only Tamara McCleary (aka @tamaramccleary), CEO of Thulium (http:www.thulium.co). Tamara will be giving a talk on the topic of machine learning. I asked Tamara to come on the show to give us a preview of her talk about Machine Le

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Episode 30 - IoT and Machine Learning conversation with Tamara McCleary aka @tamaramccleary
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July 04, 2017
One of the speakers at our upcoming Leonardo Live event is the one and only Tamara McCleary (aka @tamaramccleary), CEO of Thulium (http:www.thulium.co). Tamara will be giving a talk on the topic of machine learning. I asked Tamara to come on the show to give us a preview of her talk about Machine Le

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Episode 29 – The Internet of Things and customer use cases and success stories
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June 22, 2017
SAP’s Nils Herzberg and I were on an ASUG webinar earler this year where he outlined some great use cases SAP’s customers have for the internet of Things. Nils had some great examples, but the webcast was limited to ASUG members only, so I asked him to come on the IoT Heroes show to sha

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Episode 29 - The Internet of Things and customer use cases and success stories
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June 22, 2017
SAP's Nils Herzberg and I were on an ASUG webinar earler this year where he outlined some great use cases SAP's customers have for the internet of Things. Nils had some great examples, but the webcast was limited to ASUG members only, so I asked him to come on the IoT Heroes show to share the custo

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Episode 28 – The Internet of Things, SAP Leonardo, and Sapphirenow reviewed by Diginomica’s Jon Reed (aka @jonerp)
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June 20, 2017
I had a chat recently my old friend Diginomica co-founder, content curator extraordinaire, and fellow Enterprise Irregular Jon Reed (@JonERP on Twitter) shortly after the big SAP Sapphire conference to get Jon’s unique take on SAP, and the Internet of Things. We had a wide-ranging discussion a

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Episode 28 - The Internet of Things, SAP Leonardo, and Sapphirenow reviewed by Diginomica's Jon Reed (aka @jonerp)
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June 09, 2017
I had a chat recently my old friend Diginomica co-founder, content curator extraordinaire, and fellow Enterprise Irregular Jon Reed (@JonERP on Twitter) shortly after the big SAP Sapphire conference to get Jon's unique take on SAP, and the Internet of Things. We had a wide-ranging discussion about t

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Episode 27 - the Internet of Things and Smart/connected/precision Agriculture
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May 28, 2017
I met Rafael Costa at the SAP Sapphirenow conference in Orlando last week. Rafael was there demonstrating how his company Stara, a Brazilian agricultural machine manufacturer was using the Internet of Things to help farmers, increase yields and make their planting and spreading far more efficient.

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Episode 26 - The Internet of Things chat with iot-inc.coms Bruce Sinclair
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May 23, 2017
I have been a longtime fan of Bruce Sinclair's IoT-inc Business Show podcast, so when he asked to come on the IoT Heroes show, I was delighted. "Of course you can Bruce, I'd be honoured." Bruce has just published his new book, so we talked about that, as well as the current state of the Internet of

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Dear Internet of Things startups,…
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May 11, 2017
Dear Internet of Things startups, As you may already know, SAP is one of the world’s largest software companies. We…

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Episode 25 - IoT, Edge computing, Data and device integration
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April 28, 2017
I had a great chat today with SAP's Sindhu Gangadharan. Sindhu is Head of Product Management at SAP for IoT & Cloud Integration services, Process Integration, and the Financial Services Network. In this episode of the IoT Heroes show Sindhu and I had a deep discussion on SAP Leonardo's Edge capabili

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Podcast – Connected cars, goods, energy, healthcare and future IoT trends
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April 25, 2017
I have been a longtime fan of Ken Briodagh’s IoT Time podcast, so when he reached out to ask me to come on his show, I suggested we jointly host a show. He very graciously agreed, and we had a great conversation discussing connected goods, connected transportation, connected agriculture, foo

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Episode 24 - Connected cars, goods, energy, healthcare and future IoT trends
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April 24, 2017
I have been a longtime fan of Ken Briodagh's IoT Time podcast, so when he reached out to ask me to come on his show, I suggested we jointly host a show. He very graciously agreed, and we had a great conversation discussing connected goods, connected transportation, connected agriculture, food prod

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Tags: IoT, Renewable Energy

Episode 23 - The Internet of Things, telcos and their place in the ecosystem
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April 19, 2017
I had a great chat today with SAP's Stephan Gatien. Stephan is General Manager of the Telecoms Business at SAP and I met him World Congress in Barcelona earlier this year where we talked about IoT and where telcos fit into the complex ecosystem that is the IoT. I invited him to come on the show to e

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Connected Cars: IoT Disrupts The Once-Humble Automobile
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April 11, 2017
The Internet of Things is helping us unlock an impressive array of features that will transform how we use, view, and interact with our cars.

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What Will The Internet Of Things Look Like In 2027? 7 Predictions
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March 29, 2017
As the pace of innovation increases and connectivity becomes ubiquitous, the Internet of Things is poised to transform nearly every aspect of our lives.

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What the Internet of Things will look like 10 years from now
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March 27, 2017
I was asked recently where do you see the Internet of Things in 10 years? It is a cool question to think about, and to frame it properly it helps to think back to what the world was like 10 years ago, and how far we have come since then. Ten years ago, in 2007 […]
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Episode 22 - The Internet of Things, the Industrial Internet of Things, Smart Homes
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March 26, 2017
I had a great chat with Rick Bullotta today. Rick is an active mentor, advisor, and investor with startups in areas as diverse as the IoT, autonomous vehicles, AI, digital and additive manufacturing, and others. He is a frequent speaker and recognized expert on the internet of things and advanced ma

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What the Internet of Things will look like 10 years from now
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March 25, 2017
I was asked recently where do you see the Internet of Things in 10 years? It is a cool question…

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SAP’s Vehicle Network Explained
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March 22, 2017
I had the good fortune to meet SAP’s VP Connected Vehicles, Laurens Eckelboom at Mobile World Congress recently and I invited him to come on the IoT Heroes podcast to tell us all about what SAP is doing with its Vehicle Network and other connected car initiatives. Here’s the transcript of our co

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Episode 21 - Internet of Things & upskilling
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March 22, 2017
At SAP's internal event d-kom in Karlsruhe recently I met up with Julien Vayssiere, Global Head of SAP's d-shop program. The d-shop program is a combination workshop and peer-topeer learning environment where SAP employees can sit down and learn how to program Internet of Things devices.   Thousand

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SAP’s Vehicle Network explained by SAP VP Laurens Eckelboom
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March 20, 2017
I had the good fortune to meet SAP’s VP Connected Vehicles, Laurens Eckelboom at Mobile World Congress recently and I…

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Episode 20 - Internet of Things (IoT) connecting cars for frictionless fueling, parking, and services
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March 16, 2017
I had a chat recently with Laurens Eckelboom, SAP's VP and Head of Business Development for Connected Vehicles. We had a great conversation about how the Internet of Things (IoT) is enabling a myriad of new services for vehicle owners. Everything from automated reservation of parking, to payment ful

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Episode 19 - the Internet of Things and IoT Startup accelerators
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March 05, 2017
I had a chat recently with Joachim von Goetz and Ignatz Schatz who run the newly launched IoT accelerator in Berlin. This is an accelerator specifically aimed at startups in the IoT space with a business to business (b2b) focus. We talked about the thinking behind the accelerator, who it is aimed at

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Episode 18 - Internet of Things saving lives, changing business models in manufacturing, healthcare, Energy and Natural Resources
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February 26, 2017
I had a chat recently with V R Vijay Anand, head of the Internet of Things practice for Wipro Digital. We had a fascinating, wide-ranging conversation during which Vijay brought up real world examples of how the Internet of Things is helping to save lives, and change business models in verticals suc

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Internet of Things, renewables and storage – a perfect storm for utilities’ digital transformation
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February 23, 2017
Without doubt it is a time of great turbulence in the electric utilities space. In most regions globally, wind and…

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Technology, renewables and the digitisation of the grid- a perfect storm
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February 23, 2017
Without doubt it is a time of great turbulence in the electric utilities space. In most regions globally, wind and solar are now our cheapest sources of electricity generation, even without subsidies. As a consequence of this, wind has overtaken nuclear, hydro and coal to become the second largest s

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Episode 17 - IoT and Energy - the Internet of Things meets the Smart Grid
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February 23, 2017
I will be presenting at the upcoming International SAP for Utilities event in Lisbon next month on the topic of the Internet of Things and Energy so against the backdrop of the digitisation of energy grids, cratering costs for renewables, and the surge in the global storage market, I wanted to chat

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Episode 16 - IoT and sports - wearables for the win
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February 19, 2017
At SAP's internal event d-kom in Karlsruhe recently I met up with Markus Richter who leads SAP's research and innovation into sports to discuss how IoT is changing sports. We had a great conversation around the increasing digitisation of sports, how SAP is working with national teams to help them im

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Episode 15 - IoT and co-innovation - a chat with the Global Head of SAPs Co-Innovation Labs Rudi Held
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February 12, 2017
I had a great chat recently with Rudi Held. Rudi is the Global Head of SAP's worldwide network of co-innovation labs. These are labs where startups, research institutes, partners and customers can come to co-innovate a product with SAP. I brought him on the show to talk about the co-innovation labs,

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Episode 14 - IoT and integration a chat with John Bates CEO PLAT.ONE
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February 05, 2017
I had a chat recently with John Bates, the CEO of PLAT.ONE, a company recently aquired by SAP.   PLAT.ONE is a company which helps connect diverse devices to the Internet of Things, manage compute locations (edge computingcentral, or hybrid) and sensor  data flows, so amongst other things, we disc

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Episode 13 - Bill Clee on the Internet of Things and Asset Management
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January 29, 2017
Bill Clee is the founder and CEO of UK company Asset Mapping, a company which does geoloaction and enterprise asset management for assets, be they indoors or out. I reached out to him and asked him to come on the show, and he graciously accepted.   You can find Asset Mapping online at www.assetmapp

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Episode 12 - SAP's Leonardo announcement chat with SAP EVP for IoT Dr Tanja Rueckert
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January 22, 2017
SAP made a major announcement recently. It announced its new SAP Leonardo brand for its Internet of Things portfolio of software products. At the same time SAP also announced its new SAP Leonardo Jump-Start program - a program of software and services at a fixed price to help companies starting ou

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IoT, and the transition to the digital services economy discussion with Constellation's Andy Mulholland
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January 20, 2017
Over on the IoT Heroes podcast I recently had a chat with Constellation Research analyst Andy Mulholland. Before coming out of retirement to head up IoT research for Constellation, Andy was Global CTO for Cap Gemini, and so he knows a thing or two about IT!

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IoT, and the transition to the digital services economy discussion with Constellation’s Andy Mulholland
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January 18, 2017
Over on the IoT Heroes podcast I recently had a chat with Constellation Research analyst Andy Mulholland. Before coming out of retirement to head up IoT research for Constellation, Andy was Global CTO for Cap Gemini, and so he knows a thing or two about IT! Andy publishes extremely insightful articl

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Episode 11 - Enterprise Asset Management and IoT conversation with Asset Intelligence Network's Pascal Rauprecht
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January 17, 2017
In this show, I attended SAP's internal d-kom event in Karlsruhe where I caught up with Asset Intelligence Network Product Owner Pascal Rauprecht, and we had a chat about the Internet of Things, Enterprise Asset Management, and how SAP's Asset Intelligence Network can help organisations turn asset m

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SAP Announces: Leonardo, Jump-Start program, and Leonardo event to help organizations get started with IoT
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January 16, 2017
.learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else
Leonardo da Vinci
SAP made a big announcement today related to its Internet of Things (IoT) products. The announcement is in three parts:

SAP is branding its IoT Innovation portfolio SAP Leonardo - naming it after the great visionary, inventor, and artist Leonardo da Vinci
Then, following on from SAP's announcement of the €2bn investment in IoT, SAP is a launching a Jump-Start program to help organisations get started on their IoT pilot programs quickly and reliably and
SAP also announced plans for its first global SAP Leonardo event for SAP customers, partners and IoT experts in Frankfurt Jul 11-12

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SAP Announces: Leonardo, Jump-Start program and Leonardo event to help organizations get started with IoT
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January 12, 2017
…learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else Leonardo da Vinci SAP made a big announcement related to its Internet of Things (IoT) products. The announcement is in three parts: SAP is branding its IoT Innovation portfolio SAP Leonardo – naming it after the great vision

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Episode 10 - Industrial IoT, Enterprise implications and IoT startup conversation with Gary Barnett
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January 08, 2017
Gary Barnett is Head of Enterprise Advisory for industry analyst firm Current Analysis, and is the CTO of IoT Startup AirSensa, an air quality monitoring platform based in the UK. Given Gary's unique experience in both the IoT Enterprise, and IoT startup worlds, I thought he'd make a great guest for

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Episode 9 - IoT, manufacturing, and the digital services economy discussion with Constellation Research analyst Andy Mulholland
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January 01, 2017
Constellantion Research's industry analyst Andy Mulholland has a very strong technical background having been Group CTO for Cap Gemini before coming out to retirement to join Constellation to lead research into IoT.   We had a fascinating conversation around IoT, manufacturing, and the transition t

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Episode 8 - connected cars conversation with Heino Kantimm
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December 25, 2016
In this week's podcast I speak to Connected Cars expert Heino Kantimm. We had a wide-ranging discussion on how the Internet of Things, and autonomous vehicles is completely disrupting the transportation industry, and associated industries such as parking and insurance.

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Tags: IoT, Autonomous Vehicles, InsurTech

Episode 7 - interview with Enterprise Architect Explorer Head Juergen Jakowski
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December 18, 2016
The Internet of Things, and more particularly the Industrial Internet of Things are complex spaces. Many pieces have to be connected to ensure a working system. One tool which can help navigate the complexity is the SAP Enterprise Architect Explorer. In this week's IoT Heroes show I interview Enterp

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IoT, IIoT, Industry 4.0 – what’s what?
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December 12, 2016
The Internet of Things is a very nascent area, and as with all maturing topics, the language surrounding it can be a little confusing. This is especially true when the terms are so new, and not always self-explanatory. So, what are the Internet of Things (IoT), the Industrial Internet of Things (IIo

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Episode 6 - interview with SAP's Nils Herzberg on the Industrial Internet of Things
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December 11, 2016
I recently caught up with SAP's Nils Herzberg and we talked about the Industrial Internet of Things, why it is important to SAP, and SAP's customers.

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Episode 5 - interview with GE's Greg Petroff, and Schneider Electric's John Tuccillo
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December 04, 2016
Schneider Electric's John Tuccillo and GE's Greg Petroff are both members of the Industrial Internet Consortium's steering committee (John is the Chair of the committee), and I caught up with them recently at a joint meeting with the Platform Industry 4.0 event to talk about the Industrial Internet

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Episode 4 - interview with Mrinal Wadhwa, CTO of Fybr
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November 29, 2016
For the latest IoT Heroes show I recorded an interview with the CTO of smart city IoT  company Fybr Tech (http://www.fybr-tech.com), Mrinal Wadhwa (aka @mrinal). We had a very interesting, wide-ranging discussion about everything from IoT,  to smart cities, and even sewage!

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Episode 3 - Conversation with Richard Soley, Executive Director of the Industrial Internet Consortium
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November 23, 2016
At the recent IIC and Platform Industry 4.0 event I had the chance to have a fascinating discussion with Dr Richard Soley about the Industrial Internet Consortium, and the trends in the industrial Internet of Things. The video of this interview is available on Youtube at https://www.youtube.com/wa

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Episode 2 - Conversation with Eclipse's Ian Skerrett
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November 22, 2016
At the joint Industrial Internet Consortium and Platform Industrie 4.0 forum in Germany I caught up with Eclipse's Ian Skerrett to discuss the importance of Open Source and Standards for IoT   You can also check out the video version of this interview on Youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=

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Episode 1 - Conversation with Anke Riechers
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November 22, 2016
The LNI 4.0 organisation is set up specifically to help SME's in Germany quickly get onto the IIoT. I was interested to find out more about the organisation, so I spoke to Anke Riechers from LNI 4.0 You can also check out the video of this interview at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SOkFppDIts

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Fascinating article Robert, thanks. Happy to take a look at a PDF copy of your book.
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November 04, 2016
Fascinating article Robert, thanks. Happy to take a look at a PDF copy of your book.

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Italy’s train operator invests big in IoT
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October 12, 2016
TrenItalia has invested €50m in an Internet of Things project which it expects to cut maintenance costs by up to €130m anually, to increase train availability, and improve customer satisfaction ratings. There is a lot of hype around the Internet of Things (IoT) these days, so it is refreshing to

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Global Internet of Things Evangelist for SAP
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September 19, 2016
I have been recruited into SAP in the role of Global Internet of Things Evangelist starting this month.

When I left RedMonk earlier this year, I mentioned that I was talking to a couple of people, but that there was still a window of opportunity for other companies to get in touch about my working for them. SAP, and a number of others, saw the post and got in touch.

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Global Internet of Things Evangelist for SAP
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September 14, 2016
My SAP phone on my SAP laptop I have been recruited into SAP in the role of Global Internet of Things Evangelist starting this month. When I left RedMonk earlier this year, I mentioned that I was talking to a couple of people, but that there was still a window of opportunity for other companies [

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Is the IoT hype justified? Will it change everything, or is it a passing fad?
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June 30, 2016
All the buzz in tech these days is about the Internet of Things. Is the hype justified? Will it change everything, or is it a passing fad?Tl; dr. It depends, yes, and no. In that order.To expand a little on that:Is the hype justified?It depends on where it is being used, and what for.So, the use

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The Internet of Things — trends for the telecoms, data centre, and utility industries
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June 07, 2016
https://medium.com/media/f5f7dc83de35e909d2b447907b0c4ab0/hrefI gave the closing keynote at an event in Orlando last week on the topic of The Impact of the Internet of Things on Telcos, Data Centres, and Utilities.The slides by themselves can be a little hard to grok, so I’ll go through them below

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Sure, killing off the competition is a nice side benefit of this tactic, but if the price of oil…
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May 01, 2016
Sure, killing off the competition is a nice side benefit of this tactic, but if the price of oil increases once more, they can start up quickly again (fracking’s capital costs aren’t that high).In the meantime, Saudi has started diversifying away from oil with its $2tn sovereign wealth fund.

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No, but it doesn’t need to.
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May 01, 2016
No, but it doesn’t need to. Demand reduction and international pressure to decarbonise will keep the prices low.

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Wow — how awesome is that?
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April 29, 2016
Wow?—?how awesome is that? I love that as the technology improves, we are able to find out more, and more about our past (and the past of our planet).

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Good question — my bet is on Tesla running it themselves though.
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April 29, 2016
Good question?—?my bet is on Tesla running it themselves though. It iwll serve as a nice revenue stream to help get rid of a lot of the debt that Tesla has accumulated.

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Absolutely right Mark, but another way of looking at this is that now the car will be earning money…
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April 28, 2016
Absolutely right Mark, but another way of looking at this is that now the car will be earning money when it is driving AND when it is resting ;)

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9 Keynotes
The future of Digital - what the next 10 years has in store
SITBCN
November 05, 2018

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The Future of Digital
SAP
June 04, 2018
Digital transformation is upon us. It is changing all of our industries. What are its implications.? Where is it headed? How will it affect me? All these questions are addressed in this talk I gace at SAP Now in Lisbon

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Healthtech, IoT

The Future of Digital - what the next 10 years has in store
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June 04, 2018
My opening keynote at the recent SAP Now event in Lisbon on where digital is taking us over the next 10 years

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Tags: AI, Blockchain, Digital Transformation

The Future of Digital
Arch Summit
May 23, 2018
My keynote at the Arch Summit in Luxembourg on the Future of Digital

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Innovation

The Future of Digital
SAP Hellas & Cyprus
May 22, 2018
My opening keynote at the SAP Now event in Athens on the topic of the Future of Digital

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

The Future of Digital
SAP
October 24, 2017
My opening keynote on the Future of Digital at SAP Now in Belgrade

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

10 predictions of what digital will deliver by 2017
AFSUG
June 21, 2017
I delivered the opening keynote at the Saphila event in South Africa in 2017 on the topic

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Emerging Technology, IoT

IoT and Energy
Tesla World
October 03, 2015
My keynote presentation on IoT and Energy at TeslaWorld

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Tags: Digital Transformation, IoT, Sustainability

Electricity 2.0: Applying the Lessons of the Web to Our Energy Networks
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April 20, 2009
My keynote talk at the O'Reilly Etech conference in Palo Alto applying the lessons of the internet to the energy grid

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology, IoT

13 Media Interviews
Miguel Castro on the importance of culture and identity for organisations
Tom Raftery
August 08, 2018
I caught up with SAP Global Lead for Culture and Identity Miguel Castro at SapphireNow and we had a great conversation about why Culture and Identity is so important for organisations

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Tags: Future of Work, HR, Sustainability

Digital Manufacturing discussion with SAP Head of Solution Management for Manufacturing Mike Lackey
Tom Raftery
August 01, 2018
I caught up with SAP Global VP Mike Lackey at our Sapphirenow event in Orlando and we discussed Digital Manufacturing, using cloud to connect data from all plants, and manufacturing networks using Ariba

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Tags: Cloud, Digital Transformation, IoT

Anne Mette Hoyer on successful IoT project deployment strategies
Tom Raftery
July 26, 2018
I caught up with SAP Director of Leonardo IoT Solutions Anne Hoyer at our Sapphirenow event in Orlando, and we discussed IoT implementation projects, some gotchas, and best practices.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology, IoT

IOT’S ECOSYSTEM OF TECHNOLOGY WITH TOM RAFTERY OF SAP
Marketscale
June 15, 2018
Podcast on AI and Blockchain's future

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Tags: AI, Blockchain, Emerging Technology, IoT

What will the world look like 10 years from now?
Sapotek
May 30, 2018
Interview by Sapotek (influential Portuguese IT publication) on the Future of Digital

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

Interview prior to ASIS 2018 opening keynote
CorporateSecurity.tv
May 23, 2018
I was interviewed by CorporateSecurity.tv prior to my opening keynote in Rotterdam at ASIS 2018 about the future of Digital and security

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Digital Transformation, IoT

Tom Raftery: "In ten years technology will have transformed the world"
Liberal.gr
May 07, 2018
Interview with Greek publication Liberal on the near future

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Healthtech, Mobility

The Future of Digital
360 Crossmedia
May 04, 2018
I was interviewed prior to my keynote at the Arch Summit in Luxembourg on the Future of Digital

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology, Innovation

What will the Internet of Things look like 10 years from now?
SAP
October 23, 2017
I was interviewed prior to my keynote in Belgrade about the future of the Internet of Things

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Innovation, IoT

Why IoT is transforming the sum of the parts – not just the whole
IoT News
June 27, 2017
How IoT is transforming industry

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Tags: Emerging Technology, Innovation, IoT

How IoT is transforming the sum of the parts – not just the whole
IoT News
June 27, 2017
How IoT is transforming industry

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Tags: Emerging Technology, Innovation, IoT

Interview with SABC Digital News
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June 06, 2017
Interview with SABC Digital News on the topic of Digital Security

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Digital Transformation, IoT

Digital disruption driving force behind 4th industrial revolution
CAJ News Africa
June 06, 2017
Interview following my Opening keynote at Saphila 2017 in South Africa

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology, IoT

137 Podcasts
Easter Vacation 2021 episode
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March 29, 2021
I'm on vacation this week (March 29th 2021), so this is the only episode of the podcast that I'm publishing this week. Normal programming will resume next Monday, April 5th.In this episode I quickly go back over some recent episodes (there are now 118 episodes of this podcast published!) s

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Using weather related data to increase supply chain resilience - a chat with IBMs Paul Walsh
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March 26, 2021
Weather has a huge impact on supply chains - whether it is last month's cold snap in Texas, the drought in Taiwan and it's effect on the semiconductor industry, or simply rainy vs sunny days impact on the sale of umbrellas or ice cream, so I thought it was time to see what we could do abou

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Tags: IoT, Supply Chain

The business of sustainability - a chat with Frank Omare
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March 24, 2021
I wanted to have an episode of the podcast where we level set on the importance of sustainability for organisations, so I invited Frank Omare to come on the podcast to frame sustainability from a business perspective.We had a fascinating conversation, I thoroughly enjoyed it. I hope you enjoy it too

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Tags: Sustainability, Climate Change, Renewable Energy

Digitizing the global grain supply chain - a chat with Naeem Zafar, co-founder, CEO of Telesense
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March 22, 2021
We don't often think about the global food supply chain - it is just there, invisibly making sure we can get food on our table in good condition.To give you an idea of some of the ways technology is helping this hugely important supply chain I invited Naeem Zafar, CEO & Co-Founder of TeleSe

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Tags: IoT, Supply Chain

Automation and digitisation in manufacturing and supply chains - a chat with IDC's Jan Burian
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March 19, 2021
Jan Burian heads up IDC's Manufacturing Insights team in EMEA and he recently published two interesting articles in IndustryWeek - one on operations managers, and the second on automation.With that in mind, I invited him to come on the podcast to talk about technology in supply chains, the role

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Tags: IoT, Supply Chain, RPA

Using concrete as a carbon sink? A chat with Prof Volker Sick
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March 17, 2021
Stopping global emissions is not enough. We have to also find ways to remove CO2 from the atmosphere and sequester it.One of the biggest contributors to global emissions is the production of concrete. Imagine if concrete production could be turned from a carbon emitting process into a carbon sink...

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SAP 2021 Digital Supply Chain Strategy released - a Chat with Franz Hero
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March 15, 2021
SAP just released its 2021 Digital Supply Chain Strategy document, so I invited Franz Hero, SAP's Head of Development, Digital Supply Chain to come on the podcast to talk about it.We talked about the what, the why, and the what next of this document - I think you'll enjoy it.If you have any comments

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Tags: IoT, Supply Chain

Transforming warehouse operations - a chat with GDT's Sam Carter, and MSCG's Neil Patel
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March 12, 2021
On today's episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast I welcomed back Neil Patel of MSCG and one of his customers, Sam Carter, GDT's Director of Warehouse and Logistics.We had a fascinating conversation about how Warehousing has changed in the last year, and where things are headed, best practices

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Tags: IoT, Supply Chain

Impossible Foods quest to reduce the impact of agriculture - a chat with Rebekah Moses
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March 10, 2021
The first time I came across Impossible Foods was when I read an article about them in Techcrunch back in 2016 and I was immediately sold on the idea - making protein for people cutting out the animal middle-man is such an excellent concept, and such a win for the planet in terms of land use, energy

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Tags: Sustainability, Climate Change, Renewable Energy

Adding Robots in Minutes to Extended Warehouse Management - a chat with Albrecht Ricken
The Digital Suply Chain Podcast
March 08, 2021
Adding robots and cobots to Extended Warehouse Management (EWM) is typically a large and time consuming project spanning months at a minimum.

So, SAP has developed an open source solution called Warehouse Robotics. With Warehouse Robotics, adding robots to EWM typically takes minutes, instead of months. How is that possible?

To answer that question, I invited Dr Albrecht Ricken to come on the podcast to explain. Albrecht is SAP's program Manager for Robotics.

We had a fascinating conversation (we talked about freakin robots with lasers!!!) - and I learned lots about robotics in this episode - hopefully you learn lots too...

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Advanced Shipping and Receiving - a chat with Joerg Michaelis, and Peter Flensberg
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March 05, 2021
With the world moving rapidly to online ordering and Ecommerce - data visibility in transport and logistics is becoming more and more important.

With this in mind SAP has released a new solution called Advanced Shipping and Receiving. To find out more about this I invited Joerg Michaelis and Peter Flensberg to come on the podcast to tell us all about it.

We had a fascinating conversation - and I learned lots about this aspect of supply chains _ hopefully you learn lots too...

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The potential of big data and environmental sustainability - a chat with IBM's Jacob Dencik
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March 03, 2021
Data is the new currency we're told (some people call it the new oil, I refuse to use that expression given the negative connotations of being associated with oil!).Given that, I'd be remiss not to have an episode of the podcast dedicated to talking about how data, and big data can help with the cli

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Managing the cold chain - a chat with Deloitte's Subit Mathew
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March 01, 2021
Given all that has happened in the last 12 months, the importance of cold chains management in supply chain has jumped to the fore.With this in mind I invited Deloitte's Subit Mathew to come on the podcast. Subit is a Managing Director in Deloitte’s Enterprise Performance Consulting Practice and a

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Strategies for improving fleet efficiency - a chat with PowerFleet's Mark Stanton
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February 26, 2021
The world has changed enormously in the last 12 months. Ecommerce is at an all time high as people are avoiding going to physical stores, and increasingly ordering online. This has huge implications for the logistics sector.To talk about this and strategies to improve their efficacy I invited Mark S

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Can Indoor Vertical Farming help reduce our emissions? A chat with &ever CSO Mark Korzilius
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February 24, 2021
I'm a big fan of the concept of Indoor Vertical Farming, so when I came across the company &ever I reached out to their CSO, Mark Korzilius and asked him to come on the podcast to tell me more about their operations.&ever is a startup in the vertical farming space with a large operation in K

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Optimizing your supply chain - a chat with Joseph Grobler
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February 22, 2021
I came across Joseph Grobler after I (virtually) keynoted the Mastering SAP supply chain event in Australia last year.We had some great conversations about how supply chain software is often poorly setup, and how his organisation Transform Value Consulting helps with that. We also touched on how Cov

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Post covid supply chains need to be resilient, and sustainable - a chat with Martin Barkman
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February 19, 2021
It is a new year. In fact we're well into the second month of 2021.Very early into the pandemic I recorded a podcast with SAP's Global Head of Solution Management for Digital Supply Chain Martin Barkman,  where we had intended to talk about Industry 4.0 but very quickly we got sidetracked into

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Climate, geopolitics, and supply chain risk - a chat with Jacob Shapiro
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February 17, 2021
So much of what's happening in the climate space revolves around geopolitics that I thought it might be interesting to bring an expert in to talk about that.So, I invited Jacob Shapiro to come on the podcast to talk about these issues. Jacob is the Founder and Chief Strategist at Perch Perspectives,

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Climate and supply chain risk - a chat with Jacob Shapiro
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February 15, 2021
In the last episode of the podcast David Vallejo talked about Supply Chain Planning, and how that is changing. In this episode, I wanted to dig in a little deeper into some of the reasons why Planning is important - global volatility, both geopolitical, and climactic, and the relationship between th

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Supply chain planning's increasing importance - a chat with David Vallejo
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February 12, 2021
I'm participating in a 5-part Design to Operate:Live livestream series which streams on LinkedIn Live and Twitter on Wednesdays. I will be co-hosting the next one with my colleague David Vallejo on Wednesday February 17th on the topic of Planning as a Critical Part of a Resilient, Sustainable #Suppl

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BCG's path to net zero - a chat with Michel Frédeau and Daniel Weise
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February 10, 2021
Boston Consulting Group is one of the most prestigious management consulting firms in the world.In September 2020 BCG committed to going Net Zero by 2030, and carbon negative thereafter. And they are committing "$400 million over the next decade to enable BCG teams to drive climate and environmental

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How Covid and Industry 4.0 are shaping the post-covid manufacturing world - a chat with Mike Lackey
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February 08, 2021
The Covid pandemic has had seismic repercussions on all aspects of supply chains. To get a flavour of how the manufacturing world has been impacted, and what the future of manufacturing will look like, I invited Mike Lackey back onto the podcast.Mike is SAP's Global VP of Solution Management for Man

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Educating the next generation - a chat with Festo Didactic's Ted Rozier
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February 05, 2021
Factories are becoming more and more complex animals. They are now connected digital machines, sloughing off gigabytes of data - do we know what to do with it?In this episode I talk to Festo Didactic's Director of Engineering Ted Rozier and hear how they are equipping colleges with custom built mini

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The increasing importance of ESG for organisations - a chat with SAP's Adam Lyons
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February 03, 2021
In the episode of this podcast where I talked to JP Morgan's Head of ESG Debt Capital Markets, Paul O'Connor, Paul mentioned ESG and it's importance.I wanted to dig into this in more detail, especially it's relevance to companies, the reasons for its increasing importance, and why it is suddenly a b

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Supply Chain technology trends - a chat with TekTok's Karin Bursa
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February 01, 2021
I am a big fan of the folks over on the Supply Chain Now podcasts and livestreams. I regularly attend their livestreams, and was even honoured to be asked to be a guest on one of their episodes.I wanted to reciprocate, so I invited the newest podcaster to their fold, Karin Bursa who runs the TekTok

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Asset Performance Management and Maintenance Strategies - a chat with ERG's Sergey Margaryan
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January 29, 2021
Eurasian Resources Group is a leading natural resources producer, and one of the world's leading mining and smelting groups. They recently co-developed and implemented a new SAP cloud delivered solution called SAP Asset Strategy and Performance Management (ASPM). I was keen to know more, so I i

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Electric powerboat racing? A chat with E1 Series CEO Rodi Basso
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January 27, 2021
On this week's episode of the Climate 21 podcast we have a slight change of direction - away from the corporate world, and into the world of sport. Specifically powerboat racing. Not very sustainable, right? Well, that depends...The new E1 Series is the first ever world electric powerboat series - y

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The increasing importance of supply chain and digital transformation - a chat with BDO's Eskander Yavar
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January 25, 2021
BDO is one of the largest accountancy firms globally and they recently released their 2021 Middle Market CFO Outlook Survey - an annual survey of 600 CFOs and amongst the findings was that supply chain has emerged as a top 3 challenge for the first time.Curious to know more, I invited Eskander Yavar

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Management of human rights in your supply chain - a chat with PwC's Jan Herrmann
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January 22, 2021
It is episode 100 - wohoo!!!For this episode I wanted to tackle an important topic, and what is more important than the issue of human rights in supply chain?With this in mind I reached out to Dr Jan Hermann who is a Partner in PwC's Sustainability Practice based out of Germany.  Germany is abo

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The role of the investment community in climate emissions reductions - a chat with JP Morgan's Paul O'Connor
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January 20, 2021
The investment community has enormous influence on global markets  (by directing capital flows) and the climate emissions space is by no means immune to this.I invited J.P. Morgan's Head of  EMEA ESG Debt Capital Markets Paul O'Connor to come on the podcast to talk about how this works.I k

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Using AI and Analytics in Supply Chain - a chat with Bridgei2i's Arun Krishnamurthy
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January 18, 2021
Bridgei2i are an interesting company in the Supply Chain space, offering as they do AI and analytics to organisations via what they call accelerators.I invited Arun Krishnamoorthy, their VP of Supply Chain Analytics to come on the podcast to talk about what it is they do, and how it is different fro

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The Siemens-SAP partnership explained - a chat with Joe Bohman and Keith Zobott
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January 15, 2021
Siemens and SAP announced a very significant partnership last year.  My colleague, and occasional podcast guest Richard Howells wrote a nice explainer about the partnership which is also worth checking out, as is this quick video.The partnership helps organisations accelerate time to value by e

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Renewable energy, storage, and electric transportation - a chat with Auke Hoekstra
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January 13, 2021
So, Auke Hoekstra is a bit of a legend in the renewable energy, and electric vehicle world. Program Director at NEON research leading a team of 35 PhD's at Eindhoven University of Technology Auke and his team are at the forefront of R&D into clean energy generation, electricity storage, and usag

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Managing quality and compliance in your supply chain - a chat with Qima CEO Sebastien Breteau
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January 11, 2021
Managing quality of your supply chain is especially challenging when you are outsourcing manufacturing, for example.This is a topic I've not yet addressed on the podcast, so I reached out to Sebastien Breteau, CEO and Founder of Qima - a leading provider of quality control and supply chain complianc

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Digitisation, Digital Transformation, and Product as a Service - what's what? A chat with Chakra's Luke Smaul
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January 08, 2021
Digitisation, digital transformation, product as a service - what do these mean, and what are the differences between them.Furthermore, how do you embark on a digital transformation project?For this episode of the podcast I chatted with Luke Smaul, founder of consulting firm Chakra. Luke has spearhe

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The importance of Climate related goals for organisations - a chat with Prof Stephanie Bertels
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January 06, 2021
In this week's episode of the podcast I'm talking Prof Stephanie Bertels - Prof Bertels is the Director of the Centre for Corporate Governance and Sustainability SFU Beedie School of Business as well as Founder and Executive Director of The Embedding Project. We had a fascinating conversation coveri

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Final episode of 2020, upcoming guests, 2020 news, and an ask
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December 23, 2020
The last Climate 21 episode of 2020Quick announcement - to help serve you the podcast audience better I have created a chat room on my TomRaftery.com website. Just go to TomRaftery.com/climate and there you can leave ideas for topics for upcoming podcasts, speaker suggestions, feedback on episodes,

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Final Digital Supply Chain episode of 2020 - looking back, looking ahead to 2021, and an ask...
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December 21, 2020
Episode 95 - the last Digital Supply Chain podcast episode of 2020Quick announcement - to help serve you the podcast audience better I have created a chat room on my TomRaftery.com website. Just go to TomRaftery.com/dsc and in there you can leave suggestions for topics for upcoming podcasts, speaker

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How Covid has impacted factory digitisation - a chat with IDC's Lorenzo Veronesi
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December 18, 2020
I was interested to see how covid has been impacting factories digitisation plans globally so I reached out to IDC Manufacturing Insights Research Manager Lorenzo Veronesi to ask him to have a chat with me on the podcast about what he's seeing.He kindly agreed and we had a fascinating conversation w

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Microsoft's incredibly ambitious climate emissions initiative - a chat with Lucas Joppa
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December 16, 2020
Microsoft has a stellar track record when it comes to climate emissions. Microsoft rolled out an internal price on carbon in 2012 - something most major companies today have yet to do. And in January 2020 Microsoft announced its plan to become carbon negative by 2030, and by 2050 to remove from the

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What does a seasonal, socially distanced, supply chain look like? A chat with Richard Howells
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December 14, 2020
My colleague Richard Howells (aka @HowellsRichard on Twitter) penned a great piece on Forbes recently that was timely and topical - Santa's Socially Distanced Supply Chain. In it Richard Richard explores some of the challenges facing many organisation this holiday season, but as seen from the perspe

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SAP and Microsoft Partner to Run Supply Chain and Industry 4.0 in the Cloud - a chat with Christoph Berlin and Nils Herzberg
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December 11, 2020
On Tuesday of this week (Dec 8th) we in SAP along with Microsoft announced a very significant expansion of our partnership to enable customers to design and operate intelligent digital supply chain and Industry 4.0 solutions in the cloud and at the edge.We will also work together to drive interopera

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What are Shell's climate emissions reduction ambitions? A chat with Shell exec committee member Huibert Vigeveno
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December 09, 2020
Fossil fuel companies are in large part responsible for the current climate emergency we find ourselves in - both through the products they produce, and through delaying climate action by governments for as long as they possibly could.Things have changed for the better more recently though. With the

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How to get a jumpstart on supply chain digitisation - a chat with Anu Shah
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December 07, 2020
On this week's episode of the podcast I invited Anu Shah to join the podcast to talk about one of SAP's initiatives to help our customers on their supply chain digitisation journeys.The JumpStart initiative is a program to enable customers to get a quick start on their digitisation projects  by

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The shift to Product as a Service - a chat with me, Tom Raftery!
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December 04, 2020
A scheduling snafu meant that I was without a guest for this episode today, so I did what any good podcast host does in this situation, I stepped in and filled the breach myself!I normally prefer to let my guests shine on this podcast, showing off their expertise while I stay mostly quiet, throwing

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Climate 21? What's that? - a chat with SAP Executive Board member Thomas Saueressig
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December 02, 2020
Welcome to the inaugural episode of the Climate 21 podcast - thank you for your interest.This is a podcast which aims to talk to senior executives, climate scientists, and other interested stakeholders to share successful climate emissions reductions stories/strategies to help inspire others on this

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The supply chain challenges of vaccinating 8bn people: Part 2 - a chat with Chris Roediger
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November 30, 2020
This is the second of my two part podcast series on the challenges of vaccinating everyone against Covid-19. If you missed episode one with Alina Gross, you can check it out here.Background - in August a colleague of mine Alina Gross (@gross_alinaa on Twitter) penned an excellent in-depth piece of F

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The supply chain challenges of vaccinating 8bn people: Part 1 - a chat with Alina Gross
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November 27, 2020
This is the first of a two part podcast series on the challenges of vaccinating everyone against Covid-19.Background - in August a colleague of mine Alina Gross (@gross_alinaa on Twitter) penned an excellent in-depth piece of Forbes titled The Next Supply Chain Challenge: How To Vaccinate The World.

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The impact of Covid on logistics - a chat with A. Duie Pyle's John Tillison
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November 23, 2020
One aspect of the supply chain I haven't talked about for a while is logistics, so I invited John Tillison onto the podcast. John is Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing for A. Duie Pyle, a US based logistics company. We talked about the impact of the pandemic on the logistics industry.Also, be

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Industry 4.0 in action - a chat with Index Werke's Katharina Piesche
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November 20, 2020
Global manufacturer of machines for the automotive sector Index Werke recently rolled out a new Industry 4.0 powered platform for their customers called iXworld (using SAP Industry 4.0 solutions!).To hear more about this innovative digital transformation, I invited Index' iXworld Product Manager Kat

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Computer vision in supply chain - a chat with Cogniac
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November 16, 2020
Another of the cool startups I came across in the SAP.io New York Foundry is called Cogniac. Cogniac is a company that uses convolutional neural networks to quickly and painlessly automate visual inspection tasks in all kinds of scenarios.I invited Cogniac CEO Chuck Myers, and Cogniac CTO and co-fou

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A platform to power the circular economy - a chat with Garr Punnett, Head of Sustainability at Rheaply
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November 13, 2020
We live on a planet of finite resources so it makes a lot of sense to make the maximum possible use of all the resources we have. This is the fundamental tenet underlying the Circular Economy (which we have talked about previously on this podcast), and it is also the principle that Rheaply is buildi

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Product Lifecycle Costing - a chat with Manthan Peshne
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November 09, 2020
Setting the price of a product is crucial to its success. Set the price too low, and you can incur losses with every sale, set the price too high and you may fail to make sales. So having a tool to help you set the correct price is invaluable - enter Product Lifecycle Costing (PLC). In this podcast

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Digitizing your inventory with 3D printing - a chat with Ivaldi CEO Espen Sivertsen
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November 06, 2020
I'm a big fan of 3D Printing, and have been ever since seeing the Replicator on Star Trek! So, when I heard that one of the Ivaldi, one of the startup companies in the SAP.io New York Foundry was in the 3D Printing space, I was very keen to chat with them. Espen Sivertsen, the CEO of Ivaldi, graciou

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Product Lifecycle Management and Enterprise Product Development - a chat with Mark Landrosh
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November 02, 2020
SAP recently launched a new cloud based solution into the market called Enterprise Product Development. I was keen to learn more about it, and to share those learnings with listeners of the podcast so I invited SAP Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Solution Manager Mark Landrosh to come on the show

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Edge computing and IoT - enabling technologies for Industry 4.0 - a chat with Elvira Wallis
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October 30, 2020
SAP recently produced a fascinating new whitepaper (seriously!) on enabling technologies for Industry 4.0 (called SAP Enabling Technologies for Industry 4.Now). Given the very close alignment between Industry 4.0 and the digitisation of Supply Chain, I thought I'd invite someone on the podcast to ta

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Fleets are going electric - a chat with PowerFleet CEO Chris Wolfe
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October 26, 2020
On this episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast, I welcomed back Chris Wolfe. Chris is the CEO of PowerFleet - a global mobile asset solution provider. Chris was on a previous episode of the show talking about PowerFleet, and how it helps organisations manage their fleets of vehicles. He reached

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Pandemic recovery and managing supplier relationships - a chat with Sudy Bharadwaj (SudyB)
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October 23, 2020
I came across a colleague recently who leads SAP's strategic engagements in supply chain with a special focus on high tech and other innovative organisations. His name is Sudy Bharadwaj, or as everyone calls him SudyB - in fact, that's his Twitter handle, @SudyB.Given we're in the midst of a global

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Managing supply chains in uncertain times - a chat with Delaware's Richard Seel
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October 19, 2020
Delaware Consulting is a global company helping organisations with their supply chain solutions, amongst other topics.  I was interested in how they were helping their clients handle disruption, so I reached out to Richard Seel, Managing Director at Delaware North America to ask him to come on

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Synchronised planning - realtime integrated planning for supply chains - a chat with David Vallejo
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October 16, 2020
Planning is a fundamental part of supply chains, and while I have had some customers on the podcast who refer to their use of planning, I haven't had an episode dedicated to the topic of planning, and how it is needing to go more realtime in these disrupted times.Consequently, I invited David Vallej

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End to end visibility at the Coca Cola Company - a chat with Jeff Markey
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October 12, 2020
I came across the Coca Cola Company's VP Supply Chain, Jeff Markey at one of our customer council meetings where he gave an excellent presentation on what he called their Project Contour - a project to get total end-to-end visibility throughout their supply chain.I reached out to Jeff subsequently t

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Digital Vehicle Hub - what's that, and why would I want one - a chat with Mukund Rao and Andreas Klaschka
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October 09, 2020
SAP released a new product on Wednesday of this week called the Digital Vehicle Hub DVH. To find out what that is, and what I might want one for (!) I invited Mukund Rao, a Director in SAP's Automotive Business Unit, and Andreas Klaschka SAP's Digital Vehicle Hub Solution Owner, to come on the podca

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Risk and Resilience in global supply chains: the McKinsey perspective - a chat with Knut Alicke
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October 05, 2020
I am giving the opening keynote at the SAP Supply Chain Resilience Conference this coming Tuesday October 6th. Unlike previous years, this years event is a virtual conference, for obvious reasons, which means anyone from any part of the globe can participate!Giving the closing keynote at the event i

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Risk management in times of Covid - a chat with Linx-AS CEO Jeff Frye
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October 02, 2020
This is one of thise podcasts which took an unexpected turn - check it out to see why...For obvious reasons SAP is holding its annual Enterprise, Health, Safety, and Product Compliance event online this year - the good news is that this means you too can attend

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Circular economy - what is it, and why would I want one? A chat with Stephen Jamieson
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September 28, 2020
The term Circular Economy is one you hear increasingly these days so I reached out to Stephen Jamieson, who heads up SAP's Circular Economy go to market in Northern Europe to ask him to come on the podcast and explain everything there is to know about circular economies.We had a great chat, and as e

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Ensuring product compliance in your supply chain - a chat with Verisk 3E's Oliver Danckert
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September 25, 2020
For obvious reasons SAP is holding its annual Enterprise, Health, Safety, and Product Compliance event online this year - the good news is that this means you too can attend. You no longer need to book days off, find an hotel, fly to the nearest airport, etc. You can now just register to attend, blo

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Industry 4.0 (the Industrial Internet of Things) and Supply Chain - a chat with Dominik Metzger
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September 21, 2020
We're starting the week off with a great episode. My guest on the podcast today is Dominik Metzger. Dominik is the Program Manager for SAP's Industry 4.0 (aka Industrial Internet of Things) portfolio which is branded as Industry 4.Now by SAP.Dominik and I had an excellent conversation about Industry

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Industrial Internet of Things and Supply Chain - a chat with W. David Stephenson
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September 17, 2020
In this episode I caught with an old online buddy, W. David Stephenson (aka @Data4All on Twitter).David is a prolific writer on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) on his Stephenson Strategies website as well as writing a regular column for Industry Week, a speaker, and author of the book The F

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Transportation Management and Logistics Business Network better together - a chat with Petra Diessner and Bill King
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September 14, 2020
In SAP we have lots of different supply chain solutions. Two in particular Transportation Management (TM), and the Logistics Business Network (LBN), are very complementary and so SAP has an offer around them.I wanted to know more so I invited Petra Diessner, SAP's LBN Solution Manager, and Bill King

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Optimizing asset management for your digital supply chain - a chat with Tom Kurtz
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September 11, 2020
We haven't talked enough about assets on this podcast - what an asset is, asset management strategies, and how the asset management world is evolving as assets become smart and connected.To address this, I invited on a friend and colleague Tom Kurtz. Tom heads up IoT Business Innovation at SAP and h

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Climate 21 Intro
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September 07, 2020
Good morning, good afternoon, good evening, where-ever you are in the world. This is the Climate 21 podcast, and I am your host, Global Vice President for SAP, Tom Raftery.Climate 21 is an initiative by SAP to allow our customers calculate, report, and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.The clima

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Using machine learning to increase visibility, and forecasting in global shipping - a chat with Portcast.io's Nidhi Gupta
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September 07, 2020
The maritime shipping industry has for a very long time been extremely opaque, analog, and consequently data poor. Fortunately that is starting to change.One company helping to change that is Singapore's Portcast.io. On this episode of the podcast, I was fortunate enough to get to chat with Nidhi Gu

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Managing geopolitical risk in supply chains - a chat with Perch Perspectives Jacob Shapiro
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September 04, 2020
Between Brexit, trade wars, pandemics etc. supply chains are being disrupted more than ever. Managing these risks is a matter of growing importance to maintain a reliable and resilient supply chain, so my guest on today's podcast is Jacob Shapiro. Jacob is the founder and chief strategist at Perch P

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Post pandemic supply chains for student and practitioner - a chat with Penn State's Prof Justin Goldston
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August 31, 2020
I was contacted on LinkedIn by Dr Justin Goldston of Penn State university. He was interested in coming on the podcast to share his learnings from the last few months with the audience of this podcast, so I immediately said "Absolutely, please do come on the show"And we had a great chat about how su

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Robotics as a service for warehouse automation - a chat with inVia Robotics' Lior Elazary
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August 27, 2020
Aaaannnnd I'm back - I had a very restful break for the last few weeks, recharged my batteries, and I'm ready to resume.And boy have I got a great podcast for you to kick off the new season - in this episode I'm chatting to the co-founder and CEO of inVia Robotics, (@inViaRobotics on Twitter) Lior E

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Trust, Track, and Find items in your Supply Chain - a chat with LocatorX CEO Scott Fletcher
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August 19, 2020
I am on the advisory board of a US based startup called LocatorX. LocatorX helps organisations track goods, verify their authenticity, and enhance customer engagement.I have put off having anyone from LocatorX on the podcast up until now to avoid being seen as favouring them, but now that I have had

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LiFi use cases in supply chain - a chat with Signify's David Soos
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August 12, 2020
LiFi has some very intriguing uses for supply chain, so when I had a chance to catch up with David Soos, the Go To Market Leader LiFi for Industry for Signify (the former Philips Lighting), I jumped at it!If you haven't heard of LiFi before now, I wouldn't be surprised as it is quite a new technolog

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Digital Supply Chain - the August holiday edition!
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August 05, 2020
This is a short episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast just to let you know that I will be taking a break for most of August, but I have left a few episodes to auto-publish in my absence (including this one!).I already have some great episodes lined up for September, so don't touch that dial (u

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Supply chain security - a chat with CakeBoxx Technologies' Michael Stolarczyk
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July 30, 2020
I realised recently that I haven't had any episodes of this podcast (58 so far including this one!) dedicated to talking about security - my bad!So then when I recently came across Michael Stolarczyk, SVP at Cakeboxx Technologies, and author of the book Logical Logistics – A Common Sense Primer fo

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Consumer behaviour shifts in the age of coronavirus, and its effects on supply chains - a chat with Richard Howells
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July 28, 2020
I was chatting with Richard Howells (@HowellsRichard on Twitter) recently on the topic of how the current coronavirus pandemic is affecting consumer behaviour, and how this is having huge knock-on implications for supply chains.Richard, who leads thought leadership for supply chain at SAP, said that

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Supply chain communities and Reddit - a chat with me!!!
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July 24, 2020
I messed up!I had a scheduling snafu which meant I don't have a guest for today's show, so you are stuck with me (!).Now, I know next to nothing about supply chains, so instead I recorded this episode about how I discovered a great supply chain community over on Reddit.It being Reddit, the demograph

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Prescriptive analytics - what are they, and why would I want some (!) - a chat with Savi's Dr Heather Krieger
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July 20, 2020
In this the 55th episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast, and I spoke with Dr Heather Krieger the Principal Data Scientist at Savi Technology.The last episode of the podcast where I chatted with David Vallejo about analytics proved to be very popular, so I thought a follow-up episode on the topi

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Analytics in present, and future supply chains - a chat with David Vallejo
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July 17, 2020
I was chatting with David Vallejo (@sapvallejo on Twitter) recently planning our podcast on The Future of Business Planning in Supply Chain which we published earlier this week when I happened to mention that Reddit user Omkarpalkar had asked me to do a podcast around analytics.David said he'd be ha

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The future of Bussiness Planning in Supply Chain - a chat with David Vallejo
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July 13, 2020
I was chatting with David Vallejo (@sapvallejo on Twitter) recently when the topic of where is Business Planning going came up. David outlined a vision for the future of Business Planning that I hadn't heard before, so I asked him to come on the podcast to share it.He agreed, and we had a fascinatin

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Survive (and thrive?) using Industry 4.0 technologies in your supply chain - a chat with John Robinson
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July 10, 2020
I came across two excellent articles on Industry 4.0 recently in the Future Factory blog (a great blog if you haven't come across it). The first was What is the future for Industry 4.0 in the post Covid-19 paradigm? and the second was The key to manufacturing recovery and Industry 4.0 adoption: The

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Startups in Supply Chain , and how-to engage with SAP - a chat with Christian Boos
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July 06, 2020
I have interactions from people associated with startup companies on a reasonably regular basis, and often get asked the same question, "As a startup, how can I engage with SAP?" As the founder or co-founder of a number of startups myself, I can well sympathise with this sentiment - breaking in to l

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Process mining and supply chain - a chat with Marcell Vollmer
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July 03, 2020
Today is a very special edition of the podcast. This is the 50th episode of the podcast, and I'm publishing it on Friday July 3rd (not Friday July 2nd as I inadvertently said in the podcast!), and so to celebrate, I invited back onto the podcast Marcell Vollmer (Twitter, Instagram). Marcell was my g

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Inventory management in Digital Supply Chains - a chat with Deborah Dull
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June 29, 2020
I was asked recently to feature Inventory Managment in an episode of the podcast, so I reached out to Deborah Dull (website, Twitter, Instagram) because a) she and her co-host Sheri Hinesh are excellent podcasters in their own right, and b) because she told me in a previous episode of this podcast t

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End to End visibility in Supply Chains - a chat with Vishnu Arcot
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June 26, 2020
I published a post about this podcast on Reddit's Supply Chain subreddit recently and a commenter on my post asked me to do an episode on End-toEnd visibility in Supply Chains. I hadn't done an episode on end to end visibility, so I thought, "Why not?"I asked around for someone who could speak knowl

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Diversity & Inclusion in Supply Chain - a chat with Miguel Castro
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June 22, 2020
It is June 2020, Pride Month, and with the growing attention that the Black Lives Matter movement is receiving, I thought it would be timely to have an episode of this podcast dedicated to the importance of Diversity and inclusion in supply chain.With that in mind I invited my colleague Miguel Castr

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Fleet management and electric vehicles - a chat with Samsara's Rushil Goel,
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June 19, 2020
This is the 46th episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast, and I spoke with Rushil Goel. Rushil is Vice President and General Manager Fleet Management at Samsara.Samsara are an Industrial IoT company with over 15,000 customers around the world. Much of their work in data capture is in the areas o

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Supply chain planning and roof windows (!) - a chat with Velux' Head of Planning Philip Melchiors
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June 15, 2020
On this the 45th episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast, I spoke with Philip Melchiors. Philip is Head of Global Planning at Velux. Velux is a family owned company with 14,000 employees, net revenue just under €3bn, headquartered in Denmark but with operations all over the world.I was curious

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IoT Location Services in Supply Chain- a chat with Ed Chao, CEO of Polte
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June 12, 2020
On this the 44th episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast, I spoke with Ed Chao. Ed is the CEO of Polte - Polte are a company that offers IoT location services with their Cloud Location over Cellular (C-LoC) technology.With the increasing importance of location technologies, Polte's unique take o

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Mobility, asset, and logistics solutions - a chat with PowerFleet CEO Chris Wolfe
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June 08, 2020
On this episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast, I spoke with Chris Wolfe. Chris is the CEO of PowerFleet - a global mobile asset solution provider. PowerFleet helps some of the world's largest organisation manage their fleets of trucks, forklifts, containers, and cars ensuring their safety, and

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Warehouse management software, and pop-up warehouse offer, a chat with Richard Kirker
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June 05, 2020
On this episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast, I spoke with Richard Kirker. Richard is the Global Solution Lead for Extended Warehouse Management at SAP. Warehouse management is an area I know very little about (as will become quickly obvious as you listen to the podcast), and SAP is announcin

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High fidelity data in supply chain, and project44 - a chat with Christian Piller
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June 01, 2020
On this episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast, I spoke with Christian Piller. Christian  is Vice President of Value Engineering at project44 (appropriately known as @freightpipes on Twitter). project44 is a US based company operating globally who bill themselves as "the world's leading Ad

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Fleet management and Electric Vehicles - a chat with Amply Power's Simon Lonsdale
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May 29, 2020
On this episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast, I spoke with Simon Lonsdale, co-founder and head of sales and strategy for Amply Power (@AmplyPower on Twitter). Amply is a US based company in the commercial fleet space, specialising in managing the fuelling of electric vehicles (be they cars, v

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Women in Supply Chain, the toilet paper supply chain in a pandemic - a chat with Cascades' Isabelle Leclerc
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May 25, 2020
On this, the fourth edition of the Women in Supply Chain themed series of the Digital Supply Chain podcast, I spoke with Isabelle Leclerc. Isabelle has worked in Supply Chain for over 20 years in a number of senior roles, and currently she is Vice President Supply Chain at Cascades. Cascades is a $5

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Industry 4.0 case study - a chat with Weidmuller's Patrick-Benjamin Bok
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May 22, 2020
On this, the 9th episode of the Digital Supply Chain series themed on Industry 4.0, I wanted to have a chat with someone who had successfully implemented an Industry 4.0 project. I reached out to Patrick-Benjamin Bök the VP of Global Digitalization for industrial connectivity manufacturer Weidmüll

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Industry 4.0, and the importance of the ecosystem and standards - a chat with Nils Herzberg
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May 18, 2020
On this, the 8th episode of the Digital Supply Chain series themed on Industry 4.0, I wanted to have a chat with Nils Herzberg. Nils is the Global Head of Strategic Partnerships and Industry 4.0 for Digital Supply Chain at SAP.Why did I want to talk with Nils? Well, several of the previous Industry

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Environment, Health and Safety systems in a coronavirus world - a chat with Mike Censurato
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May 15, 2020
On this episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast I talked to  to Mike Censurato. Mike is one of the Solution Managers for SAP's Environment Health and Safety (EHS) solutions, based out of the US.Why did I want to talk with Mike? Well now that we are in the middle of the Covid-19 Coronavirus

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Women in Supply Chain, and Coronavirus solutions - a chat with Mindy Davis
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May 11, 2020
I published a podcast at the start of April with SAP SVP Martin Barkman where he announced that SAP were making some of the Digital Supply Chain Software solutions available to customers for free for 90 days initially to help them respond to the Coronavirus pandemic.On this episode of the Digital Su

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Coronavirus, Industry 4.0, and manufacturing, strategies for success - a chat with Mike Lackey
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May 08, 2020
On this episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast I wanted to talk once more to Mike Lackey. Mike is the Global Head of Solution Management for Digital Manufacturing at SAP. If Mike's name sounds familiar, it may be because he came on the show last October so we could have a chat about manufacturi

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How Asian Supply Chains have coped with the Coronavirus - a chat with Ash Pujari
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May 04, 2020
Supply chains have been shocked with a perfect storm of trade wars, an oil price crash, and the coronavirus crisis - the last hit Asia first, then Europe, then the US and the other countries.To get a sense of how Asian supply chains were affected, and how they coped with these crises, I reached out

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Supply Chain disruptions - how to respond, a chat with Lorcan Sheehan (aka @lorcans)
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April 30, 2020
Supply chains have been shocked with a perfect storm of trade wars, an oil price crash, and the coronavirus - how should they respond?In the midst of this crisis, I reached out to old friend Lorcan Sheehan (@LorcanS on Twitter) to talk about the impact the coronavirus is having on supply chains, and

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Women in Supply Chain - a coronavirus themed chat with Cathy Roberson @cmroberson06
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April 27, 2020
For the second episode of the Women in Supply Chain series I decided to invite Cathy Roberson (aka @cmroberson06 on Twitter) back on the show (fittingly Cathy was my guest on the second episode of this Digital Supply Chain podcast way back in July of 2019). Cathy is Founder and President of global l

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Industry 4.0, and customer rollouts - a chat with Franz Hero
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April 24, 2020
On this, the 7th episode of the Digital Supply Chain series themed on Industry 4.0, I wanted to have a chat with Franz Hero. Franz heads up the development organisation for Digital Supply Chain at SAP.Why did I want to talk with Franz? Well, apart from the fact that he heads up the development, I kn

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Industry 4.0 and supply chain - a chat with Itelligence's Wolfgang Moeller
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April 20, 2020
Before the whole Coronavirus lockdown happened, I had a great chat with the Global Director Discrete Industries & Internet of Things for Itelligence, Wolfgang Moeller. We talked about the relationship between Industry 4.0 and supply chain - but then before I had a chance to publish the podcast w

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Surviving coronavirus driven supply chain disruptions - a chat with MSCG
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April 17, 2020
Update: 17 April 4pm CEST - I found an audio issue at around 22 minutes into this podcast, so I corrected it and uploaded the corrected audio. Apologies if this caused you any issues. Supply chains have never been hit with so many disruptions at once. A perfect storm of trade wars, an oil price cras

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Industry 4.0, and Manufacturing - a chat with Claudius Link
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April 13, 2020
On this fifth Digital Supply Chain podcast on the theme of Industry 4.0, I had a great chat with Claudius Link. Claudius is the Head of Digital Manufacturing at SAP, so obviously I was keen to have Claudius come on the show to have a chat about the impact Industry 4.0 is having on manufacturing.We h

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Climate 21, Supply Chain, and Climate Change - a chat with Toby Croucher
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April 08, 2020
It is April 2020 and we are currently in the middle of the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic, however we will develop a vaccine  for this virus, and so this crisis will finally pass. Unfortunately there is no similar "easy cure" for climate change.With that in mind, a huge amount of an organisation

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Supply Chains and the impact of the #Covid-19 #Coronavirus - a chat with Richard Howells (@HowellsRichard)
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April 06, 2020
It is early April 2020 and the world is in the middle of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.The contagion has hugely impacted supply chains, and in some cases supply chains have hugely impacted the contagion, stepping up to allow automobile manufacturers pivot to building ventilators, airplane manufa

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@SAP offers access to software to help combat the #Covid-19 #Coronavirus crisis
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April 02, 2020
It is April 2nd 2020 and the world is in the middle of a deadly pandemic which by the end of today will have infected over one million people, and killed over 50,000 with both number rising at exponential rates.Businesses and entire industries have been massively negatively impacted (tourism, restau

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Women in Supply Chain a chat with @circular_nomad and @supplychnqueen
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March 30, 2020
As well as running the Digital Supply Chain podcast, and the Industry 4.0 themed series of podcasts, I decided to also spin up a new series - themed around the topic of Women in Supply Chain. This series will strive to highlight the stories of women leaders in Supply Chain to attempt to address the

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Industry 4.0, Discrete Industries, and the Covid-19 Coronavirus - a chat with Stefan Krauss
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March 23, 2020
We are in a very strange times! On this fourth Digital Supply Chain podcast on the theme of Industry 4.0, I had chat with Stefan Krauss. Stefan is SVP and he heads up discrete industries at SAP, so I was keen to have a conversation with him about the impact of Industry 4.0 on discrete manufacturing.

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Supply Chain, Industry 4.0, and the Covid-19 Coronavirus - a chat with Martin Barkman
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March 19, 2020
We are in a very strange times! On this third Digital Supply Chain podcast on the theme of Industry 4.0, I had chat with Martin Barkman. Martin is an SVP and the Global Head of Solution Management for Digital Supply Chain at SAP, so I was keen to have a conversation with him about that, but the conv

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Supply Chain, Industry 4.0, and IoT/Edge Computing - a chat with Elvira Wallis (aka @ElviraWallis)
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March 15, 2020
On this second Digital Supply Chain podcast on the theme of Industry 4.0, I had a great chat with Elvira Wallis (@ElviraWallis on Twitter and Elvira Wallis on LinkedIn). Elvira is the Global Head of IoT at SAP, so obviously I was keen to find out her take on how Digital Supply Chain, IoT and Industr

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Industry 4.0, Digital Supply Chain, and Sustainability - a chat with Hans Thalbauer
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March 08, 2020
The buzz around Industry 4.0 is starting to grow so I decided it might be interesting to have a series of interviews themed around Industry 4.0 here on the Digital Supply Chain podcast. To kick off this series I asked my friend, and colleague Hans Thalbauer to come on the show to talk about where he

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Digital SupplyChain and Digital Logistics - a chat with Till Dengel
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February 21, 2020
The logistics aspect of supply chains is increasingly being digitised, and is now often referred to as Digital Logistics.To find out more about this I invited Till Dengel to come on the show. Till is the Global Head of Digital Logistics Solution Management at SAP, so if anyone could fill me in on Di

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The advantages of Digital Supply Chains - a conversation with Dr Johannes JD Drooghaag (@DrJDrooghaag)
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February 10, 2020
In this episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast I interviewed Dr Johannes Drooghaag (aka JD and @DrJDrooghaag on twitter)We had a wide ranging discussion about Manufacturing, Industry 4.0, and toward the end touched also on the importance of cybersecurity.Check out the transcript of our podcast

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Digital Supply Chain and fleets - a conversation with @Geotab EVP Colin Sutherland
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February 03, 2020
My guest on this episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast is Colin Sutherland, EVP Sales and Marketing for fleet tracking platform Geotab.  Geotab invited me to give the closing keynote at their Geotab Connect 2020 event this year in San Diego. I took the opportunity to bring my recording eq

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Digital Supply Chain delivering people's desires - a chat with Dorit Shackleton (aka @DoritShackleton)
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January 17, 2020
Welcome to the first episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast for 2020. My guest on this show is Dorit Shackleton (also known as @DoritShackleton on Twitter).  Dorit is Global Head of marketing and Communications for Digital Supply Chain at SAP and as such Dorit has been responsible for bold

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Digital Supply Chain and Logistics - a chat with InstaFreight co-founder Philip Ortwein
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December 13, 2019
My guest on this episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast is Philipp Ortwein.  Philipp Ortwein is Co-Founder and Managing Director of InstaFreight  (aka @InstaFreight_en on Twitter), a digital forwarding company. He graduated with a Master in Management from the University of Mannheim a

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Digital Supply Chain and the most important supply chain on the planet - a chat with Richard Howells (aka @HowellsRichard)
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December 10, 2019
A few years back my colleague Richard Howells (aka @HowellsRichard) wrote a great (albeit lighthearted) blog post about Santa's supply chain.With the holiday season rapidly approaching I invited Richard to come on the show to talk about one of the most important supply chains on the planet - Santa's

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Digital Supply Chain and Business Networks - a chat with Paige Cox (aka @weicox_paige)
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November 25, 2019
My guest on this episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast is Paige Cox  (aka @weicox_paige on Twitter).  Paige is Senior Vice President and Head of Digital Supply Chain Networks development at SAP. We have talked about business networks on the podcast in previous episodes (the one with

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Digital Supply Chain, changing business models and customer success stories with John McNiff (aka @JohnMcNiff_SAP)
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November 11, 2019
My guest on this episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast is John McNiff (@JohnMcNiff_SA). John is head of SAP’s Digital Supply Chain and Industry 4.0 business across EMEA North so I wanted him to come on the show to talk about customer stories - customer successes and new business models he’

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Digital Supply Chain and the advances in warehousing - with Neil Patel of MSCG (aka @mscg_llc)
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October 29, 2019
My guest on this episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast is Neil Patel. Neil is the Managing Partner at My Supply Chain Group (@MSCG_LLC on Twitter). So far on this Digital Supply Chain podcast series, we haven’t really talked about warehousing, and the huge changes we have seen in this area i

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Digital Supply Chain and Manufacturing - a chat with Mike Lackey
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October 14, 2019
My guest on this episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast is Mike Lackey. Mike is the Global Head of Solution Management for Digital Manufacturing at SAP. So far on this Digital Supply Chain podcast series, we haven’t really talked about manufacturing, so I wanted Mike to come on the show to ta

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Digital Supply Chain and Business Networks - a chat with Josh Greenbaum (aka @JoshEAC)
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September 27, 2019
My guest on this episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast is Josh Greenbaum  (or @JoshEAC on twitter). Josh is the principal at Enterprise Applications Consulting, the CTO of the US Vote Foundation, and the CEO of ProQ.Josh recently published an excellent in-depth white paper called Business

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Digital supply chains helping in an uncertain world - a chat with Hans Thalbauer (@HansThalbauer)
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September 15, 2019
My guest on this episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast is Hans Thalbauer  (@HansThalbauer). Hans leads go to market and sales for Digital Supply chain for SAP globally.Hans and I attended the African SAP User Group conference Saphila and I sat in on Han’s presentation where he talked ab

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Digital Supply Chain sustainability with customer examples, a chat with @HowellsRichard (aka Richard Howells)
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August 30, 2019
My guest on this installment of the Digital Supply Chain podcast is Richard Howells (aka @HowellsRichard). I kicked off the conversation with my usual opening question asking Richard for his definition of a Digital Supply Chain. Then at 02:07 I asked him do we have any practical examples o

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Digital Supply Chain and sustainability a chat with Thomas Ohnemus (aka @OhnemusThomas)
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August 15, 2019
My guest on this episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast is Thomas Ohnemus (aka @OhnemusThomas on Twitter). Thomas is SAP's Global Head of Solution Marketing for Digital Supply ChainAt 01:10 I asked Thomas what his definition of Digital Supply Chain is. Thomas gave some context to his definition

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Digital Supply Chain and the Customer Experience - a chat with Tamara McCleary (aka @TamaraMcCleary)
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July 23, 2019
My guest on this episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast is global influencer Tamara McCleary (aka @TamaraMcCleary on Twitter).Tamara is the CEO of Thulium (@Thuliumco on Twitter), a social media marketing agency focused on strategy and analytics.Tamara is also a good friend and knows the tech,

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Digital Supply Chains, challenges and solutions in a global world - a chat with Cathy Roberson (aka @cmroberson06)
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July 09, 2019
My guest on this episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast is Cathy Morrow Roberson (@cmroberson06 on Twitter).Cathy is the founder and head analyst at Logistics Trends & Insights LLC (@LogisticsTI on Twitter), a market research firm that specialises in global supply chains.We had a great and

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Digital Supply Chains and business networks - a conversation with Marcell Vollmer (aka @mvollmer1)
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July 04, 2019
In this first "real" episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast I invited my friend and colleague, SAP Chief Digital Officer Marcell Vollmer (@mvollmer1 on twitter) to be my guest on the show.We mined Marcell's deep knowledge of the Supply Chain space starting off with an easy question at 01:35 whe

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Digital Supply Chain podcast - introduction
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June 03, 2019
This is a short introductory show outlining the aims of this Digital Supply Chain podcast, and also serving as a test to ensure that all the right tech is in all the right places!

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January 09, 2019
The Digital Supply Chain podcast is a show hosted by SAP Innovation Evangelist Tom Raftery, discussing thought leadership, best practices, and the latest innovations in delivering a sustainable supply chain.The show publishes 2 episodes a week, and features interviews with luminaries in the world of supply chain and Industry 4.0.All aspects of supply chains, and how to optimise them are discussed - everything from the design, planning, manufacturing, production, delivery, all the way through to product operation. Check out also the new Women in Supply Chain themed series of episodes.

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IoT, Renewables, And Storage: A Perfect Storm For Utilities [VIDEO]
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March 01, 2017
With energy generation and storage costs dropping quickly, utility companies may need to adopt an "all-you-can-eat" business model.

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