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Tom Raftery

Global VP, Futurist, and Innovation Evangelist at Tom Raftery

Seville, Spain

27611 Followers

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

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

Tom Raftery Points
Academic 0
Author 1194
Influencer 388
Speaker 90
Entrepreneur 0
Total 1672

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Company Information

Company Type: Individual
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 30.35
Analytics
AR/VR
Autonomous Vehicles 33.50
Blockchain 31.39
Cloud 30.43
Cryptocurrency
Cybersecurity 30.45
Digital Disruption 32.20
Digital Transformation 31.41
EdTech
Emerging Technology 33.08
Future of Work 30.15
HealthTech 31.34
Innovation 31.36
IoT 100
Marketing
Mobility 30.78
Predictive Analytics
Supply Chain 59.51
Sustainability 84.33
Customer Experience
Management
Open Innovation
Leadership
Retail
InsurTech 30.26
Sales
Data Center
Diversity and Inclusion
Legal and IP
Mergers and Acquisitions
Customer Loyalty
Renewable Energy 100
HR 30.13
Smart Cities 30.69
Climate Change 100
RPA 30.80
ERP
SportsTech 31.52

Industry Experience

Automotive
High Tech & Electronics
Media
Oil & Gas
Utilities

Publications

93 Article/Blogs
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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Tags: Innovation, IoT, Startups

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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Tags: IoT, Renewable Energy

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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Tags: AI, Digital Transformation, Innovation

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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Tags: IoT, Renewable Energy

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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Tags: Cloud, Digital Transformation, IoT

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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Tags: IoT, Renewable Energy

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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Tags: IoT, Renewable Energy

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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Tags: IoT, Mobility, SportsTech

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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Tags: Innovation, IoT

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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Tags: Smart Cities

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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Tags: Innovation, IoT

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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Tags: AI, Autonomous Vehicles, Sustainability

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
Youtube
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
O'Reilly
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
SABC Digital News
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

366 Podcasts
The Benefits Of Standards For Supply Chain - A Chat With GS1 US' Melanie Nuce
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November 07, 2022
Standards are super important, especially when it comes to ecosystems as diverse, and with as many stakeholders as supply chains.One organisation that has been crafting supply chain standards for decades is GS1 US. GS1 is the organisation that sets the standards around barcodes - the reason why when

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Ensuring The Cyber Security Of Supply Chains - A Chat With Imprivata's Mark McArdle
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November 04, 2022
The topic of cybersecurity isn't one I've addressed in previous episodes of the Digital Supply Chain podcast so we were long overdue to talk about it.Consequently I invited Imprivata's Chief Products & Design Officer Mark McArdle to come on the podcast to talk all about it.He grac

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Climate Emission (Carbon) Accounting For SMBs - A Chat With Greenly CEO Alexis Normand
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November 02, 2022
Carbon accounting (measuring and reporting climate emissions) has not traditionally been something SMBs have needed to do. That is starting to change as larger organisations are requiring reporting from their supply chains.One company looking to help SMBs with this is Greenly. They have developed a

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Black Holes, AI, And Supply Chain Digital Twins - A Chat With OII.AI CEO Bob Rogers
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October 28, 2022
Question: what do black holes, AI, and digital twins of supply chains have in common? Answer: Bob Rogers, CEO of OII.ai - a company using AI to create digital twins of supply chains, allowing planners to quickly and accurately run what-if scenarios to improve their planning. And the black holes? Bob

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Helping Cities Transition To Net Zero - A Chat With ClimateView's Tomer Shalit
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October 26, 2022
Reducing cities climate emissions is vitally important, but can be challenging due to the politics involved, budgetary constraints, and the complexity of the ecosystems.One company working to help in this space is ClimateView. ClimateView has a software platform that helps cities turn their Climate

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Semiconductors, AI, and IoT Supply Chain - A Chat With GBT Technologies CTO Danny Rittman
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October 24, 2022
Integrated circuits (aka semiconductors) and their supply chains have been in the news quite a bit lately.In this episode I spoke to Danny Rittman, CTO of GBT Technologies, a company that designs integrated circuits, and systems to speed up their design which could help with the current supply chain

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Supply Chain Data Visibility - A Chat With Project 44's Bart de Muynck
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October 21, 2022
With so many diverse stakeholders involved, it is no wonder that making supply chains more transparent is a big challenge.One company tackling this lack of visibility is Project 44. To find out more about their latest initiates in this space I invited their Chief Industry Officer, Bart De Muynck to

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Reducing Climate Emissions In Battery Manufacturing - A Chat With Freyr Battery's CEO Tom Jensen
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October 19, 2022
One criticism you regularly hear levelled at batteries for electric vehicles, or for energy storage is the significant climate emissions associated with their production.One company working to fix this, while also keeping the cost down is Norway based Freyr Battery. To learn more I invited their co-

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Data And Sustainability In Supply Chain Logistics - A Chat With Arrive Logistics Michael Senftleber
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October 17, 2022
Supply chains have been slow to take up digital transformation, and logistics even more so. One company making use of technology and data to transform is Arrive Logistics. They have an 250 person technology team so I invited their CTO Michael Senftleber to come on the podcast to tell me all about it

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The Semiconductor Supply Chain - A Chat With A2 Global's CEO Frank Cavallaro
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October 14, 2022
The supply chain of semiconductors is still reeling. Lead times are long, and this is affecting production of all kinds of devices, from phones to vehicles, and everything in between.To learn more about this space I invited A2 Global's CEO Frank Cavallaro to come on the podcast to talk about it

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Can Enhanced Weathering Be Used TO Suck CO2 Out Of The Atmosphere At Scale? A Chat With UNDO
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October 12, 2022
Can we use natural processes to suck CO2 back out of the atmosphere? It sounds tempting because the risks of unintended consequences with processes that have been taking place already on the planet for millennia are significantly lower.One such process is weathering, and a company looking to do Enha

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Low-Code/No-Code, Blockchain, and Supply Chain - A Chat With Finboot co-founder And CEO Juan Miguel Pérez
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October 10, 2022
Enterprise blockchains would seem to be an ideal solution for enabling track and trace functionality in supply chains. This is why I have featured a few blockchain companies on the podcast in previous episodes. Similarly with low-code/no-code companiesIn this week's episode I'm featuring F

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Autonomous Delivery Robots In The Supply Chain - A Chat With Ottonomy's Ritukar Vijay
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October 07, 2022
Autonomous vehicles were all the rage a couple of years ago with many people predicting that they were imminent, and going to heavily impact supply chains, as well as transportation business models. As it turns out, they are still quite far off. However, smaller autonomous delivery vehicles are alre

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Using Finance To Drive Down Low Carbon Costs - A Chat With Carbon Chain CEO Adam Hearne
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October 05, 2022
Banks and financial institutions are looking to invest in projects which reduce emissions, but to avoid the greenwashing label, these projects need hihi quality data. That's where CarbonChain comes in.CarbonChain is a carbon accounting platform that supplies high fidelity data so organisations

Tags: Sustainability, Climate Change, Renewable Energy

Serialisation And Digitisation in Supply Chains - A Chat With Kezzler CEO Christine Akselsen
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October 03, 2022
Serialisation is an area of growing importance in supply chains.One company, Kezzler helps all kinds of companies with serialisation having serialised over 25bn products to-date, so I invited their CEO Christine Akselsen, to come on the podcast to tell me all about it.We had a fascinating conversati

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Semiconductor Supply Chain Blues? A Chat With Fusion Worldwide President Tobey Gonnerman
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September 30, 2022
Semiconductors are everywhere. As more and more devices are made smart, these chips are required now for everything from your car keys, to your remote controls, to you lights, doorbell, fridge, toothbrush, etc. And that's before we get into the number of semiconductors needed for today's p

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A 100% Renewable Electricity Grid Is Entirely Possible - A Chat With Auke Hoekstra
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September 28, 2022
I came across a post by famed Dutch researcher Auke Hoekstra (@AukeHoekstra on Twitter) pointing to a newly published scientific paper proving that a 100% renewable energy grid by 2050 or before is entirely feasible.I've known intuitively that this has been possible for some time, but to have i

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Supply Chain Next - A Chat With HCL's Sukant Acharya
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September 26, 2022
The Internet of Things has a huge influence on Supply Chains. To talk a bit about this, and what HCL calls Supply Chain Next, I invited Sukant Acharya who leads HCL's IoT Works business to come on the podcast.We had a fascinating conversation I learned loads, I hope you do too...f you have any

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Connecting Everything In The Supply Chain - A Chat With Wiliot's Steve Statler
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September 23, 2022
The Internet of Things could still be referred to as the Internet of Expensive Things because the cost of connectivity is still too high to get everything in the supply chain connected.One company working to fix that is Wiliot. They have developed tiny sensors that don't require a battery, and

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Catena X And Emissions Tracking In The Automotive Industry - A Chat With Hagen Heubach
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September 21, 2022
The automotive industry has been responsible for its fair share of historical and ongoing emissions. Many of the manufacturers are now realising that this is not sustainable (in both senses of the term).Catena X was formed to help help address some of the challenges the automotive industry are facin

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The ESG Tsunami And Supply Chains - A Chat With Certa Founder And CEO Jag Lamba
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September 19, 2022
ESG is coming like a juggernaut, it will affect supply chains significantly, and many supply chain professionals are unaware of the changes it will require.To find out more I invited Certa Founder and CEO Jag Lamba to come on the podcast.We had a fascinating conversation covering Jag's company

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Fixing Packaging Problems In The Supply Chain - A Chat With Paccurate's James Malley
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September 16, 2022
We probably don't pay enough attention to the packaging used in supply chains - not that is until we receive a delivery, and it is a vastly outsized box for the size of the item being delivered.This issue of using outsized packaging affects upwards of 50% of items being delivered and is signifi

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Circular Economy And Nuclear Energy - A Chat With Curio Legacy's Ed McGinnis
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September 14, 2022
Nuclear power can potentially help reduce the emissions associated with power generation. However, there are well known issues with nuclear - primarily its cost, the time to develop a nuclear power plant, and the highly radioactive waste it generates.Curio is a hugely ambitious company working to ta

Tags: Sustainability, Climate Change, Renewable Energy

The Music Industry Supply Chain - A Chat With Sweetwater Sound's Phil Rich
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September 12, 2022
We've never featured the music industry's supply chain on this podcast, despite it being an industry that touches all of us on a daily basis. So, when I came across Phil Rich, Chief Supply Chain Officer at Sweetwater Sound, I had to get him on the show to tell us all about it.We had a fasc

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Kuka And SAP Partnering In Supply Chain - A Chat With Quirin Goerz, And Georg Kube
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September 09, 2022
We have featured the partnership between Kuka and SAP in previous episodes of this podcast. As a follow-up to our joint showcase at the Hannover Fair just before the summer, I invited Kuka's Quirin Goerz, and SAP's Georg Kube to come on the podcast to update us.We had a fascinating convers

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Fighting Climate Change With Carbon Removal - A Chat With Patch CEO Brennan Spellacy
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September 07, 2022
The idea of using carbon offsets to reduce your climate emissions is one that is often controversial.  Patch is a platform dedicated to making it easier for organisations to buy and sell carbon credits.I invited Brennan Spellacy (BSpellacy_ on Twitter)  to come on the podcast to tell me more. We h

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Reducing Friction In Manufacturing Supply Chains - A Chat With Adar Hay
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September 05, 2022
Sourcing for manufacturing supply chains is a process that can be fraught with issues. One start-up attempting to remove some of the friction is Jiga. To find out more about them I invited Jiga's co-founder and CEO, Adar Hay to come on the podcast.We had a fascinating conversation covering why

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Digitising Warehouses And Supply Chains - A Chat With Zebra Technologies' James Pemberton
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September 02, 2022
Supply chains are becoming more digital every day. Even warehouses, which have been slower to change are too becoming more digital, and more efficient as a result.One of the companies helping in this space is Zebra Technologies. I invited James Pemberton from Zebra to come on the podcast to tell me

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Green Amendments And Climate - A Chat With Maya van Rossum
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August 31, 2022
Systemic change is needed to fix the climate. Piecemeal regulations won't cut it.One woman who is working on fixing this is Maya van Rossum. She's the founder of For The Generations, an organisation working to get constitutions to pass a Green Amendment passed to guarantee a right to clean

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Wifi's Reliability For Supply Chains - A Chat With Wyebot CEO Roger Sands
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August 29, 2022
We've all experienced poor wifi at home, or in hotels/airports etc., but when wifi is being used as critical infrastructure in supply chains, it can't fail. It needs to be up all the time.Enter Wyebot. Wyebot are a company that uses AI and works with large wifi networks to ensure maximum c

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Managing The Reverse Logistics Conundrum - A Chat With ReverseLogix Des Frawley
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August 26, 2022
With the advent of direct to consumer sales, not only is the forward supply chain coming under pressure, but more and more purchases are being returned, impacting the reverse supply chain.To help large organisations manage this ReverseLogix have developed their returns management system (RMS), and t

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The Circular Economy In Retail - A Chat With Juli Lassow
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August 24, 2022
The circular economy is growing in importance. Retail is particularly sensitive to this given how younger generations are being far more sensitive to sustainability issues in their purchase decisions.With this in mind, I invited circularity consultant Juli Lassow of JHL Solutions to come on the podc

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Quick Climate Break - We'll Be Right Back. Don't Touch That Dial!
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August 03, 2022
I'm going on vacation for a couple of weeks, but don't worry I'll be back with loads more episodes, choc full of successful emissions reduction stories shortly.Listen to this short episode to find out more...

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Quick Supply Chain Break - We'll Be Right Back. Don't Touch That Dial!
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August 01, 2022
I'm going on vacation for a couple of weeks, but don't worry I'll be back with loads more episodes choc full of supply chain goodness shortly.Listen to this short episode to find out more...Support the showI learned loads, I hope you do too...If you have any comments/suggestions or qu

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5G And Supply Chains - A Chat With Fraunhofer Institute's Karin Loidl
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July 29, 2022
5G will have a significant impact on supply chains. Public 5G networks are being rolled out right now by many mobile operators, and it's also possible to roll out private 5g networks.To find out more about the implications for supply chains I invited Karin Loidl from the Fraunhofer IIS to come

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Reducing Climate Emissions In The Aviation Sector Using Plants - A Chat With Yield10 Bioscience's Olly Peoples
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July 27, 2022
The aviation industry is one the hardest to decarbonise. One way to get its climate emissions down in the short term is to use sustainable aviation fuels (SAF).One company in this space has come up with a plant that can not only produce oil that can be used to create SAF, but it can do so in a way t

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Optimising Fresh Produce Supply Chain - A Chat With HWY Haul's Syed Aman
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July 25, 2022
In the fresh food supply chain, almost $15bn of fresh produce is wasted annually during transit on trucks.One company founded specifically to tackle this issue is HWY Haul. I spoke to Syed Aman, Co-Founder, and CEO of HWY Haul to learn more.We had a fascinating conversation, where I learned loads, I

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Increasing Supply Chain Transparency - A Chat With Seedtrace's Katharina Elisa Davids
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July 22, 2022
Increasing supply chain transparency has become a priority for many organisations in the wake of the many supply chain disruptions we have seen, and the more that are to come.Consumers are also demanding more transparency so they can see where the food they're eating comes from, and if the peop

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Climate And Sustainability As Drivers For Digital Transformation - A Chat With Gordon Donovan
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July 20, 2022
Is climate a driving force for Digital Transformation in companies? And what role does sourcing and procurement play?In early 2022, Economist Impact conducted a global survey of 430 C-level executives across various organisational functions to explore how their businesses and industries are transfor

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Digitisation, ESG, And Sustainability In Supply Chain - A Chat With Kalypso's Jeff Miller
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July 18, 2022
Supply Chains are becoming increasingly digitised (hence the name of the podcast!).How can organisations utilise this to to further their ESG and Sustainability goals? To cast some light on this I invited Jeff Miller a Kalypso (a Rockwell Automation company) exec to come on the podcast.We had a fasc

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The Rise Of The Robots In Supply Chain - A Chat With Richard Kirker
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July 15, 2022
Robots are becoming increasingly prevalent in Supply Chains. More so lately in the warehouse.To look more into this I invited Richard Kirker Global Solution Manager for Warehouse Management at SAP to come on the podcast to talk about what he's seeing.We had a fascinating conversation, where Ric

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Using Machine Learning To Reduce Climate Emissions In The Physical World - A Chat With PlutoShift's Prateek Joshi
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July 13, 2022
Machine Learning is great for helping us surface new series on Netflix, for helping us search through the thousands of photos on your phone to find that one of the cute cat you took a picture of all those months ago, or for things such as fraud detection by banks, but can it be used to impact the ph

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Traceability And Sustainability In The Cold Supply Chain - A Chat With Phononic's General Manager Dana Krug
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July 11, 2022
Chillers are typically bulky, noisy energy-intensive devices loaded with toxic chemicals with a very high climate change potential. We use them all the time in supply chains to keep goods in a particular temperature range.What if you could make chillers another way? That is what Phononic has done. T

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Optimising Supply Chain Deliveries - A Chat With FarEye CRO Amit Bagga
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July 08, 2022
If there's one part of the supply chain that can seriously do with improvement, it is the last mile delivery part.How often have you stayed home waiting for a delivery that didn't come, or didn't come when it said it would, arrived damaged, or worse still, not at all? One company aimi

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China - Climate Hero, Or Climate Villian? A Chat With EAC's Daniel Berger
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July 06, 2022
The climate news about China seems to be consistently contradictory. On the one hand, we hear how China is responsible for high levels of emissions, while on the other we hear how China is leaping ahead in its deployments of renewables. Where does the truth lie?I invited Daniel Berger of EAC who has

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Autonomous Supply Chains? A Chat With Pactum CEO Martin Rand
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July 04, 2022
A large part of a supply chain's workload is negotiating contracts, particularly purchases. What if those negotiations could be automated? That's what Pactum does today - fully autonomous negotiations on behalf of organisations freeing up time, optimising value, and not leaving money on th

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Reducing Friction In Product Development - A Chat With Calico's Kathleen Chan
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July 01, 2022
Product development is obviously a key part of supply chain. In the apparel industry communicating with manufacturers can be challenging, so enter Calico to help reduce that friction.To find out more about how this young startup Calico raised money from Serena Ventures, and is helping direct to cons

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How Important Is Storytelling When It Comes To Climate? A Chat With Dan McDougall
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June 29, 2022
Creating a narrative is all-important in any sphere.All the more so in the climate space where the stakes are perilously high, and as we heard in last week's episode, climate anxiety is becoming a very real thing. To explore the topic of storytelling, particularly as it pertains to climate I in

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Supply Chain Inventory Optimization - A Chat With RGP's Robert Olszak
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June 27, 2022
In these times of seemingly endless disruption, one powerful strategy for riding the waves is inventory optimization.To learn more about the why's and how's of this, I invited Robert Olszak from global consulting firm RGP to come on the podcast to talk about it.We had a fascinating convers

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Setting The Right Pricing Strategy - A Chat With Chris Mele
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June 24, 2022
Setting the correct price on your products sounds like it should be easy, right?Well, it is not that straightforward at all as I discovered in this episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast where I talked to Chris Mele, Managing Partner at Software Pricing Partners.We had a great conversation span

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Climate Anxiety - A Chat With Grist's Kate Yoder
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June 22, 2022
So we're hearing more about Climate Anxiety these days - particularly among the younger generations who will have to live with the damage we have wrought on our climate far longer than the rest of us.To talk a little about this, I invited Grist Staff Writer Kate Yoder to come on the podcast to

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Using AI And ML For Inventory Planning - A Chat With Flowlity CEO Jean-Baptiste Clouard
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June 20, 2022
With all the disruptions to supply chains these days, inventory management is very much top-of-mind for supply chain professionals. Too much inventory is wasteful, too little risks stock-outs and missed sales.Enter Flowlity - a French start-up helping companies better manage inventory planning using

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Ensuring Traceability And Sustainability In The Timber Supply Chain With Blockchain - A Chat With IOV42's David Coleman
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June 17, 2022
Blockchain can get a bit of a bad rep because of the massive carbon footprint Bitcoin has, and more recently because of its huge losses!  Enterprise blockchains though don't suffer either of those problems and so can be very elegant solutions to some quite challenging problems. In this episode

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Reducing The Carbon Footprint Of Lithium Ion Batteries - A Chat With Nanoramic Laboratories John Cooley
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June 15, 2022
Creating lithium-ion batteries is a hugely energy-intensive process and consequently, battery-electric cars take approximately 17,000km to repay their carbon debt. Nanoramic Laboratories has come up with a way to reduce by over 30% the amount of energy required to manufacture lithium-ion batteries,

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AI, ML, And Data - A Chat With Sisu Data's Joel McKelvey
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June 13, 2022
Our machines and processes are creating increasingly larger volumes of data - how can we handle this, what insights can we glean from it, and what are some lessons learned?These are some of the questions I put to Sisu Data's Joel McKelvey in this episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast.We h

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Teamcenter In The Cloud? A Chat With Gareth Webb
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June 12, 2022
I hosted Gareth Webb on the podcast 8 months ago talking about the, then new integration developed by Siemens and SAP for Teamcenter, and then again more recently two months ago when Feature Pack 2 was released to talk about what the new enhancements in that were.When it was announced at Sapphire th

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Plant-Based Tuna? A Chat With Jacob von Manteuffel From Bettafish
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June 08, 2022
Following on from last week's episode of the podcast where I talked to Rebellious Foods about their plant-based chicken, in this week's episode I talk to Jacob von Manteuffel, co-founder of Bettaf!sh, a company making plant-based tuna (or Tu-Nah, as they call it!).We had a fascinating conv

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Integration Platform As A Service - A Chat With Celigo's Mark Simon
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June 06, 2022
Integration projects are becoming increasingly important to allow disparate systems to share information.Enter IPaaS - the Integration Platform As A Service. Celigo is an iPaaS company, so I invited their VP of Strategy Mark Simon to come on the podcast to tell me all about it.I learned loads, I hop

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Asian Supply Chain Disruption And Its Consequences - A Chat With Uwe Haizmann
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June 03, 2022
Disruption in Asia, particularly the China with the government's Zero Covid policy is playing havoc with global markets and supply chains. To learn more about this I invited Uwe Haizmann, a partner at EAC Consulting based in Shanghai to come on the podcast to discuss the issues.We had a fascina

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Plant-based Chicken? A Chat With Rebellyous Foods Founder and CEO Christie Legally
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June 01, 2022
Chicken makes up an increasing part of the food we eat. Chicken production is polluting, cruel, and causes significant emissions.One company looking to address this issue is Rebellyous Foods. They have come up with a way to produce plant-based meat, which looks like chicken, tastes like chicken, and

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Bringing Traceability To The Garment Industry Supply Chain - A Chat With Trustrace's Shameek Ghosh
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May 30, 2022
The garment industry has had a bit of a reputational issue largely because of the lack of visibility down the supply chain.TrusTrace was set up to solve this. To find out more I invited TrusTrace Co-Founder and CEO Shameek Ghosh to come on the podcast and tell me all about it.We had a fascinating co

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Fixing The Diamond Supply Chain - A Chat With HB Antwerp's Shai De Toledo
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May 27, 2022
The diamond trade has always been a murky one with lots of talk of Blood Diamonds. This has meant the diamond supply chain is mired in suspicion about the origin of the stones that go into making the jewelry we wear.  One company seeking to change that is HB Antwerp. They've developed a unique

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Is Climate Restoration Feasible? A Chat With Peter Fiekowsky
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May 25, 2022
For millennia we have had a stable climate with atmospheric CO2 levels at around 280ppm. Since the Industrial Revolution, the amount of CO2 in our atmosphere has rocketed up to now around 420ppm with the consequent climate chaos we're now witnessing.Can we reverse that? Can we bring atmospheric

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Supply Chains, Business Networks And The Network Economy - A Chat With Bob Baker
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May 23, 2022
We're increasingly hearing how everything is moving towards networks. To find out more about how this is impacting businesses and the supply chain implications I invited Bob Baker (aka @HoosierZimbob on Twitter) Global Vice President, for Business Network Success at SAP.We had a fascinating con

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Supply Chain Sourcing Automation And Optimization - A Chat With Keelvar CEO Alan Holland
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May 20, 2022
Sourcing is a fascinating space, and one company upending the sourcing space is Keelvar with its sourcing optimization, and automation solutions.I invited Alan Holland, Founder and CEO of Keelvar to come on the podcast to tell me more.We had a fascinating conversation talking about why Alan set up K

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Financing The New Climate Economy - A Chat With Enduring Planet's Dimitry Gershenson
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May 18, 2022
And we're back. I was off last week with Covid, hence the gap in the usual weekly cadence. But boy do I have an excellent episode for you this week to make up for it. Enduring Planet is a FinTech lender focused exclusively on the new climate economy. I invited Dimitry Gershenson, the company&ap

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Reshoring, Supply Chain Disruption, Survival Strategies - A Chat With Rosemary Coates
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May 16, 2022
China's zero Covid policy, and the shutdown of Shanghai are impacting global supply chains.To discuss this, and strategies organisations can take, I invited the Reshoring Institute's Rosemary Coates back onto the podcast.We had a fascinating conversation. I learned loads, I hope you do too

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AI For Machine Health - A Chat With Augury's Artem Kroupenev
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May 13, 2022
The health of manufacturing machinery is hugely important for any manufacturing organisation - unplanned downtime can be extremely costly. Enter Augury.  Augury uses AI to predict when a machine is going to fail, and so helps organisations reduce costs, and increase productivity.Eager to learn more

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Surviving Supply Chain Disruption - A Chat With IDC's Lorenzo Veronesi
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May 09, 2022
We are living through some very interesting times - which if you are in supply chain, can seem like a curse, as the Chinese seemingly never said!How can organisations survive the disruptions, and thrive?To answer these questions and more I invited IDC's Manufacturing Insights thought leader Lor

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Data Science Strategies In Supply Chain - A Chat With Gramener's Ganes Kesari
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May 06, 2022
Data science is a relatively new discipline. Its use in supply chain is still in early stages so having a well thought out data science strategy is of utmost importance.To talk about this I invited Ganes Kesari, the Co-founder & Chief Decision Scientist at Gramener.We had a great conversation sp

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Making Low Income Housing Energy Efficient - A Chat With Ryan Cassidy
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May 04, 2022
Energy efficiency isn't nearly as sexy a topic as building out some shiny new solar farm, but it is equally important, and when this energy efficiency benefits low income families who have traditionally been disproportionately effected by issues such as climate change, and pollution,  even bet

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The Metaverse's Role In Supplychain - A Chat With IDC's Jan Burian And Lorenzo Veronesi
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May 02, 2022
What is the Metaverse, and does it have a role in supply chain?The Metaverse has received lots of headlines in the last couple of years, but does it have a role  to play outside of the spheres of entertainment, and e-learning? Can it be used in supply chain, for example?To answer these questions an

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SAP And Siemens Teamcenter Integration II - A Chat With Gareth Webb
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April 29, 2022
I hosted Gareth Webb on the podcast 6 months ago talking about the then new integration developed by Siemens and SAP for Teamcenter.In that episode he talked not just about what had been achieved in the integration, but their plans for the second release of the product. 6 months later and Feature Pa

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Transforming Climate Complexity Into Business Intelligence - A Chat With Sustainability Global's John Gilbert
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April 27, 2022
Access to validated climate data sources is not trivial. What happens though if you want validated, regularly updated data that you can integrate with your systems?That is where Sust Global comes in. Sust Global uses credible, validated regularly, updated climate data sources, and provides integrati

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Digitising Fleets - A Chat With Ridecell's Mark Thomas
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April 25, 2022
As a key component of supply chains, fleets have proven difficult to digitise. One of the companies working to change this is Ridecell. I invited their VP Marketing and Alliances, Mark Thomas to come on the podcast to tell me how they're changing that.We had a fascinating conversation discussin

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Strategic Sourcing For Supply Chain - A Chat With Etosha Thurman
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April 22, 2022
Sourcing has always been a bit of a black box to me, and so to learn more I invited Etosha Thurman to come on the podcast to get me up-to-speed. Etosha is the Chief Marketing & Solutions Officer, for Intelligent Spend and Business Network at SAP.We had a fascinating conversation discussing the g

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Using Dynamic Glass To Cool Buildings - A Chat With Glass Dyenamics CEO Christopher Angelo
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April 20, 2022
Some of the lesser talked about emissions reductions solutions are efficiency based solutions. In this week's episode of the Climate 21 podcast I talk to Christopher Angelo, CEO of Glass Dyenamics, a company working in this space.Glass Dyenamics uses dynamic glass (glass that changes its transp

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Kuka Robots As A Service - A Chat With Christian Liedtke And Alex Altermann
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April 18, 2022
SAP and robot industrial maker Kuka have partnered on a project to digitalise robots in the manufacturing space.To learn more about what this means, why it was done, and what it could mean for manufacturers, I invited Kuka Principal Consultant Christian Liedtke, and SAP's Alex Altermann to come

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Deloitte's World Climate Commitments - A Chat With Scott Corwin
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April 13, 2022
With 400,000 employees, Deloitte is the world's largest professional services firm. Deloitte set out its World Climate Commitments recently with an aim of reaching Net Zero by 2030.To find out more about this I invited Deloitte Managing Director & US Leader for Sustainability & Climate

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Using Data For Better Decision Making - A Chat With Throughput CEO Ali Raza
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April 11, 2022
In this week's episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast, I talk to Throughput CEO Ali Raza. We had a really interesting chat covering what operations does when disasters throw off planning systems, the gap operations people need to be filled by IT, and thoughts about some of the solutions o

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Product Roadmap Management - A Chat With Gocious CTO Maziar Adl
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April 08, 2022
Product Roadmap Management is a discipline to help you align your product strategy with your business objectives and customer needs faster and easier.One of the companies working in this space is Gocious. I invited their co-founder and CTO Maziar Adl to come on the podcast to tell me all about it.We

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Circular Economy And Climate - A Chat With Stephen Jamieson
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April 06, 2022
In several episodes of this podcast now guests have talked about the Circular Economy, but I've never had a full episode on it, so today we're changing that!I invited Stephen Jamieson to join me for this episode. Stephen is the Global Head of Circular Economy Solutions at SAP, so no one i

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Optimising Cash, Costs, And Service In Supply Planning - A Chat With Genlots Simon Schenker
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April 04, 2022
Supply chain planning can often seem like a lot of trade-offs. Genlots is a company using Reinforcement Learning to optimise the triangle of cash, (inventory working capital and so on), costs, (prices,  delivery, transportation, etc.), and service (customer service, or the service that you give to

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BDO's Third Annual CFO Survey - A Chat With Maurice Liddell
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April 01, 2022
BDO, one of the world's largest accounting firms has published its third annual CFO Outlook Survey. This year, CFOs say supply chain disruption will be their #1 business risk.To find out more I invited Maurice Liddell, BDO Digital's Market Leader for Manufacturing to come on the podcast to

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Turning Waste Into Fuel - A Chat With Anaergia Founder And CEO Andrew Benedek
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March 30, 2022
This week's episode of the podcast deals with methane once more.Last week's episode featured a startup in the methane space called Bennamann. This week I interviewed Andrew Benedek, the founder, and CEO of one of the world's most established methane companies Anaergia.We talked again

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Reducing Friction In B2B Marketplaces - A Chat With Balance CEO Bar Geron
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March 28, 2022
What if, in the B2B space, finding a new supplier was as easy as it is for example to find vendors in the B2C space on platforms such as Amazon?That is the vision Balance has - they are providing a B2B eCommerce marketplace to connect buyers and sellers, removing friction you normally associate with

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Digitally Transforming Your Supply Chain Made Easi(er) - A Chat With Sandy Markin
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March 25, 2022
Digital Transformation projects are notoriously long, expensive, and disruptive for organisations.What if there were an easier way? A way to dip your toes in without testing the depth of the water with both feet? In today's episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast I talked to Sandy Markin an

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Achieving Energy Independence, Improving Profitability And Reducing Emissions Using Fugitive Methane - A Chat With BennaMann CTO Chris Mann
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March 23, 2022
Fugitive methane - what is it? And how can it be turned from a nasty climate emission into a source of energy, reduced emissions, and a way to reduce an organisation's costs, amongst other benefits?To answer these and more questions I invited Chris Mann, Co-Founder, and CTO of Bennamann to come

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AI And Logistics - A Chat With Transmetrics Marc Meyer
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March 21, 2022
AI is impacting all aspects of the digitised supply chain.To hear the impact it is having on the logistics space I invited Transmetrics Chief Commercial Office Marc Meyer to come on the podcast to talk about what he has seen.We had a fascinating conversation touching on the inefficiencies that have

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Product Life Cycle Management In Supply Chain - A Chat With Ismail Serin
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March 18, 2022
It has been a while since we had an episode of the podcast focussing on Product Lifecycle management (PLM), so I invited my colleague Ismail Serin, who heads the product management for PLM solutions at SAP to come on the show to talk a little about it.We had a fascinating conversation discussing wha

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How Your Investments Can Help Solve Climate Change - A Chat With Carbon Collective Co-Founder Zach Stein
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March 16, 2022
Investment is a hugely important part of the fight against climate change. But where should the money come from?What if the money we invest for our pensions, life insurance, savings were put towards fighting the climate crisis, while at the same time making a profit for us? Putting our money to work

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Supply Chain Digitisation And Evolution - A Chat With Dr Sanjay Kumar
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March 14, 2022
Supply chains are being buffeted like never before. They are being required to become more resilient to survive. But will they, and why didn't they before now?To answer these questions, and more, I invited Dr. Sanjay Kumar, supply chain expert, and professor at Valparaiso University, as well as

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The Role Of AI In Digital Supply Chain Planning - A Chat With David Vallejo
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March 10, 2022
We haven't talked supply chain planning in a while, so I reached out to my colleague David Vallejo to come on the podcast to have a chat about the importance of planning and how advances mean artificial intelligence can play a part. Dave is the Global Head of Digital Business Planning at SAPWe

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Reversing Tropical Rainforest Deforestation - A Chat With Health In Harmony Founder Kinari Webb
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March 09, 2022
Climate and deforestation have always been very closely linked. But how is deforestation linked to human health, and how can improving human health, lead to huge reductions in deforestation?To answer these questions, I invited Dr Kinari Webb, founder of Health in Harmony to come on the podcast. Heal

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Blockchain In Supply Chain - A Chat With BlockApps CEO Kieren James-Lubin
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March 07, 2022
There's a lot of talk these days about blockchain in supply chain. How much is hype? How much is real? Why not use a simple database instead of a blockchain? And isn't blockchain environmentally destructive?To answer some of these and more questions, I invited Kieren James-Lubin, CEO of Bl

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Supply Chain Continuous Improvement - A Chat With Prabhjot Singh
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March 04, 2022
Continuous improvement is a topic we've not addressed many times in this podcast. To rectify that I invited Prabhjot Singh, (@psinghSF on Twitter) CEO of Pyze to come on the podcast to talk about how Continuous improvement is helping their clients.  We had a fascinating conversation discussing

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Climate Interventions - What Are They And Can They Help - A Chat With Prof Wake Smith
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March 02, 2022
Have you come across the term Climate Interventions before? If not, possibly you've heard of Geoengineering.Prof Wake Smith lectures in Yale about Climate Interventions, and is about to publish a book called  Pandora's Toolbox, The Hopes And Hazards Of Climate Interventions. So obviously,

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The Direct-To-Consumer Wine Supply Chain - A Chat With Wine Access COO Andrew Walleck
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February 28, 2022
The direct-to-consumer wine supply chain is one that has had an interesting ride, especially in the last two years.To learn more about some of the challenges companies in this space face, and the innovative ways they overcome them, I invited Andrew Walleck of COO of Wine Access to come on the podcas

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Infosys Customer Roundtable Supply Chain Perspectives - A Chat With Srinivas Krishnamoorthy And Ramesh Chougule
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February 25, 2022
Infosys held a customer roundtable earlier this year where they invited customers, partners, and industry analysts to talk about the issues facing supply chains today.It was a really interesting event with some fascinating learnings, so I invited Infosys executives Ramesh J Chougule, and Srinivas Kr

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Decarbonising Supply Chains - A Chat With The Climate Choice Co-Founder Yasha Tarani
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February 23, 2022
A huge portion of an organisation's emissions come from its supply chain.The Climate Choice is a company working to change that by becoming a platform for companies to share their emissions data, and by providing Climate Performance Ratings. They are working with some very large companies to he

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Speed Of Advance - Industry 4.0 And Supply Chain - A Chat With New Book Author Marty Groover
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February 21, 2022
Former Caterpillar exec, navy vet, and current Partner and CTO at C5MI Marty Groover has just written a book called Speed of Advance. The book takes Marty's learnings from his time in the Navy (Speed of advance is a naval term), and from his time in Caterpillar, to help organisations learn how

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Continuous Improvement For A More Resilient Supply Chain - A Chat With Lytica CTO Ken Bradley
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February 18, 2022
Continuous improvement is vital for any company that doesn't want to keep still (and keeping still is not a recipe for business success!).One company that preaches this is Lytica, so I invited their co-founder and CTO, Ken Bradley to come on the podcast to tell me more.We had a fascinating conv

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Climate Litigation Cases Tracked - A Chat With Drilled, And Damages, Podcasts Host Amy Westervelt
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February 16, 2022
I'm a big fan of Amy Westervelt's Drilled podcast. If you're not familiar, it is a Climate podcast but done like a Netflix series with each episode leading to the next one, so it tells a narrative over a number of episodes, and then it starts a new series, with a new story to tell. Re

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Product Compliance Solutions To Address Increasing Regulations Requirements - A Chat With Dr. Rüdiger Kreuzholz
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February 14, 2022
Organisations are required to comply with a dizzying, and an increasing number of regulations. Compliance with these regulations is important not just from a safety perspective, but also from a reputational, and sustainability point of view.To talk about how software can help companies address their

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Sustainability, Cyber Threats, And The Supply Chains Of The Future - A Chat With Kearney's Dr Elouise Epstein
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February 11, 2022
Part of my role in SAP is as a Futurist, so I'm always fascinated when I come across other Futurists. Dr. Elouise Epstein works as a Partner and Futurist for global management consulting firm Kearney and has written a couple of books on supply chain, including one released last year (2021) call

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Supercharge Me - How To Get To Net Zero - A Chat With Corinne Sawers And Eric Lonergan
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February 09, 2022
There is a new book on climate which has been recently released which I think is worth paying attention to. It is called Supercharge Me. Why do I think it is worth paying attention to? Because it takes a different tack to most other books. It proposes a manifesto of actions which if followed, should

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Making Sourcing Simpler - A Chat With Factrees Founder And CEO Keith Williams
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February 07, 2022
Covid has had all kinds of impacts on supply chains. Many new startups have arisen to try to meet some of the shortcomings highlighted by Covid. One of those is Factrees. Factrees tries to help level the playing field for small & medium manufacturers by providing a networking platform that finds

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Trends In The Apparel Industry Supply Chain - A Chat With Kalypso's Steve Riordan
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February 04, 2022
The apparel industry has seen seismic changes in the last couple of years, from swinging demand, to the shift to direct sales, to supply breakdowns.To talk about some of these changes, I invited Steve Riordan, Global Directo of Supply Chain at Kalypso to come on the podcast to discuss them.We had a

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Investing In Low Carbon Construction Startups - A Chat With Cemex Ventures President Gonzalo Galindo
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February 02, 2022
Concrete and the built environment have an enormous carbon footprint.To find out more about how companies in that space are innovating to reduce emissions, I invited Gonzalo Galindo, president of Cemex Ventures to come on the podcast to talk about what they're doing. Cemex Ventures is the VC ar

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AI In Supply Chains - A Chat With VectorAI's James Coombes
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January 31, 2022
As supply chains are digitising, Artificial Intelligence is having an increasingly positive impact on them. To talk a little about this I invited James Coombes, co-founder, and CEO of Vector.ai to come on the podcast to talk about it.We had a great conversation discussing the current possibilities o

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The Chip Shortage Impact On Automotive - A Chat With Cox Automotive Randy Kobat
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January 27, 2022
In the last two episodes of this podcast, we spoke more broadly about the causes of the current chip shortages. In today's episode, we are diving more deeply into it, focussing on one of the industries most deeply affected - the Automotive Industry.I invited Randy Kobat (@RandyKobat on Twitter)

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Planetary-Scale Regeneration - A Chat With Earthshot Labs CEO Troy Carter
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January 26, 2022
Go big or go home - that could easily have been the motto of our last two episodes of this podcast and this week is no different.Today's guest on the podcast is Troy Carter. Troy is Co-founder and CEO of Earthshot Labs, a venture-backed organisation whose purpose is planetary-scale regeneration

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The Semiconductor Shortage - A Chat With SupplyFrame CMO Richard Barnett
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January 24, 2022
The semiconductor shortages are still causing havoc with global supply chains so I'm running another episode dedicated to the topic.In today's episode, I talk to Richard Barnett, CMO at SupplyFrame about the shortage.We had a great conversation discussing SupplyFrame's recent acquisit

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New Report: The Semiconductor Shortage - A Chat With Jeff Howell
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January 21, 2022
The global semiconductor shortage has been playing havoc with supply chains for a good 12-18 months at this stage. And it doesn't look set to be fixed any time soon.And just recently my colleague Jeff Howell published a fascinating, comprehensive Point of View paper all about the semiconductor

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Ecocide - Making Mass Destruction Of Nature An International Crime - A Chat With Jojo Mehta
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January 19, 2022
Ecocide is a term that is recently starting to gain a little ground in the public's eye, but what is it, where does it come from, and just what are the chances of it becoming an internationally legislated crime?To find out more about Ecocide I invited Jojo Mehta to come on the podcast. Jojo is

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Intelligent Assets, Circular Economy, And Sustainability - A Chat With Wipro's Sundararaman Sankaranarayanan
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January 17, 2022
Three topics that are receiving increasing interest in supply chain these days are Intelligent Assets, Circular Economy, and Sustainability, so when I came across Sundararaman Sankaranarayanan , Head of Digital Innovation, and a 25 year veteran of Wipro, I invited him to come on the podcast with my

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Mobile Devices Are Transforming Supply Chain - A Chat With Jan Mölls
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January 14, 2022
Welcome back and happy new year. For this first episode of 2022, I thought of having a future-focussed episode, one talking about mobile devices in supply chain.To that end, I invited SAP Product Manager Jan Mölls to come on the podcast to talk about how new smartphone apps and capabilities are tr

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Making Data Deliver Net Zero - A Chat With Gavin Starks of Icebreaker One
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January 12, 2022
One of the most interesting companies in the Climate space has to be Icebreaker One. Icebreaker One is working across industries and governments to create a web of open net-zero data connecting financial, engineering and environmental data to help inform net-zero decisions.Sounds ambitious? Absolute

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Smart Factory, Digital Literacy, And Successful Digital Transformation Strategies - A Chat With Joachim Hensch
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December 24, 2021
The apparel industry has been very slow to digitise, so when I had a chance to chat with someone who has rolled out a successful Industry 4.0 initiative in this sector, I jumped at the opportunity.Joachim Hensch rolled out a smart factory project for Hugo Boss while working for them, and has since l

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Final episode of 2021
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December 22, 2021
So, we've come to our final episode of 2021, but fear not, lots more excellent episodes of the Climate 21 podcast are coming your way starting January 12th next, and every Wednesday after that.In this episode, I have a favour to ask to start with. The podcast is now in the high hundreds of list

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Disruption In The Cosmetics Industry - A Chat With PCA Group's Ransley Carpio
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December 20, 2021
The cosmetics industry is an interesting space and never more so than in the last two years. Demand has shifted wildly, as have purchasing habits with more than ever being bought online.Against this backdrop, I invited PCA Group's SVP Strategy, Corporate Development, and New Business Developmen

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Sustainable Logistics - A Chat With Juliet Mwangi
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December 17, 2021
The topic of sustainability is becoming increasingly important for organisations, and since 80-90% of an organisation's emissions originate from its supply chain, this means as supply chain professionals, we have an obligation to act on it.A large proportion of emissions often come from logisti

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Intelligent Decarbonisation - A Chat With Prof Markus Kraft
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December 15, 2021
What is Intelligent Decarbonisation?Intelligent Decarbonisation is the combining of artificial intelligence with cyber physical assets to reduce carbon emissions. To discuss this I invited Cambridge University Prof Markus Kraft to come on the podcast because he literally wrote the book on the topic.

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Digital Supply Chain Trends - A Chat With Blue Horseshoe's Steve Shebuski
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December 13, 2021
In this episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast I spoke to Steve Shebuski. Steve is VP Digital Strategy for Blue Horseshoe.We had an excellent conversation around the latest trends in supply chain covering the rise of control towers, warehouse automation, and supply chain flexibly and resilience

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What Is Specification Management And How Can It Help Supply Chains Become More Efficient And Sustainable - A Chat With Specright's Matt Wright
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December 10, 2021
Specification management is a relatively new field in digital supply chains, but one that has a lot of potential.To learn more about it, the reasons why it is important, and how it can help companies become more efficient and sustainableI invited Matt Wright, Founder and CEO of Specright - a softwar

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Short break - back next week
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December 08, 2021
Hi folks, I'm on a short break this week to go back to Ireland to check in on my Dad.Normal programming will resume once again next week. So you can look forward to another excellent episode of the podcast this coming Wednesday, December 15th.I've left SAP. I'm talking to a number of companies,

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Short break - back Friday
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December 06, 2021
Hi folks, I'm on a short break this week to go back to Ireland to check in on my Dad.Normal programming will resume this coming Friday, December 10th.Support the showI learned loads, I hope you do too...If you have any comments/suggestions or questions for the podcast - feel free to leave me a

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How Online Retail Has Changed Supply Chains Irreversibly - A Chat With Sanchoy Das
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December 03, 2021
The shift to online retail has happened at a breakneck pace which has left some retailers spinning and upended their supply chains.This is a space that Amazon had come to dominate, but now everyone is having to catch up. Wanting to know more about this phenomenon, I turned to Prof Sanchoy Das, who l

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COP 26 Outcomes, The Role Of Data, And The Skills Gap - A Chat With Prof Sally Eaves
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December 01, 2021
I didn't make it to COP 26 but several people I know went so I reached out to one of them, Sally Eaves to discuss her impressions of the event, what were the big wins and what more do we need to do!We talked a lot in the podcast about COP 26 but we also discussed other topics such as what organ

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Digitisation In The Automotive Supply Chain - A Chat With ZF's Matthias Haberstroh, And Infosys' Nikhil Balkundi
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November 29, 2021
The Automotive industry supply chain is being buffeted by many converging disruptions at the moment - shortages of semi-conductors, fluctuating demand, and shipping issues to name just a few.To hear more about this and how digitisation is helping I invited Matthias Haberstroh, the Head of Supply Ch

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Empowering Smaller Businesses To Trade Online - A Chat With RedCloud CEO Justin Floyd
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November 26, 2021
The world is full of small businesses, and many of them are not nearly as digitised as larger companies. Redcloud Technology is on a mission to fix that. There are over 500 million small business traders and helping them connect to one another digitally to remove friction from their commercial activ

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The Sustainability Imperative With Tom Raftery
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November 24, 2021
Welcome to the 50th episode of the Climate 21 podcast. In this instalment, due to a scheduling snafu, I was without a guest, so I took the opportunity to talk about a recent keynote talk I have delivered now a few times to phenomenal feedback - The Sustainability Imperative.In this talk I go through

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Supply Chain Visibility And Sustainability - A Chat With Sony's Erik Lund
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November 22, 2021
Supply Chain visibility and sustainability are two of the most important topics in supply chain today. So when I came across Sony Visilion's Head of IoT Tracking Erik Lund I knew I had to get him on the podcast. Fortunately he was delighted to join and we had a great discussion about IoT tracki

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BlockChain Applications In The Supply Chain - A Chat With BlockApps Sid Siefken
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November 19, 2021
Blockchain is making serious in-roads into Supply Chain.One company working in this space is BlockApps. I invited Sid Siefken, their Director of Business Development to come on the podcast to talk a little about what they're up to.We talked about some of the Blockchain-enabled solutions they&ap

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Battery Electric or Hydrogen Fuel Cell? The electrification of transportation - A Chat With James Carter
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November 17, 2021
Welcome to another joint Digital Supply Chain and Climate 21 podcast episode. The reason this is a joint podcast is that today's topic - the electrification of transportation is relevant to both podcasts.Today's podcast guest is James Carter. James is a Mobility Futurist, Thought Leader an

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Battery Electric or Hydrogen Fuel Cell? The Electrification Of Fleets - A Chat With James Carter
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November 17, 2021
Welcome to a bonus Wednesday episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast. This is another joint Digital Supply Chain and Climate 21 podcast episode because the topic - the electrification of transportation is relevant to both podcasts.Today's podcast guest is James Carter. James is a Mobility F

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More On The Siemens-SAP Teamcenter-S/4HANA Integration - A Chat With Siemens' Mathias Mond And SAP's Arend Weil
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November 15, 2021
A few weeks back I published an episode of the podcast (episode 170) where I chatted about the SAP Siemens partnership on integration with the SAP Solution Owner Gareth Webb. The episode was particularly well received so I decided to revisit the topic with the two owners of the project from Siemens

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Disruption In The Ocean Carrier Industry - What Can We Do? A Chat With Ralf Hierzegger
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November 12, 2021
There seems to be a constant stream of stories these days about supply chain disruptions, will Santa's supply chain work and will our presents arrive in time for Christmas?One of the big components involved and impacted by this disruption is the ocean carrier industry. Not knowing much about th

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How Much Did The Fossil Fuel Companies Know About Climate Change, And When? A Chat With Ben Franta
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November 10, 2021
Stanford doctoral candidate Benjamin (Ben) Franta (aka @BenFranta on Twitter) has a degree in Applied Physics from Harvard, a Law degree from Stanford, and is currently working on his Ph.D. from Stanford on the history of climate science, climate denial, and the fossil fuel industry.I came across hi

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Procurement With Purpose - A Chat With Peter Smith And Mark Perera
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November 08, 2021
Procurement with purpose is a topic that I have felt strongly about for a long time. It is why, when I had the opportunity to purchase electricity from a 100% renewable supplier, I jumped at it. These kinds of actions send a demand signal.So, when my old buddy Mark Perera, CEO at Vizibl reached out

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Data Driven And Connected Supply Chains - A Chat With NTT DATA Services Baskar Radhakrishnan
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November 05, 2021
It has been a while since I dedicated a podcast to data-driven supply chains, so I reached out to Baskar Radhakrishnan, a Senior Director at NTT DATA Services to invite him to come on the podcast to discuss them.We had a wide-ranging conversation covering what data drive supply chains are, and some

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Carbon Budgets, Carbon Bubbles, And The Risk To The Financial Sector - A Chat With Carbon Tracker's Mark Campanale
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November 03, 2021
I first came across the Carbon Tracker Initiative about 8-9 years ago when they posted a cool short video explaining the concept of a Carbon Budget.I follow the Carbon Tracker Initiative's Founder and Executive Chairman Mark Campanale on LinkedIn so I reached out to him to see if he'd be w

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The Role Of Platforms, Cloud, And Data In Industry 4.0 - A Chat With Ronald Van Loon
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November 01, 2021
I recently got together with Ronald Van Loon, CEO and Principal Analyst at Intelligent World and we had an excellent conversation around the role of platforms, cloud, and data in Industry 4.0.We had a wide-ranging conversation kicking off with the current disruptions affecting manufacturing and supp

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Will Our Christmas Presents Arrive On Time? A Supply Chain Disruption Chat With Richard Howells
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October 29, 2021
The news is full of stories of supply chain issues, goods shortages, and delayed deliveries these days. The latest news though is serious - it seems the global supply chain issues may mean your Christmas presents might not arrive on time! If you haven't bought your presents yet, it may be too l

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Sequestering Carbon, Increasing Biodiversity, And Alleviating Poverty - A Chat With Rebalance Earth's Walid Al Saqqaf
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October 27, 2021
A few weeks back I had IMF Assistant Director Ralph Chami on the podcast talking about how he came up with a way to put a monetary value on the ecosystem services performed by keystone species such as whales in the wild initially and subsequently also by forest elephants. If you haven't heard t

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Can Warehouses Help With Supply Chain Disruption? A Chat With Richard Kirker
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October 25, 2021
There's a whole lot of disruption happening in supply chain right now. Lots of talk about how ports are backed up, and what needs to happen there.I was interested to know if other aspects of supply chain can help out as well, so I reached out to SAP's Solution Manager for warehouse managem

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Crean Inc's Co-Founder And CTO James Crean Talks Smart Factories And Making The Complex Seem Simple
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October 22, 2021
It has been a while since I had someone on the podcast talking smart factories, so I reached out to James Crean, Co-Founder, and CTO of Crean Inc, a company dedicated to smart factory transformation services.We had a great conversation spanning minimising the pandemic's effects, tying operation

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A Chat With Capgemini's Global Head Of Sustainability Dr James Robey
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October 20, 2021
With a workforce of almost 300,000, Capgemini is one of the world's largest global IT Services and consulting companies.Curious to know what their sustainability story is, I reached out to Capgemini's Global Head of Sustainability Dr. James Robey and invited him to come on the podcast. We

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SAP And Siemens Teamcenter Integration...What's That All About? A Chat With Gareth Webb
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October 18, 2021
In the manufacturing world, many organisations use software solutions from SAP, and Siemens. In July of this year, we in SAP announced our road map to integrating our  solutions with Siemens' Teamcenter which showed that Phase 1 of that road map would launch in October of this year (2021). To

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Location Intelligence In Supply Chains - A Chat With ESP Logistics Technology CEO Jonathan Rosenthal
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October 15, 2021
With 35 years of experience in supply chain, Jonathan Rosenthal is the definition of an industry veteran.CEO of Saybrook Management, and ESP Logistics Technology, as well as a strong background in the airline and utility industries, it is fair to say there is little Jonathan hasn't seen.  A st

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SAP's October Sustainability Summit - A Chat With Anita Varshney
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October 13, 2021
We in SAP held our first Sustainability Summit in April of this year and it was a resounding success. So much so, that we're holding a follow-up Sustainability Summit on October 28th. It is a virtual event and you can find more details here. To find out more about the event, and why you should

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Enabling Industry 4.0 With Smart Sensing - A Chat With Dominik Metzger
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October 11, 2021
My colleague Dominik Metzger, who has been on the podcast previously talking about Industry 4.0, wrote a fascinating article about how Smart Sensing Can Enable Industry 4.0. I hadn't come across the term Smart Sensing before (in this context), so I was interested to know more. I invited Dominik

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Transportation CO2 Measurement In A Sustainable Supply Chain - A Chat With Tracks And Novigo
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October 08, 2021
There is an increasing requirement to measure and report on your carbon emissions. This is particularly difficult in complex ecosystems such as supply chains.Two companies working to make this simpler are Novigo and Tracks. To find out more I invited Novigo VP Thorsten Schmidt, and Tracks founder an

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Using Finance To Protect And Enhance Biodiversity While Simultaneously Sequestering Carbon - A Chat With Ralph Chami
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October 06, 2021
In previous episodes of this podcast, both Prof Sir David King of the Cambridge Centre for Climate Repair and Rob Gardner of St James' Wealth Management mentioned the role of whales, elephants, and biodiversity in general in sequestering carbon. Interested to know more I came across Ralph Chami

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Autonomous Vehicles And Lidar - A Chat With Innoviz Technologies Co-Founder Oren Buskila
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October 04, 2021
Elon Musk's exaggerated claims apart, autonomous vehicles are going to have a huge impact on supply chains if they ever make the leap from proof of concept to commercially available.One company working to make that happen is Innoviz Technologies - the Israeli startup selected by BMW to supply t

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How To Reach The Next Generation Of Supply Chain Professionals - A Chat With Megan Preston Meyer
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October 01, 2021
Do you work in Supply Chain? Ok, what do you tell your kids that you do? How to explain the intricacies of supply chain to children. Well, a new series of illustrated kids' books aims to help.The Supply Jane Adventures bring supply chain, logistics, and inventory management principles to life.

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Saving The Planet Is Now A Communications Challenge - A Chat With Dedlyne Co-Founder Huw Bunn
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September 29, 2021
There's a lot of talk these days about targets - be it Net Zero targets, SDGs, or other targets, but how do we measure progress against those targets?Dedlyne is a startup based in the UK which aims to help out here by offering a  dashboard with a very easy-to-understand interface - a simple da

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Scalable, Affordable, Supply Chain Visibility - A Chat With Wirepas CEO Teppo Hemiä
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September 27, 2021
Supply chain visibility is an urgent requirement for businesses all over the world the world. New technologies are arriving to help fill that gap, but solutions need to be affordable, and scalable, which is where Wirepas comes in.Wirepas makes large scale Enterprise IoT solutions that are cheap and

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Moving Manufacturing Out Of China - A Chat With The Reshoring Institute's Rosemary Coates
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September 24, 2021
One of the things the pandemic has highlighted (and continues to highlight) is the fragility of extended supply chains. Consequently, there is increased chatter around near-shoring, and home-shoring some manufacturing.To talk about some of these issues I invited Rosemary Coates to come on the podcas

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Is ESG Investing Impactful And/Or Profitable? A Chat With Ken Pucker
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September 22, 2021
There is a strong appetite in the investment community right now for sustainable funds to invest in but does that investment lead to sustainable outcomes, and also important - is it a sound investment?I read a couple of fascinating articles recently by Ken Pucker which addresses these questions so I

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Digitising South East Asian Supply Chains - A Chat With Hatio Co-Founder Bernard Hor
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September 20, 2021
I'm acutely aware that I've not had many guests on this podcast from South East Asia, so when  Bernard Hor from Hatio reached out to talk about supply chain in that region, I jumped at the chance of having him on.Hatio are a company providing digitisation and digitalisation services to SM

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Industry 4.0 And Smart Factories - A Chat With Ray Russ And Vanessa Molina
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September 17, 2021
As part of our Industry 4.0 for Fridays, I realised we hadn't really delved into the idea of smart factories so I reached out to Fujitsu's Head of Smart Factory, Senior Director, Digital Transformation, and IIoT Ray Russ and invited him to come on the podcast.Along with Ray, I also invited

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Building a Sustainable Supply Chain For The High Tech Industry - A Chat With Joe Mulligan
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September 15, 2021
We (in SAP) are running a webinar on September 22nd titled Building a Sustainable Supply Chain for the High Tech Industry. The idea of this webinar is to show how you can optimize both your shareholder return and your design-to-operate processes for sustainability.Given that the subject is both clim

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Eliminating Waste In The Fresh Produce Supply Chain - A Chat With Clarifruit CEO Elad Mardix
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September 13, 2021
There is a massive amount of waste in the fresh produce industry - of all fruit/veg grown, only 55% makes it to the store shelves. The other 45% is wasted. This is the problem ClariFruit is aiming to solve using a combination of computer vision, AI, and analytics.To find out more I invited Elad Mard

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AI And Emerging Technologies In Supply Chain - A Chat With Tony Flath
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September 10, 2021
So, Tony Flath invited me to chat on his The Wave of Change podcast a few months back to talk tech and supply chain. It was a great chat.Time to return the compliment. Tony and I had a super chat in this episode around AI, Robots, and other emerging technologies, and how they are impacting supply ch

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The Power Of Your Pension To Influence Climate - A Chat With St James' Place Robert Gardner
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September 08, 2021
There has been a lot in the press recently about activist investors, the increasing importance of ESG, and how big money can move the needle on climate.Here on this podcast, I've had a number of episodes related to ESG and investing as well. In this week's show, I'm talking to Rob Gar

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Refurbishment, Recycling, And Data Analytics In Supply Chain - A Chat With Sagent CEO Gordon Smith
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September 06, 2021
Recycling and refurbishment are two topics we don't discuss enough on this podcast so I thought I'd change that with this episode.Sagent is a service provider to the telco space and it helps divert large amounts of communications equipment out of the waste stream. I invited Gordon Smith, P

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Supplychain, Industry 4.0, And Accenture - A Chat with Max Brandl
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September 03, 2021
SAP has a very close partnership with Accenture around supply chain and Industry 4.0 so I wanted to invite one of their supply chain experts to come on the podcast.Max Brandl is the CEO of Salt Solutions, part of Accenture's Industry X, as well as a Managing Director in Accenture so he seemed a

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Climate And The Insurance Industry - A Chat With Zurich Insurance's Global Chief Risk Officer Peter Giger
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September 01, 2021
One of the stakeholders in the climate crisis with the most exposure is the insurance industry, and yet to date, I hadn't invited anyone from that industry to come on the podcast, so this episode corrects that!After reading an article by Zurich Insurance's Global Chief Risk Officer Peter G

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Just What Is Circular Performance As A Sustainable Service? A Chat With Lloyd O'Donnell
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August 30, 2021
Circular Performance as a Sustainable Service (CPaSS) - is a real mouthful, right? What is it? It is as if Circular Economy and Product as a Service had a performance-focussed child!I hadn't heard the term before I chatted to today's guest on the podcast, Lloyd O'Donnell. Lloyd is the

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Bringing Fairness And Transparency To The Food Supply Chain - A Chat With GrainChain Founder And CEO Luis Macias
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August 27, 2021
Food supply chains are some of the most complex supply chains that exist. And demands from the end consumer are growing day by day, adding to the complexity.One company working to address the complexity, adding transparency for the consumer, while easing access to fair and pricing and capital is Gra

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Watershed's Emissions Reduction Platform - A Chat With Taylor Francis
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August 25, 2021
Aaaand we're back! Rejuvenated after a couple of week's vacation, in this week's episode of the Climate 21 podcast I talk to Watershed co-founder Taylor Francis. If you're not familiar with Watershed, they have developed a platform to help organisations measure out to their scope

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August Vacation - Don't Touch That Dial!
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August 04, 2021
Keeping it short and sweet - I'm headed off on vacation for the next few weeks so the podcast is going on a brief break too.I will be back publishing the podcast at its normal weekly (every Wednesday at 6 am CET) cadence resuming with a cool episode on August 25th.If you get lonely for the podc

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August Vacation - don't touch that dial!
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August 02, 2021
Keeping it short and sweet - I'm headed off on vacation for the next few weeks so the podcast is going on a brief break too.I will be back publishing the podcast at its normal twice-weekly (Monday and Friday at 6 am CET) cadence resuming with a cool episode on August 27th. If you get lonely fo

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Predictive Procurement, And Procurement With Purpose - A Chat with Bid Ops CEO Edmund Zagorin
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July 30, 2021
Procurement is a topic we don't cover enough on this podcast. Imagine then if we could cover off procurement, automation, and sustainability in one episode - and that is just what I did with this one. Meet Bid Ops.BidOps is a sourcing and procurement operations platform that helps procurement t

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Using Data And Analytics To Reduce Emissions In The Chemicals Industry - A Chat With Carbon Minds MD Arne Kätelhön
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July 28, 2021
One of the most difficult industries to reduce emissions in is the chemicals industry. I recently came across Carbon Minds, a company focused on emissions data specifically for the chemicals industry.I was intrigued to know more so, I invited Arne Kätelhön, Carbon Minds co-founder and Managing Dir

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Enabling Time Savings And Compliance In The Food Supply Chain - A Chat With Heavy Connect CEO Patrick Zelaya
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July 26, 2021
The food supply chain is ripe (sorry, terrible pun!) for disruption. It has been one of the slowest supply chains to adopt digital technologies.One of the companies trying to change this is HeavyConnect. HeavyConnect are a California based startup who have created a platform for what they call the f

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100% Carbon Neutral Deliveries For The Small Business Sector - A Chat With Sendle Chief Logistics Officer Dennis Oates
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July 23, 2021
The pandemic has seen a huge increase in the number of people taking advantage of e-commerce options for their purchases. Smaller retailers have had to scramble to get up to speed.One company aiming to help out here is Sendle.  Sendle is a delivery company which promises 100% carbon neutral deliver

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Can Sustainable Investing Make A Difference Without Systemic Change - A Chat With Tariq Fancy
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July 21, 2021
I first came across today's podcast guest Tariq Fancy when I read an interview he gave to Peter McKillop on Greenbiz where he argued that sustainable investments and the current focus on ESGs won't achieve anything and may distract from what is really needed - a carbon tax and systemic cha

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Sustainability And Circular Economy In Manufacturing - A Chat With IDC's Maggie Slowik
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July 19, 2021
Sustainability, and the circular economy are two topics which are only gaining in importance. I have covered them in several previous podcasts, but this time I wanted to approach the topics from an analysts perspective, so I invited IDC's Maggie Slowik to join me on the podcast.Maggie is a Re

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The role of the Open Industry 4.0 Alliance - a chat with Endress + Hauser's Michael Riester, and SAP's Ruediger Fritz
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July 16, 2021
Industry 4.0 projects are complex, by definition because of the number of hardware (and software) providers involved typically.One project that tries to simplify this issue is the Open Industry 4.0 Alliance. The alliance brings together some of the largest software and hardware organisations in the

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How to measure and manage circular economy initiatives - a chat with Circular IQ's Roy Vercoulen
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July 14, 2021
One of the issues we have today is that we're using far too many virgin resources in our supply chains. These virgin resources then mostly end up in landfill, or worse are incinerated and the end of a products useful life.The fix for this is to use circular economy principles, but these are sti

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Augmented Reality in Supply Chains - a Chat With Librestream VP Jon Newman
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July 12, 2021
I've not done an episode of the podcast on the topic of Augmented Reality's usefulness in Supply Chains before now, so it was about time to put that right.Librestream is one of the leading companies in the industrial AR space so I invited Jon Newman, their VP of Product Development to come

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Bringing Sustainability To The Fashion World - A Chat With Queen of Raw's Stephanie Benedetto and Phil Derasmo
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July 09, 2021
When we think of the world of fashion, sustainability is one of the last words we'd associate with it.However, Queen of Raw wants to change that. Queen of Raw has built a software platform to help organisations discover, buy, and sell material that would otherwise go to landfill, or be burned.

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How To Accelerate The Necessary Systemic Change - A Chat With North Star Transition Co-Founder Jyoti Banerjee
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July 07, 2021
Change is hard. We know this. However, however hard change is, systemic change is by definition orders of magnitude harder. But that is what is needed if we're to come to terms with climate change. And that is precisely the mission of North Star Transition - to accelerate systemic change.How do

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How no-code brings rapid benefits to supply chains - a chat with Naologic CEO Gabriel Paunescu
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July 05, 2021
The worlds of low-code and no-code are really taking off, and starting to make convincing inroads into the realm of Supply Chain.To find out more about how low-code and no-code can help supply chains I invited Gabriel Paunescu, CEO of Naologic, a no-code enterprise SaaS platform to come on the podca

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Deep Reinforcement Learning - What Is It, And What Are Its Uses In Supply Chain? A Chat with Pathmind CEO Chris Nicholson
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July 02, 2021
A relatively new field of AI called Deep Reinforcement Learning is starting to open up and shows a lot of promise.One company making use of Deep RL in the supply chain area is Pathmind. I invited the founder and CEO of Pathmind, Chris Nicholson to come on the podcast to explain what Deep RL is, why

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Helping startups solve the climate crisis - a chat with Plug and Play CEO Saeed Amidi
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June 30, 2021
A couple of episodes of this podcast have featured guests from the financial space, but we've never had someone from the startup/VC industry so I felt it was time to address that.Plug and Play calls itself an innovation platform. They help around 2,000 startups a year, and they are committed to

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Herta using Connecting Food's blockchain for traceability and food safety - a chat with Maxine Roper and Daniel Amaro
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June 28, 2021
Connecting Food is a startup in the supply chain transparency space (specifically in food as the name would imply). They have developed a platform powered by blockchain to provide real-time traceability of food products, and have several large customers in the agri-food space, including Herta.To di

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Hardware partnerships and Industry 4.0 - a chat with Kuka's Christian Liedtke, and SAP's Alex Altermann
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June 25, 2021
In this the sixth episode of the Industry 4.0 on Fridays series I invited one of our hardware partners, Kuka, to come on the podcast to discuss the close partnership SAP has with Kuka, and the reasons why these kinds of partnerships are required for successful Industry 4.0 projects. From Kuka we had

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Sea-level rise - what's coming, and how business can help minimise it - a chat with Prof Maureen Raymo
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June 23, 2021
On this 30th episode of the podcast, I'm honoured to be joined by renowned climate scientist Professor Maureen Raymo. Maureen is Co-Founding Dean of Columbia Climate School, and Director at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University.Here is a sample paragraph from her bio on the Colu

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What's Happening In The CPG Supply Chain? A Chat With Consumer Brands Association's Tom Madrecki
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June 21, 2021
The US Consumer Brands Association came out recently with their Q1 Economic Pulse report which showed that demand for consumer-packaged goods is not letting up any time soon. All the demand has contributed to a supply chain at its breaking point.To learn more I invited Tom Madrecki to come on the po

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Sustainable supply chain strategies - a chat with Atos' Prof dr Abbas Shahim, and PadmaPrasad Munirathinam
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June 17, 2021
Sustainability in supply chains is an extremely important topic these days. Atos do a huge amount of work in this space so I reached out to them to have someone come on to talk about what they're doing in the space.I got to speak to not one, but two of their senior execs - Prof dr Abbas Shahim,

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Making the world run better, and improving people's lives - a chat with SAP's Gunther Rothermel
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June 16, 2021
It has been a while since I had anyone from SAP on the podcast, and since SAP recently held its SAP Sustainability Summit, I wanted to catch up with the team to see how things are progressing.For this episode I invited Gunther Rothermel to come on the show. Gunther leads the Sustainability teams at

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Using Data to Unlock Insights in the Agricultural Supply Chain - a Chat With Proagrica's Lindsay Suddon
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June 14, 2021
The agriculture and food production supply chains are some of the most complex, least connected, that exist.To talk about strategies to resolve that I invited Lindsay Suddon to come on the podcast. Lindsay is the Chief Strategy Officer for Progrica - a global provider of independent connectivity and

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Transform to Net Zero - Industry 4.0 and Sustainability - a Chat with Wipro's Ganesh Bukka, and SAP's Pavneet Bedi
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June 11, 2021
In this the fifth episode of the industry 4.0 on Fridays series I talk about the importance of Industry 4.0 in helping organisations reach their emissions reduction sustainability goals. I spoke to Ganesh Bukka, Wipro's Global Head of Industry 4.0 and Pavneet Bedi  Channel Director, Industry4.

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Mercedes Benz Formula E Team Lead Ian James Talks Electric Motorsport and the Importance of Data
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June 09, 2021
A couple of week's back on this podcast we chatted with Alejandro Agag, the founder of the Formula E World Championship - the electric motorsport racing series. This week I managed to convince Ian James, the Team Lead and Managing Director for the Mercedes Benz Formula E team!We had a fascinati

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Tags: Sustainability, Renewable Energy, SportsTech

Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team Lead Ian James Talks Electric Motorsport and the Importance of Data
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June 09, 2021
A couple of week's back on this podcast we chatted with Alejandro Agag, the founder of the Formula E World Championship - the electric motorsport racing series. This week I managed to convince Ian James, the Team Lead and Managing Director for the Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team!We had a fascinating

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Tags: Sustainability, Climate Change, Renewable Energy

The all new SAP Business Network - what is it, and why would I want one? A Chat with Matthew Easlea
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June 07, 2021
At our annual customer conference Sapphirenow last week SAP announced the SAP Business Network. The new Business Network brings together the Ariba Network, SAP Logistics Business Network and SAP Asset Intelligence Network. Over 5.5 million organizations will benefit from being members of this connec

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Automating warehouse decision making - a chat with Cognitops co-founder and CEO Alex Ramirez
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June 04, 2021
With supply chains coming under all kinds of pressures and disruptions globally, any and all steps that you can take to automate, and optimise to make supply chains more resilient and sustainable are steps in the right direction.With this in mind I had a great chat recently with Alex Ramirez, the CE

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Reducing agriculture's footprint - a Chat with BayWa CIO Tobias Fausch
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June 02, 2021
Bavarian agtech company BayWa AG was recognised recently as one of the Top 50 Global Sustainability and Climate Leaders for all eh work they do reducing their emissions, and crucially helping their customers in the Ag space to reduce their emissions too. I reached out to their CIO, Tobias Fausch to

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Reducing waste in medical supply chains with the circular economy - a chat with Lifecycle Revive's Andy Straisfeld
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May 31, 2021
The Covid 19 pandemic has seen a massive increase in the amount of PPE being used by both healthcare professionals, and by the general public. Much of this is discarded after use and goes straight to landfill.Lifecycle Revive want to fix that. They have come up with a way to take this medical waste,

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Industry 4.0, Partners, and importance of extending beyond factory walls - a chat with Vanessa Molina and Pavneet Bedi
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May 28, 2021
In this the fourth episode of the industry 4 on Fridays series I talk about the importance of partners, and the need to extend beyond your factory walls for a more resilient supply chain. This is the first of a series of Industry 4.0 podcasts dealing with partnerships. Upcoming episodes will feature

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Zero Carbon Electric Motorsports Formula E and Extreme E - a chat with Alejandro Agag
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May 26, 2021
A few months back I hosted Rodi Basso on the podcast where he talked about the E1 Electric Powerboat racing series and it was an excellent episode so, I decided to invite his co-founder Alejandro Agag to come on the podcast to talk about Formula E, and the new extreme off-road electric racing motors

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Supply Chain Resilience with Integrated Business Planning - a chat with SAP and Oliver Wight
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May 24, 2021
Supply chain disruption is becoming the norm rather than the exception. Whether it is cracks in the Hernando do Soto bridge, ships getting stuck in the Suez Canal, or global pandemics, supply chains need to be more agile than ever.To talk through some of the implications of this I invited Mike Snape

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Standards, standards organizations, and open source in Industry 4.0 - a chat with Erich Clauer
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May 21, 2021
In this episode 3 of the Industry 4 on Fridays series I look into the role of standards, standards organizations, and open source in Industry 4.0.To dig into his topic I invited Erich Clauer to come on the podcast. Erich is Vice President, Head of Industry Standards & Open Source, so Erich is un

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Deloitte and climate emissions reductions - a chat with Marc Van Caeneghem
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May 19, 2021
Deloitte, one of the largest professional services companies in the world announced recently its World Climate Commitment. Given who Deloitte are, I was keen to know more, so I invited Marc Van Caeneghem to come on the podcast. Marc is a member of Deloitte's Executive Committee and is their Glo

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Digitising your supply chain - a chat with Lenovo Chief Technologist and CTO, Dr Ajay Dholakia
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May 17, 2021
Lenovo has one of the largest supply chains in the world shipping 3-4 items per second so I was delighted when Dr. Ajay Dholakia (aka @ajaydholakia on Twitter) agreed to come on the podcast to discuss Lenovo's supply chain and how digitisation has helped them.We had a wide-ranging conversation

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Bilateral and multilateral partnerships in Industry 4.0 - a chat with Alex Altermann and Nils Herzberg
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May 14, 2021
And today we have the second episode of our Industry 4.0 for Fridays.In this episode Alex Altermann and Nils Herzberg talk about bilateral, and multilateral partnerships, what they are, why they are, and where to from here with them.Both Alex and Nils referenced the Industry 4.Now Experience page on

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Climate repair? A chat with Prof Sir David King
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May 12, 2021
My guest on the podcast this week is Prof Sir David King. An incredibly accomplished scientist with over 500 papers to his name, he has also been Chief Scientific Advisor to the UK government, the UK Government's Special Representative for Climate Change, and in May 2020 he formed and led Indep

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SAP Digital Supply Chain Edition for SAP S4 HANA? A chat with Sandy Markin
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May 10, 2021
SAP recently announced a new way of accessing our S4 technology for Supply Chains, without having to already have the full S4 suite for ERP.To find out more about this announcement, the advantages for supply chain professionals of this announcement, and how to access it I invited Sandy Markin to com

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The importance of the partner ecosystem in Industry 4.0 - a chat with Dominik Metzger and Nils Herzberg
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May 07, 2021
On today's podcast we're kicking off a new Industry 4.0 on Fridays mini-series - themed broadly on the importance of partnerships, and the partner ecosystem in Industry 4.0.For this inaugural episode I invited Dominik Metzger, Head of Product Management | Manufacturing and Industrial IOT a

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What are Green Bonds and how are they helping companies with their sustainability strategies? A chat with Shrey Kohli
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May 05, 2021
The podcast I published two weeks ago with David Harris and how the investment world is shifting towards sustainable finance, I decided to have a follow-upIn this episode I talked to Shrey Kohli, Head of Debt Capital Markets and Funds at London Stock Exchange Group and we discussed Green Bonds. Many

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