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Tom Raftery

Global VP, Futurist, and Innovation Evangelist at SAP

Seville, Spain

27207 Followers

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

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

Tom Raftery Points
Academic 0
Author 729
Influencer 384
Speaker 90
Entrepreneur 0
Total 1203

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Thought Leader Profile

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Company Information

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

Areas of Expertise

AI 30.36
Analytics
AR/VR
Autonomous Vehicles 33.50
Blockchain 31.49
Cloud 30.43
Cryptocurrency
Cybersecurity 30.48
Digital Disruption 32.20
Digital Transformation 31.44
Edtech
Emerging Technology 33.22
Future of Work 30.15
Healthtech 32.63
Innovation 31.37
IoT 100
Marketing
Mobility 30.78
Predictive Analytics
Supply Chain 48.39
Sustainability 57.97
Customer Experience
Management
Open Innovation
Leadership
Retail
InsurTech 30.27
Sales
Data Center
Diversity and Inclusion
Legal and IP
Mergers and Acquisitions
Customer Loyalty
Renewable Energy 100
HR 30.13
Smart Cities 30.81
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 – […]
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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

211 Podcasts
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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Tags: Sustainability, Climate Change, Renewable Energy

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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Tags: Sustainability, Climate Change, Renewable Energy

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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Tags: Sustainability, Climate Change, Renewable Energy

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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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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The Intersection of Sustainability, Technology, and New Business Models in Supply Chain
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May 03, 2021
Today Monday May 3rd is a bank holiday in many parts of Europe so, I'm keeping the podcast short today. No guest, just me, and I'm talking about the upcoming ASUG Best Practices SAP Supply Chain virtual conference which takes place on May 11-12th.I mention that event in this episode becaus

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Sustainable Supply Chains - new report released: A Chat With Richard Howells
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April 30, 2021
SAP and Oxford Economics have released a report on sustainability in supply chains called "The Sustainable Supply Chain Paradox: Balancing the bottom line with the green line". The report drew on the responses of over 1,000 supply chain executives globally to a detailed survey on the topic

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A Chat with Bill McDonough - How Design Can Help in the Fight Against Climate Change
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April 28, 2021
Over on the Climate 21 Forums I created for discussions about this podcast a user called Siobhán commented that "I would love to hear how design can help in the fight against Climate Change..."When you think of design and sustainability one name stands out - William (Bill) McDonough. Bill

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Field service management in supply chain - a chat with Craig Blumberg
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April 26, 2021
I try to cover as many aspects of the supply chain as possible on this podcast - everything from planning, engineering, manufacturing, warehousing logistics, delivery, but to-date I haven't featured anyone talking about field service management, so this episode finally fixes that!I invited Crai

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Digitisation and Procurement in Supply Chains of the Middle East - PwC's Dr Bashar Eljawhari and Haitham Khalifa
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April 23, 2021
I realised recently that many episodes of this podcast are very Europe/North America centric, so I set out to get a different perspective.I invited Dr Bashar Eljawhari a partner at PwC, and his colleague Haitham Khalifa, Director Enterprise Solutions at PwC Middle East to come on the podcast to disc

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The Power of Climate Benchmarks - a chat with David Harris, Group Head of Sustainable Business at the London Stock Exchange Group
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April 21, 2021
The investment world is changing. Investors are realising that regulations are increasingly mandating for lower carbon products and services which has a knock on effect on organisations with higher emissions, and consequent risks for any money invested in those companies.I invited David Harris, the

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The Power of Climate Benchmarks - a chat with David Harris, Group Head of Sustainable Business an the London Stock Exchange Group
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April 21, 2021
The investment world is changing. Investors are realising that regulations are increasingly mandating for lower carbon products and services which has a knock on effect on organisations with higher emissions, and consequent risks for any money invested in those companies.I invited David Harris, the

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Ensuring workers' rights in your supply chain - a chat with Diginex Solutions' Leanne Melnyk
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April 19, 2021
Supply chains are coming under increasing scrutiny and with the advent of social media, any issues can quickly very quickly go viral affecting a company's reputation, and share price.Diginex Solutions is one organisation using technology to help companies ensure that workers rights are not impi

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Optimizing warehouse management - a chat with Fulfilld co-founder and CTO Michael Pytel
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April 16, 2021
We had a couple of recent episodes around warehousing, robots, and their place in supply chains, so when I came across Fulfilld, I knew they'd be a great fit for the podcast.Fortunately Michael Pytel, co-founder and CTO of Fulfilld was happy to oblige and he came on the podcast to talk about th

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Reducing Google’s Carbon Footprint - Michael Terrell, Director of Energy at Google
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April 14, 2021
Last week's episode of the podcast with Sandra Pallier and Hannah Smith from ClimateAction.tech looked at the issue of reducing IT's carbon footprint taking a bottom up approach so, I wanted to have a follow-up episode looking at reducing IT's emissions issue with a more top-down pers

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Reducing Google’s carbon footprint - a chat with Michael Terrell, Director of Energy at Google
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April 14, 2021
Last week's episode of the podcast with Sandra Pallier and Hannah Smith from ClimateAction.tech looked at the issue of reducing IT's carbon footprint taking a bottom up approach so, I wanted to have a follow-up episode looking at reducing IT's emissions issue with a more top-down pers

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Increasing supply chain visibility with integration - a chat with Cleo CEO Mahesh Rajasekharan
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April 12, 2021
2020 saw a massive global shift to e-commerce, with consequent supply chain disruption, and that shift is here to stay.The big challenge for many organisation is how to integrate their legacy systems to the cloud without compromising those on-premise systems into which they have significant investme

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Winning digital transformation strategies - a chat with Howard Tiersky
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April 09, 2021
My guest on today's episode of the podcast is Howard Tiersky. Howard is CEO of FROM, The Digital Transformation Agency. Howard is also the author of the Wall Street Journal bestseller Winning Digital Customers - The Antidote to Irrelevance, so I invited him to come on the podcast to discuss bes

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How do we reduce IT's carbon footprint? A chat with Sandra Pallier and Hannah Smith of Climate Action Tech
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April 07, 2021
Technology has a large and growing carbon footprint. Everything from when you open Google on your phone, to browsing your Instagram feed, to sending an email has climate emissions implications (by the way, speaking of Google, next week's episode features a senior Google exec sharing what they&a

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Protecting children, your business, and supply chain from child sexual exploitation - a chat with Anna Borgstrom
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April 05, 2021
Child sexual abuse is an horrific crime. Fortunately technology can help detect abuse, prosecute the perpetrators, and protect the victims, and potential victims.One company working in this space is called Netclean. They have developed software that can detect known child sexual abuse images on an o

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Easter vacation 2021 episode
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March 31, 2021
I'm on vacation this week, so I recorded a short episode where I talked about three things:Ratings and reviews for the podcastSome of the recent episodes I published (in case you missed them ,now's a good time to catch-up!) andI previewed some of the upcoming episodes including an incredib

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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