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Tom Raftery

Global VP, Futurist, and Innovation Evangelist at SAP

Seville, Spain

19800 Followers 808 Followers

Global VP, Futurist, & #Innovation Evangelist @SAP, inspirational keynote speaker, Co-founder @CloudCIX, Host http://IoTHeroes.com podcast, Global #IoT influencer

Tom RafteryPoints
Academic0
Author229
Influencer245
Speaker60
Entrepreneur0
Total534

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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 38.38
Analytics 31.58
AR/VR
Autonomous Vehicles 49.53
Blockchain 32.96
Cloud 32.06
Cryptocurrency
Cybersecurity 32.30
Digital Disruption 38.33
Digital Transformation 45.70
Edtech
Emerging Technology 49.90
Future of Work 30.59
Healthtech 45.75
Innovation 35.22
IoT 56.95
Marketing 30.55
Mobility 34.77
Predictive Analytics
Supply Chain 30.42
Sustainability 50.54
Customer Experience 34.88
Management 30.34
Open Innovation 30.81
Leadership 30.52

Industry Experience

Automotive
High Tech & Electronics
Media
Oil & Gas
Utilities

Publications

223 Article/Blogs
SAP BrandVoice: What’s Ahead For Supply Chain Executives In 2019?
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January 18, 2019
A look ahead to predict some of the trends, technologies, and political situations that will affect digital supply chains in the coming year.

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Tags: Innovation, Supply Chain

SAP BrandVoice: This Amazing New App Can Help NHL Coaches Manage The Game
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January 18, 2019
NHL Coaches will soon be armed with actionable, real-time data from SAP to help make smart decisions in an instant, when the game matters most.

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Tags: Innovation, Leadership

SAP BrandVoice: How a Blind Man Sees Climate Action
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January 18, 2019
Climate change is everyone's responsibility, says Hein Wagner, a blind man with vision and determination when it comes to surmounting challenges

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Tags: Innovation, Leadership

SAP BrandVoice: 2019 Trends: The First Cloud Era Is Over, Now The Real Fun Begins
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January 17, 2019
In a wave of 2019 predictions, researchers reveal the next era of cloud computing with amazingly optimistic trends for people and business.

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Tags: AI, Cloud, Digital Transformation

SAP BrandVoice: A Listening Strategy Is More Than Just Listening
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January 17, 2019
Organizations need targeted ways to access the information required to answer difficult questions and achieve specific goals. A listening strategy gathers the information needed to understand what’s going on and answers business critical questions.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Digital Disruption, Marketing

SAP BrandVoice: IDC Predicts Partners Will Make 60 Percent Of App Decisions Including Machine Learning, Cloud
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January 15, 2019
Co-innovation around digital assistants and other machine learning innovations typifies the latest phase of digitalization, making every company’s ecosystem even more important.

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SAP BrandVoice: Mind The Gap: The Trust/Experience Paradox
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January 15, 2019
Data shows public trust in many institutions is at an all-time low. This gap between what people want and what they expect has been dubbed the ‘trust deficit’ – and it’s having a corrosive impact on our society.

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SAP BrandVoice: 5 Ways To Get Retail Experiences Right In 2019
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January 14, 2019
Retailers are scrambling to deliver the best customer experience on all channels. Connecting supply and demand is the secret to success. Check out these five scenarios at NRF.

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SAP BrandVoice: Can Digital Technology Kick-Start Italy’s Economy in 2019?
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January 11, 2019
On January 1, Italy began implementing a tax solution the emperors could only have dreamt of: digital networks. The country became the first in Europe to require electronic invoicing for all business-to-business and business-to-consumer transactions.

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SAP BrandVoice: Hats Off To A New Era In Baseball Caps And Customer Experience
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January 10, 2019
For almost 100 years, New Era has been manufacturing baseball caps for players and fans around the world. Now they're playing the digital game, using SAP Customer Experience solutions to build an e-commerce platform that lets customers get the right hat more quickly and easily than ever.

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SAP BrandVoice: Enabling Career Returnships For Caregivers
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January 09, 2019
In this exclusive Q&A with Tami Forman, Executive Director of Path Forward, a nonprofit organization on a mission to empower people to restart their careers after time spent focused on caregiving, we examine the value this group of workers brings to the workplace.

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SAP BrandVoice: 4 Reasons Why Customer Engagement Platforms Will Render Traditional CRM Useless
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January 08, 2019
CRM is dead and a new category has taken its place: “the customer engagement platform." Ovum analyst, Jeremy Cox, explains why businesses need to shift their focus from recording customer transactions to offering customers the best, most relevant experience.

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SAP BrandVoice: Research: AI To Boost Manufacturing Productivity By Over 20 Percent
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January 08, 2019
VIDEO shows how AI helps manufacturers directly link customer demand and sales force activities back to the supply chain.

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SAP BrandVoice: Understanding Your Customer's Experience: Are You In Orbit Or Just Flying By?
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January 02, 2019
Are you executing a fly-by, or really getting into a close orbit with your customers?

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SAP BrandVoice: Retail Experiences: Here’s How To Avoid A Bad One
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December 27, 2018
Are your customers getting the wrong products? Having trouble matching supply and demand? Avoid bad customer experiences with SAP C4/HANA

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SAP BrandVoice: How To Track Your Gifts With Intelligence And Purpose
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December 20, 2018
As the holidays draw near, front doorsteps and apartment entrances pile high with boxes filled with presents. Where do they all come from? How much do we know about the origins of the products we give and receive?

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Tags: Customer Experience, Management

SAP BrandVoice: Cold Weather Grilling: Thermal Innovations For Extreme Conditions
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December 17, 2018
According to the leading grill manufacturers I spoke to, Old Man Winter is no match for the sizzling innovations guaranteed to keep you grilling and smoking during these cold, winter months.

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Tags: Emerging Technology, Open Innovation

SAP BrandVoice: Trade Tariffs: Cementing A Secure Future With Technology
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December 14, 2018
As the international sparring around trade tariffs continues to escalate, so, too, does the sense of urgency within commodity-focused businesses to find ways to insulate themselves from the risks.

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SAP BrandVoice: 3 Essential Attributes To Become A Purpose-Led Brand
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December 13, 2018
Putting your mission at the center of your brand gives audiences something deeply personal to connect to and is highly influential in developing long-term loyalty and advocacy.

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SAP BrandVoice: How To Fight B2B Payment Fraud With Blockchain
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December 13, 2018
Blockchain can help business address annual losses of over $2 billion in payment fraud.

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SAP BrandVoice: Creating A Best Workplace For Women Is Best For Business
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December 12, 2018
Promoting diversity, including gender diversity, makes good business sense. With India becoming one of the most populous countries and more women graduating college, there is a growing talent pool to tap into.

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SAP BrandVoice: For United Nations, AI Is Magical Tool For Faster Disaster Relief
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December 12, 2018
Developed by SAP employees in the company’s One Billion Lives program, AI-based tool used in relief missions for people impacted by Leos Dam collapse, Indonesia earthquake and tsunami, and Philippine typhoon.

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SAP BrandVoice: Want To Be A Successful Leader? Step Into The Cleats Of This Soccer Legend
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December 11, 2018
Three simple steps from a soccer legend to become a better leader in your organization.

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SAP BrandVoice: In Nigeria, The Rippling Impact of One Text Message Can Save A Woman’s Life
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December 11, 2018
Two-way mobile communication with mid-wives helps Nigerian agency close the healthcare gap for young girls and women.

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SAP BrandVoice: 5 Revenue Generating KPIs For Online Lead Generation
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December 10, 2018
In a world of constant change, data analytics remains the fuel for better customer engagement and personalized brand experiences. Understand the key KPIs to track to foster online lead generation and to measure success.

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SAP BrandVoice: Yes, Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus... With Free Shipping And One-Hour Delivery
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December 10, 2018
The logistics of answering Virginia's question "Is there a Santa?"

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SAP BrandVoice: How Procurement Will Save The World
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December 06, 2018
Large companies are pushing suppliers on more than just price point -- going beyond financial costs to consider social and environmental costs as well.

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SAP BrandVoice: Customer Experience 2019 Trends: How To Make Good On The Next CX Era
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December 06, 2018
Round-up of industry analyst predictions for 2019 and beyond reveals next era of customer experience that extends into business processes company-wide.

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SAP BrandVoice: 2019 Digital Predictions: Top 5 Picks From Veteran Analysts
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December 06, 2018
Instead of writing yet another 2019 digital predictions piece, I am going to pick my five favorite 2019 digital predictions from veteran analysts. I’ve done the leg work, so you don’t have to. This is my gift to you so sit back, relax, and enjoy my favorite digital predictions for 2019!

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SAP BrandVoice: 5 Ways To Help Your Business Survive Creative Destruction
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December 05, 2018
IDC estimates the worldwide market opportunity created by digitalization is worth a staggering $20 trillion?—?well over 20% of global GDP. With such riches on offer, every business needs to simultaneously chart its future path while keeping an eye on the rear-view mirror.

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SAP BrandVoice: Purdue University Takes Giant Leaps In Democratizing Higher Education
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December 04, 2018
Purdue University is spending more in academic excellence, innovative ideas and faculty growth, significantly lowering student:professor ratio and increasing the number of tenured positions.

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SAP BrandVoice: No More Brilliant Jerks: Arianna Huffington On The Power Of Changing Corporate Culture
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December 03, 2018
Major science and data is making it very clear that when the enterprise prioritizes the working of their employees, every business metric?—?recruitment, attrition, productivity, engagement?—?improves.

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SAP BrandVoice: Why Customer Experience Is Everything
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November 30, 2018
SAP has announced its intent to acquire Qualtrics, but the reason may not be what you think. It’s not because either company needs to make a strategy change. It’s happening because it’s emotionally pleasing, SAP CEO Bill McDermott told customers at the recent SAP Select event in Barcelona.

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SAP BrandVoice: 3 Reasons Why Betting Big To Transform Your Business Is The Wrong Strategy
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November 29, 2018
Is betting big the right way to transform an age old business?

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SAP BrandVoice: Why The Enterprise Needs To Create The Best Version Of Itself
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November 29, 2018
The rules for employees are evolving at a rapid pace, which has a direct impact on health and wellness. How can we make sense of it all to create the best versions of ourselves during these tumultuous times?

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SAP BrandVoice: Is Your Supply Chain Prepared For The Perfect Storm Of Innovation?
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November 28, 2018
Is Your Supply Chain A Business Enabler For The Digital Economy? It should be! Can you move from mass production to mass customization? From selling products to delivering solutions? From cost reduction to revenue generation?

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SAP BrandVoice: Learn How This Footwear Company Quadrupled Its Black Friday Sales
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November 28, 2018
When preparing for Black Friday two years ago, FitFlop didn't know if its website would be able to handle online consumer traffic. Now - in part due to SAP Customer Experience solutions - they have quadrupled holiday sales.

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SAP BrandVoice: Digital Assistant, Make My Enterprise Sales Process As Easy As Amazon
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November 28, 2018
Personalized, intelligent digital assistants are moving from customer service into departments like sales to drive higher performance and more closed deals.

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SAP BrandVoice: Developing Iraq’s Digital Agenda In A Bullet Proof Vest
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November 28, 2018
Diplomacy and a digital skills program can help transform a devastated nation. Building relationships is the key

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SAP BrandVoice: Learn How To Gain Total Visibility Across The Digital Supply Chain
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November 27, 2018
Total Visibility means leveraging Big Data for Intelligent Analytics. From responsive actions to predictive analytics. And from linear supply chains to an agile ecosystem.

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SAP BrandVoice: 3 Tips To Get Unstuck From Your Digital Transformation Project
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November 27, 2018
Surprisingly, it is not the technology components of digital transformation where companies are struggling the most, according to Emilie Ditton, Head of Asia-Pacific Energy & Worldwide Mining Practices for analyst firm IDC.

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SAP BrandVoice: Why You Should Put The Customer At The Center Of Your SupplyChain
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November 26, 2018
Regardless of industry, geography, or size, companies have one thing in common: To win you must delight, understand, and get closer to customers and transform not only how you interact with your customers, but also how you align your supply chain to deliver the outcomes your customers desire.

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SAP BrandVoice: How To Satisfy The Insatiable Demand For A Premium Customer Experience
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November 26, 2018
Designing a premium experience compels you to walk in the end users’ shoes a hundred miles, in a hundred scenarios, analyzing each situation to determine the most pleasurable and delightful experience.

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SAP BrandVoice: This Holiday Season, Intelligent Technologies Will Make Shoppers Happier Than Ever
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November 21, 2018
This holiday season, retailers need to deliver more than low prices and good value. They need to deliver great customer experiences. Here’s how the latest tech innovation from SAP can help.

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SAP BrandVoice: 3 Ways To Power Lead Generation With Conversion Centered Design
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November 20, 2018
Not getting the leads you need? Discover how to optimize your online lead generation by creating a conversion center design for your websites.

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SAP BrandVoice: Learn How This Intelligent Brewery Treats Customers Like Family
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November 20, 2018
With an eye towards ramping up their digital strategy for 2020, Swinkels Family Brewers knew business opportunities were being missed and as a result, needed to re-invigorate their customer experience.

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SAP BrandVoice: What Happens When Thanksgiving Turkey Meets The Digital SupplyChain?
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November 19, 2018
52 million turkeys are consumed on Thanksgiving Day. What are some of the logistical challenges of making this happen?

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SAP BrandVoice: HarrisLogic Uses Technology To Help Slow The Rising Tide Of Suicide Rates
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November 15, 2018
Suicide rates in the US have risen nearly 30 percent in the last two decades. But St. Louis, Missouri-based HarrisLogic hopes to slow that tide with its software designed to support the mental healthcare community. The Zero Suicide Platform was created using SAP analytics technology.

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SAP BrandVoice: How To Create A People-First Culture In The Digital Age
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November 15, 2018
Ultimately, businesses should create a culture where people want to be working there?—?whether that’s in the office, remote, or a combination.

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SAP BrandVoice: How To Unlock HR Insight To Help Guide Decision-Making Across Your Business
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November 14, 2018
Isn’t it time that HR leaders from midsize businesses take better care of the accuracy, privacy security, and intelligent value of their most valuable asset?

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SAP BrandVoice: The Secret Ingredient To Building An Authentic Organization
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November 14, 2018
Trust is at the absolute center of all business relationships and is necessary to drive organizational success.

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SAP BrandVoice: Yes, It Really Is This Easy To Build Intelligent Bots Into Business Processes
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November 13, 2018
Watch this VIDEO showing how developers can create an intelligent bot in under three minutes, automating business processes for efficiency and savings company-wide.

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SAP BrandVoice: How Governments Can Use Intelligent Systems To Reflect The Needs Of Citizens
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November 13, 2018
Many countries participated in a wave of digitalization in recent years, which created e-government initiatives worldwide. Many are now asking: “What’s next?”

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SAP BrandVoice: 3 Trends Fueling The Unstoppable Growth Of Partner Managed Cloud
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November 09, 2018
Spending on managed cloud services will grow to $74.9 billion by 2022. To break down the positive gains in this area we take a look at the emerging trends in one rapidly growing market?—?human resources.

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SAP BrandVoice: This Chemical Company Uses Humility To Drive Digital Transformation
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November 08, 2018
With any company transformation, it’s critical to nurture employees and embrace humility.

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SAP BrandVoice: Looking At The Cloud From Both Sides
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November 07, 2018
Seventy-five years ago today in rural Alberta, just over the border from my own native Montana, the singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell was born. On such a lofty occasion, where do my thoughts turn? Where else! Clouds.

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SAP BrandVoice: The Walking Dead: Rick’s ‘Departure’ Raises Tough Questions For Show’s Future
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November 05, 2018
I happen to think the public countdown to Rick’s final episode in the Walking Dead was a smart move for AMC and his sendoff was certainly interesting, but a few questions continue to gnaw at my brain.

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SAP BrandVoice: Play This Foosball Game, Reimagine Your Business As An Intelligent Enterprise
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November 01, 2018
VIDEO: Playing the “Smart Kicker” foosball game revealed how IoT and real-time analytics in the cloud reimagines the intelligent enterprise.

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SAP BrandVoice: This Guitar Goddess Shreds With A Purpose
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November 01, 2018
When you get the opportunity to peek inside the mind of a rising guitar prodigy and multi-instrumentalist, you jump on it.

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SAP BrandVoice: Welcome to the Gig Economy: How Can Your Business Benefit?
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November 01, 2018
What are some of the true benefits for businesses to enter and invest in the gig economy? Discover how hiring gig workers can help you amp up your customer experience, gain access to new markets and level the competitive playing field.

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SAP BrandVoice: Why Social Entrepreneurs and Big Business Need Each Other More Than Ever
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November 01, 2018
At a recent event in Scotland designed to spark a global social enterprise movement, a common theme emerged: the need to strengthen the relationship between the commercial and social business sectors. Here how both sides of the equation stand to benefit and why they need each other.

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SAP BrandVoice: How to Get Started on Your Digital Journey [VIDEO]
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October 31, 2018
Why successful technology deployments should begin with an honest -- and sometimes challenging -- exploration of your business problems.

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SAP BrandVoice: Don’t Get Spooked: Halloween And The Digital Supply Chain
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October 30, 2018
The spooky realities of the Halloween Supply Chain

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SAP BrandVoice: How To Engage Men In Women's Leadership Issues - Part 2
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October 30, 2018
In this exclusive Q&A with Jeffery Tobias Halter, president of YWomen, a strategic consulting company focused on engaging men in women’s leadership advancement, we examine why the diversity gap is so wide and how men can take steps to fix it.

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SAP BrandVoice: How To Turn Ancient Cities Into Smart Ones
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October 29, 2018
Technology decisions made today will shape cities and nations for decades to come. Experts team up to advise governments on the right emerging tech.

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SAP BrandVoice: How To Avoid The Surprising Implications Of Mergers And Acquisitions
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October 26, 2018
Every year all over the globe, trillions of dollars are spent to merge organizations big and small. Recent studies show that if done incorrectly M&A can also result in significant loss of value.

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SAP BrandVoice: Houston, We Have An Engineer Problem
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October 25, 2018
From fighter pilots to aeronautical engineers, the aviation and aerospace industry is struggling with acquiring and retaining talent.

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SAP BrandVoice: How Do You Prosper In An Intelligent Economy? Create An Intelligent Enterprise
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October 25, 2018
We’re all participants in a global economy that’s not only interconnected, but increasingly intelligent as well. Cross-border commerce, logistics and finance — all previously discrete — often now take place through seamless digital networks. Their convergence has ushered in an intelligent ec

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SAP BrandVoice: Were You Talking To A Human In Your Last Job Interview?
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October 23, 2018
Recruiting and HR processes offer many opportunities to employ artificial intelligence (AI). That's why SAP and startup Robot Vera are joining forces to develop an AI assistant to take over routine HR tasks.

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SAP BrandVoice: Four Cutting-Edge Technologies Manufacturers Need To Create A Dynamic Supply Chain
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October 20, 2018
Check out these four, revolutionary technologies companies are leveraging to differentiate their businesses.

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SAP BrandVoice: What’s The Best Way To Use Your IoT Data? [VIDEO]
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October 19, 2018
There many ways to add business value with Internet of Things (IoT) sensor data -- along with other intelligent technologies, such as machine learning. The most valuable way could involve predictive analytics.

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SAP BrandVoice: Ecosystems Creating New Business Models for Procurement
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October 18, 2018
Many innovative businesses, particularly those powered by the cloud, aspire to create ecosystems conducive to commerce or collaboration among their stakeholders. But the degree to which a business succeeds in extending competitive advantage depends on the completeness of the ecosystem it builds.

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SAP BrandVoice: Something’s Afoot In Manufacturing: Delivering Individualization With Digital Twins
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October 18, 2018
How to change manufacturing processes to deliver on the promise of individualized products.

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SAP BrandVoice: Deutsche Telekom Fights Smartphone Theft With Blockchain
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October 18, 2018
Everyday almost 600 smartphones are stolen in Germany and annually over 1.4 million in the United States. With that comes the threat of identity theft, and for people using corporate phones, serious security breaches for their company.

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SAP BrandVoice: What Will People Do When Robots Take Over Mundane Tasks?
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October 16, 2018
Understanding the future is helping this company create a blueprint for change. When robots do the tedious work, people will have more time for thinking!

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SAP BrandVoice: How To Engage Men In Women's Leadership Issues
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October 16, 2018
Despite the focus and attention on diversity and the plentiful research proving the significantly differentiating importance of gender equity, there is still clearly a vast gap between men and women in these roles.

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SAP BrandVoice: Why You Need To Add Intelligence To Procurement
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October 16, 2018
Video shows how cloud-based intelligent insights for procurement helps companies reduce costs, increase efficiency, and free up people to support business strategies.

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SAP BrandVoice: Luxury Brands Bet Big On The Human Revolution
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October 15, 2018
Tapestry has quickly amassed a collection of modern, luxury, lifestyle brands with Coach, Kate Spade and Stuart Weitzman. The company is investing in its 22,000 employees while ensuring leadership understands the power of the human revolution that has taken the business world by storm.

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SAP BrandVoice: Four Key Priorities For Digital Business Planning
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October 11, 2018
Learn about the key drivers that are changing the face of business planning.

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SAP BrandVoice: How To Transform HR And Develop Great Leaders For Growth
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October 10, 2018
Sligro Food Group Netherlands transformed HR to unite management and employees under one company culture for growth.

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SAP BrandVoice: How Punk Rock Can Revitalize Human Resources
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October 10, 2018
An HR punk attitude embodies all of the attributes that made the punk rock movement so distinctive: disruptive and innovative while challenging the status quo. Companies the world over need to embrace this mindset as the future of work continues to transform for employees.

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SAP BrandVoice: An Intelligent Enterprise Puts People In Control – America’s Largest Shipbuilder Shows How
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October 08, 2018
Employees feel more in control of their careers, and managers have full visibility into their workforce. This shipbuilder enables everyone to make smarter decisions with the right technology.

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SAP BrandVoice: Disciplined Data Management Oils The Intelligent Enterprise
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October 04, 2018
Digital liberation brings its own dilemmas when it comes to data storage and management. SAP Data Hub enables a more disciplined approach leading to greater efficiency and valuable insights

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SAP BrandVoice: How Blockchain Binds Broad Visions To Reality
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October 02, 2018
If lack of trust or information imbalance is on the list of roadblocks, chances are that you hold a valid blockchain use case that could create positive impact on your industry.

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SAP BrandVoice: How Artificial Intelligence Will Help Elevate The Human Workforce
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September 28, 2018
AI has the potential to elevate the human workforce into jobs far less routine and much more meaningful.

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SAP BrandVoice: Dole Packaged Foods Relies On SAP For Continued Growth
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September 27, 2018
Because of SAP’s expertise in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) market, Dole Packaged Foods standardized on SAP in 2011. “We started with SAP ERP but have always been on the cutting edge. We were one of the first to upgrade to SAP S/4HANA,” said Dellevigne.

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SAP BrandVoice: In Business, Tactics Trump Strategy
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September 27, 2018
Tactics matter in business, and when weighing tactics against strategy, strategy is sometimes overrated, and tactics underestimated. Nowhere is this more apparent than the software industry.

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SAP BrandVoice: How Digital Twins Can Ensure Your Best-Laid Supply Chain Plans Never Go Awry
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September 26, 2018
Planning for spikes in demand with digital twins When Oprah Winfrey announces her annual Favorite Things list, she always causes an uproar.

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SAP BrandVoice: This Company Helps 100 Million People Look Good And Do Good - In The Cloud
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September 25, 2018
A mix of Google, Amazon and Facebook, Natura is one of the world's largest direct sales companies. Powerful technology and a powerful sense of purpose are its secrets to success

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SAP BrandVoice: Why CIOs Should Unleash Open Innovation
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September 25, 2018
Telling others what you are thinking is exactly what should be part of an open innovation process in our digital economy. The more brain power, the better and faster ideas can be turned into high-in-demand products and services, and address larger societal and environmental issues.

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SAP BrandVoice: What It Takes To Be A Strategic HR Leader
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September 25, 2018
How Belgium-based global image leader made HR strategic, business-driven using SAP SuccessFactors for scalable, flexible, centralized intelligence.

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SAP BrandVoice: Intelligent Enterprises Share Secrets To Success In The Me-2-B World
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September 24, 2018
Smart companies know that customers want songs, not CDs. Two of the smartest reveal how they make it easy for customers to get what they want and watch business boom

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SAP BrandVoice: How To Improve Your Digital Journey With The Right Partners [VIDEO]
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September 21, 2018
No single technology or company can solve business problems on their own. So organizations must seek out partners with similar visions and goals -- with whom they can co-create effective solutions.

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SAP BrandVoice: Creating A Culture Of Equity For All
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September 21, 2018
Creating a diverse organization that champions all employees and promotes equity across all genders, ages, races, seniority levels and more, is necessary for business success.

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SAP BrandVoice: Corning Moves HR To The Cloud: Employees Say This Is Amazing
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September 20, 2018
Moving human resources (HR) to the cloud was the best way for Corning to give employees the same experience as its customers.

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SAP BrandVoice: What's Powering The People-Centric Culture At American Airlines?
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September 20, 2018
Learn how American Airlines is driving a people-centric culture to become the best in the business.

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SAP BrandVoice: How to Solve the Right Problems as an Intelligent Enterprise [VIDEO]
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September 19, 2018
Solving specific business problems with cutting-edge intelligent technology is the essence of an intelligent enterprise. It’s about helping people across the organization -- from the shop floor to the c-suite -- tackle their distinct challenges in a single solution.

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SAP BrandVoice: Autism At Work Programs: When Your Workforce Reflects The Diversity Of Your Customers
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September 19, 2018
American Airlines, SAP, Kinaxis and EY are realizing incredible benefits from corporate Austim at Work programs that literally open a world of possibilities to differently-abled people and their families.

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SAP BrandVoice: How Machine Learning Helps This Russian Steel Giant Prevent Energy Fraud And Stay Number One In Profitability
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September 17, 2018
Severstal is a Russian mining giant using machine learning to end utilities fraud and improve profitability.

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SAP BrandVoice: Is Your Business Ready For The Human Revolution?
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September 17, 2018
A human revolution, according to Greg Tomb, President of SAP SuccessFactors occurs "when your employees voices are heard loud and proud” while ensuring your entire workforce is motivated.

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SAP BrandVoice: How Woman-led Blockchain Startup Is Going After $28B Market
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September 13, 2018
The woman behind blockchain startup Amberdata explains how her company unlocks the decentralized information on the chain, something no company has been able to do before.

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SAP BrandVoice: Brands: Stand for Something, or Risk Everything
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September 12, 2018
During these uncertain times, one this is clear: It's no longer enough for an organization to have a mission statement - they must also have a purpose - and they must make good on that purpose. Brands must stand for something, or they risk everything.

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SAP BrandVoice: This Is What Living Your Corporate Values Looks Like: Crocs Transforms HR
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September 12, 2018
How Crocs infused its guiding credos of “find your fun, feel the love, and come as you are” across the company’s global human resources system.

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SAP BrandVoice: How Digital Ecosystems Create And Deliver Innovation
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September 11, 2018
With the advent of digital technologies, the channel partner model is evolving from merely a “sell my stuff and keep part of the revenue” relationship to “let’s collaborate to build new things that benefit our mutual customers.”

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SAP BrandVoice: With Cloud Computing, Waterwatch Builds A Database To Support 570 Million Farmers Around The World
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September 10, 2018
By 2050, the global population will grow to an estimated 9.8 billion. Feeding this community means agricultural production must increase by 70%, which is why the Waterwatch Cooperative is developing a global vegetation database to help farmers grow food more efficiently, profitably and sustainably.

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

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SAP BrandVoice: Seven Reasons Why The Internal Combustion Engine Is A Dead Man Walking [Updated]
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September 06, 2018
The automobile industry is about to be massively disrupted. The shift from internal combustion engines to electric vehicles is unstoppable and will happen faster than almost anyone anticipates. Here's why...

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SAP BrandVoice: Arianna Huffington On The Power Of Well-Being At Work
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September 06, 2018
I spoke with Arianna Huffington, Founder and CEO of Thrive Global and author of 15 books, including Thrive and The Sleep Revolution, about the dangers of this always-on mindset and how employers can encourage well-being in their workforce.

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SAP BrandVoice: Construction Leader Drives Global Growth, Builds Employee Engagement By 90%
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September 05, 2018
How construction leader Mota-Engil strategically aligned talent with the corporate mission, powering company growth along with employee engagement.

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SAP BrandVoice: 3 Myths About Digital Transformation
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September 05, 2018
To help separate what’s fact and what’s fiction, I’ve condensed my point of view into three myths about digital transformation. If you grasp these common misconceptions, you’ll be on your way to achieving true digital transformation.

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SAP BrandVoice: The Art of Grilling: Manufacturers Heat Up Form And Function
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August 31, 2018
Based on a recent round of discussions with visionary manufacturers Arteflame, PK Grills and Watchman Stove, it appears the form and function philosophy in the modern day grilling movement is heating up to higher temperatures.

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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

SAP BrandVoice: What’s More Vital Than High-Tech On Your Digital Journey? [VIDEO]
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August 30, 2018
First things first, and intelligent technology — while cool — isn’t the first step on your digital journey to SAP Leonardo.

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SAP BrandVoice: Be Your Best You And Thrive Like Serena
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August 30, 2018
I don’t aspire to be Elon Musk or Serena Williams. I just want to be the best version of myself.

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SAP BrandVoice: EDF Energy Proves It Takes A People-First HR Strategy To Meet Low-Carbon Future
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August 30, 2018
To achieve growth in a dynamic market, EDF Energy has aligned employee goals and performance behind its mission, standardizing HR processes on SAP SuccessFactors.

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SAP BrandVoice: How An Unbroken Digital Thread Embroiders Valuable Patterns Of Procurement Data
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August 30, 2018
By untying the knots that often hamper the smooth flow of operations, the unbroken digital thread creates value that’s not merely additive but exponential.

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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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SAPVoice: The Digital Twin Effect: Four Ways It Can Revitalize Your Business
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June 22, 2018
Four game-changing benefits your company can realize with digital twins.

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SAPVoice: How Gender Equality Can Lead To A More Productive And Inspired World
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June 20, 2018
Empowering a diverse workforce is one of the smartest investments we can make in the transformation to a more productive, and inspired world.

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SAPVoice: The Path From Information To Intelligence Leads To Nirvana
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June 19, 2018
Information and intelligence lie worlds apart. The late musician Kurt Cobain shared an interesting perspective on the difference.

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SAPVoice: How One Man Fixed The Supply Chain Of A Major Dubai Conglomerate
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June 18, 2018
Managing the supply chain of just one company can be arduous, but thirty? One man took on the challenge and succeeded with the right tools and team.

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SAPVoice: Your Mercedes-Benz Dream Car Is One Machine Learning Algorithm Away
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June 15, 2018
The car detection app prototype is a pitch perfect reflection of Daimler’s evolution of the iconic Mercedes-Benz brand for a digital-first customer experience to attract the next generation of drivers.

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SAPVoice: In Just 24 Hours, Machine Learning Delivers Your Custom-Designed Adidas Sneakers
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June 14, 2018
The Adidas “speed factory” is co-creating a new supply chain with consumers and transforming the customer experience.

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SAPVoice: We're Not Interested in Whether You Call Yourself a Feminist or Not
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June 13, 2018
Award-winning social advocate, Yassmin Abdel-Magied, challenged people at the recent SAP Ariba Live event to take action against workplace bias in this straightforward conversation revealing the dos and don'ts to make change happen.

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Tags: Leadership, Culture, HR

SAPVoice: How The Intelligent Enterprise Creates A Completely Different Kind Of Flexibility
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June 12, 2018
In the rapidly-evolving world of information technology, every tech vendor is eager to paint their products and solutions as “intelligent.” But the reality is that SAP, and more specifically its co-founder Dr. Hasso Plattner, have been leading the intelligent enterprise for quite some time.

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Tags: AI, Innovation, ERP

SAPVoice: How Creativity And Analytics Balance The Scales In Your Marketing Efforts
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June 12, 2018
Data-driven marketing provides the ideal bridge between campaign and sale. Data collection also enables an in-depth understanding of a customer’s wants and needs.

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Tags: Analytics, Big Data, Marketing

SAPVoice: SAP CEO Bill McDermott Explains How Intelligence Revolutionizes The Customer Experience
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June 11, 2018
Learn how SAP is using AI to augment humanity, unleashing a new breed of economic growth around the world that's helping companies deliver the intelligent enterprise.

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Tags: Analytics, Big Data, Customer Experience

SAPVoice: How Predictive Maintenance Can Make You Feel Good About Your Next Beer
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June 01, 2018
Grupo Q is helping Central America’s largest beer brewer meet business targets and sustainability goals thanks to SAP Cloud Solutions that enable stellar customer service

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Tags: Cloud, Customer Experience, Sustainability

SAPVoice: SAP CEO Bill McDermott: Tech Has To Be for Good And For All
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June 01, 2018
How businesses can use technology plus a higher purpose to win in the digital economy where consumers are savvier, technology augments humanity, and people need new skills machines can’t replicate.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Innovation, Sustainability

SAPVoice: Five Ways To Build Ethical, Sustainable Supply Chains
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May 31, 2018
Experts at during the recent SAP Ariba Live event shared how buyers can build their company’s ethical, sustainable supply chain.

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Tags: Sustainability, Supply Chain, Procurement

SAPVoice: How The Intelligent Enterprise Simplifies Procurement
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May 30, 2018
Welcome to the intelligent enterprise, where cognitive applications empower employees and accelerate competitive advantage by unlocking the value hidden away in data, drawing meaningful insights, and allocating resources accordingly.

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Tags: Analytics, AI, Procurement

SAPVoice: How IKEA Builds Sustainable Innovation Into Its Business Model To Improve Lives
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May 29, 2018
One of IKEA's core beliefs is that everyone has the right to a better everday life. The company is innovating to produce beautiful, sustainable furniture at an affordable price...

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Tags: Customer Experience, Innovation, Sustainability

SAPVoice: Why We Are Not Done With Gender Equity Yet
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May 25, 2018
For over a decade of fighting inequity, I have been asked the same question by family, friends and strangers alike: why are people (i.e. me) still talking about women in business? The simple answer is: because we are nowhere close to done.

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Tags: Management, Culture, HR

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tags: AI, Blockchain, Digital Transformation

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

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Innovation

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

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

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

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

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

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Emerging Technology, IoT

IoT and Energy. Solving Planet Scale Problems with IoT
RedMonk Tech Events
May 16, 2016
Using IoT to transform the energy space, and reduce emissions

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Tags: Digital Transformation, IoT, Sustainability

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

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology, IoT

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

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

1 Podcast
The Innovation Evangelist podcast
Tom Raftery
January 09, 2019
This show is dedicated to showcasing new and innovative technologies, and how they are being used in business to help the world run better and improve people’s lives. The show is hosted by serial podcaster, Global VP, and Innovation Evangelist for SAP, Tom Raftery.

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Tags: Emerging Technology, Innovation, Sustainability

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

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