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.
Thousands of SAP employees have utilised this free program to upskill into the Internet of Things toolsets.
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 fulfillment, and expense management.
The video of this chat is on Youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRNh8tNP_RU
You can find more about SAP's Vehicle Network at https://www.sap.com/germany/product/srm/connected-car-apps-network.html
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, and how startups can benefit from it.
You can find more at the IoT Accelerator website www.sap.com/iot-startup and follow the Accelerator on Twitter @Iot_Accelerator .
The video of this interview is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcn4IO97GV4
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 such as manufacturing, healthcare, and Energy and Natural Resources.
You can find out more about Vijay, and Wipro Digital on the Wipro Digital website
The video of this chat is on Youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dls8U4xmnag
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 with IDC Research Director Marcus Torchia to see what he made of the impact of the IoT on electricity grids.
You can find Marcus on the IDC website.
I have also uploaded this chat to youtube - you can check it out at https://www.youtube.com/my_videos?o=U
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 improve their performance, and how data will be the great new battlefront in securing the rights of games
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, what was the thinking behind setting them up, who uses the labs, and what are some of the more interesting outcomes of the co-innovation projects.
The video of this video is available on Youtube
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 discussed integration in our conversation - both of edge device data, and the integration of PLAT.ONE into SAP.
The video of this chat is on Youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNYD2cWX2jQ
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.assetmapping.com
And the video of this chat is on youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8W2dkOyJJY
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 out on IoT projects, and SAP also announced a new SAP Leonardo event. to be held in July.
I blogged about the announcement but I also felt it would be great to have SAP EVP for the Internet of Things and Digital Assets, Dr Tanja Rueckert explain the announcement, the thinking behind it, and how it will benefit customers. She very graciously agreed to come on the show. Enjoy :)
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 management from a cost centre into a profit centre.
Given Gary's unique experience in both the IoT Enterprise, and IoT startup worlds, I thought he'd make a great guest for the show, and I wasn't wrong!
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 to the digital services economy.