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-12th in Frankfurt) to talk about analytics and IoT I reached out to him to ask him to come on the show to talk about just how vital analytics are to the Internet of Things.
This podcast is also available on Youtube at https://youtu.be/pKyCVuARRR0
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 Learning and some of the more compelling ways it can be used. As ever, Tamara knocked it out of the park :)
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 customers wins with everyone.
He didn't disappoint :)
This chat is also available on Youtube at https://youtu.be/jOiBRL27h0U
And Nils is @TechMadiba on Twitter
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 the Sapphirenow announcements (including the expanded Leonardo innovation portfolio), indirect access, missed opportunities at the keynotes, using machine learning to detect money laundering, and blockchain skepticism.
Diginomica is at diginomica.com
Jon is @JonERP on Twitter
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.
I thought it was a fascinating story, so I invited him on the show to share it with you.
You can find out more about Stara at the Stara website
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 Things
Bruce's book is titled "IoT Inc: How Your Company Can Win in the Outcome Economy" and it is available on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/IoT-Inc-Company-Internet-Business/dp/1260025896/ref=pd_lutyp_simh_1_1
Bruces's media site: http://www.iot-inc.com
Bruce's site (consulting, training, speaking, etc..): http://www.brucesinclair.net
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 capabilities, on its protocols and connectivity possibilities.
We discussed its comprehensive device management abilities, open APIs, sensor data dashboards, and rules, and finally we talked about some fascinating uses of the SAP IoT Cloud Platform beta program.
You can find Sindhu on Twitter at @gangadharansind
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 production, energy, trends in the Internet of Things, and had great fun doing so!
Ken has recently written a book on IoT Trends which is available in paper form on Amazon, and as a free download at http://www.iotevolutionworld.com/iot-ebook.aspx
You can find ken online on Twitter @KenBriodagh and @IoTEvolution ;
IoT Time Podcast: Season 1 http://tmcnet.com/59297.1
Season 2 http://tmcnet.com/59298.1 ;;
IoT Evolution Expo: http://bit.do/IoTEvolutionExpo ;;
IoT Time book: http://www.iotevolutionworld.com/iot-ebook.aspx
You can also find this podcast on Youtube at https://youtu.be/XgqrOClrbhc
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 expand on that conversation, and we discussed how telcos are hoping to move up the value stack, what that means for their partners, competitors, and customers, and how the future looks for all parties in this complex ecosystem
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 manufacturing.
Rick was the co-founder and CTO of ThingWorx, the world’s first platform for creating connected applications to enable the ‘Internet of Things”. ThingWorx was acquired by PTC in December 2013.
Previously, Rick was CTO and co-founder of Lighthammer Software Development, where he identified and created a new market segment for “manufacturing intelligence and integration” software. Lighthammer was acquired by SAP in 2005.
He has held roles in plant operations, sales, product marketing, systems integration, and technology throughout his career, giving him a unique set of perspectives that help him guide and advise companies in these areas.
We had a wide-ranging discussion covering the Internet of Things, the Industrial Internet of Things, Industry 4.0, smart homes, the shift from platforms to apps/solutions, security/privacy challenges, the skills gap in IoT, and where the Internet of Things will be 10 years from now.
This podcast is also available on YouTube
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.