The Internet of Things IoT Heroes show with Tom Raftery

Tom Raftery, VP and Global Internet of Things Evangelist for SAP, hosts the IoT Heroes Show where he discusses the latest trends in the Internet of Things, and Digital Transformation with industry experts to discern where the technologies are headed.
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Dec 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!

Sep 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.

Ronald is on Twitter at @Ronald_vanLoon

He is on LinkedIn at

And you can also find him at and at


This episode is also available on Youtube at

Jul 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...

Jun 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 customers wins with everyone.

He didn't disappoint :)


This chat is also available on Youtube at


And Nils is @TechMadiba on Twitter

Jun 9, 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 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
Jon is @JonERP on Twitter

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 Things

Bruce's book is titled "IoT Inc: How Your Company Can Win in the Outcome Economy" and it is available on Amazon at

Bruces's media site:

Bruce's site (consulting, training, speaking, etc..):

Enjoy :)

Apr 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 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

Apr 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 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

You can find ken online on Twitter @KenBriodagh and @IoTEvolution ; ;

IoT Time Podcast: Season 1
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IoT Evolution Expo: ;;

IoT Time book:


You can also find this podcast on Youtube at

Apr 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 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

Mar 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 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

Mar 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.


Thousands of SAP employees have utilised this free program to upskill into the Internet of Things toolsets.