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Internet of Things with Game Changers, Presented by SAP

Game-changing technology strategies are transformational, exciting and disruptive for a reason. They shake up your status quo. They get you thinking about new ways to scale, compete and grow. They move you in amazing new directions.brbrJoin host Bonnie D. Graham as she invites you to take an additional coffee break with game-changers for our special series on totally new sources of information that will change the way you run your business, on Internet of Things with Game Changers.brbrLearn how you can become the savvy Transformation Leader who leads your company to analyze and act on the hidden data that permeates everyday business activities. Internet of Things with Game Changers, presented by SAP, can be heard live on Wednesdays at 11 AM Pacific Time / 2 PM Eastern Time on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel.

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IoT Meets Healthcare: The Internet of Medical Things -IoMT

The buzz: “A survey of 12,000 adults across 8 nations showed that…‘70% are receptive to using toilet sensors, prescription bottle sensors or swallowed health monitors” (D.M. West). The Healthcare industry has long been at the forefront of adoption of innovative technology and the Internet of Things (IoT). Why? Integrating IoT medical devices has improved the quality and effectiveness of Healthcare service, especially for the elderly, chronic conditions, patients requiring constant supervision. The experts speak. Dr. Peter Killcommons, Medweb: “The real cure for what ails our health care system today is less government and more freedom” (Steve Forbes). Dr. Mohammed Mardini, Medweb: “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change” (Prof. Leon C. Megginson). Adam Mardini, SAP: “Declare the past, diagnose the present, foretell the future” (Hippocrates). Join us for IoT Meets Healthcare: Internet of Medical Things.


25 May 2017

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Special Encore Presentation: How the Internet of Things Really Works

The buzz: IoT.The Internet thrived when the browser was invented, HTML was the language of every web page, and HTTP was the protocol every browser and app used to talk to the Internet. It all worked. But the Internet of Things (IoT) requires a powerful new infrastructure to accommodate huge volumes of data from thousands of entities and devices like smart homes, smart cities, smart refrigerators, smart cars. How are businesses building a new communications fabric for IoT?The experts speak. Dan McNamara, Keytree: “We could incorporate Internet protocol (IP) into nearly everything. There's no reason why the Internet shouldn't be in every single appliance.” (Geoff Mulligan)Denis King, Solace Systems: “Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain” (Wizard of Oz). Christine Hertzog, Smart Grid Library: “The communications solutions enabling IoT traffic need to be involved in protecting the ongoing security and privacy of data.”Join us for How the Internet of Things Really Works.


26 Nov 2014

Rank #2

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IoT: Making Manufacturing Smart

The buzz: “As the Internet of Things creates a fourth industrial revolution, smart manufacturing is making waves across all industries” (www.iottechexpo.com/2016/10/industry/top-4-trends-in-iot-for-smart-manufacturing). The Internet of Things, plus Blockchain, Machine Learning, AI, is giving manufacturers exciting opportunities for digital transformation. By automating manufacturing and connecting things with people and processes to collect and exchange data, the IoT is improving the speed, efficiency and quality in how goods are made, distributed, serviced and refined. It is also facilitating new business models. Exciting times! The experts speak. Marty Groover, Caterpillar: “Ensign, I am pretty sure if you don't turn the ship you will not get any closer to your new destination” (Capt. James L. McCLane, USN). Tanja Rueckert, SAP: “Always in motion is the future” (Yoda, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back). Join us for IoT: Making Manufacturing Smart.


3 Aug 2017

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Internet of Things and Life-Saving Innovations: Lowering Infant Mortality

The buzz: IoT saves lives.In 2011, the State of Indiana had the sixth highest infant mortality and child fatality rate in the US. Governor Mike Pence said, “Enough!” and made health improvement a top priority. How? He is leveraging the power of data analytics and the Internet of Things in a new biomedical-centered park in Indianapolis and a collaboration center in his office. Indiana is just one example of visionaries using IoT worldwide.The experts speak. Paul Baltzell, State of Indiana: “Life is and will ever remain an equation incapable of solution, but it contains certain known factors” (Nikola Tesla). Charlie Brandt, KSM Consulting: “When we try to pick anything out by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe” (John Muir). Tim O’Malley, EarlySense: “Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up” (Thomas A. Edison).Join us for Internet of Things and Life-Saving Innovations: Lowering Infant Mortality


29 Oct 2014

Rank #4

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Surviving Digital Disruption: How's Your Innovation Culture?

The buzz: “Research by McKinsey revealed 94% of surveyed executives were dissatisfied with their company´s innovative performance.” (entrepreneur.com) Since digital disruption started, survival in our competitive global economy has required innovation. Fact of life: only 12% of 1995’s Fortune 500 made it to 2016! Now businesses need to embrace machine learning, digital currency, blockchain, and big data. No longer just focused on creating new products, innovation addresses every aspect of our lives, every process in every business. Your challenge: adopt an innovative culture. How’s it going? The experts speak. Hosin Min, SAP: “Only the guy who isn’t rowing has time to rock the boat (Sartre). Surbhi Sheth-Shah, SAP: “If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves” (Thomas Edison). Annie Miu Heyward, SAP: “Time is a thief when you’re undecided” (Rod Stewart). Join us for Surviving Digital Disruption: How’s Your Innovation Culture?


26 Oct 2017

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Master Your Data Before It Masters You!

The buzz: If it is frequently changing, it probably isn’t master data” (blog.westmonroepartners.com). Out of view of most business users, enterprise data landscapes are dynamic and continually evolving. Organizations run hundreds of distinct applications, replicate the data into vast data lakes, transform and load it into data warehouses for reporting, and migrate large data sets into the cloud for management. How can your organization ensure a single, trusted view of the business that includes a 360-view of customer data, accurate supply chain insights, and precise financial information? The answer: Master Data management, which is becoming an enterprise data strategy cornerstone. The experts speak. Michael V Jordan, Utopia Global, Inc.: “You get what you settle for” (Louise in Thelma and Louise, 1991 film). Silvio Arcangeli, SAP: “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans” (Allen Saunders). Join us for Master Your Data Before It Masters You!


20 Feb 2019

Rank #6

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The Road to IoT: Introducing Internet of Things into the Enterprise

The buzz: IoT and the EnterpriseHas your company begun introducing the Internet of Things into your organization yet? If you’ve ventured forth tentatively or not at all, be forewarned! The journey can be bumpy unless you follow basic rules of the road: justifying the trip to IoT, re-mapping BYOD policies to BYOT (Bring Your Own Things), preparing to swim in the sensor-enabled flood of data, avoiding privacy and security potholes, and more. The experts speak.Benjamin Robbins, Palador: “We need to stop talking about the Io’T’ and start talking about the Io’Me’.”Brian M. Katz, Sanofi: “We can connect anything we want to the Internet; but without context, who cares how many times you flushed the toilet today?”Paul Madsen, Ping Identity: “The things you used to own, now they own you (Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club). Join us for The Road to IoT: Introducing Internet of Things into the Enterprise.


14 Jan 2015

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Digital Footprints: Mining the Data in Your Operations

The buzz: “Process mining, if used right, can identify alternative courses, patterns and common mistakes” (M. Paz). Are you losing a week between the time you ship an order and the time you invoice, and hours daily on unnecessary process steps? Are your vendors slipping on commitments? How to fix all of this: Process Mining. It’s not about going into mines or streams to dig or sift for gold nuggets. But the resulting “find” can yield real treasure for your business. How? Process Mining leverages the digital footprint left behind by your IT systems and provides complete transparency into how your processes are – and are not – working. The experts speak. Marc Kinast, Celonis: “I don't know where I'm going from here, but I promise it won't be boring” (David Bowie). Brian Jordan, Protiviti: “A man’s got to know his limitations (Clint Eastwood). John Santic, SAP: “He who ain’t busy being born is busy dying” (Bob Dylan). Join us for Digital Footprints: Mining the Data in Your Operations.


15 Feb 2018

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The Data-Driven Enterprise: More with Less

The buzz: “ Top-performing companies are able to differentiate themselves…their ability to use the right data at the right time for conclusive decision-making” (tibco.com). If your company is like most, you’ve accumulated predefined applications that seldom share data. Reality check. Which would you rather be: a car manufacturer service department that batch-accesses and updates 20+ silo’ed systems with old data for every appointment - or - a data-centric enterprise with a central data pool that boosts productivity and customer satisfaction with less time and cost? The experts speak. Detlev Sandel, Capgemini: “We cannot solve our problems with the same way of thinking that created them” (Einstein). Jeff Kyle, HPE: “Don’t worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition” (A. Lincoln). Axel Schwarz, SAP: “…whether you are a lion or a gazelle. When the sun comes up, you better start running” (Thomas Friedman). Join us for Data-Driven Enterprise: More with Less.


12 Apr 2018

Rank #9

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Does Anybody Really Know Where We Are?

The buzz: “GIS technology will evolve into a nervous system for our planet” (Jack Dangermond). The Internet of Things is connecting billions of devices, capturing reams of data to be mined. Where are these devices? Inside a delivery truck that needs to optimize its route? Attached to a gas pipeline that urgently needs repairs? Spatial Analytics, at the heart of GIS technology, answers these questions and more, providing context for every conceivable situation from IoT to emergency response to facility layout. The experts speak. Robert Godfrey, Florida Crystals: “The commonality between science and art is in trying to see profoundly - to develop strategies of seeing and showing” (E.Tufte). Steve Benner, Cybertech: “Sometimes the best hiding place is the one that's in plain sight” (S.Meyer). Leandro Rodriguez, ESRI: “Understanding precedes action” (RS.. Wurman). Doug Carroll, ESRI: “Wherever you go, there you are” (Jon Kabat-Zinn). Join us for Does Anybody Really Know Where We Are?


15 Mar 2018

Rank #10

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Spatial Intelligence: Unlocking Our Power

The buzz: “80% of the 2.5 exabytes of big data generated everyday is geographic” (ehjournal.biomedcentral.com). The discovery of spatial insights for your business starts with where questions: Where are my trucks, my customers and my distribution center? Now the integration of spatial insights, AI, and IoT with business and live data allows intelligent enterprises to answer more complex questions. Where is the storm going to hit, what is the impact, what resources can help us prepare? How are the soil quality and weather conditions affecting the yield of crops next year? The experts speak. Bernd Fastenrath, HERE Technologies: “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” (Lao Tzu). Dan Exley, Spatialitics: “When we help ourselves, we find moments of happiness. When we help others, we find lasting fulfillment” (Simon Sinek). Francisco Urbina, SAP: “Everything in moderation, including moderation” (Oscar Wilde). Join us for Spatial Intelligence: Unlocking Our Power.


24 Apr 2019

Rank #11

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Enterprise Architecture: Design Success Into Digital Transformation

The buzz: “Enterprise Architecture requires such a diversity of skills that EAs really need to be the renaissance men and women of IT” (Anna Mar). Your digital transformation to an Intelligent Enterprise requires clear objectives, designs, plans – and E2E flexibility to revise them across your entire organization. How to get there? Enterprise Architecture combines requirements, business, data and infrastructure domains to help align IT and business concerns. The experts speak. Rogan Morrison, Olayan Financing Company: “There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living” (Nelson Mandela). Jeffrey Giles, Sandhill Consultants: “You cannot change the wind, but you can adjust the sails” (Cora L.V. Hatch). Matt Creason, SAP: “Times and conditions change so rapidly that we must keep our aim constantly focused on the future” (Walt Disney). Join us for Enterprise Architecture: Design Success Into Digital Transformation.


15 Nov 2018

Rank #12

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Data, Data Everywhere: But Why Can't We Trust It?

The buzz: “What we have is a data glut. What we really want is the ability to manipulate the information and to reach conclusions from it” (Vernor Vinge). Good news: Companies have more data at their fingertips than ever before. Not-so-good news: Companies are losing their ability to control the data and to understand their customers and their business. They also live in fear of auditors asking, “Where did that data come from and how do you know it is reliable?” Our panel will explore the explosion of data challenges and the newest emerging strategies to tame them. The experts speak. Chris Hallenbeck, SAP: “You will see light in the darkness. You will make some sense of this” (The Police lyrics). Bryan Hunter, Siemens: “It is not the critic who counts… The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena…” (Theodore Roosevelt). Chris Kernaghan, Bluefin: “Life is short. Make it amazing” (Hugh MacLeod, Gapingvoid). Join us for Data, Data Everywhere: But Why Can’t We Trust It?


14 Jun 2018

Rank #13

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At the Intersection of Big Data and the Internet of Things

The buzz: Data, data everywhere.The Internet of Things (IoT) is a vast ecosystem of physical objects connected to the Internet, that in aggregate offer the potential of big opportunities to transform your business. When we break it down, the IoT is nothing more than millions – perhaps already trillions – of objects, devices, and sensors, each and every one generating its own continuous stream of data. But put these all together and you have the ultimate Big Data challenge. What actually happens at the intersection of Big Data and the Internet of Things?The experts speak.W. David Stephenson, Stephenson Strategies: “I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past” (Thomas Jefferson).David Jonker, SAP: “Technological neutrality is a myth” (Langdon Winner).Ira Berk, SAP: “All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come” (Victor Hugo).Join us for At the Intersection of Big Data and the Internet of Things.


12 Nov 2014

Rank #14

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Reach Out and Collaborate: Long-distance Innovation?

The buzz: “Well-managed dispersed teams can actually outperform those that share office space...must-haves: the right team, the right leadership, the right touchpoints, and the right technology” (Keith Ferrazzi). The modern tech start-up office typically has open work spaces, white boards, ping pong tables, people communicating and collaborating. But when your team is scattered around the country or the world, can they effectively collaborate on innovation ideas? The Internet of Things is all about innovation. But where does innovation happen? What kinds of environments do we need? The experts speak. Bryan Mattimore, The Growth Engine Company: “A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit” (Richard Bach). Christopher Bishop, Improvising Careers: “When you're finished changing, you're finished” (Benjamin Franklin). Ira Berk, SAP: “If what you did yesterday seems big, you haven't done anything today” (Lou Holtz). Join us for Reach Out and Collaborate: Long-Distance Innovation?


16 Aug 2018

Rank #15

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Encore: UX 2018: User Experiences for a New Generation

The buzz: “Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works” (S.Jobs). Remember your anticipation when you got your first smartphone? Your curiosity the first time you typed “@” online? As the world becomes increasingly digital, we expect great experiences in every interaction with every business and organization. What does this mean for UX designers? The experts speak. Matt Grajcar, Google: “The art challenges the technology, and the technology inspires the art (J.Lasseter). RJ Owen, CreativeMornings: “The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance, but the illusion of knowledge” (D.J. Boorstin). Shaun Syvertsen, Convergent IS: “You don't learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over” (R.Branson). Maricel Cabahug, SAP: “It's easy to come up with new ideas; the hard part is letting go of what worked for you two years ago, but will soon be out of date” (R.vonOech). Join us for UX 2018: User Experiences for a New Generation.


10 May 2018

Rank #16

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Size Matters: The Big Deal About Big Data and Your Business

The buzz: “If we have data, let’s look at data. If all we have are opinions, let’s go with mine.” (Jim Barksdale) The topic of Big Data has been gaining traction since 2010. What’s the big deal? Big Data happens when traditional software can't handle the data because there is so much of it. Lots of new software has been written to distribute Big Data across hundreds or thousands of computers running side-by-side, then gather and consolidate the results. Now organizations can analyze huge volumes of data to understand customer behavior and preferences, motivate the workforce, and optimize supply chains. What has changed since 2010? What are the big challenges and opportunities of Big Data for your company and industry now, almost a decade later? The experts speak. Das Gerard, SAP: “War is 90% information” (Napoleon). Ira Berk, SAP: “A fool is someone whose pencil wears out before its eraser does” (Marilyn vos Savant). Join us for Size Matters: The Big Deal About Big Data and You..


19 Jul 2018

Rank #17

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AI Is For Humans

The buzz: “As ML starts to power more and more products and experiences, let’s step up to our responsibility to stay human-centered” (Josh Lovejoy, https://medium.com). We’re in the era of IoT, Machine Learning, and Predictive Analytics. Beyond disrupting business models and creating new business processes, these technologies have a huge impact on the human beings who are part of the processes! But if these technologies don’t work well for the humans, what good are they? Unless innovators take a user-centric approach, they run the risk of creating a bunch of technical prototypes without delivering real business value. The experts speak. Naheem Zafar, TeleSense: “There is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come” (Victor Hugo). Mashhood Alam, SAP: “Talent hits a target no one else can hit; genius hits a target no one else can see” (Arthur Schopenhauer). Adam Mardini, SAP: “Strong reasons make strong actions” (King John, Shakespeare). Join us for AI Is For Humans.


18 Oct 2018

Rank #18

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Big Data and the Internet of Things - Part 2

The buzz: Data!The Internet of Things (IoT) is a vast ecosystem of physical objects connected to the Internet, offering the potential of big opportunities to transform your business. When we break it down, the IoT is nothing more than millions – perhaps even trillions – of objects, devices, and sensors, each generating its own continuous stream of data. Put these all together and you have the ultimate Big Data challenge. What actually happens at the intersection of Big Data and the Internet of Things? And how do we now balance past data and real-time data?The experts speak. David Stephenson, Stephenson Strategies: “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest (Ben Franklin).David Jonker, SAP: ““Mankind's Next Step Will be Our Greatest” (Promotional poster for the movie, Interstellar).Ira Berk, SAP: “All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come” (Victor Hugo).Join us for At the Intersection of Big Data and the Internet of Things – Part 2.


17 Dec 2014

Rank #19

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Life without Cloud in 2019?

The buzz: “Everyone has an opinion on the ‘cloud’ and its effect on business – some believe it is dark and scary and fraught with unnecessary risk, while others would argue it’s silver lined and the path to greater business performance and cost savings” (Dave Anderson). Widely used Cloud technology has brought great conveniences, enabling us to share resources easily, enhance teamwork, improve productivity, and reduce physical storage costs. But Cloud is surrounded by user concerns about data security, stability and accessibility. Are these myths or facts? Picture this: If we list the pluses and the minuses, and the minus column is longer, what would happen if we return to a world without Cloud in 2019? The experts speak. Victor van Dinten, HERE Technologies: “I smile at obstacles” (Tiger Woods). John Gibson, SAP: “From now on we live in a world where man has walked on the moon. And it’s not a miracle, we just decided to go” (Jim Lovell). Join us for Life without Cloud in 2019?


3 Jan 2019

Rank #20