Future of Business with Game Changers, Presented by SAP

Future of Business with Game Changers, Presented by SAP
By Bonnie D. Graham
About this podcast
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.brbr
Join host Bonnie D. Graham as she invites you to take an additional coffee break with game-changers for our special series on a glimpse into tomorrow’s hot business and industry trends, on The Future of Business with Game Changers.brbr
Learn how you can become the savvy Transformation Leader who takes your company across the finish line as you look ahead to the next wave of business innovation.
In this podcast
Latest episodes
Nov. 10, 2016
The buzz: “3D printing is already shaking our age-old notions of what can and can’t be made.” (Hod Lipson) It may not be far in the future when a significant amount of the products manufactured today in the four walls of a factory are actually manufactured in a store, repair shop or even a home. How? Distributed Manufacturing leveraging 3D printing is pushing the bounds of the possible. Technology has already moved beyond 3D printed sugar cubes and pasta to building 3D printed cars and even prosthetic limb replacement. What is the timeline of scaling from toys to a real, productive business approach? And how do IoT and security figure into the mix? The experts speak. Alan Amling, UPS: “Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be” (John Wooden). Rick Smith, Fast Radius: “The future ain’t what it used to be” (Yogi Berra). Gil Perez, SAP: “I failed my way to success” (Thomas Edison). Join us for The Future of Distributed Manufacturing and 3D Printing.
Nov. 10, 2016
The buzz: “3D printing is already shaking our age-old notions of what can and can’t be made.” (Hod Lipson) It may not be far in the future when a significant amount of the products manufactured today in the four walls of a factory are actually manufactured in a store, repair shop or even a home. How? Distributed Manufacturing leveraging 3D printing is pushing the bounds of the possible. Technology has already moved beyond 3D printed sugar cubes and pasta to building 3D printed cars and even prosthetic limb replacement. What is the timeline of scaling from toys to a real, productive business approach? And how do IoT and security figure into the mix? The experts speak. Alan Amling, UPS: “Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be” (John Wooden). Rick Smith, Fast Radius: “The future ain’t what it used to be” (Yogi Berra). Gil Perez, SAP: “I failed my way to success” (Thomas Edison). Join us for The Future of Distributed Manufacturing and 3D Printing.
Oct. 20, 2016
The buzz: “You tell me that it’s evolution.” It’s the future of global business on steroids, a revolution right now that knows no borders. What is it? The Digital Transformation (DT) revolution. DT was set in motion with the first computer and has the same exponential growth curve as the Internet. As more people and devices join, DT gets stronger. Every industry, organization and structure will change and the transactional business world as we know it today will be fundamentally transformed. If you think DT doesn’t apply to you and your business, you’re in for a shock. The experts speak. Prof. Aaron Striegel, University of Notre Dame: “The Internet of Things will be bigger than the Internet” (John Chambers). Geoff Scott, ASUG: “Never trust a computer you can't throw out a window” (Steve Wozniak). Teri Kurtz, SAP: “If I had asked people what they had wanted, they would have said faster horses” (Henry Ford). Join us for Global Business on Steroids: The DT Revolution Is Real.
Sept. 29, 2016
The buzz: Crystal ball. Yes, change is inevitable. But our unprecedented 'templosion' pace and scale -Edie Weiner- presents unique challenges for the future. What is the potential worldwide business impact of new and emerging paradigms, energy innovations, physical-digital boundary blurring, business decentralization? We’ve invited three futurists to our Game-Changers roundtable. Take notes! The experts speak. Frank Diana, TCS: 'Our world is entering a period of truly transformative change where many of us will be surprised by the scale and pace of developments we simply hadn’t anticipated' -Gerd Leonhard. Gray Scott, SeriousWonder.com: 'How could the process that gave rise to slugs and oak trees and fish produce a creature that can fly to the moon and invent the Internet and cross the ocean in boats?' -Steven Pinker. Doug Freud, SAP: 'Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one' -A Einstein. Join us for Three Futurists Walk onto A Bar: The Future of Business.
Sept. 8, 2016
The buzz: I vant to be alone. -Garbo. Not! Did you hear the one about the major connectivity company that connected more 'new things to things' than 'new people to people'? As the Art of the Possible instantaneously connects innovative devices with people, processes and results, the lines between professional and personal blur more. Who is driving the IoT digital innovation bus – business, academia, government, individuals? Where is the bus heading? Are we ready to mass-adopt a fully digital world? The experts speak. Gary Nelson, SAP: 'There is no digital strategy anymore. Just strategy in a digital world' -Bud Caddell. Sharon Naidu, SAP: 'We are looking at a society increasingly dependent on machines, yet decreasingly capable of making or even using them effectively' -Douglas Rushkoff. Bill Newman, SAP: 'One thing I can tell you is you got to be free. Come together right now over me' -The Beatles. Join us for Future of Business: When Connected Things Surpass Connected People.
Aug. 18, 2016
The buzz: “You tell me that it’s evolution.” It’s the future of global business on steroids, a revolution right now that knows no borders. What is it? The Digital Transformation (DT) revolution. DT was set in motion with the first computer and has the same exponential growth curve as the Internet. As more people and devices join, DT gets stronger. Every industry, organization and structure will change and the transactional business world as we know it today will be fundamentally transformed. If you think DT doesn’t apply to you and your business, you’re in for a shock. The experts speak. Prof. Aaron Striegel, University of Notre Dame: “The Internet of Things will be bigger than the Internet” (John Chambers). Geoff Scott, ASUG: “Never trust a computer you can't throw out a window” (Steve Wozniak). Teri Kurtz, SAP: “If I had asked people what they had wanted, they would have said faster horses” (Henry Ford). Join us for Global Business on Steroids: The DT Revolution Is Real.
July 28, 2016
The buzz: Faster, driver! The pace of innovation is perpetual acceleration. New ideas, products and services are brought to market faster than ever, and life cycles are shorter. As consumers demand more speed and simplicity, average as well as best in class businesses, and entrepreneurs, are leapfrogging each other daily to capture market share. Who will survive? Successful companies are internally organizing, designing and implementing programs and processes to keep up with - and get ahead of - ever-shrinking innovation cycles. Ready to learn how? The experts speak. Jeremy C. Thomas, Carom: It showed me how to walk on my hands. Because, it said, it is good to have the ability to see things differently Kobi Yamada. Jennifer Ford, SAP: You’ve got to start with the customer experience and work backwards to the technology Steve Jobs. Charlotte Bui, SAP: The history of discovery is full of creative serendipity Tom Kelley.Join us for The Future of Designing Innovation.
July 7, 2016
The buzz: “You like tomato and I like tomahto.” Many companies pledge to evolve to a diverse workforce from break room to board room. But for female workers seeking work / life balance and executive mentorship, roadblocks remain. And while the “Old Boys’ Club mentality may be (almost) a thing of the past, some women with great leadership potential choose or are forced to drop-out mid-career, leaving mentorship gaps for new leaders. How close is your company to achieving true and sustainable workforce diversity? The experts speak. Shannon Platz, SAP: “Each of us has a spark of life inside us, and our highest endeavor ought to be to set off that spark in one another” (Kenny Ausubel). Maria Haggen, SAP: “Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value” (Albert Einstein). Janis Fratamico, SAP: “There’s a special place in hell for women who don't help each other” (Madeleine Albright). Join us for Future of Business: Developing Executive Diversity.
June 16, 2016
The buzz: Ring. Ring. Pick up! Hello, CIO. This is your wake-up call! Your business, regardless of industry, WILL be changed by the combined forces of mobile, social, cloud, and analytics, and their impact on business models, processes, and people inside and outside of your enterprise firewalls. Welcome to the Digital Transformation (DT) revolution. How will your company survive? Ask these two questions. What needs to change? How can you get ready for the change? The experts speak. Allan Adler, Digital Bridge Partners: “This process of Creative Destruction is the essential fact about capitalism" (Joseph Schumpeter). Paul Kurchina, ASUG: “Today, because knowledge is available on every Internet-connected device, what you know matters far less than what you can do with what you know” (Dr. Tony Wagner). Pank Kapur, SAP: “To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often” (Winston Churchill). Join us for Ready for the Digital Transformation? A CIO’s Prescriptive Guide.
May 26, 2016
The buzz: Siri! Think Siri, Alexa,Cortana are fun voice-command helpers just for personal use? Not! Virtual assistants – bots built on APIs and Natural Language Processing – can help you and your team with scheduling, emails, market updates, routine tasks and more. Benefits? Previously unimaginable operational efficiencies and futuristic customer experiences. Hey! The experts speak. Vic Bhagat, Industry Expert: “The key to good decision making is not knowledge. It is understanding. We are swimming in the former. We are desperately lacking in the latter” (Malcolm Gladwell). Robin Kearon, Kore Inc: "The key to learning is feedback. It is nearly impossible to learn anything without it" (Steven D Levitt). Dr. Jeff Word, SAP: “Significant shifts in market share and fortunes occur not because companies try to play the game better than the competition, but because they change the rules of the game” (C. Markides). Join us for Got a Bot? Virtual Assistants and Employee Efficiency – Part 2.