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Exploring Artificial Intelligence through Co-Innovation

This blog post comes on the heels of some cool project work we’ve been doing with Enterra Solutions® surrounding how its cognitve computing solution can contribute to SAP Integrated Business Planning to ring further business insights from master data as well as other relevant structured and unstrucutured large data sets. I’m grateful …

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SAP Labs France: What is DevOps?

SAP Labs France: What is DevOps?, by Hervé Rooy & Alban Ludewig   The Cloud momentum on the industry has been an extraordinary innovative ground leading to new practices on the way IT (Operation) and development interact and work together. SAP Labs France, as most probably any other company doing …

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SAP Labs France: Students are much appreciated

  SAP Labs France: Students are much appreciated, by Stéphane Clavier For years, the development labs at Caen hosts internships and apprenticeships. This is a win-to-win exchange during which the young professionals acquire a first professional experience and learn a lot about SAP organisation and products, while they provide us …

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SAP Labs in France: Achieve more, together

Recently, SAP CEO Bill McDermott recalled about SAP’s commitment to be curious about the customer’s needs and business, at all times. This approach based on empathy is at the heart of the SAP Labs in France activities. Whether it is in the development processes or maintenance services, our focus is …

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3D Printing: Industry Impact Considerations for 2017

To say that 3D printing is changing our world, is an understatement. Today, you can purchase 3D-printed shoes, 3D-printed jewelry, 3D-printed pens, and even 3D-printed vehicles. The automotive industry is using 3D printing to produce spare parts and develop prototypes for new car models. GE and Ford have already touted …

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Welcome to our French d-shops!

The d-shop is a global grassroots program that brings IoT technologies closer to all SAP employees. There are already 15 active in the world. There are D-shop in Palo Alto, Newtown Square, Ontario, Sao Leopoldo, Walldorf, Markdorf, Sofia, Budapest, Sophia Antipolis, Moscow, Shanghai, Gurgaon and Bangalore, with more locations coming …

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Co-Innovation Intersections in IoT Event

The SAP Co-Innovation Lab (always known as COIL after a first encounter!) spends a portion of its time learning about what it takes to drive successful co-innovation and to evolve and refine how COIL, as a platform of co-innovation services, can apply what we’ve learned to enhancing this platform. We explore …

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Pure Storage FlashStack for IoT Solutions

With closing out all of the work preparing for yet another successful SAP TechEd Las Vegas 2016 for the SAP Co-Innovation Lab, I was fortunate enough to have Pure Storage in the COIL Studio to crank out another session of the COIL Podcast, the Early View. In this session I …

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BOTS through Co-Innovation

I have committed to myself (in writing) that somewhere inside the month of April 2016, I am going to resurrect my dormant blog with news from COIL Silicon Valley. A stretch goal is to try to share a bit, of what is emerging from other COIL locations from around the …

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Catching Up with COIL Silicon Valley

Since SapphireNow 2015 concluded, at least every other week since then  I’ve said to myself, “self, you need to post a COIL blog”.  Until now of course, I’ve managed to find something else to take up the roughly ninety minutes of time it takes to try and cover off either …

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SAP IoT Co-Innovation is unstoppable

I’m 50 plus days out from my last post which is a result of driving and managing co-innovation versus just writing about or being entirely academic and studying its many effects on business. This far out since my last posting, I risk becoming very random and non sequitur in my …

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The Silicon Valley Thread

There are multiple dimensions to co-innovation.  If you follow my COIL blogs you know that I touch on a number of them like tacit knowledge exchange, knowledge brokering, intellectual property management, multi-partner developed solutions and the practical value derived from recombinant innovation. We observe varying degrees of these dimensions across …

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