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With the countdown to SAP TechEd Las Vegas in full swing, it’s time to start planning your itinerary while you’re there. Between attending keynotes, stopping by an SAP CodeJam mini-edition, and completing tutorials for prizes at the App Space, you’ll want to add listening in on an Innovation Talk to your SAP TechEd to-do list.

Innovation Talks are 20-minute TED-style talks about trending topics in the industry. Listen to industry experts from different organizations share their insights and answer your questions on the most influential topics in the industry right now. Topics to be explored include Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence, Geospatial, Kubernetes, soft skills, and more!

Here’s a preview of just some of the Innovation Talks that you can be a part of:


Allan Naim, Consultant | Google

Transforming Infrastructure with Kubernetes and Google Container Engine

Google has been running containers for the last 15 years and we brought the best of our learnings into Kubernetes, which has become one of the most popular open source projects in history and the de-facto standard for automating the deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. This session will start with an overview of Kubernetes and Google Container Engine, its underlying design, and walk through common deployment patterns we see customers using.

Tuesday, 9/26 11:30 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.

Watch the full session here.


Chip Childers, CTO | Cloud Foundry Foundation

The Makers of Marvels - How Developers are Rebuilding the Enterprise

History teaches that astonishing feats occur not when a singular leader envisions them, but when a mass of skilled workers collaborates to transform that vision into something material. In his talk, Cloud Foundry Foundation CTO Chip Childers highlights the developers and open source technologies powering the current trans-industrial digital transformation and addresses the importance of diversity for the tech industry and beyond.

Tuesday, 9/26 3:00 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.

Watch the full session here.


Brian Dennett, Co Founder |

Demystifying Natural Language Processing

Through a combination of Big Data and machine learning, natural language processing (NLP) has seen a rapid progression over the last few years. NLP has become a powerful tool that may finally be enterprise ready. But what is NLP? How does it work? And why does it matter? In this session we’ll review NLP’s evolution and identify the many ways that NLP will change how companies operate.

Tuesday, 9/26 4:30 p.m. – 4:50 p.m.

Watch the full session here.


Jeff Hadfield, Founder | 1564B

Future-Proof Your Career: Trends and Tools to Stay Ahead

In this fast-paced session, we’ll discuss some key trends to watch to help you keep your career and skills ready for the future. While those trends - and your response to them - are crucial, you’ll learn something even more important: how you can spot trends in the market, and how to weigh which are just fads and which mark a sea change. You’ll leave this session inspired to investigate some new tech - and armed to find the next trend affecting your own career.

Wednesday, 9/27 10:00 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.

Watch the full session here.


Mark Malone, Developer Evangelist | Apple

A Smarter Enterprise with iOS

Beyond making it easy to natively deliver transformational mobile apps, the combined architecture of the iOS SDK and SAP Cloud Platform SDK for iOS means you can immediately take advantage of the latest technologies in iOS 11. By combining on-device machine learning, Natural Language Processing, visual object classification and tracking with cloud-based rich product information and schematics, model training, and aggregated learning, your business apps can be a whole lot smarter.

Wednesday, 9/27 11:00 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.


Lee Faus, Senior Solutions Arcitect | GitHub

Establishing a Collaborative Culture

Collaboration is critical to capturing ideas, concepts, and decisions. When collaboration is successful, organizations and teams can discover other colleagues work with ease. In this session, we will look at best practices for establishing a collaborative culture. Collaboration can be difficult when individuals don't feel safe contributing ideas and concepts, so we will look at strategies for effective communication through invitation and how to include others.

Wednesday, 9/27 11:30 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.

Watch the full session here.



Art Haddad, CTO Location Analytics | ESRI

The Science of Where - Bringing the Power of Location Intelligence to SAP

Want to use spatial visualization, enrichment, and analysis in your projects but don't know where to start? This session will show you how a new generation of enterprise-grade web mapping can help you tap into a critical dimension of data - location. Get an overview of web mapping, enrichment, and analysis capabilities at the API level and through custom apps. See examples of integrations with mobile and IoT apps, and how to get access to web mapping services and development tools.

Wednesday, 9/27 2:30 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.

Watch the full session here.


Jeff Hadfield, Founder | 1564B

Interfacing with Humans: Communication Hacks to Boost Your Career

The fastest way to improve your career might surprise you - it’s by better interfacing with humans. In this quick session you’ll learn ways to better communicate with others (spoiler alert - they don’t all think like you do). And when you implement those communication hacks, you’ll see your ideas get better traction, your projects done more easily, and your work life improved. Although your mileage may vary, you’ll leave with at least one great idea you can put to work immediately.

Wednesday, 9/27 3:00 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.

Watch the full session here.


Yosef Durr, Senior Programme Manager | Microsoft

Windows 10 Runs Genuine Linux Without a VM: What, Why, and How

Microsoft recently announced a new Windows 10 feature: Bash on Ubuntu on Windows, which allows ELF-64 Linux binaries to run, unmodified, on the new Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). In this session, we explain what Bash/WSL is, why Microsoft built it, how it works, what was released, and the lessons learned since the initial release. Along the way, we’ll explore some of the new features and capabilities added to Bash/WSL and the Windows Console

Wednesday, 9/27 4:30 p.m. – 4:50 p.m.

Watch the full session here.


Ankur Oberoi, Developer Advocate | Slack

Bots: Enabling Power, Productivity, and Personalization at Your Fingertips

Messaging is touted as the next big platform for apps and connected services, with leaders from many industries already taking the leap to build new products and experiences. Have we reached the tipping point where everyone should dive in? In this session, you’ll learn about different types of bots and understand how bots use advancements in natural language processing and artificial intelligence. You’ll leave with a framework on how your business should tackle this opportunity.

Wednesday, 9/27 5:00 p.m. – 5:20 p.m.

Watch the full session here.


Sina Chavoshi, Technical Program Manager | Google

Innovation Using Google TensorFlow and Machine Learning Solutions at Scale

Developed by Google, TensorFlow is an open-source software library for machine intelligence. In this session, we explore how TensorFlow is helping machine learning developers and scientists at SAP to build intelligent applications by leveraging deep learning techniques.

Thursday, 9/28 10:00 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.

Watch the full session here.



Mark Malone, Developer Evangelist | Apple

Augmented Reality in Business

While millions have used mobile apps to don bunny-ears or zombify themselves for sharing, the same technologies can be harnessed to provide real value in mobile business use cases. Discover how the recognition and augmentation technologies built into iOS 11 makes it easy for developers to create powerful and immersive solutions for any industry.

Thursday, 9/28 11:00 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.


Brian Dawson, DevOps Evangelist | CloudBees Inc

DevOps and Jenkins Pipeline: Connecting Development and Delivery

In this talk, we review the chasms preventing DevOps maturity in many organizations and then present methods of crossing these chasms in the areas of people, process, and tools. Finally, we show an example of Pipeline-as-code as one of the bridges enabling teams to achieve CD and DevOps.

Thursday, 9/28 3:00 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.

Watch the full session here.


This list will be updated regularly, so be on the lookout for added speakers and organizations that spark your interest. Ready to learn from the best in the industry? Grab a seat September 26th-28th, and we look forward to seeing you there!

Check out the full list of Innovation Talks here.

Watch all the Innovation Talks here.

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