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SAP TechEd Barcelona is just days away, and you won’t want to miss grabbing a seat at the Innovation Talks stage during the event! In case you missed seeing the Innovation Talks at SAP TechEd Las Vegas and Bangalore, the Innovation Talks are 20-minute TED-style talks about trending industry topics. Experts from leading industry organizations share their insights and experiences on the most influential topics buzzing in the industry. Gain valuable perspectives on current developer trends, AR, cloud, natural language processing, and more topics to be announced!

Below is a preview of some of the Innovation Talks you won’t want to miss:


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.

Tuesday, November 14th, 2:00 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.


Fintan Ryan, Industry Analyst | Redmonk

Through the Looking Glass: Containers for Everyone Else

The landscape for containers and cloud native technologies is evolving at a blistering pace. But do developers really need to track every technology mentioned on hacker news or are there high-level approaches that one can take to become cloud native? In this talk, Fintan Ryan walks us through the cloud native landscape and presents some practical tips to help developers navigate the rapidly changing world of containers.

Tuesday, November 14th, 3:00 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.


Jeremy Solarz, Customer Engineer | Google Cloud

Transforming Infrastructure with Kubernetes and Google Container Engine

Google offers a powerful cluster manager and orchestration system for running containers. Kubernetes is 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. Get an overview of Kubernetes and Google Container Engine and its underlying design, and explore common deployment patterns for customers.

Tuesday, November 14th, 4:00 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.


Abby Kearns, Executive Director | 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 collaborate to transform that vision into something material. This session highlights the developers and open source technologies powering the current transindustrial digital transformation and addresses the importance of diversity for the tech industry and beyond.

Wednesday, November 15th, 9:30 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.


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.

Wednesday, November 15th, 11:00 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.


Stefan Widmann, Software Engineer | Capgemini

SAP HANA with Third-Party Applications: Insights, Benefits, and Challenges

Because SAP HANA at its core is a database with standard interfaces, it can be used with custom applications. Even existing applications can be moved to SAP HANA with limited effort. Learn from experiences of doing this and find out more about the benefits and challenges. See useful, easy-to-implement, and riskless integration and migration scenarios. Get an introduction to potential future architectures for third-party applications with SAP HANA.

Wednesday, November 15th, 12:00 p.m. – 12:20 p.m.


Babu Prasad Elumalai, Technical Lead, Big Data | Google

Innovation Using Google TensorFlow and Machine Learning Solutions at Scale

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

Wednesday, November 15th, 4:00 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.


Sanne Grinovero, Sr. Principal Software Engineer | Red Hat

The Hibernate Project: Moving Forward to NewSQL and Beyond

The Hibernate project is uniquely positioned in the world of Java developers. This technology is mature and yet innovating at fast pace, delivering reliable persistence and bridging the gap from traditional RDBMS through NoSQL technologies, full-text analytics, spatial queries, and compatability with hybrid relational and cloud-ready data platforms such as SAP HANA. Join this session to get an overview of this this revolutionary OSS project with the option to dig deep into its technical details.

Thursday, November 16th, 9:30 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.


Thomas Grassl, VP, Developer Relations | SAP

Building Your Developer Career: What’s New and Trending for Developers

In this session, we discuss directions of the latest technology and products from SAP to help you understand and align them with your career motivations. More importantly, we explore how these trends will impact the skills required to be ready for market and customer demands. Get the opportunity to explore tools and information on how to get started to explore and shape your skills so you can prepare for the future.

Thursday, November 16th, 10:45 a.m. – 11:05 a.m.


Brian Dennett, Co Founder |

Demystifying Natural Language Processing

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

Thursday, November 16th, 11:00 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.


As the session catalog is updated regularly, keep checking back for new speakers and companies who will be taking the Innovation Talks stage so you can plan your SAP TechEd schedule prior to attending.


Check out the full list of Innovation Talks taking place at SAP TechEd Barcelona November 14th-16th here.


Register for SAP TechEd Barcelona.