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 UPDATE  December  2021:     More episodes and more topics just released!  This podcast series has 1...


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Data Strategy & Data Integration

*** NEW *** Ep. 43: Boosting data value with data sharing

Companies that succeed at data sharing can get more value from their data and analytics strategy. Join Kai Hüner, Chief Technology Officer & Board Member at CDQ, and Andreas Doehrn, Head of Master Data Management Engineering at SAP, as they discuss the concept of data sharing – what it is, why it is important and the business value that you can achieve.


Kai Hüner, Chief Technology Officer & Board Member at CDQ

Andreas Doehrn, Head of Master Data Management Engineering at SAP

Read the press release on the CDQ and SAP strategic investment and collaboration.

Ep. 38: Hybrid Data Management...Are you Ready?

With application workloads increasingly moving to the cloud, and significant investment still in on-premise as well, hybrid data management is a reality. This panel discussion podcast explores how SAP is approaching hybrid data management with newer solutions like SAP Data Intelligence Cloud, while leveraging existing investments in on-premise solutions like SAP Data Services and SAP Information Steward. Join Lynne Lintelmann, Silvio Arcangeli, and Lisa Hopkins for this interesting discussion.

Ep. 34: The Tension of  Data  

Join Christoper Glover  and Robert Pickering as they discuss how BigID and SAP work together to help you discovery any data, understand your data, reduce the risk of data being used improperly, and help you become a data-driven company.


Ep. 29: The SAP Integration Story and the Role of Master Data  

Join Torben Schuchart and Andreas Doehrn as they discuss how master data management benefits from SAP’s corporate strategy for the Integrated Intelligent Enterprise while significantly contributes to the success of this strategy at the same time.  Hosted by Timo Elliott.


Ep. 17: Top of Mind Concerns for the Chief Data Officer: Short & Long-Term Implications of COVID-19 ... 

This podcast features data strategy experts Justin LitzTina Rosario, and Maria Villar.  They discuss the potential short and long-term impacts and implications that the current pandemic will have on your enterprise’s data and analytics strategy. Topics discussed include speed to value, adaptive insights and predictive analytics, driving operational efficiencies with data literacy, data quality and readiness, data ethics and privacy and experience data, people, and communication.

Let's Talk Partner Discussions 

*** NEW *** Ep. 42: The Way Forward: Tri-modal IT with SAP Business Technology Platform

Cognizant’s emphasis on innovation by being on the forefront of technology, has enabled Cognizant to get stay ahead of the curve. Bi-modal IT promotes the idea of a digital core which is stable and robust by nature and an extension layer which enables agility and shorter innovation cycles. SAP Cloud Platform is the PaaS offering from SAP which implements the idea of bi-modal IT.

Cognizant has been partnering with SAP-on-SAP Cloud Platform from inception.

As early adopters of the SAP’s PaaS offering, Cognizant has developed many innovative solutions helping customers improve their business processes with little or no modifications to the core.

Services such as IoT, Machine Learning, Mobility, Portal, Integration, DBaaS and Analytics were the first few leading-edge technologies using which Cognizant has built solution offerings in the core manufacturing and supply chain space, for the Manufacturing, LifeSciences, and other industries.

This journey has put Cognizant in a very competitive position to help our customers adopt SCP which is now SAP Business Technologies Platform. Our strong capabilities and extensive experience in Data, Analytics, App development, Integration and emerging technologies has enabled us to be a trusted partner to our customers in choosing the right platform.

Some of our engagements with customers in their technology journey to make a right choice and implement it first time right. This includes customers in Life sciences, Manufacturing, Automobile, and Education.

Chandra Natarajan AVP – Head Analytics and Platforms CoE, SAP Practice, Cognizant.

Sandeep Sosale Sr. Director – Lead Platform Tech Solutions, SAP Practice, Cognizant.

Christine Evans (Moderator) Director, Global Ecosystem and Midmarket Marketing

*** NEW *** Ep. 41: Thriving in the Services-based Economy...Industrial Manufacturers Success

Margin pressures are driving Industrial machinery companies to establish new business models, expanding their offerings from physical products to digital services. The pandemic has also highlighted additional demands for greater business agility and flexibility to effectively contend with disruption. This transformation agenda calls for the combination of business innovation and new technologies while leveraging current investments.

In this podcast, IBM collaborators will share industry transformation strategies, by describing innovative business models, highlighting key intelligent technologies, and explaining the role of enabling platforms.


Prasun Dutta - Associate Partner SAP Practice Leader, Next Gen EA & Mobile IBM India, GBS Client Innovation Centre

Vishal Chaturvedi - Associate Partner, Global Industrial Products, IBM

Angela Harvey - Sr. Director, Global Technology Partner Marketing, SAP


Industry-focused Data Discussions

 Ep. 40: Asset Information Management and Analytics For Mining

Learn how Dell Technologies and their Australia-based partner Perfekt have teamed up to deliver AIMA (Asset Information Management and Analytics) for Mining Industry Mobile Assets and Mineral Processing Plant assets. AIMA is based on SAP Data Intelligence and integrates streaming data from IoT equipment with ERP asset data, taking advantage of edge data processing, advanced analytics, and machine learning. For mining industry mobile assets, AIMA benefits include reduction of downtime and incidents which contributed to over $150 Million costs of outages, reduced collisions, tire condition monitoring, improved safety, and reduction in unscheduled stoppages. For plant fixed asset productivity, AIMA benefits include reduction of unscheduled stoppages, improved safety, timely replacement of critical components, and optimization of maintenance and shutdown schedules resulting in reduced maintenance costs of 12%. Join Kevin O'Reilly, Dan Roitman, and Nicholas Nicoloudis for this interesting discussion.

Ep. 37: Cognitive Customer Service 

Join Prasanna Mahalingham, Shivanand Hiremath, and Sudarshan Ranganath Survepalli from Wipro as they discuss contextualized and personalized service engineering with Wipro's Cognitive Customer Service solution and SAP S/4HANA.

 Ep. 35: How Customers Realize Benefit from SAP Business Technology Platform  

Join Neelesh Jain and Adam Rapcsak in their interesting discussion on how customers get real benefit from SAP Business Technology Platform.  They break down SAP BTP to what you really need to know, discuss the value it provides, and they discuss the content they have developed for Next-Best X using SAP Data Intelligence.

Ep. 31: Optimize Asset Effectiveness and Downtime Prediction for Manufacturing 

Enjoy this conversation with manufacturing and technology experts, Dharma Actluri and Devraj Bardhan from IBM with Matthias Kretschmer from SAP on how to leverage technology to optimize asset effectiveness and downtime prediction for manufacturing.


Ep. 30: From Sales Analytics To Sales Action 

Why is it that when two different people look at the dashboard they can make different decisions? How can a salesperson know which activities are most likely to yield the best results? Join this interesting discussion between Thomas Zachrau from Syskoplan Reply and Ginger Gatling on building trust between humans and sales actions, and how to use software to ensure the best decision is made.

Ep. 21: Modernizing Analytics With Machine Learning for Supply Chain Efficiency 

Join Alex Gurevich, CTO at Inspired Intellect, and Brian Monteiro, Chief Analytics Officer at Inspired Intellect, and Ted Jones, Principle Software Engineer at Red Hat, for a meaningful discussion on modernizing analytics with machine learning focused on supply chain efficiency. The impact of COVID19 on machine learning is discussed, including what COVID19 has taught us about machine learning and our dependency on historical data for analytics.

Ep. 20: DataOps in Supply Chain

Join Silvio Arcangeli and Cassio Binkowski, experts on the topics of data intelligence and DataOps.  Join this podcast for an insightful discussion into DataOps, what it is, why it is important in Supply Chain, with several examples of how successful Supply Chain companies adapt to market conditions quickly leverage DataOps initiatives.


S/4HANA Data Discussions 

Ep. 39: Best Practices For Your Journey to the Intelligent Enterprise

In this podcast listeners will learn about three critical areas that directly contribute to the success or failure of their journey to the Intelligent Enterprise. Hear from industry experts on how to best manage data migration projects, automate application testing, and ensure compliance with holistic information lifecycle management. Join Leonard Maganza, Oscar Trompe, Nick Mauldin, and Bil Khan for this interesting discussion.

Ep. 19: Accelerate your data journey to SAP S/4HANA with SAP Solutions for Information – Management

This podcast features data management and migration experts Sheila McCarthy and Sue Waite along with Tyler Warden of Syniti.  They discuss how moving to SAP S/4HANA is a fantastic opportunity to look at your current data landscape and data-driven processes with the goal to correct past issues and optimize for your future business transformation. The goal should not be just to move data from one system to another. By taking control of your data NOW, your SAP S/4HANA transformation program will run faster, more smoothly and predictably, and with lower cost and help ensure your transformation goals & outcomes are achieved.



Just for Enterprise Architects

Ep. 36: From Playground to Production- How to Become a Data-Driven Leader 

What role does enterprise architecture play in becoming a data-driven company? Join this podcast and role-play and discussion on redesigning a company's enterprise architecture. Listen in to Camelot experts Andy Staudenecker, Julia Hauri, and Stefan Morgenweck.

Ep. 32: Top 7 Things an Enterprise Architect Needs to Know About SAP Business Technology Platform

SAP Business Technology Platform is the platform for the Intelligent Enterprise, focused on connected business processes, multi-cloud openness, extensive partner ecosystem, and rapid implementations. But what does it really mean in terms of impacting your technology landscape? You’ll also hear about the BTP strategy, key integration points, and how to remain flexible for the future from Martin Mysyk, Andreas Hofer, and Ina Felsheim.

Let's Talk HANA series

Let’s Talk HANA is a mini-series of the Let’s Talk Data podcast that aims to explore the benefits of SAP HANA with a strong focus on concrete business outcomes.

Ep. 33: Let's Talk HANA: HANA Cloud for Developers:  5 Things to Know

SAP HANA Cloud is a comprehensive solution for the development and execution of native, data-intensive applications that run efficiently. Hear from superstar developers Thomas Jung and Sandeep Dhingra on the top five things you need to know to get your hands around the new capabilities available to you, including Business Application Studio (BAS).

Ep. 28: Let's Talk HANA - Data Privacy and Security 

SAP HANA data anonymization is the world's first data privacy feature that is fully integrated in a business database. It is part of the core of SAP HANA and SAP HANA Cloud , and it has won the prestigious Hasso Plattner Founders' Award 2020. Product owner Stephan Kessler and solution manager Kristin Ulrich will discuss its key features and innovative business cases.  Hosted by Volker Haentjes.

Ep. 27: Let's Talk HANA - Tips for MS SQL DBA /Developer

If you are already good at being a MS SQL DBA or Developer, let’s talk about adding SAP HANA to your skillset. In this session learn how SAP HANA and SAP HANA Cloud are different than MS SQL databases, and how they are similar. Learn the most common tips to get productive right away from practitioner Anthony Capone at Method360.


Ep. 26: Let's Talk HANA - Tips for Oracle DBA/Developer

Hey, you’re already good at being an Oracle DBA or Developer. What do you need to know to add SAP HANA to your skillset? In this session learn how SAP HANA and SAP HANA Cloud are different than Oracle databases, and how they are similar. Learn the most common tips to get productive right away from practitioner Patrick Hanck at Method360.


Ep. 25: Let's Talk HANA - SAP and Partners Working Together to "Protecht" Athletes

In this episode Marc Geall, SVP of Partners and Ecosystem for Platform and Technology, hosts Chris Turner CEO at Sports & Wellbeing Analytics (SWA) and Dan McNamara CEO at Keytree, a Deloitte Business.

Concussions in impact sports are increasingly recognized as having serious immediate and long-term medical ramifications but how do you measure the unseen and make contact sports safer with innovative technology.

In this podcast, Marc will discuss how the SAP Business Technology Platform, including SAP HANA, was used as the foundation to develop the Protecht System with SWA through a collaborative effort with Keytree.  The Protecht System combines mouth guard sensors with advanced data and analytics to improve player safety and performance.

Ep. 24: Let's Talk HANA - Sybase Move

In this episode, Irfan Khan and Neil McGovern discuss new services launched in SAP HANA Cloud that are based on Sybase technology.  Don't miss this discussion on extreme transaction processing, data lakes, and more!

Ep. 23: Let's Talk HANA - SAP and Canadian Pacific Working Together to Build Data-Driven Innovation ...

In this episode, Ryan Champlin from SAP hosts Shawn Taylor, Senior Manager of the SAP Basis Team with Canadian Pacific Railway. During the interview, Shawn will discuss some of the ways Canadian Pacific is driving data-driven innovation in the rail industry. Shawn will also discuss with Ryan concrete ways that Canadian Pacific is using SAP HANA for innovative new solutions, beyond SAP applications, and the value it’s bringing to the business and IT.

Ep. 22: Let’s Talk HANA – An Oral History  

Join Irfan Khan, SAP President of HANA and Analytics, in this session moderated by SAP’s Neil McGovern head of SAP HANA product marketing.  In this podcast, Irfan discusses HANA’s past, present, and (more important) SAP’s vision for HANA’s future. Neil will also take Irfan on a personal trip down memory lane as they discuss Irfan’s own professional experiences with HANA.

Ep. 18: Store hot, warm, and cold data seamlessly in SAP HANA Cloud.  

Join Ina Felsheim and Jason Hinsperger to learn how SAP HANA Cloud opens up new data storage possibilities for you. Depending on how often you use the data and how fast you need it, you can store your data in-memory disk or data lake. This multi-temperature data storage helps solves some of the biggest data challenges facing organizations: handling large amounts of data and bringing together data for analysis.

Ep. 16: Increase agility: How Geberit uses SAP HANA Cloud to extend on-premises investments.  

In this session, discover how to extend your on-premises data landscape into the cloud with SAP HANA Cloud. Hear first-hand how a customer, Geberit, envisions increasing their agility and resilience by using SAP HANA Cloud. Learn how your business can benefit from a single point of access to all its enterprise data with one cloud database solution, SAP HANA Cloud.  Join SAP product experts, Ina Felsheim and Daniel Rothmund, discuss with the Head of IT Business Support Applications for Geberit, Marius Reck.