This was a webcast yesterday given by SAP's Timo Elliott
First a promotional slide:
Question & Answer
Q: What about the "BI modal IT"? Does on-premise BI have a place?
A: On premise BI will have a place; not about either-or - BI modal refers to 2 types of innovation - incremental (type 1, infrastructure) - mode 2 - iterative, agile
Q: Where to start with Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning?
A: Predictive Analytics products today are mature; works great; find a repeatable decision - machine learning
Q: What happened to big data/Hadoop being a trend/disruption? Past the hype cycle?
A: another version of presentation; see data side of things on his slideshare account - made investments in supporting Hadoop, Spark and HANA - seamless big data services storage
Q: Is Natural Language Generation a BI trend?
A: Look at SAP's Co-pilot
Q: I would like to have this presentation. Will it be stored in some place or sent by email?
A: Slides are posted on Timo's site at http://timoelliott.com/blog/2017/07/bi-analytics-conference-webinar-on-top-trends.html
Q: Is embedded analytics an old trend; nothing new? Not a disruption?
A: Fiori, new personas, SAP processes, S/4HANA in memory
Q: But today co-pilot doesn't do voice like Siri or Alexa, right?
A: correct today it is a chatbot
Q: Why do you have so many similar products for BI? (Lumira, BO, Roambi, WebI, etc..)
A: Go to the BI Analytics conference - http://biaconference.com/ - have a when to use which tool