DT: Paving a New Innovation Path with SAP Leonardo

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    Now that you’ve heard the SAP Leonardo overview, this is a deeper dive into the SAP Leonardo innovative technologies. Because in a changing technology landscape it can be difficult to filter hype from the trends with real potential for business transformation. SAP Leonardo helps customers solve real business problems with an approach to technology innovation — by identifying the ones you need, considering how they will fit into your existing environment and turning that into a specific solution.

    Our unique approach brings together the innovative technologies atop a proven enterprise-scale platform to address business opportunities and requirements. In this session, Mike Flannagan will help you understand our approach to helping you realize the promise of these technologies without disrupting business today. Please also join the two-part technology sessions following this with even more detail and customer examples.

    Speaker:

    Mike Flannagan, Senior Vice President of SAP Analytics and SAP Leonardo

    Speaker Bio:

    Mike Flannagan is Senior Vice President of SAP Analytics and SAP Leonardo. In this role, he is responsible for products that enable the digital transformation of businesses around the world. Mike’s team is driving the strategy behind SAP Leonardo, which unites key technologies — data intelligence and big data, analytics, machine learning, the internet of things (IoT), blockchain and cloud — to find repeatable solutions to the toughest business problems across numerous industries. Mike also serves on the Board of Directors for the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development, a growing network of more than 250 organizations that act as data champions working around the world, harnessing the data revolution for sustainable development.

    Mike is active in the startup community as an angel investor, mentor and board member. Prior to joining SAP, Mike served as an advisor to Machine Learning Startup DataRPM (acquired by Progress Software) and was Corporate Vice President and General Manager of the Data & Analytics Software Group at Cisco Systems. Mike co-founded ChallengeUp, an IoT focused startup accelerator, with executives from Intel, Deutsche Telekom and Cisco. Mike holds multiple patents, is a published author, and a frequent speaker at industry events.

    Mike was a business major at The University of Texas at San Antonio and went on to earn his MBA from Auburn University, where he now serves on Advisory Boards for the College of Business and the Graduate School.