About Christopher Koch

Christopher Koch is an Editorial Director at SAP and blogs about technology and business. Follow him on Twitter: @ckochster.

Recent Stories


6 Freaky, Funny, And Scary Abilities Of Computer Organisms

I intended to write this blog about some of the amazing, helpful, and scary things that robots can do today, but even a quick look at the information out there demonstrates that robot is already an archaic term, like…
workplace conflict

The Worst Source Of Work Conflict

I have two attributes that set me up for conflict with my current colleagues at SAP. First, I worked in small companies for my entire career leading up to 2012,…

The TV Is No Longer A TV

I am in the vanguard of cord cutters, a small but growing group of cable TV subscribers who have decided to ditch the cable box in favor of a variety of…
Bre Pettis

What Pisses Off The Man Who Is The Face Of 3D Printing

MakerBot, a manufacturer of desktop 3D printers priced at the level of a decent laptop, is the best known of companies producing a product that has already been raised…
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The Robot I’d Have A Beer With – After He Takes My Job

The robots are taking over. I know, sounds like a teaser for a 1950s sci-fi movie. But it’s happening. It’s really happening. Actually, it’s starting with just two…
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Patents Are Dead

I have always associated innovation with patents. It’s the classic vision of the lone, wild-haired inventor in a grimy white lab coat putting himself and his family (assuming they’re still hanging…
collaborative innovation

When Products And Services Become Worthless

I come from an industry (publishing) where the cost to produce the product has dropped to zero. Today, anyone can go to WordPress.com, set up a Web site, and begin publishing news and information to the world – for…
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4 Questions To Ask To Improve Customer Experience For Any Company

I know what you’re thinking: Starbucks’ customer experience is vastly different from that of a cement company. But research by my colleague Rob O’Regan has shown that…
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How Technology Keeps Us From Being Citizens

Every now and then we have to remind ourselves that not having access to a computer or a smartphone has more serious consequences than missing out on playing Candy Crush whenever we feel like it.
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Kimberly Clark: How To Focus On Co-Innovation With Suppliers Rather Than Beating Them Up On Price

We’ve been doing a lot of research recently into how companies will manage resources, including the supply chain. My colleague Stephanie Overby was fortunate enough recently…