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Author's profile photo Andy Greig

SAP Services Big Data Innovation Workshop – Ideate with Design Thinking

Today at TechEd Las Vegas, SAP Services experts hosted an informative session about how to jump start an organization’s Big Data initiative. Customers had the opportunity to ask questions about SAP technologies supporting the Big Data reference architecture.

Using workshop techniques based on Design Thinking, customers experienced first-hand how this method is being leveraged to invigorate the ideation process in their organization. Customers are able to take innovation to a higher level through creativity. Through Design Thinking, we are able to share information, inspire others, and guide our customers the through the ‘forest’.


In case you are not that familiar with Design Thinking, here’s some background info. Design Thinking with SAP is a unique problem solving experience that SAP is delivering to our customers that brings together Business Thinking with Design Thinking to create value for our customer’s customers and stakeholders. Here are some of the benefits:

  • Re-think existing problems to unlock spaces for innovation and creative solutions
  • Build stronger & sustainable partnerships with your stakeholders and customers
  • Visualize the impact of disruptive technology as it relates to your business
  • Leverage a proven approach, Design Thinking

Here is an example of an exercise we conducted today:

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For those seasoned and new to data analysis, the main issue around big data was clear – people are still unclear about what big data is and how it can leveraged in their own organizations. That’s where SAP Services can help, in defining an internal value proposition and establishing an innovative and strategic analytics roadmap.

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      Author's profile photo Raquel Pereira da Cunha
      Raquel Pereira da Cunha

      It's very interesting to see the different areas where SAP is using Design Thinking. Not only in the Product Development area but also in Services.

      Thank you for sharing!