This week’s forward-looking Top 5 blog posts from SAP Business Trends examines where things are going, such as an emerging mobile powerhouse, and where they should be going, like an industry’s emphasis on its future customers — and workforce.
Russia is building up massive mobile momentum. Anthony Reynolds describes how the country isn’t just catching up to the rest of the world, but leapfrogging ahead to blaze trails, especially in strategic industries.
The millennial generation will make up about 75 percent of the world’s workforce by 2020, but not all business and technology leaders understand this cohort as a consumer base or as employees. Travis Irvine sums up SAP Co-CEO Bill McDermott’s recent appeal to the technology industry to engage this generation as both consumers and workers.
Dan Wagner served as the Chief Analytics Officer for the 2012 Obama campaign — while still in his 20s. Jim Fields shares insights from his conversation with Wagner about how organizations can use data to derive insights that can drive innovation and organizational transformation.
Organizations must be able to discover, nurture and aggregate contributions from people beyond traditional boundaries. Anirvan Ghosh explains how firms must activate, enlist and organize talent on a massive scale, yet still recognize the value of individual contribution.
Competing for a garment launched from a t-shirt cannon can be a full-contact sport. Derek Klobucher explores how an SAP-branded apparel bazooka helped get the party started in Las Vegas.