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What’s the No. 1 challenge IoT brings to developers? Is there a killer IoT app? How can developers make IoT a reality? One of the most enlightening conversations I had last week at SAP TechEd Las Vegas about making IoT innovation happen was with Nayaki Nyyar, General Manager and Global Head of IoT and Innovation at SAP. Internet of things is rapidly moving from dream to reality, and Nayyar summed up the huge changes for software applications developers in this VIDEO interview.

Capturing value from the IoT opportunity

When it comes to IoT, everything is big. SAP is investing €2 billion over the next five years to help business and government securely tap into, analyze, learn, and take action from data across a network of millions of connected devices. Connectivity is exploding along with the information it generates, making collaboration critical. That’s why SAP is expanding its ecosystem of partners and startups in the IoT market, which is estimated to reach €250 billion by 2020.

Transportation is among the many industries IoT is transforming, (think: connected, self-driving cars), and Nayyar was particularly excited about an event taking place in Italy this week. SAP and executives from Trenitalia, Italy’s largest train company, are showcasing IoT innovations, demonstrating how predictive maintenance technologies are transforming the transportation industry. You can follow @SAP_IoT and #SAPIoT to join key parts of the event live via Periscope on September 29.

At the same time, there was and will continue to be plenty of IoT innovations inspiring and empowering developers at all of the SAP TechEd events, including Bangalore and Barcelona.

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