The d-shop is a global grassroots program that brings IoT technologies closer to all SAP employees. There are already 15 active in the world. There are D-shop in Palo Alto, Newtown Square, Ontario, Sao Leopoldo, Walldorf, Markdorf, Sofia, Budapest, Sophia Antipolis, Moscow, Shanghai, Gurgaon and Bangalore, with more locations coming later. We are expecting a third d-shop to open very soon in France in Caen. Keep posted!

 

What is SAP d-shop?

The name d-shop is short for “developers’ workshop”. You can think of d-shop as SAP’s internal “makerspace”: a place to experience devices, understand technologies, learn how to get started hands-on and mingle with like-minded colleagues.It is a priority for Labs in France to stimulate the innovation culture. The d-shop offers such an innovation space to all employees with a specific focusing on AI, IoT & Security.

The technologies covered include electronic platforms for building connected devices such as Arduino, Raspberry Pi and Beagle Bone, as well as 3D printers, wearable devices, augmented reality and virtual reality devices, robotics and sensor networks. And, of course, we can advise on how to best connect all those devices to SAP platforms and SAP applications.

 

The D-shop @Paris

Since the opening in December 2015, more than 15 sessions about Arduino, Raspberry Pi, 3D printers, Robotics, Python practice, Monsoon, LiFi, Electronics, have been organized in the d-shop. The workshops have been well attended and some projects are already running.

 

The d-shop is open to everyone in the SAP Tower willing to develop skills and express creativity. If you want to experiment different devices, technologies and innovate, you are more than welcome!

 

The D-shop @Sophia-Antipolis

The d-shop team run workshops & demo on Arduino technologies, Raspberry PI, 3D printer, Lego Technics. All the workshops had a great success with a full attendance. Employees had the opportunity to discover & learn the basics of IoT technologies. Employees are free to come during opening hours to explore more what they have learn during the workshop, experiment, be creative and implement their own project. The space has been design as a collaborative space with high table, printable & magnetic walls, and bean bags….

 

The room has totally different look from the other office space to disconnect from work and foster employee creativity. This space is also for co-innovation project with our partners, and link it with other internal initiative oriented on innovation. We are also building bridges with the Executive Briefing Center in the Parisian Tour SAP, the Market Unit, GSS and the Development in France. The idea is to create the best conditions to innovate with customers bringing all together SAP capacities in France, from developers to consulting: all MADE SAP!

Do you see any great experience to be made in these areas? Tell us on @SAPLabs_France

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