SAP Labs CIS: Building a bridge from Moscow to Singapore (Fellowship kick-off experience)
My name is Evgeny and I have several years of experience in SAP Max Attention Support in SAP Labs CIS organization.
In this post I’d like to share nice things happened to me over last few months. Hopefully it will be useful to somebody of you or, at least, you will enjoy reading 🙂
First thing, is that I’ve applied for a Fellowship ICN team located in Singapore on the topic that drives me a lot: Data Science and Machine Learning. Probably the most exciting here is that my application was successful 🙂 I passed interviews and got approval from my line manager. Now I’m a Fellow for 6 month and my main job is to do the same tasks I was doing before in my own spare time for fun.
How did I feel after receiving such news? Scared, enthusiastic, confused and ready for anything 🙂
Second thing is that after a handover of my main role I went for 2 weeks to Singapore for kick-off and to meet my new team personally. And it was literally awesome! Team is extra-friendly, open and professional; office is located in campus of National University of Singapore; topics are challenging – Artificial Intelligence, Language processing, Deep Learning – all this creates a unique atmosphere of startup/research.
And this is still not all – while the trip I had a chance to participate in the ICN organized external “Milestone event”. It was extremely interesting to get insights on innovation strategy from SAP ICN and Singapore NRF management.
Third amazing thing is that I’ve got already real customer case and having hard time in making predictions for it.
Some words about business
What is ICN?
Innovation Center Network (more info). Whole idea of ICN is to drive adoption of new technologies, build real life prototypes with client and grow some of them the to a full scale SAP Product.
What is focus ICN Singapore
Machine learning techniques, particularly for Natural Language Processing
What is my role while fellowship
Build/validate ML models for Sales and Marketing LoB, particularly Sales forecasting and Opportunity scoring
Those are great things happened to me recently and it’s just beginning of the journey. I’m happy to drive ML further and build bridg between organizations within SAP instead of silos. Thanks to everybody who helped me in making it real!
P.S. This is my first blog-post so would appreciate you likes to get feedback and understand if it makes sense to move on 🙂