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With the countdown to SAP TechEd Las Vegas in full swing, it’s time to start planning your itinerary while you’re there. Between attending keynotes, stopping by an SAP CodeJam mini-edition, and completing tutorials for prizes at the App Space, you’ll want to add listening in on an Innovation Talk to your SAP TechEd to-do list.

Innovation Talks are 20-minute TED-style talks about trending topics in the industry. Listen to industry experts from different organizations share their insights and answer your questions on the most influential topics in the industry right now. Topics to be explored include Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence, Geospatial, Kubernetes, soft skills, and more!

Here’s a preview of just some of the Innovation Talks that you can be a part of:


Allan Naim, Consultant | Google

Transforming Infrastructure with Kubernetes and Google Container Engine

Google has been running containers for the last 15 years and we brought the best of our learnings into Kubernetes, which has become one of the most popular open source projects in history and the de-facto standard for automating the deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. This session will start with an overview of Kubernetes and Google Container Engine, its underlying design, and walk through common deployment patterns we see customers using.

Tuesday, 9/26 11:30 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.


Chip Childers, CTO | Cloud Foundry Foundation

The Makers of Marvels – How Developers are Rebuilding the Enterprise

History teaches that astonishing feats occur not when a singular leader envisions them, but when a mass of skilled workers collaborates to transform that vision into something material. In his talk, Cloud Foundry Foundation CTO Chip Childers highlights the developers and open source technologies powering the current trans-industrial digital transformation and addresses the importance of diversity for the tech industry and beyond.

Tuesday, 9/26 3:00 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.


Jeff Hadfield, Founder | 1564B

Future-Proof Your Career: Trends and Tools to Stay Ahead

In this fast-paced session, we’ll discuss some key trends to watch to help you keep your career and skills ready for the future. While those trends – and your response to them – are crucial, you’ll learn something even more important: how you can spot trends in the market, and how to weigh which are just fads and which mark a sea change. You’ll leave this session inspired to investigate some new tech – and armed to find the next trend affecting your own career.

Wednesday, 9/27 10:00 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.


Mark Malone, Developer Evangelist | Apple

A Smarter Enterprise with iOS

Beyond making it easy to natively deliver transformational mobile apps, the combined architecture of the iOS SDK and SAP Cloud Platform SDK for iOS means you can immediately take advantage of the latest technologies in iOS 11. By combining on-device machine learning, Natural Language Processing, visual object classification and tracking with cloud-based rich product information and schematics, model training, and aggregated learning, your business apps can be a whole lot smarter.

Wednesday, 9/27 11:00 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.


Art Haddad, CTO Location Analytics | ESRI

The Science of Where – Bringing the Power of Location Intelligence to SAP

Want to use spatial visualization, enrichment, and analysis in your projects but don’t know where to start? This session will show you how a new generation of enterprise-grade web mapping can help you tap into a critical dimension of data – location. Get an overview of web mapping, enrichment, and analysis capabilities at the API level and through custom apps. See examples of integrations with mobile and IoT apps, and how to get access to web mapping services and development tools.

Wednesday, 9/27 2:30 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.


Jeff Hadfield, Founder | 1564B

Interfacing with Humans: Communication Hacks to Boost Your Career

The fastest way to improve your career might surprise you – it’s by better interfacing with humans. In this quick session you’ll learn ways to better communicate with others (spoiler alert – they don’t all think like you do). And when you implement those communication hacks, you’ll see your ideas get better traction, your projects done more easily, and your work life improved. Although your mileage may vary, you’ll leave with at least one great idea you can put to work immediately.

Wednesday, 9/27 3:00 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.


Yousef Durr, Senior Programme Manager | Microsoft

Windows 10 Runs Genuine Linux Without a VM: What, Why, and How

Microsoft recently announced a new Windows 10 feature: Bash on Ubuntu on Windows, which allows ELF-64 Linux binaries to run, unmodified, on the new Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). In this session, we explain what Bash/WSL is, why Microsoft built it, how it works, what was released, and the lessons learned since the initial release. Along the way, we’ll explore some of the new features and capabilities added to Bash/WSL and the Windows Console

Wednesday, 9/27 4:30 p.m. – 4:50 p.m.


Sina Chavoshi, Technical Program Manager | Google

Innovation Using Google TensorFlow and Machine Learning Solutions at Scale

Developed by Google, TensorFlow is an open-source software library for machine intelligence. In this session, we explore how TensorFlow is helping machine learning developers and scientists at SAP to build intelligent applications by leveraging deep learning techniques.

Thursday, 9/28 10:00 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.


Mark Malone, Developer Evangelist | Apple

Augmented Reality in Business

While millions have used mobile apps to don bunny-ears or zombify themselves for sharing, the same technologies can be harnessed to provide real value in mobile business use cases. Discover how the recognition and augmentation technologies built into iOS 11 makes it easy for developers to create powerful and immersive solutions for any industry.

Thursday, 9/28 11:00 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.


This list will be updated regularly, so be on the lookout for added speakers and organizations that spark your interest. Ready to learn from the best in the industry? Grab a seat September 26th-28th, and we look forward to seeing you there!

Check out the full list of Innovation Talks here.

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