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Let’s Talk Data Podcast Series: 2021 update

 UPDATE April 2021:     More episodes and more topics just released and more coming in 2021!  This podcast series was launched in 2018 and has had more than 10,000 listens.   Check out our new 2021 episodes and get caught up on ones you may have missed. 

Our Let’s Talk Data podcast brings together all types of experts: from executives to data stewards, from developers to business experts.  All episodes discuss key trends that are reshaping the way successful companies use their data: from data management and data strategy to analytics and machine learning to data-based processing and data integration.  Listen to this podcast on all things data!


You can listen on  SpotifySoundCloud, iTunes, PlayerFM, Apple Podcasts, or YouTube.  


Below are highlighted episodes by topic area.

Let’s Talk HANA series

Let’s Talk HANA is a mini-series of the Let’s Talk Data podcast that aims to explore the benefits of SAP HANA with a strong focus on concrete business outcomes.

** New **  Let’s Talk HANA – Sybase Move

In this episode, Irfan Khan and Neil McGovern discuss new services launched in SAP HANA Cloud that are based on Sybase technology.  Don’t miss this discussion on extreme transaction processing, data lakes, and more!

** New ** Let’s Talk HANA – SAP and Canadian Pacific Working Together to Build Data-Driven Innovation at Canadian Pacific

In this episode, Ryan Champlin from SAP hosts Shawn Taylor, Senior Manager of the SAP Basis Team with Canadian Pacific Railway. During the interview, Shawn will discuss some of the ways Canadian Pacific is driving data-driven innovation in the rail industry. Shawn will also discuss with Ryan concrete ways that Canadian Pacific is using SAP HANA for innovative new solutions, beyond SAP applications, and the value it’s bringing to the business and IT.

Let’s Talk HANA – An Oral History  

Join Irfan Khan, SAP President of HANA and Analytics, in this session moderated by SAP’s Neil McGovern head of SAP HANA product marketing.  In this podcast, Irfan discusses HANA’s past, present, and (more important) SAP’s vision for HANA’s future. Neil will also take Irfan on a personal trip down memory lane as they discuss Irfan’s own professional experiences with HANA.

Increase agility: How Geberit uses SAP HANA Cloud to extend on-premises investments.  

In this session, discover how to extend your on-premises data landscape into the cloud with SAP HANA Cloud. Hear first-hand how a customer, Geberit, envisions increasing their agility and resilience by using SAP HANA Cloud. Learn how your business can benefit from a single point of access to all its enterprise data with one cloud database solution, SAP HANA Cloud.  Join SAP product experts, Ina Felsheim and Daniel Rothmund, discuss with the Head of IT Business Support Applications for Geberit, Marius Reck.

Store hot, warm, and cold data seamlessly in SAP HANA Cloud.  

Join Ina Felsheim and Jason Hinsperger to learn how SAP HANA Cloud opens up new data storage possibilities for you. Depending on how often you use the data and how fast you need it, you can store your data in-memory disk or data lake. This multi-temperature data storage helps solves some of the biggest data challenges facing organizations: handling large amounts of data and bringing together data for analysis.

Data Strategy

Top of Mind Concerns for the Chief Data Officer: Short & Long-Term Implications of COVID-19 on Enterprise Data Management  

This podcast features data strategy experts Justin LitzTina Rosario, and Maria Villar.  They discuss the potential short and long-term impacts and implications that the current pandemic will have on your enterprise’s data and analytics strategy. Topics discussed include speed to value, adaptive insights and predictive analytics, driving operational efficiencies with data literacy, data quality and readiness, data ethics and privacy and experience data, people, and communication.

Industry-focused Data Discussions

Modernizing Analytics With Machine Learning for Supply Chain Efficiency 

Join Alex Gurevich, CTO at Inspired Intellect, and Brian Monteiro, Chief Analytics Officer at Inspired Intellect, and Ted Jones, Principle Software Engineer at Red Hat, for a meaningful discussion on modernizing analytics with machine learning focused on supply chain efficiency. The impact of COVID19 on machine learning is discussed, including what COVID19 has taught us about machine learning and our dependency on historical data for analytics.

DataOps in Supply Chain

Join Silvio Arcangeli and Cassio Binkowski, experts on the topics of data intelligence and DataOps.  Join this podcast for an insightful discussion into DataOps, what it is, why it is important in Supply Chain, with several examples of how successful Supply Chain companies adapt to market conditions quickly leverage DataOps initiatives.


S/4HANA Data Discussions 

Accelerate your data journey to SAP S/4HANA with SAP Solutions for Information – Management

This podcast features data management and migration experts Sheila McCarthy and Sue Waite along with Tyler Warden of Syniti.  They discuss how moving to SAP S/4HANA is a fantastic opportunity to look at your current data landscape and data-driven processes with the goal to correct past issues and optimize for your future business transformation. The goal should not be just to move data from one system to another. By taking control of your data NOW, your SAP S/4HANA transformation program will run faster, more smoothly and predictably, and with lower cost and help ensure your transformation goals & outcomes are achieved.


Get the most from your S/4HANA implementation with high quality data with Paul Medaille and David Quirk.

Paul and David get to the heart of the matter on the imperative of data quality as part of a data management strategy to ensure trusted boardroom decisions.

Mid-Market  Data Discussions 

Accurate and Affordable Data Cleansing in the Cloud

This podcast features  Paul Medaille and Henrik Kummel.    Henrik joins us on several of the podcasts focused on mid-market – which is great because he leads our mid-market business in the northern part of EMEA.   Paul is an expert in data quality. In this podcast, data quality is discussed, with a focus on pay-as-you-go services for using data quality functions on SAP Cloud Platform.

Data Warehousing for the Mid-Market: Making Data More Accessible with Cloud Architecture Flexibility 

Join Klaus-Peter Sauer, Axel Meier, and Ameet Hundekari.   This podcast brings together data warehousing and mid-market experts.  The discussion includes bringing the skills you have to a SQL data warehouse, trends moving toward cloud data warehousing and mid-market specific trends.

Architecture & Designs That Drive Implementation for the Mid-Market

Join Matt Creason and Henrik Kummel.    Matt has been in the enterprise architecture space for many years so it’s wonderful to get his perspective on architecture and design, where and how to get started.  Henrik discuss his thoughts on what he is seeing in the mid-market.

Mid-Market Data Management to Drive the Intelligent Enterprise

Join Silvio Arcangeli and Natalie Kern.  This podcast breaks down SAP’s vision of the intelligent enterprise to what that really means for midmarket companies.  Natalie discusses a recent IDC study and trends in the mid-market and Silvio goes into data management for mid-market companies moving to an intelligent enterprise.





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  • Hey Ginger, I have immensely enjoyed this podcast series. Thank you. However the last episode is dated 23-May-18. Are there more pods in the offing? Because I'd definitely want to learn more from experts. I have been learning SAP Hana on the openSap platform and I must say I have absolutely enjoyed the courses on offer. I am new to SAP Hana, and I would like to start a career in HANA. And I believe with these wonderful podcasts (if and when there are more) bridged with the HANA courses on openSAP platform provide one a leading edge for those who are interested in HANA. Thank you.