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Let’s Talk Data Podcast Series: 2021 update

 UPDATE June 2021:     More episodes and more topics just released!  This podcast series has 10,000+  listens.   Check out our new 2021 episodes and get caught up on ones you may have missed. 


You can listen on  Apple PodcastsGoogle Podcasts,  iTunes, SoundCloud, Spotify,   PlayerFM, or YouTube.  


Below are highlighted episodes by topic area.


Industry-focused Data Discussions

*** NEW *** Ep. 37: Cognitive Customer Service 

Join Prasanna Mahalingham, Shivanand Hiremath, and Sudarshan Ranganath Survepalli from Wipro as they discuss contextualized and personalized service engineering with Wipro’s Cognitive Customer Service solution and SAP S/4HANA.

*** NEW *** Ep. 35: How Customers Realize Benefit from SAP Business Technology Platform  

Join Neelesh Jain and Adam Rapcsak in their interesting discussion on how customers get real benefit from SAP Business Technology Platform.  They break down SAP BTP to what you really need to know, discuss the value it provides, and they discuss the content they have developed for Next-Best X using SAP Data Intelligence.

Ep. 31: Optimize Asset Effectiveness and Downtime Prediction for Manufacturing 

Enjoy this conversation with manufacturing and technology experts, Dharma Actluri and Devraj Bardhan from IBM with Matthias Kretschmer from SAP on how to leverage technology to optimize asset effectiveness and downtime prediction for manufacturing.

Ep. 30: From Sales Analytics To Sales Action 

Why is it that when two different people look at the dashboard they can make different decisions? How can a salesperson know which activities are most likely to yield the best results? Join this interesting discussion between Thomas Zachrau from Syskoplan Reply and Ginger Gatling on building trust between humans and sales actions, and how to use software to ensure the best decision is made.

Ep. 21: 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.

Ep. 20: 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.

Just for Enterprise Architects

*** NEW *** Ep. 36: From Playground to Production- How to Become a Data Driven Leader 

What role does enterprise architecture play in becoming a data-driven company? Join this podcast and role-play and discussion on redesigning a company’s enterprise architecture. Listen in to Camelot experts Andy Staudenecker, Julia Hauri, and Stefan Morgenweck.

Ep. 32: Top 7 Things an Enterprise Architect Needs to Know About SAP Business Technology Platform

SAP Business Technology Platform is the platform for the Intelligent Enterprise, focused on connected business processes, multi-cloud openness, extensive partner ecosystem, and rapid implementations. But what does it really mean in terms of impacting your technology landscape? You’ll also hear about the BTP strategy, key integration points, and how to remain flexible for the future from Martin Mysyk, Andreas Hofer, and Ina Felsheim.

Data Strategy & Data Integration

Ep. 34: The Tension of  Data  

Join Christoper Glover  and Robert Pickering as they discuss how BigID and SAP work together to help you discovery any data, understand your data, reduce the risk of data being used improperly, and help you become a data-driven company.

Ep. 29: The SAP Integration Story and the Role of Master Data  

Join Torben Schuchart and Andreas Doehrn as they discuss how master data management benefits from SAP’s corporate strategy for the Integrated Intelligent Enterprise while significantly contributes to the success of this strategy at the same time.  Hosted by Timo Elliott.


Ep. 17: 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.

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.

Ep. 33: Let’s Talk HANA: HANA Cloud for Developers:  5 Things to Know

SAP HANA Cloud is a comprehensive solution for the development and execution of native, data-intensive applications that run efficiently. Hear from superstar developers Thomas Jung and Sandeep Dhingra on the top five things you need to know to get your hands around the new capabilities available to you, including Business Application Studio (BAS).

Ep. 28: Let’s Talk HANA – Data Privacy and Security 

SAP HANA data anonymization is the world’s first data privacy feature that is fully integrated in a business database. It is part of the core of SAP HANA and SAP HANA Cloud , and it has won the prestigious Hasso Plattner Founders’ Award 2020. Product owner Stephan Kessler and solution manager Kristin Ulrich will discuss its key features and innovative business cases.  Hosted by Volker Haentjes.

Ep. 27: Let’s Talk HANA – Tips for MS SQL DBA /Developer

If you are already good at being a MS SQL DBA or Developer, let’s talk about adding SAP HANA to your skillset. In this session learn how SAP HANA and SAP HANA Cloud are different than MS SQL databases, and how they are similar. Learn the most common tips to get productive right away from practitioner Anthony Capone at Method360.


Ep. 26: Let’s Talk HANA – Tips for Oracle DBA/Developer

Hey, you’re already good at being an Oracle DBA or Developer. What do you need to know to add SAP HANA to your skillset? In this session learn how SAP HANA and SAP HANA Cloud are different than Oracle databases, and how they are similar. Learn the most common tips to get productive right away from practitioner Patrick Hanck at Method360.


Ep. 25: Let’s Talk HANA – SAP and Partners Working Together to “Protecht” Athletes

In this episode Marc Geall, SVP of Partners and Ecosystem for Platform and Technology, hosts Chris Turner CEO at Sports & Wellbeing Analytics (SWA) and Dan McNamara CEO at Keytree, a Deloitte Business.

Concussions in impact sports are increasingly recognized as having serious immediate and long-term medical ramifications but how do you measure the unseen and make contact sports safer with innovative technology.

In this podcast, Marc will discuss how the SAP Business Technology Platform, including SAP HANA, was used as the foundation to develop the Protecht System with SWA through a collaborative effort with Keytree.  The Protecht System combines mouth guard sensors with advanced data and analytics to improve player safety and performance.

Ep. 24: 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!

Ep. 23: 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.

Ep. 22: 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.

Ep. 18: 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.

Ep. 16: 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.


S/4HANA Data Discussions 

Ep. 19: 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.






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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.