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SAP Let’s Talk Data Podcast Series – Season 6 Available Now!

Check out previous seasons of the SAP Let’s Talk Data podcast series in our previous blogs on Season 5 and Season 4.

Building a solid data foundation and achieving information excellence is essential to delivering the business agility needed to navigate change and rapidly make business decisions. Helping business teams harness their data assets and the responsiveness to adjust the collection and communication of these valuable resources is extremely relevant to support the improved efficiencies needed within the organization in times of change.

So, we’ve brought together experts in data management and strategy to discuss key topics and trends that are reshaping the way companies leverage data to unlock the full potential of this valuable enterprise asset.

Listen to this podcast series on all things data!

Watch for new podcasts and catch up on topics you might have missed.

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You can listen on SpotifySoundCloudiTunes, Google, PlayerFM, or YouTube.

 

Season 6:  Podcasts on data strategy, use cases, and related SAP solutions

Coming soon… Automate and streamline SAP Procure to Pay and Order to Cash processes with SAP RISE

In this podcast, we will discuss the business value derived from automating business processes such as procure to pay and order to cash with an invoice and sales order management solutions from SAP’s premier partner, OpenText. Customers have found that these automated processes create efficiencies, improve cash flow and reduce late payments while digitizing their business processes. Join this session to hear from Thomas Heepe, Senior Product Marketing Manager and Cacio Vieira Neto, Program Manager for Invoice Management from OpenText on the value of automating these business processes, particularly when implementing the SAP RISE program.

Coming soon… Data as a Product, Taking Your Data Seriously

Hear from Daniel Howard, Senior Analyst at Bloor Research International, and Robert Pickering, Senior Director of Product Strategy GTM for Database & Data Management at SAP, as they discuss the topic of Data as a Product. They will discuss what it is and why it is important in upping your game around data to drive business value.

Coming soon…  Modernizing Analytics with Next Generation Data Governance

As work models transform and businesses strive to be successful and competitive, the need to modernize core data infrastructures is top of mind for data leaders across the globe. During the podcast, we will discuss how effective data management, rooted in governance, can result in significant impact to a company’s modern analytics environment.  Speakers: Mike Lock, Managing Director & Principal at Aberdeen Strategy & Research, Niels Weigel, Solution Advisor Expert at SAP, and Wolfgang Epting, Solution Advisor Expert at SAP.

Ep. 67:  Let’s Talk Cloud ERP subseries:  Hanesbrands Part 2

In this episode we continue our conversation with Hanesbrands Global CIO, Subra Goparaju  to talk more about Rise with SAP and how this 121-year-old company is striving to create a digital foundation for a more unique customer experience. Find out how Hanesbrands is working to accelerate business outcomes and operate at its full potential while enabling flexible integration, real-time visibility, and agility to their businesses.  Speakers: Subra Goparaju,Chief Information Officer, Hanesbrand, and Jennifer McGrory, SAP S/S4HANA Go-to-Market CoE.

Ep. 66:  Getting Results from a Data Fabric Strategy

Learn how organizations are cutting the complexity and achieving remarkable outcomes, using a Data Fabric approach featuring SAP Data Intelligence Cloud.  Speakers:  Kevin Poskitt, Solution Owner for SAP Data Intelligence, Axel Schuller, Solutions & Product Marketing at SAP and Lisa Hopkins, Senior Director Solutions & Product Marketing at SAP.

Ep. 65:  Let’s Talk Cloud ERP subseries:  Hanesbrands Part 1

Hanesbrands Global CIO, Subra Goparaju joins me to talk about Rise with SAP and how this 121-year-old company is striving to create a digital foundation for a more unique customer experience. Find out how Hanesbrands is working to accelerate business outcomes and operate at its full potential while enabling flexible integration, real-time visibility, and agility to their businesses. Speakers: Subra Goparaju,Chief Information Officer, Hanesbrand, and Jennifer McGrory, SAP S/S4HANA Go-to-Market CoE.

Ep. 64: The Importance of Retaining Data

In this episode, Pam Barrowcliffe, Senior Director of Product Marketing at SAP, welcomes Carol Clarke, VP of Global Customer Office at SAP and Buntic Georgian, VP of Analytics at Applexus Technologies. Together they discuss data in context and the strengths of SAP data and analytics solutions in helping maximize the value of your ERP systems.

Ep. 63:  From Apparel to Utilities: Automation Content Packages and Solutions Across Industries with Rizing

In this episode, Rizing’s CTO Martin Stenzig shares the common tasks and use cases and content solutions that they have built on the SAP Business Technology Platform to give their customers a quick start on their digital transformation journey. Find out how Rizing utilized SAP’s BTP toolset to implement content packages with automation and data and analytics cloud capabilities.

Ep. 62:  A Market Perspective on Data Quality 

Hear from Andy Hayler, CEO and co-founder of The Information Difference, about his perspective on the market for data quality tools and solutions. We will discuss key trends, opportunities and solutions to achieve high quality and get the most out of your data.

Ep. 61: How to Optimize Your SAP S/4HANA Cloud Investment ROI With Executive Data Management & Governance

This podcast is about optimizing your data management and data governance strategy for maximum return on investment from your cloud investment.  We will discuss how organizations should prioritize data as a critical business asset, to establish it as the backbone to a sustainable, intelligent enterprise. Join M. Nadia Vincent, Digital Transformation, AI & Innovation Executive Advisor at Digital Transformation Leaders, and Tina Rosario, Head of Data Innovation and Chief Data Officer at SAP as they share their insights.

Ep. 60: Efficiency with Data: How HCL Leveraged SAP BTP and SAP Mobile Cards to Make Meaningful Data

In this podcast episode, Colin Breakwell from HCL Technologies joins Angela Harvey from SAP to discuss how HCL utilized SAP Mobile Cards to capture real-time data from shop workers and simplify the user experience. The pair touch on real-time data collection and how this on-the-go solution allows for HCL to minimize delays, subsequently increasing efficiency and improving the quality of data.

At the core of all of this is the SAP BTP. Layering above the SAP BTP keeps the core clean and ensures efficiency so that HCL can rapidly deliver innovation to customers.

Ep. 59: Introduction to data extraction from SAP S/4HANA Cloud

This podcast describes the basics of data extraction from SAP S/4HANA Cloud to different consumers such as SAP Business Warehouse, SAP Data Warehouse Cloud and SAP Data Intelligence.  Speakers: Torsten Kamenz, SAP S/4HANA Cloud Chief Development Architect, and Michael Sanjongco, SAP S/4HANA Cloud Product Manager

Ep. 58:  Part 2: SAP Signavio Process Intelligence integration with SAP Data Intelligence

This episode describes SAP Signavio Process Intelligence: why, what, and how. It also discusses the integration between SAP Signavio Process Intelligence and SAP Data Intelligence.  Speakers: Silvio Arcangeli, Senior Director SAP Signavio Process Intelligence and Ginger Gatling, Senior Director Data Management Solution Marketing at SAP

Ep. 57:  Part 1: SAP and Signavio, What and How

This episode introduces you to SAP Signavio. You will gain a good introduction to Siganavio, the key elements, and how SAP and Signavio work together for process improvement.
Speakers: Silvio Arcangeli, Senior Director SAP Signavio Process Intelligence and Ginger Gatling, Senior Director Data Management Solution Marketing at SAP

Ep. 56:  What the Board Needs to Know About Data

This podcast is about the foundation that Board members, particularly those of non-data-native companies, need so they can address the most important opportunities and risks, probe more deeply, and fulfill their oversight responsibilities around data.  Join Dr. Thomas C. Redman, “the Data Doc,” President of Data Quality Solutions, and Maria Villar, Enterprise Data Management & Data Strategy Innovator at SAP as they share their insights.

Ep. 55:  Women in Data

Join this interactive discussion with women who have spent their careers in data-related positions, including Kristin McMahon, VP of Global Marketing and Solutions at SAP, Corrie Brague, Senior Director in Data Management at SAP, Ina Felsheim, Product Marketing Manager at AWS and Ginger Gatling, Senior Director in Data Management at SAP.   You will hear their opinion of where data management is today, some tips if you want to get into a data-related career, and some insight on the importance of data-focused advocates across  industries.

Ep. 54:  SAP & OpenText:  Reduce costs, improve performance, and migration to S/4HANA with a robust ROI

This episode explains document processing, the partnership with OpenText, and a recent ROI study on the reduction of costs, improved performance, and effective migration to S/4HANA.
Speakers: Sheila McCarthy, Senior Global Director for Marketing and Solutions and Ginger Gatling, Senior Director, SAP Solution Marketing

Ep. 53:  Sap data and analytics: a customer use case for data integration

This podcast builds on Ep 51 where we discussed data management services available in SAP Business Technology Platform. In this episode we learn about a company with siloed and disconnected data that lacked business context. This podcast shares how the SAP Business Technology Platform, and specifically the data and analytics services, were used to add business context to the existing data sprawl to enable confident decisions.
Speakers: Silvio Arcangeli, Senior Director Platform & Technology Product Strategy at SAP, Axel Schuller, Data Management Solution Management Lead at SAP, Ginger Gatling, Senior Director Data Management Solution Marketing at SAP

Ep. 52:  Finance Data Reconciliation

Did you know that financial data reconciliation is a must-have for every SAP implementation project? What is it and why does every organisation need to pay attention to it? Join Syin Tan, Kevin Zheng, Lucas Morris, and Sam Bannigan, representatives from Deloitte’s Data Practice, as they discuss the costs, risks and compliance requirements of financial reconciliation, and how they leveraged SAP Data Intelligence to stay on top of this critical success factor.
Speakers: Kevin Zheng – Data Specialist at Deloitte Consulting, Syin Tan – Finance and Data Specialist at Deloitte Consulting, Lucas Morris – Finance Specialist at Deloitte Consulting

Ep. 51:  Best ways to leverage data management services across SAP Business Technology Platform

This podcast explores the most important data management services available in the SAP Business Technology Platform. These services include data cataloging and metadata management, data integration, and data processing. We will also discuss how these services are used across the data and analytics portfolio within the SAP Business Technology Platform. Listen in to get the latest on data management services and how you can use them.
Speakers: Silvio Arcangeli, Senior Director Platform & Technology Product Strategy at SAP, Axel Schuller, Data Management Solution Management Lead at SAP, Ginger Gatling, Senior Director Data Management Solution Marketing at SAP

Ep. 50: SAP and Sodales: How to innovate, build, and monetize your SAP BTP solutions Sodales Solutions builds solutions for a company’s health, safety, and environment management – and they do so using SAP Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP). Through their ongoing innovation and reliance on SAP BTP, Sodales is making the most out of the white spaces they identify. Listen to what the “SAP BTP role model” has to say and learn more about their innovation approach, thoughts about the SAP store, hiring criteria, and more.

Ep. 49: The Forgotten Problem: How to manage data volume growth while decreasing costs and risks Data volume growth is accelerating. The costs and risks to manage all that data go beyond just storage. Join Deepak Sood, CEO of Auritas, and Robert Pickering, Senior Director for Solution Management, Business Technology Platform at SAP, as they discuss how and why to manage the lifecycle of data while balancing the cost of resources, ownership, risk and legal compliance.

Ep. 48: Exploring the Partner Value of SAP BTP with SAP, IDC and SAP partner Rizing In this podcast episode, you will hear from executives at SAP, IDC, and SAP partner Rizing, on the value partners derive from SAP’s Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP). Led by Paul Edwards (Director, Software Channels & Ecosystems at IDC), an informed discussion with Martin Stenzig (CTO, Rizing) and Tom Le (Global VP Partner Solution Advisory, SAP) expands on the findings of the IDC Partner Success Guide, which explores the business and technology accelerators available to partners through SAP BTP. The executives cover topics such as how Rizing is innovating with SAP BTP, the scope and impact the platform has on the customer lifetime value, and the SAP programs offered to ensure partner success with SAP BTP. Access the podcast now to learn more.

Ep. 47: Commodity Price Prediction with SAP Data Intelligence Ratan Yedla and Sumanth Krishnan from VASPP Technologies discuss how Commodity Price Prediction works with SAP Data Intelligence. They discuss the use of AI (Artificial Intelligence) and ML (Machine Learning) models to predict future prices based on previous patterns, external events and IoT data, predicts prices with less forecast error to enable better buying decisions which helps yield cost savings for organizations. VASPP Technologies did this work during the SAP Data Intelligence content sprint.

Ep. 46: Building DataXstream’s Intelligent Automation with SAP Data Intelligence Xilin Cheng and Kathleen Taggart from DataXstream discuss building Intelligent Automation (IA) and the advantages of using SAP Data Intelligence for MLOps. The team goes over the problem wholesale distributor’s face with trying to fulfill large quotes and orders accurately and efficiently. Traditionally, this required Customer Service Representatives (CSRs) who understood SAP GUI and had years of industry experience spending hours inputing data. With Intelligent Automation, optical character recognition (OCR) is used to read text into the machine learning models built by Xilin. He discusses the natural language processing (NLP) techniques used in addition to the advantages of developing machine learning pipelines in SAP Data Intelligence. Kathleen and Xilin then wrap up with the future of Intelligent Automation and the potential of using machine learning to win more deals and improve customer buying experience.

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