Future of Business with Game Changers, Presented by SAP

Future of Business with Game Changers, Presented by SAP

The world of business is being dramatically impacted by the increasing adoption of the Cloud, and by the mainstreaming of new technologies that have hitherto been the domain of imaginative Hollywood films, including artificial intelligence, machine learning, Internet of Things, augmented reality and more. Join host Bonnie D. Graham as she invites you to take an additional coffee break with game-changers for our series on how modern technology is completely redefining the world of business, on the Future of Business with Game-Changers. With digital transformation becoming a mission-critical imperative, every company needs to simultaneously chart its future path while keeping an eye on the rear-view mirror to see who’s coming up in the fast lane to overtake them. In many ways, this is making every business a technology business, no matter their size, industry or geographic location.... Show More

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October 29, 2019 54 min
The buzz: “Products don’t define a brand, experiences do. Such is the reality of modern business, where people are connected to a constant flow of information and are defining brands based on what they experience and share.” (Judith Aquino, www.ttec.com). Big news: Experience matters! Your company needs to survive in today’s competitive marketplace in order to exist and thrive in tomorrow’s. How? Convert your customers into fans. T...
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The buzz: “Collaborations work best this way; when there's a mutual desire to see what the other side adds. You know that what you're making on your own has value but the sum is more than the parts and every part knows it” (Questlove). 17th century English poet John Donne wrote: “No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main.” Donne’s wisdom applies to people, countries, an...
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July 30, 2019 52 min
Buzz of the day: “Just like your favorite video conferencing and collaboration tools, VR will save you time on travel, connect your regional offices and change the workplace as we know it—but with the experience of meeting in person still intact (www.pgi.com). We predict your company will conduct business primarily via virtual collaboration instead of face-to-face meetings. Electronic file shares instead of hard-copy documents. Vir...
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The buzz: “Products don’t define a brand, experiences do. Such is the reality of modern business, where people are connected to a constant flow of information and are defining brands based on what they experience and share.” (Judith Aquino, www.ttec.com). Big news: Experience matters! Your company needs to survive in today’s competitive marketplace in order to exist and thrive in tomorrow’s. How? Convert your customers into fans. T...
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The buzz: One big happy family. Today’s workforce has four generations side-by-side for the first time ever. While the Greatest Generation and Baby Boomers are still mostly in control, Gen X’ers and Millennials influence the day-to-day. But when you add the status-quo-disrupting Internet of Things, does it create an IoT Generation workforce gap separating these cohorts from the fifth wave of newbies expecting a fully-connected work...
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The buzz: One big happy family. Today’s workforce has four generations side-by-side for the first time ever. While the Greatest Generation and Baby Boomers are still mostly in control, Gen X’ers and Millennials influence the day-to-day. But when you add the status-quo-disrupting Internet of Things, does it create an IoT Generation workforce gap separating these cohorts from the fifth wave of newbies expecting a fully-connected work...
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The buzz: “3D printing is already shaking our age-old notions of what can and can’t be made.” (Hod Lipson) It may not be far in the future when a significant amount of the products manufactured today in the four walls of a factory are actually manufactured in a store, repair shop or even a home. How? Distributed Manufacturing leveraging 3D printing is pushing the bounds of the possible. Technology has already moved beyond 3D prin...
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The buzz: “You tell me that it’s evolution.” It’s the future of global business on steroids, a revolution right now that knows no borders. What is it? The Digital Transformation (DT) revolution. DT was set in motion with the first computer and has the same exponential growth curve as the Internet. As more people and devices join, DT gets stronger. Every industry, organization and structure will change and the transactional business...
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The buzz: Crystal ball. Yes, change is inevitable. But our unprecedented 'templosion' pace and scale -Edie Weiner- presents unique challenges for the future. What is the potential worldwide business impact of new and emerging paradigms, energy innovations, physical-digital boundary blurring, business decentralization? We’ve invited three futurists to our Game-Changers roundtable. Take notes! The experts speak. Frank Di...
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The buzz: I vant to be alone. -Garbo. Not! Did you hear the one about the major connectivity company that connected more 'new things to things' than 'new people to people'? As the Art of the Possible instantaneously connects innovative devices with people, processes and results, the lines between professional and personal blur more. Who is driving the IoT digital innovation bus – business, academia, government, indi...
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The buzz: “You tell me that it’s evolution.” It’s the future of global business on steroids, a revolution right now that knows no borders. What is it? The Digital Transformation (DT) revolution. DT was set in motion with the first computer and has the same exponential growth curve as the Internet. As more people and devices join, DT gets stronger. Every industry, organization and structure will change and the transactional business...
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The buzz: Faster, driver! The pace of innovation is perpetual acceleration. New ideas, products and services are brought to market faster than ever, and life cycles are shorter. As consumers demand more speed and simplicity, average as well as best in class businesses, and entrepreneurs, are leapfrogging each other daily to capture market share. Who will survive? Successful companies are internally organizing, designing and implem...
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The buzz: “You like tomato and I like tomahto.” Many companies pledge to evolve to a diverse workforce from break room to board room. But for female workers seeking work / life balance and executive mentorship, roadblocks remain. And while the “Old Boys’ Club mentality may be (almost) a thing of the past, some women with great leadership potential choose or are forced to drop-out mid-career, leaving mentorship gaps for new leaders...
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The buzz: Ring. Ring. Pick up! Hello, CIO. This is your wake-up call! Your business, regardless of industry, WILL be changed by the combined forces of mobile, social, cloud, and analytics, and their impact on business models, processes, and people inside and outside of your enterprise firewalls. Welcome to the Digital Transformation (DT) revolution. How will your company survive? Ask these two questions. What needs to change? How ...
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The buzz: Siri! Think Siri, Alexa,Cortana are fun voice-command helpers just for personal use? Not! Virtual assistants – bots built on APIs and Natural Language Processing – can help you and your team with scheduling, emails, market updates, routine tasks and more. Benefits? Previously unimaginable operational efficiencies and futuristic customer experiences. Hey! The experts speak. Vic Bhagat, Industry Expert: “The key to good dec...
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The buzz: “You tell me that it’s evolution.” It’s the future of global business on steroids, a revolution right now that knows no borders. What is it? The Digital Transformation (DT) revolution. DT was set in motion with the first computer and has the same exponential growth curve as the Internet. As more people and devices join, DT gets stronger. Every industry, organization and structure will change and the transactional business...
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The buzz: Buy it now! The classic customer engagement model is evolving, as business customers and consumers search a broad set of indirect content –including social media often beyond your marketing team’s direct control – to support their purchasing decisions. – to support their purchasing decisions. With your as-yet-unknown buyer already 70%+ of the way to the real or virtual checkout counter before they initiate any person...
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The buzz: Hey, Siri! If you think Siri, Alexa, and Cortana are fun voice-command helpers just for your personal use, think again. Virtual assistants – in the form of bots built on APIs and Natural Language Processing – are poised to change the way we do business. They stand (or sit) ready to help you and your team with scheduling, emails, market updates, routine tasks and more. The benefit to you? Previously unimaginable operation...
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February 11, 2016 56 min
The buzz: Teach me tonight. If your company’s workforce spans the generational gamut from Baby Boomers to recent college alumni born after the Boomers graduated, it’s a good thing! Talent from any source cannot be overlooked if you want to compete in the digital world. But how do you efficiently create or adopt the training tools and techniques that speak to each employee’s individual learning style? Are there new approaches you ha...
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The buzz: One big happy family. Today’s workforce has four generations side-by-side for the first time ever. While the Greatest Generation and Baby Boomers are still mostly in control, Gen X’ers and Millennials influence the day-to-day. But when you add the status-quo-disrupting Internet of Things, does it create an IoT Generation workforce gap separating these cohorts from the fifth wave of newbies expecting a fully-connected work...
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