Tech-Driven Business

Tech-Driven Business

Get ready to think differently about how technology driven solutions can lead to business success. Mustansir Saifuddin is the co-founder of Innovative Solution Partners. With a career that spans multiple industries and a variety of roles including a software quality assurance engineer to leading global teams and projects, he knows what it takes to fuse technology with what a business wants. Listen as he interviews tech experts, business experts, and visionaries on their successes, challenges, and lessons learned. We’ll cover everything from SAP and ERP focused solutions, to leveraging data analytics, to how to achieve your business goals with technology.

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January 10, 2022 18 min

In this episode, Shabbir Aqeel Danish rejoins me to share valuable insights on how mass customization can help companies grow and succeed in this new era. He'll share key takeaways on how mass customization and transformational leadership combine to make businesses successful. 

Shabbir currently serves as the co-founder and CFO of Exeest, a startup media tech company aimed at revolutionizing how premium film and tv content is ...

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In this next series of episodes, I have the pleasure of speaking with Shabbir Aqeel Danish who is passionate about seeing companies and teams succeed in the Digital Era. In this episode, he shares his insights on transformational leadership, the role of design thinking, and the opportunities for technology leaders to lead effectively.

Shabbir currently serves as the co-founder and CFO of Exeest, a startup media tech company aimed ...

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In this next episode, I continue the conversation with Dave Feidner. We'll dive into the core of something I'm really passionate about: data. It is one of the defining factors between a good and great business. He highlights the key to a company's success by using data; including the different between lagging and indicating indicators.    Dave Feidner’s purpose in life is to help build great companies, and enable all th...

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In this next episode, I continue diving into what it takes for businesses to grow and succeed from the people standpoint. Listen in as Dave Feidner discusses the difference between good and great companies, mistakes growth focused companies make, and the importance of staying true to the soul of your organization: its core values and core focus. 

Dave Feidner’s purpose in life is to help build great companies, and enable all their...

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We continue the conversation with William ("Bill") Newman, Industry Executive Advisor (Chief), Automotive for the Customer Innovation Office at SAP North America, about the Future of Work, especially within the Automotive Industry. Bill covers topics like hybrid work models, the role of technology in the future of work, setting expectations, and highlights how SAP is supporting its customers and employees.

Bill has over 35...

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In this next set of episodes, we switch gears and focus on the people component. William ("Bill") Newman, Industry Executive Advisor (Chief), Automotive for the Customer Innovation Office at SAP North America, discusses workforce issues that many businesses currently face: an aging workforce, a changing workforce, and how to survive when technology keeps changing and your workforce may not be ready. 

Bill has over 35 years...

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In this episode Iver van de Zand, Vice President of Product & Solution Management for Augmented Business Intelligence at SAP, dives into what hybrid analytics really means. Having worked in business intelligence and performance management for over 25 years, Iver wears many hats on top of his day job. He’s a thought leader, analytics evangelist, author, entrepreneur, consultant, and more. In this episode he'll discuss how SA...

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In this series of episodes, Iver van de Zand, rejoins me to talk about SAP's long-term analytics strategy. Vice President of Product & Solution Management for Augmented Business Intelligence at SAP, Iver sees the untapped potential of raw data and knows that people are the key to unlocking its power. In this episode he'll share where SAP is investing and the 3 pillars to SAP's analytics strategy: Closed loop of anal...

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In this episode, I continue my conversation with Nichole Smith, VP of Human Experience Management (HXM) at SAP. In this episode we'll talk about the top industry trends Nichole sees in the IT space and how companies are leveraging these trends. This includes: moving to the cloud, simplifying business, and how companies can be agile, innovative, and be information rich. 

Nichole's diverse background and insights create an e...

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Clients often ask what to look for when purchasing IT products and services from someone. That drove me to my next guest, Nichole Smith, a 3rd generation sales person. Her background includes obtaining SAP Certification in college, working as an IT consultant, and now being VP of Human Experience Management (HXM) at SAP. Since she's played multiple different roles in her career, she can better support clients in successfully bu...

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In this episode, I continue my conversation with Torsten Welte and Jason Shearer about the power of SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC) and the TERMS Dashboard for mid-market organizations. We'll dive into further detail about how SAC and the TERMS dashboard allows for all businesses to take advantage of ready to go content, design tools, and analytics without needing a lot of time or dedicated IT personnel

Join the conversation with Ja...

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In this series of episodes, I talk with Torsten Welte and Jason Shearer about the power of SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC) and the TERMS Dashboard for mid-market organizations. Torsten is SAP's Global Head of Aerospace & Defense Industries (A&D). Jason is an evangelist for SAP’s Business Technology Platform. Listen in to learn more about how TERMS Dashboard is helping mid-market companies survive challenges while managing bud...

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In this 2nd episode, I continue my conversation with Iver van de Zand, the Vice President of Product & Solution Management at SAP. We continue where we last left discussing the Data Driven Enterprise.

Iver dives into how SAP is supporting Enterprises moving to the cloud especially with SAP Data Warehouse Cloud (DWC), SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC), and more. SAP's ability to build a bridge between technology and business is cre...

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In this series of episodes, I talk with Iver van de Zand, who lives and breathes the power of data and analytics. From using analytics in his hobby of sailing to now being the Vice President of Product & Solution Management at SAP, Iver sees the untapped potential of raw data and knows that people are the key to unlocking its power. Having worked in business intelligence and performance management for over 25 years, Iver wears ...

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In this 2nd episode of a 2 part series, I continue my discussion with a CIO that has seen it all, and one of his previous team members who got to do it all. Don Whittington is retired Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Florida Crystals Corporation, a vertically integrated sugar company with headquarters in West Palm Beach, Florida. James Kendrick is a consultant with a history of driving strategic clarity, solution del...

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March 1, 2021 20 min

In this new 2-part series I facilitate a discussion with a CIO that has seen it all, and one of his previous team members who got to do it all.

Don Whittington is retired Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Florida Crystals Corporation, a vertically integrated sugar company with headquarters in West Palm Beach, Florida.

James Kendrick is a consultant with a history of driving strategic clarity, solution delivery, and ...

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February 12, 2021 16 min

In this 6th and final episode of our series on SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC), Hau Ngo of Summerlin Analytics shares real life customer stories on successes and challenges faced by companies implementing SAC. 

With 20 years of experience, customers often ask Hau for his help in delivering supply chain analytics. 

Connect on LinkedIn:  Hau NgoMustansir Saifuddin, Innovative Solution Partners,  Learn more about Innovative Solution Pa...

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February 3, 2021 13 min

In this 5th episode of a 6 part series, Hau Ngo of Summerlin Analytics flips the table and interviews me on how SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC) handles financial planning, budgeting, and forecasting. Listen to understand how SAC can help your organization cut down time and improve your planning process.

With 20 years of experience, customers often ask Hau for his help in delivering supply chain analytics. 

Connect on LinkedIn:  Hau Ngo...

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January 26, 2021 11 min

In this 4th episode of a 6 part series, Hau Ngo of Summerlin Analytics and I examine SAP Analytics Designer, a part of SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC). Analytics Designer is a robust tool that allows users to create custom chart types, gauges, and even change the user experience. Listen in to understand when to use it versus out of the box programming that SAC provides. 

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January 12, 2021 18 min

In this 3rd episode of a 6 part series, Hau Ngo of Summerlin Analytics and I talk about the finer details you should think about as you begin designing reports in SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC); including user needs, company branding, and that more is not always better. 

With 20 years of experience, customers often ask Hau for his help in delivering supply chain analytics. 

Connect on LinkedIn:  Hau Ngo, Mustansir Saifuddin, Innovativ...

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