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SAP Leonardo Day 1 – Overview

SAP Leonardo Day 1 – Overview

As night descends on a misty and rainy Chicago, I find myself reflecting on the themes and topics put forward during day one of SAP Leonardo Live, Chicago 2017. Some topics were exciting and crossed items off my “SAP Leonardo Live – Announcement Wishlist” such as “real world relatable use cases” and “focusing more on ML and AI over IOT”. So what were the main themes:

SAP Leonardo Live – announcement wishlist

SAP Leonardo Live – announcement wishlist

We’re on the eve of SAP Leonardo Live hosted in Chicago and as I boarded my flight this morning, I found myself wondering what I am looking to get out of the conference. In July, I attended SAP Leonardo Live in Frankfurt where we received a great overview of SAP’s vision for Leonardo and why it was a lot more than an IoT platform. So what do I want and what do others want from this two day event this week?…

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Google WiFi – my experience 4 months on

Google WiFi – my experience 4 months on

This will be a short post and that is a good thing! As you’ll know from my post in Jan, I’ve had Google’s WiFi offering in place for about 4 months. I can safely say that I’ve been very impressed with the system and here is why: Google WiFi Stability Since I put Google WiFi in place, I’ve had zero complaints from others in the house. Prior to this I would receive complaints about bad signal, interrupted streaming and random drop…

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Why I’ve bought Google Wi-Fi

Why I’ve bought Google Wi-Fi

This morning as the snow fell in Boston I was delivered an eagerly awaited nondescript brown cardboard box containing my set of three Google Wi-Fi routers. This isn’t just a chance to play with some new technology but rather the latest in my attempts to finally achieve wireless networking success after years of merely adequate implementations. All too frequently my network use is plagued with slow speeds, limited signal coverage and general network instability as I wander around my house so it is…

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SAPPHIRE & ASUG – What’s in your bag?

SAPPHIRE & ASUG – What’s in your bag?

May 14th 2016 and we are, yet again, on the eve of the SAPPHIRE and ASUG Annual Conference in Orlando Florida. 25,000+ people flocking from all corners of the globe talking nothing but SAP, Innovation and the future of their digital enterprise. It is truly a unique and incredible experience for anybody who has not been before! Surviving SAPPHIRE is not difficult but there are a few things I always make sure make it into my bag to make my life…

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IoT, Privacy and what we don’t realize

IoT, Privacy and what we don’t realize

Last week I had the pleasure of speaking at the recent local ASUG chapter meeting at the SAP HQ offices in Newtown Square, PHL. It was a great day and I met some incredibly nice and open people who came together to partake in some awesome discussions around SAP, IoT and social media. When Derek Loranca contacted me and asked for my title I settled on the concept of “Bringing IoT back to reality”.

My search for the true companion device

My search for the true companion device

Over the last few weeks I’ve been on the hunt for a companion device to solve some (seemingly) simple tasks I need to undertake – turns out this is a harder problem to solve than I anticipated. The Background I’m a Mac user – have been for quite a long time now and at the moment I’m using a 13″ MacBook Pro which is a beast of a machine and can pretty much do anything. But there’s a problem –…

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Demo: Voice activated S/4HANA with Amazon Echo

Demo: Voice activated S/4HANA with Amazon Echo

This weekend we had a very severe snow storm on the east coast of the US which of course was a great excuse for me to stay in and do nothing or at least have a play around with my new Amazon Echo. As I mentioned in my previous blog, I’ve been intrigued by Amazon opening up the Echo to developers to allow them to integrate it with whatever system they like so I decided to do just that and…

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