Innovation Talks

Innovation Talks

Show Floor, Venetian Ballroom | Tuesday–Thursday


These short, 20 minute presentations provide a glimpse into technology topics relevant to your job or industry. Hear myriad viewpoints delivered by thought leaders from inside and outside SAP.


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Innovation Talk Speakers
Why are enterprises flooding Silicon Valley?
Tuesday, 11:00 a.m.–11:20 a.m.

Omer Guzon,
VP for Corporate Partnerships Plug and Play

Transforming Infrastructure with Kubernetes and Google Container Engine
Tuesday, 11:30 a.m.–11:50 a.m.

Allan Naim, Consultant

Empowering Students to Solve Global Goals Using Disruptive Technologies
Tuesday, 2:00 p.m.–2:20 p.m.

Christian Vanizette,

TrueRec by SAP:
Digital Credentials Powered by Blockchain and Cloud Foundry
Tuesday, 2:30 p.m.–2:50 p.m.

Nethaji Tummuru,
Development Expert

Nethaji Tummuru

Development Expert


Nethaji Tummuru

Development Expert


Nethaji Tummuru

Development Expert


Nethaji Tummuru

Development Expert


The Makers of Marvels – How Developers are Rebuilding the Enterprise
Tuesday, 3:00 p.m.–3:20 p.m.

Chip Childers, Chief Technology Officer
Cloud Foundry Foundation

Science Fiction or Fact?
Tuesday, 3:30 p.m.–3:50 p.m.

Sandra Moerch-Petersen,
Global Innovation Manager, SAP

Artificial Intelligence that Reads Science
Tuesday, 4:00 p.m.–4:20 p.m.

Maria Ritola, Co Founder Iris AI

Redesigning Democracy on the Blockchain
Tuesday, 5:00 p.m.–5:20 p.m.

Jamie Skella, CTO
Horizon State

Build the Intelligent Enterprise with
SAP Leonardo Machine Learning
Tuesday, 5:30 p.m.–5:50 p.m.

Markus Noga,
VP Machine Learning, SAP Innovation Center Network, SAP

Future-Proof Your Career: Trends and Tools
to Stay Ahead
Wednesday, 10:00 a.m.–10:20 a.m.

Jeff Hadfield, Founder, 1564B

Non-Artificial Intelligence
Wednesday, 10:30 a.m.–10:50 a.m.

Igor Jablokov, CEO of Pryon

A Smarter Enterprise
with iOS
Wednesday, 11:00 a.m.–11:20 a.m.

Mark Malone,
Developer Evangelist

Big Data Architectures
and Analytics
for Cyber Security
Wednesday, 2:00 p.m.–2:20 p.m.

Pejman Najafi, PhD Student,
Hasso Plattner Institute

The Science of Where - Bringing the Power
of Location Intelligence
to SAP
Wednesday, 2:30 p.m.–3:20 p.m.

Art Haddad,
Chief Technology Officer, Location Analytics

Interfacing with Humans: Communication Hacks to Boost Your Career
Wednesday, 3:00 p.m.–3:20 p.m.

Jeff Hadfield, Founder, 1564B

SAP Next-Gen –
The Innovation Community for SAP Leonardo
Wednesday, 3:30 p.m.–3:50 p.m.

Ann Rosenberg,
VP & Head of Global SAP University Alliances, SAP

Making Innovation at Google
Wednesday, 4:00 p.m.–4:20 p.m.

Aaron Cunningham,
Global Makerspace Lead

Windows 10 Runs
Genuine Linux Without a VM: What, Why, and How
Wednesday, 4:30 p.m.–4:50 p.m.

Yousef Durr,
Senior Program Manager

Innovation Using Google TensorFlow and Machine Learning Solutions at Scale
Thursday, 10:00 a.m.–10:20 a.m.

Sina Chavoshi,
Technical Program Manager,
Cloud Partner Engineering
Google Cloud

Leveraging Modern Hardware for Next-Gen
In-Memory Data Management
Thursday, 10:30 a.m.–10:50 a.m.

Markus Dreseler, Phd Student,
Hasso Plattner Institute

Augmented Reality in Business
Thursday, 11:00 a.m.–11:20 a.m.

Mark Malone, Developer Evangelist

How The Garage Drives Innovation at Microsoft
Thursday, 11:30 a.m.–11:50 a.m.

Kenny Spade
Program Manager for the
Garage at Microsoft
Microsoft, Inc.

Continue the Revolution:
A Blueprint for Next-Gen In-Memory Data Management
Thursday, 2:00 p.m.–2:20 p.m.

Jan Kossmann, PhD Student

Meeting the Challenge of the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Thursday, 2:30 p.m.–2:50 p.m.

Michael Jordan,
Enterprise Portfolio Manager

Dialogue Generation with Generative Adversarial Networks
Thursday, 3:30 p.m.–3:50 p.m.

Goncalo Mordido, Phd Student
Hasso Plattner Institute