SAP Innovation Management

Blender Lego Art for HoloLens

Who doesn’t love Lego? And if you have used Blender before…who doesn’t love Blender? 🙂 Combining both seemed like a great idea, so that’s what I did…Using Blender I create some pretty simple Lego pieces that can be used to build both simple and complicated models. A single piece is 0.25 by 0.25 and it’s made out of a single vertex. In the image, the colors are just used to …

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Room with a View – HoloLens, Unity3D and Blender

  Since the last month or so I have been enlighten myself with an awesome Blender course…and while I had some previous experience by reading some books…nothing could get me to the point that I’m at now as this course…so…enough said…it’s more than highly recommended 🙂 So…one of the challenges was to create something just using primitives…that means…cubes, spheres, cones and so on…nothing fancy…no modifiers…no extra knowledge…so I was able …

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An AI bot beats a human at poker. What can procurement learn from it?

  Will machines or artificial intelligence (AI) replace humans? That is a question that continues to be debated. Over the last decade machines have proved to be better than humans at many games including chess, checkers, even the strategy board game Go, which many considered beyond a machines comprehension. But winning at poker has a broader significance. In those other games all information was on the table, both human and …

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SAP d-shop’s Virtual House – A journey from Physical to Virtual

  Some time ago…our good friends from SAP d-shop Newtown Square (Namely John Astill et all) built a IoT House for SAP Insurance. This little house (hand made by the way) used an Arduino Nano, a bunch of sensors and LED lights…and…which is pretty cool by the way…a 3D Printed washing machine with a water sensor…and of course…it was and it is…IoT enabled.     We thought it was pretty …

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Digital Business Modeling Stories cont.

On my previous blog “Digital Business Modelling Stories”: Digital Business Modelling Stories I had written about some practical examples about how to combine business concepts with a digital perspective.  I want to add here a few more cases. Power on: looking for a stronger base and capitalize the digital opportunities, we helped a diverse but intense group of German and Indian social start-ups from the energy sector to develop further …

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How Cultural Transformation drives Digital Transformation

Almost everybody today innovates in one way or another, but mostly incremental. Breakthroughs are the exception. This is not to say that incremental innovation is a bad thing. It is just not sufficient and this becomes apparent when companies try to master the digital transformation. The term “digital transformation” is misleading. It suggests that the transformation is primarily about technology. Technology is the trigger, sure. Yet, without a culture of …

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How The Internet Of Things Inspires a New Approach to Innovation

Innovation was something the R&D department owned, but this is no longer true. Certainly, R&D are more important than ever, yet innovation is no more confined to a single department. Innovation is becoming everybody’s business (see video), your business, no matter what role you are in. Sales, production, purchasing, accounting, HR, marketing. And it is the Internet of Things, which drives this trend towards Open Innovation. It started well before …

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Unity3D and Alexa working together

If you are an SAP Employee, please follow us on Jam. Since a long time…I had the idea of making Unity3D and Alexa work together…however…other project kept me away for actually doing it…so…a couple of days ago…a conversation with a friend made me remember that I actually really wanted to do this…so I did 🙂 At first…I wasn’t exactly sure how to do it…but then slowly the main idea came …

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SAP Labs CIS: Inno-Wave in Moscow

The 5th International Conference Inno-wave 2016 ran on October 13 in Moscow. More than 100 corporate innovation management professionals attended it in Radisson Blu hotel. Corporate innovation process from an idea to result was the main topic this year. Experts from International and local companies as well as governmental institutions and private business accelerators have been discussing the main issues within 3 sections, including 15 presentations, 3 round tables and …

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HoloHouse: A Collaboration between SAP d-shop Silicon Valley and Global Co-Innovation Labs

If you are an SAP Employee, please follow us on Jam. [This blog post was originally posted on HoloHouse: A Collaboration between SAP d-shop Silicon Valley and Global Co-Innovation Labs] Manfred Pauli, Director of the Helix Platform, Global Co-Innovation Labs, contacted the d-shop Silicon Valley with regards of a project his team was working on.  We had recently purchased a Microsoft HoloLens and we were getting knowledgeable about the technology …

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