Partner Webcast

The Digital Economy and the Internet of Things: Disruption, Transformation, Opportunity

Presented by:

SAP

About the Webcast

The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the world at an unprecedented rate. Companies looking to succeed in the emerging digital economy reinvent their business models and strategies. This webcast offers strategic insight for leaders seeking competitive differentiation in this dynamic new environment.

Topics include:
• The promise, perils and potential of IoT
• How IoT is changing business-as-usual, with specific examples in Manufacturing, Transportation, and Healthcare
• The role of digitization
• Key challenges; potential pitfalls to avoid
• How and where to start your company's IoT transformation

Speakers

  • Mike Golz

    SVP & CIO, North America
    SAP

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    Mike Golz
    SVP & CIO, North America
    SAP

    Michael Golz is CIO of North America. He frequently speaks to customers about SAP’s innovation in the areas of cloud, digital, real-time computing, analytics, and business networks. Michael brings in the perspective of how SAP runs SAP and shares experience on how to maximize the value from SAP deployments.

  • Andrew McAfee

    Co-Director, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy; Principal Research Scientist, MIT Sloan School of Management

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    Andrew McAfee
    Co-Director, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy
    Principal Research Scientist, MIT Sloan School of Management

    Andrew McAfee (@amcafee), a principal research scientist at MIT and cofounder of its Initiative on the Digital Economy, studies how computer technologies are changing business, the economy, and society. His 2014 book on these topics, The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies (co-authored with Erik Brynjolfsson) has been both a New York Times and Wall Street Journal top ten bestseller. He writes two blogs, academic papers, and articles for publications including Harvard Business Review, The Economist, The Wall St. Journal, and The New York Times. He's talked about his work on The Charlie Rose Show and 60 Minutes, at TED and the Aspen Ideas Festival, with Tom Friedman, and in front of many other global and domestic audiences.

    McAfee was educated at Harvard and MIT. He lives in Cambridge, watches too much Red Sox baseball, doesn't ride his motorcycle enough, and starts his weekends with the NYT Saturday crossword.

  • Jason Pontin

    Editor in Chief and Publisher, MIT Technology Review; Chairman, MIT Enterprise Forum, Inc.

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    Jason Pontin
    Editor in Chief and Publisher, MIT Technology Review; Chairman, MIT Enterprise Forum, Inc.

    As editor in chief, Jason Pontin is responsible for the editorial direction, media platforms, and business strategy of MIT Technology Review. He also serves as chairman of its international entrepreneurial network, MIT Enterprise Forum. Mr. Pontin joined MIT Technology Review in 2004 as its editor and was named publisher in August 2005.

    From 1996 to 2002, Pontin was the editor of Red Herring, a business and technology publication. From 2002 to 2004 he served as editor in chief of the Acumen Journal, which he founded, covering the business, economic, and policy implications of discoveries in biotechnology and the life sciences. He has written for national and international publications, including the New York Times, the Economist, the Financial Times, Wired, and the Believer. He is a frequent guest on television and radio.

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