by Alyce Lindquist, SAP

BigDataChatJoin us for the next SAP Big Data Chat. We’re talking about data scientists in the world of big data and new predictive analytics tools. In what Harvard Business Review called “a new breed,” the data scientist is a role that is increasingly valuable to technology businesses and is instrumental in using predictive analytics to impact the bottom line.

In this interactive discussion we’ll take a look at the changing role of the data scientist

Learn more about the data scientist role and how it’s evolving in the world of big data and predictive analytics
Find out key characteristics of predictive technology that today’s data scientists are looking for
Get real-world examples of SAP Big Data and data scientists providing real business value today

When: Wednesday, December 4, 8am PT / 11am ET / 5pm CET
Where: Watch via the live video stream (once the event starts) and chat via Twitter #SAPChat

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How to Join the Conversation


  • Watch the live video stream on the SAP Community Network via Google Hangout On Air at
  • Don’t worry, you don’t need to have a Google+ account to watch the live stream. At 8am PT, simply click the above link (works with any browser) to watch and listen to the conversation.

Chat and Ask Questions

  • The tweetchat is at #SAPchat. Join the conversation and tweet your comments/questions about #BigData while you watch the live video stream – using the #SAPChat hashtag.
    • What’s a tweetchat? It’s a real-time “meeting” on Twitter, 140 characters at a time. Simply log in to Twitter (you can create an account at and include the hashtag #SAPchat along with your comments and questions. You’ll be in the conversation! Watch the stream of tweets with any Twitter app, such as Tweetdeck, Hootsuite or

SAP Big Data Chat Speakers

David GinsbergDavid Ginsberg, Chief Data Scientist, SAP, @DavidWGinsberg
David Ginsberg is Chief Data Scientist at SAP. In this role, he is globally responsible for SAP’s Data Science organization, managing top level experts who develop and deliver some of the most sophisticated use cases for Big Data and Predictive Analytics. He is part of the senior management team for Platform Solutions and Big Data at SAP, and joined the SAP Services Board of Advisors in 2013.


ShekarShekhar Iyer, Global VP of Business Intelligence and Predictive Analytics, SAP, @ShekharIyer111
Shekhar Iyer has recently joined SAP as Global Vice President of Business Intelligence and Predictive Analytics. He is responsible for the Solutions Management, Go-To Market & Sales/COE Specialist functions for these solution areas and part of the leadership team for the Global Platform and Solutions organization. He is based out of Stockholm, Sweden.


TimoTimo Elliott, SAP Innovation Evangelist, @timoelliott
Timo Elliott is an innovation evangelist and international conference speaker who presents to IT and business audiences around the world on the latest trends in information strategy and technology. His popular Business Analytics blog at tracks innovation in analytics and social media, including topics such as big data, collaborative decision-making, and social analytics.


This blog originally published on the SAP HANA blog and republished with permission.