Kevin Poskitt did a really good job in his blog post today describing the path, history, and future of predictive analytics as it shifts in focus to who uses the capabilities and how they action them. (It’s a good read and I  recommend it.) Kevin details the substantive data science and automation experience that SAP enables to help business users on their journey to drive business results and attack business problems with predictive machine learning. From results embedded in everyday work flows for business analysts to tools for advanced statistical users, SAP is poised to support every user in their data science journey. I’m thrilled to be part of the effort and revolution.

You can discover and experience for yourself what’s next for predictive analytics by participating in SAPPHIRE NOW, June 5–7, 2018. And there are options detailed below that will allow you to engage without going to Orlando in person.  I look forward to the possibility of meeting you there.

Topic Station

Drop by the SAP Predictive Analytics Topic Station (PL412) in the Platform Campus area of the show floor.

  • Engage SAP experts on how predictive analytics can address your business issues
  • Experience demos that will:
    • Preview the SMART Predict
    • Show how you can embed predictive results and models into SAP Applications such as SAP S/4HANA and SAP Hybris
    • Demonstrate how you can tackle business challenges and gain efficiencies

SAP Innovation Award Winner Spotlight

Watch HarrisLogic, an SAP Innovation Award winner, describe how they achieved 99% accuracy in predicting outcomes in a Main Theatre presentation PL62069 “How HarrisLogic is Helping Prevent Suicides with Predictive Analytics.”

  • Wednesday June 6 from 2:30 pm to 2:50pm EST
  • Live broadcast if you’re not at SAPPHIRE NOW

Find out how Rainforest Connection, an SAP Innovation Award winner, is “Predicting and Preventing Illegal Deforestation” in demo theater presentation PL62130

  • Wednesday June 6 from 11:30 am to 11:50am EST

SAP Leonardo

Catch Mercedes-Benz detail how they “Enrich the Customer Experience in the Auto Industry with Machine Learning” in a Main Theatre presentation LE62773.

  • Tuesday June 5 from 2pm to 2:30pm EST
  • Live broadcast if you’re not at Sapphire

Learn the ”Power of Digital Transformation with Data Science Without the Data Scientist” in presentation LE61821 in the SAP Leonardo campus

  • Wednesday June 6 from 3:30 pm to 3:50pm EST

Predictive and SAP Analytics Cloud Roadmap

Discover the “Roadmap for SAP Predictive Analytics and Analytics Capabilities Offered in SAP Analytics Cloud” from Richard Mooney, lead product manager advanced analytics for SAP, in ASUG presentation ASUG11459.

  • Wednesday June 6 from 2:30 pm to 3:30pm EST

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Safe travels, and hope to you meet you at SAPPHIRE NOW. Connect with me here or on Twitter at @JohnSchitka.