It might have been grey and rainy last week in New York City, but it sure didn’t feel that way in the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center where Strata Data NYC was held. As is now the custom, SAP was on location with a bevy of giveaways and some exciting news on innovations coming this fall.

First up: the big news of the day from Byron Banks (read the press release for full announcement). Byron took time in between his jam-packed schedule to share the latest capabilities now available with SAP Analytics Cloud, which include new machine learning features to help users make faster, confident decisions without the help of data scientists or IT. Check out the video:

And Byron didn’t stop there. He sat down with Peter Burris and John Furrier on theCube NYC to share what makes these innovations valuable to organizations. This is a conversation you won’t want to miss (watch the replay). As he puts it,

“If the organization is the driver of the technology, we want to be the pit crew. It’s really about enabling them to be their best.” – Byron Banks


Women in Big Data Luncheon

Wednesday was also a packed schedule. Up first was the Women in Big Data luncheon co-hosted with Intel. This lunchtime panel had a full house of attendees who listened and shared their views on diversity in the workplace. Panel speakers included Ziya Ma (Intel), Clare Gollnick (Terbium Labs), and Karuna Mukherjea (SAP).

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Session Highlight: Human Intelligence, AI, and Augmented Analytics

After lunch, Richard Mooney delved into the intelligent enterprise with his session “Bringing Together Machine and Human Intelligence.”  Here’s just a snapshot of what he covered there:

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For those who couldn’t be in New York, Richard talked at length with Database Trends and Applications about exactly how the new innovations work for users.

“Not only are we bringing in assistive and exploratory capabilities, we’re also bringing cognitive capabilities into the analytics platform, so we can now interact with the underlying data model and natural language search. The approach we’re doing is simplifying it to a huge degree and effectively enabling every business user to take advantage of machine learning without having to understand every detail.” – Richard Mooney 

Wrapping It Up by Winding It Down

Finally, on Wednesday evening, partners and SAP colleagues alike had time to unwind at the Hudson Yards After Dark reception hosted by SAP in our New York City headquarters. We were treated to drinks, food, beautiful views, and a tour of the SAP innovation center.

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Want to Hear More about the SAP Announcements Out of #StrataData?

We don’t blame you! There’s been a lot of interest in SAP Analytics Cloud’s new machine learning capabilities, and short of trying it out yourself (which you can do for free!), there’s no one better to turn to for the full run down than the users who already have. You can find customer stories on our SAP Analytics YouTube channel.

You can also read some of the press coverage:

“SAP’s machine learning product realizes that you’re trying to predict a certain field and will give you a clue automatically that says, ‘Did you know that X is the most influential thing in determining Y?’ We believe we get to an answer that’s 97 to 98 percent of what a data scientist would ultimately find in terms of accuracy, without you needing to wait for that data scientist.” – SAP’s Mike Flannagan, SVP of SAP Analytics and SAP Leonardo, to CIO from IDG

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