Tom Raftery is Global VP and Internet of Things Evangelist for SAP.
Before joining SAP Tom worked as a an independent analyst focusing on the Internet of Things, Energy and CleanTech.
Tom has a very strong background in social media, is the former co-founder of a software firm and is co-founder and director of hyper energy-efficient data center Cork Internet eXchange.
Tom also worked as an Analyst for industry analyst firm RedMonk, leading their GreenMonk practice for over 7 years.
Tom serves on the Advisory Boards of SmartCities World and RetailEverywhere.com.
By Tom Raftery on June 22, 2017
SAP’s Nils Herzberg and I were on an ASUG webinar earler this year where he outlined some great use cases SAP’s customers have for the internet of Things. Nils had some great examples, but the webcast was limited to ASUG members only, so I asked him to come on the IoT Heroes show to share the […]
Episode 28 – The Internet of Things, SAP Leonardo, and Sapphirenow reviewed by Diginomica’s Jon Reed (aka @jonerp)
By Tom Raftery on June 20, 2017
I had a chat recently my old friend Diginomica co-founder, content curator extraordinaire, and fellow Enterprise Irregular Jon Reed (@JonERP on Twitter) shortly after the big SAP Sapphire conference to get Jon’s unique take on SAP, and the Internet of Things. We had a wide-ranging discussion about the Sapphirenow announcements (including the expanded Leonardo innovation […]
By Tom Raftery on April 24, 2017
I have been a longtime fan of Ken Briodagh’s IoT Time podcast, so when he reached out to ask me to come on his show, I suggested we jointly host a show. He very graciously agreed, and we had a great conversation discussing connected goods, connected transportation, connected agriculture, food production, energy, trends in the Internet of […]
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By Tom Raftery on March 27, 2017
I was asked recently where do you see the Internet of Things in 10 years? It is a cool question to think about, and to frame it properly it helps to think back to what the world was like 10 years ago, and how far we have come since then. Ten years ago, in 2007 […]
Posted in Featured Posts, Technology / Software | Tagged 3D printing, business networks, connected agriculture, connected cars, connected healthcare, connected manufacturing, connected transportation, distributed manufacturing, iiot, industrial internet of things, Internet of Things, Internet of Things (IoT), IoT
By Tom Raftery on March 22, 2017
I had the good fortune to meet SAP’s VP Connected Vehicles, Laurens Eckelboom at Mobile World Congress recently and I invited him to come on the IoT Heroes podcast to tell us all about what SAP is doing with its Vehicle Network and other connected car initiatives. Here’s the transcript of our conversation: Tom Raftery: […]
By Tom Raftery on February 23, 2017
Without doubt it is a time of great turbulence in the electric utilities space. In most regions globally, wind and solar are now our cheapest sources of electricity generation, even without subsidies. As a consequence of this, wind has overtaken nuclear, hydro and coal to become the second largest source of electricity generation in EU […]
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IoT, and the transition to the digital services economy discussion with Constellation’s Andy Mulholland
By Tom Raftery on January 18, 2017
Over on the IoT Heroes podcast I recently had a chat with Constellation Research analyst Andy Mulholland. Before coming out of retirement to head up IoT research for Constellation, Andy was Global CTO for Cap Gemini, and so he knows a thing or two about IT! Andy publishes extremely insightful articles on the Internet of […]
Posted in Technology / Software | Tagged agile enterprise, andy mulholland, augmented intelligence, Constellation Research, digital services economy, Digital Transformation, intelligent business, Internet of Things (IoT), IoT, Manufacturing, manufacturing as a service, sap, sapiot
SAP Announces: Leonardo, Jump-Start program and Leonardo event to help organizations get started with IoT
By Tom Raftery on January 12, 2017
…learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else Leonardo da Vinci SAP made a big announcement related to its Internet of Things (IoT) products. The announcement is in three parts: SAP is branding its IoT Innovation portfolio SAP Leonardo – naming it after the great visionary, inventor, and artist Leonardo da Vinci Then, […]
By Tom Raftery on December 12, 2016
The Internet of Things is a very nascent area, and as with all maturing topics, the language surrounding it can be a little confusing. This is especially true when the terms are so new, and not always self-explanatory. So, what are the Internet of Things (IoT), the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), and Industry 4.0? […]
By Tom Raftery on October 12, 2016
TrenItalia has invested €50m in an Internet of Things project which it expects to cut maintenance costs by up to €130m anually, to increase train availability, and improve customer satisfaction ratings. There is a lot of hype around the Internet of Things (IoT) these days, so it is refreshing to see an IoT story with […]