TOM RAFTERY

Global Vice President, Futurist & Innovation Evangelist at SAP

Our Digital Future – we can optimise for People, Planet, AND Profit

Digital Transformation, the Internet of Things and associated technologies (blockchain, machine learning, edge computing, etc.) are the latest buzz words in technology. Companies, and countries are scrambling to get up to speed on them before their competitors, or some young start-up gets there first and completely disrupts them.

Right now, these digital innovation systems are, roughly speaking at the same level of maturity as the web was in 1995. So where are these new digital technologies taking us? What is coming down the line, and how will these changes affect my organisation, my wallet, and the planet?

SAP Futurist and Innovation Evangelist Tom Raftery unpacks these trends to show how digital technologies are transforming the lives of individuals, enterprises, and the planet for the benefit of all.

About Tom Raftery

Inspirational international keynote speaker Tom Raftery is a Global Vice President for SAP, a guest lecturer at the Instituto Internacional San Telmo, and a board advisor for a number of start-ups.

Before joining SAP Tom worked as an independent industry analyst focusing on the Internet of Things, Energy and CleanTech and as a Futurist for Gerd Leonhardt’s Futures Agency.

Tom has a very strong background in technology and social media having worked in the industry since 1991. He is the co-founder of an Irish software development company, a social media consultancy, and is co-founder 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.