Interview with Mayank Mathur, Lead of the Value Engineering Team, SAP Startup Focus

By Domitilla Caputo April 27, 2017

 

SAP Startup Focus is SAP’s accelerator for Enterprise focused startups. We provide startups with the technology & mentorship they need for accelerated Product Development & Market traction.

 

We are proud to be part of Startupedia, an interactive learning platform created by Silicon Valley Forum for entrepreneurs looking to build their knowledge. Startupedia is a free resource to learn about how to run a successful startup. It consists of 2-minute videos that answer key startup questions, featuring expert advice from top Silicon Valley CEOs, founders, executives, and investors.

 

Click here to watch the interview with Mayank Mathur, Lead of the Value Engineering Team, SAP Startup Focus.

 

Mayank Mathur

 

Mayank Mathur leads the Value Engineering team in the Startup Focus Program for SAP. Mayank leads the VE team to enable startups, early stage ISVs and partners to build the next generation of applications and solutions on the SAP Hana Technology and Platform. Responsible for enabling the value-based selling of startup solutions by helping them build Minimum Viable Products (MVPs), enable Cloud Deployment and enable sales via direct sales channels and online marketplaces.

 

 

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20 Startups you should not miss at SAPPHIRE NOW 2017

By Domitilla Caputo April 25, 2017

 

SAPPHIRE NOW is a 3-day event being held from 16th May to the 18th May 2017 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, USA. It is the largest global business technology event, hosted by SAP and ASUG, where you can meet the entire ecosystem of SAP Partners, connect with the community that uses SAP software every day, and learn how to enable your digital business strategy. Customers can learn about SAP’s newest products and innovations, like those brought to the table by the SAP Startup Focus Program. Every year new startups join the Program and develop their solutions using SAP technology, meaning new opportunities for SAP customers.

 

We are excited to announce that 20 startups from our portfolio of validated solutions will be showcasing at SAPPHIRE NOW 2017, featuring 18 demo theater sessions, over 6 hours of content, and 3 HANA Innovation Award winners. Come and visit us at booth PC 213 and meet the latest, cutting-edge innovations that can improve your business.

 

Check out the list of can’t miss SAP Startup Focus sessions and start putting together your personal agenda today! All sessions will be held at the Partner Co-Innovation Campus PC214

 

 

Tuesday, May 16th

 

 

1:00 PM Empower Mobile Shoppers by Digitally Enabling Brick-and-Mortar Stores

 

POINTINSIDE

 

Position retailers for omnichannel success. Enable mobile shoppers to search, plan, and carry out their in-store shopping trips using a digital representation of the physical store. Discover how to grow basket size and enhance advertising dollars with the PointInside platform and digital, in-store, product location solutions for retailers.

 

 

1:30 PM Raise Inventory Accuracy with Last-Mile, Real-Time Visibility

 

SENSIFY

 

Build up item-level visibility along supply chains with sensor-based software that enables companies to track and trace millions of fixed assets, cargo, and truck driving behavior. Manage demand generation while reducing order fulfillment and inventory cycle time and provide real-time alerts with IoT solutions for assets and logistics from Sensify.

 

 

2:00 PM Make Electric Grids More Efficient and Sustainable for Cities and Companies

 

ENERSIS

 

Transform energy by combining internal and external energy-relevant Big Data to gain more transparency. Build on your Big Data with Enersis grid solutions in the areas of smart grids and sustainability management, and reach your CO2 emission reduction targets with the SmartHeat solution.

 

 

2:30 PM Stop Gambling on the Weather and Hedge Your Weather Risk

 

METEO PROTECT

 

Act now to mitigate the damage bad weather can inflict on your business, whether you’re a farmer or financier. Bet on Meteo Protect Vivaldi, a risk assessment and hedging solution with a global weather database and pricing platform, created by one of the pioneers in weather risk management and used by insurance companies, brokers, and cooperatives.

 

 

3:00 PM Build Up Sales Predictability Using GPS and Salesbots

 

EMPLAY

 

Transform sales teams by helping them find the best course of action for a given situation with prescriptive analytics. Support sales reps with Emplay sales GPS and intelligent salesbots to help them acquire and grow accounts, accelerate and close deals, plan and meet quotas, augment sales bandwidth, and improve sales booking.

 

3:30 PM Prevent Money Laundering by Using Artificial Intelligence

 

QUANTIPLY

 

Revolutionize the way anti-money laundering (AML) is carried out by sensing, learning, acting, and reporting money laundering and suspicious activities to regulators. Augment the skills of AML professionals with artificial intelligence (AI) delivered through Quantiply machine learning models, Quantiply Sensemaker AI platform, and SAP Vora.

 

Wednesday, May 17th

 

 

1:00 PM Reduce Costs and Nonproductive Time in Oil and Gas Drilling Operations

 

GREENOJO

 

Sharpen insights to improve drilling and cut cost per meter. Streamline the use of oil well engineering rules sets to predict subsurface characteristics and operations related to drilling and completion by using the Greenojo Upstream Data Analyzer solution running on the SAP HANA platform.

 

1:30 PM Advance the IQ of Your Business with Machine Learning and the IoT

 

MYOMEGA

 

Increase business success with solutions that help you to do more than just manage your operations. Discover how machine intelligence and Internet-of-Things (IoT) solutions from MyOmega Systems provide intelligent monitoring as well as the capability to trigger automatic follow-on activities or enable you to act on events that may cause damage.

 

11:00 AM Increase Citizen Engagement and Make Cities Safer and More Resilient

 

IPGALLERY

 

Enable cities to manage resources efficiently, reduce costs, increase revenue, and better serve citizens in day-to-day activities and during crises. Discover how IPGallery applications enable cities to enhance citizen lifestyle and well-being and increase citizen engagement during daily and emergency situations while protecting their privacy.

 

11:30 AM Minimize Theft in the Supply Chain and Optimize Material Management

 

HURU SYSTEMS

 

Record and track each step in the work process and the flow of products from the factory or warehouse to the field. Check the location of each item in real time, no matter where it is or who has custody. Improve sales personnel efficiencies with HURU, a supply chain platform that enables real-time asset tracking and chain of custody.

 

12:00 PM Save Money and Time by Monitoring Multiple Projects in Real Time

 

SABLONO (HANA Innovation Award Winner, Process Innovator 1st place)

 

Optimize the way you control the development of a project by recording the progress of all individual activities that are being executed on-site. See how Sablono’s next-generation solution enables project controllers, managers, and construction companies to track progress across multiple construction sites, resulting in time and cost savings.

 

12:30 PM Optimize Plant Operations and Improve Margins with Cloud IoT Applications

 

TEKNOLEUM

 

Increase revenue and lower operations costs at photovoltaic power plants. Facilitate plant management by empowering employees with centralized views of multiple sites and easy-to-consume, visual analytics in role-based dashboards, delivered by Teknoleum Solution’s cloud-based Internet-of-Things (IoT) application for photovoltaic plant management.

 

2:00 PM Enable Utilities to Reduce the Risk of Theft, Fraud, and Commercial Loss

 

CHOICE

 

Detect fraud patterns and slash utility theft and fraud on conventional and electronic meters. Choose a real-time, SAP HANA-based revenue intelligence solution from CHOICE that helps utility companies increase revenue by reducing nontechnical loss.

 

2:30 PM Empower Mobile Shoppers by Digitally Enabling Brick-and-Mortar Stores

 

POINTINSIDE

 

Position retailers for omnichannel success. Enable mobile shoppers to search, plan, and carry out their in-store shopping trips using a digital representation of the physical store. Discover how to grow basket size and enhance advertising dollars with the PointInside platform and digital, in-store, product location solutions for retailers.

 

Thursday, May18th

 

 

11:00 AM Make Electric Grids More Efficient and Sustainable for Cities and Companies

 

ENERSIS

 

Transform energy by combining internal and external energy-relevant Big Data to gain more transparency. Build on your Big Data with Enersis grid solutions in the areas of smart grids and sustainability management, and reach your CO2 emission reduction targets with the SmartHeat solution.

 

11:30 AM Raise Inventory Accuracy with Last-Mile, Real-Time Visibility

 

SENSIFY

 

Build up item-level visibility along supply chains with sensor-based software that enables companies to track and trace millions of fixed assets, cargo, and truck driving behavior. Manage demand generation while reducing order fulfillment and inventory cycle time and provide real-time alerts with IoT solutions for assets and logistics from Sensify.

 

12:00 PM Build Up Sales Predictability Using GPS and Salesbots

 

EMPLAY

 

Transform sales teams by helping them find the best course of action for a given situation with prescriptive analytics. Support sales reps with Emplay sales GPS and intelligent salesbots to help them acquire and grow accounts, accelerate and close deals, plan and meet quotas, augment sales bandwidth, and improve sales booking.

 

3:00 PM Stop Gambling on the Weather and Hedge Your Weather Risk

 

METEO PROTECT

 

Act now to mitigate the damage bad weather can inflict on your business, whether you’re a farmer or financier. Bet on Meteo Protect Vivaldi, a risk assessment and hedging solution with a global weather database and pricing platform, created by one of the pioneers in weather risk management and used by insurance companies, brokers, and cooperatives.

 

 

In addition to the sessions above, you will also get to meet the following startups:

 

APPROYO

 

INVENTY

 

CELONIS

 

OPSVEDA

 

XMPRO

 

BOODSKAPPER

 

NEXTVIEW, HANA Innovation Award 2017 Winner: Process Innovator, 2nd place

 

PLACESPEAK, HANA Innovation Award 2017 Winner: Social Hero, 2nd place

 

 

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More information about SAPPHIRE NOW can be found here.

 

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Prakshep – Using pictures of our world to weave stories

By Nitish Kumar Agrawal April 21, 2017

 

 

The mandate of every business is to always stay informed about itself. In an increasingly complex and interconnected world, making business reality available at zero degrees from the decision-making process remains the demand for most enterprises today. In the absence of a single common backbone of reference, or any historical perspective or dynamicity in their information, organizations today are forced to build disparate “versions-of-truth” depending upon human inputs, empirical knowledge, crowd-corrected assumptions etc.

 

Prakshep brings Businesses their own reality by providing a comprehensive view about all the things on earth we are interested in: people, buildings, crops, roadways, water, ships, coasts, cities and villages. Utilizing Computer Vision Intelligence deployed parallelly on top of one of the largest repositories of Med-Res Sat-Imagery to rapidly detect and classify the evolving ground realities, and by leveraging all available and disparate context data from the larger world, such as market reports, ground-captured images, price movements, geo-political conditions, location streams, social sentiments etc., Vama, resident AI, is able to quickly learn about things humans are interested in.

 

 

Vama utilizes a lean structure called Thorium for the delivery of these real-time insights from the massive underlying dataset. At the bottom of the pyramid lies about 300 Peta-bytes of Medium Resolution Satellite-imagery exponentially expanding: the Landsat-8 satellite images the entire surface of the earth every 16 days. This Massive Data is held offline, or on cloud-distributed glaciers, while around 10 Tb of Master Intelligence is extracted to be kept at a nearer business recall on-disk, constituting a Base Map of our world, and from this is extracted the final essence that resides in SAP HANA: real-time insights that can be delivered on-the-fly to businesses: via humans and machines alike, available on-device, on-premise or on-cloud.

 

 

 

Prakshep leverages SAP HANA to make Massive geo-spatial data available for deeper machine understanding in a scalable and economic manner, and the resulting insights – fast, frequent and reliable, can be directly integrated into any existing business systems and workflows via APIs. SAP HANA enables multi-line and cross-embedding of multiple intelligent models, and provides a computational leverage that represents a technological singularity in terms of crunching massive geo-spatial data: a single run of pan-India analysis takes Vama 19 minutes to deliver, while earlier non-hybrids used to take days, if not months, for the same. This kind of disruptive time-economics also brings complex Sat-imagery analysis and insight delivery into the realm of continuous human interaction: HANA speaks SQL, and talking to our ultra-fast HANA Db is simple for anybody who talks SQL, man or machine.

 

Prakshep is democratizing a common Sat-backbone of Insights by making basic earth information, in the form of Continuous Digital Surveys, available for anyone to use every 15 days, via channels, partners and reports, both online and offline. Case in point is our India Wheat Production Report for the Rabi Winter 2016-17 season, part of our India Food Story, where we analyzed Med-Res Satellite Imagery for India to predict her total Wheat Cultivation Area, Potential Output & Yield after Losses, almost 100+ days in advance of any available market estimate. These numbers are now validated accurately within 1% and as the First Predictor of Long Cyclic High for Wheat in India.