Historically SAP are an enterprise structured data software company: as society evolves unstructured data is ever more important. How are SAP coping with the opportunities and red herrings our increasingly connected world surfaces for them to respond to?
Real world collaboration strategies and tactics for enterprises.
With extensive senior management practical experience, Oliver consults with companies on international digital transformation strategy. Oliver previously ran HP's Global Digital Enterprise Transformation team, managed the Sony PlayStation 'WorldWide Studios' collaboration and workflow environment and has worked with the American Management Association, Sun, Docent/SumTotal Systems, Harvard Business School and McKinsey & Company on major initiatives around knowledge transfer and change management. Oliver has dual US/UK citizenship, speaks at various conferences and on the occasional webinar. He is based in San Francisco. His personal site is www.olivermarks.com.
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Achieving great collective performance has the same basic principles for musicians, sports teams and other groups of individuals.
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