Tag: SAP Design Talks

Designers Finally Earn Their Seat

“You’ve won a seat at the table. People are listening to you. You’d better have something to say!” Challenging, motivational fighting talk straight from the mouth of Barry Katz, author, IDEO fellow and widely-published design historian, after telling an avid SAP audience how intensely design has influenced Silicon Valley over the decades and how designers […]
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Paul Townsend

SAP Design Talks: How Design is Helping adidas Breathe New Life into Sportswear Classics

Already a popular magnet for SAP employees around the globe since 2015, the SAP Design Talks series recently made its Berlin debut. And, in another first, the presentation given by Lars Kampf, Director Graphics at adidas, at the SAP Data Space in Berlin was open to external participants as well. New York-based designer and startup […]
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Jeanette Rohr

Design Beyond the Car

Klaus Frenzel of Daimler spoke at SAP about designing modern luxury
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Esther Blankenship

Familiar yet Surprising

James Sommerville, Vice President for Global Design at The Coca-Cola Company, spoke recently at SAP about keeping an iconic brand fresh.
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Esther Blankenship

A Round of Applause!

The SAP Design Talks brought 10 speakers to SAP in 2016 and will continue to bring more speakers in 2017.
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Esther Blankenship

“Wow” Is the Benchmark

Boris Verkhovsky spoke at SAP about the Cirque du Soleil design process and why, without intense collaboration, there would be no show.
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Esther Blankenship

A Passion for Detail

Karim Habib is head of design at BMW. He spoke recently at SAP about his life’s calling
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Esther Blankenship

The Key to Good Design – an Interview with BMW’s Karim Habib

Karim Habib leads the design team of one of the most successful brands in the automotive industry, BMW. We invited him to SAP headquarters in Walldorf, Germany to give an SAP Design Talk. Habib was kind enough to give us some insight into the car design process as well as into how designers and engineers […]
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Esther Blankenship

Scaling Design Thinking – an Interview with IBM’s Phil Gilbert

As head of design at IBM, Phil Gilbert leads a program of historic proportions to reinvigorate IBM’s business through the power of Design Thinking. Since his company was acquired by IBM in 2010, Gilbert has been executing on his plan to redefine how Big Blue, the inventor of commercial computing, develops its products and services. […]
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Esther Blankenship

Evangelize Outcome, Not Design

Building up a culture of sustainable design at a behemoth like IBM is a big job, but not too big for Phil Gilbert.
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Esther Blankenship

Superpowers for the Industrial Worker

Greg Petroff, Chief Experience Officer at GE, spoke at SAP about designing for the harsh conditions of industrial use cases.
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Esther Blankenship

Designing the New Digital Society

Prof. Dr. Gesche Joost on Design, SAP, IoT, and why Germany is lagging behind its EU neighbors in the digital transformation.
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Esther Blankenship

Prototyping a Better Future

At the 4th SAP Design Talk, Professor Dr. Gesche Joost talked to over 1000 SAP employees about the Internet of Things and the democratization of tools.
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Esther Blankenship

Paul Gardien of Philips Design Speaks at 2nd SAP Design Talk

Here’s a riddle for you. What do the cassette tape, electric shavers, neonatal intensive care units, 500 SAP employees, the Walldorf fire department and high-end Dutch furniture design have in common? The answer is that they all came together on stage at the second SAP Design Talk on November 12th.  Maybe that wasn’t much of […]
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Esther Blankenship

Designed to Fly

At the first SAP Design Talk, designer Jason Mayden (Nike, MarkOne) kicked off the new series with words of wisdom on overcoming obstacles to success. “At Nike, we always set ourselves what we called a BHAG. That stands for big, hairy, audacious goal,” Jason Mayden recalled from his days as Senior Global Design Director for […]
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Esther Blankenship