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In this News Desk interview, Principal Analyst Aaron Back welcomes Sayan Bose from SAP for a discussion on securing data in the cloud, creating industry-specific technologies, and pushing sustainability beyond a business’ own four walls.
00:01 — Aaron introduces Sayan Bose, Global VP of Industrial Manufacturing Industries at SAP.
00:30 — Bose explains his role at SAP, rooted in identifying new innovations with potential to drive manufacturing efficiency.
02:17 — Among the key challenges facing today’s manufacturing processes are the tasks of creating resilient, sustainable supply chains as well as developing products with improved digital capabilities and streamlining data usage to unlock new sources of revenue.
04:45 — Aaron continues the thread of sustainability and profitability. Bose details how SAP is helping customers balance these elements that appear to be at odds.
06:16 — Through product footprint management, SAP provides customers the data needed to identify their carbon footprints.
07:10 — Bose emphasizes that the execution of the entire value chain happens through SAP.
07:50 — Employee safety and health are of paramount importance. Environmental health includes carbon-neutral processes and the broader responsibility to keep employees safe. Sustainability efforts need to go beyond manufacturing and reach suppliers.
09:01 — Physical and technical infrastructure both contribute to responsible resource usage.
10:20 — Bose stresses the need for manufacturers to install a clear security risk and compliance framework.
12:15 — Co-creation impacts the evolution of the SAP ecosystem based on individual manufacturer needs.
13:20 — Bose explains SAP’s aim to leverage co-innovation and accelerate industry-specific solutions.
14:10 — Bose calls innovating together with customers the best thing to happen because of the cloud.
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