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At SAP's TechEd conference, the company built awareness of SAP Leonardo, its approach to digital transformation that brings together design thinking methodology; technology innovations such as analytics, machine learning, big data, and the Internet of Things; and services to help customers achieve specific business objectives. The TechEd conference focused on two of Leonardo's key technology constituents: blockchain and IoT.


  • SAP Leonardo continues to evolve rapidly, with more accelerators being added to its key technology constituents. The expanded vertical focus now stands at 10, including chemicals, oil and gas, mining, and life sciences as recent additions.
  • Accelerators also target specific lines of business within each vertical. In retail, for example, accelerators are aimed at the lines of business responsible for inventory, logistics, and assets.

Features and Benefits

  • Evaluates SAP's updates for IoT and blockchain and what it means for the market and industry.
  • Assesses the market demand and acceptance for IoT services and blockchain technology.

Key questions answered

  • What is feeding growth in IoT services in the coming years, and what will help service providers differentiate?
  • What are the new case references for blockchain in the industry, and how can service providers position themselves in this new emerging technology?

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  • Summary
  • SAP talks up blockchain and IoT
  • SAP plans to expand vertical uses of blockchain
  • IoT gets extra attention from SAP


  • Further reading
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