James Gold, Director, Global Technology Partner Marketing, SAP SE
Jim is an enterprise software veteran who’s held a number of senior marketing and business development positions at large, mid-size and startup technology companies. In his current position as Director of Global Technology Partner Marketing for SAP, he’s responsible for co-marketing, business development and co-innovation of key SAP strategic alliances, including Cisco Systems, Inc. Previously, he held product marketing positions in support of SAP HANA Cloud Platform and SAP virtualization technologies.
Prior to SAP, Jim worked in a variety of senior roles in partner and product marketing, business development and channel enablement. He began his software career at IBM, and has worked at Intuit, LivePerson and Lithium Technologies, among others.Jim graduated cum laude from the University of Vermont, and has done graduate work in business and political science.
If you’ve spent much of your career in customer facing roles as I have, you know it from experience: whatever your business, there’s simply no substitute for a true customer advocate. It’s been said more than once that “the most important person selling what you’re offering is…your customer.” And with no shortage of vehicles to share product and service experiences, we all know that your customer’s opinion — positive or negative — can impact business like never before.
So what does this have to do with Big Data, Analytics, and Internet of Everything (IoE) – along with SAP, Hortonworks and Cisco? I hope you’ll stop by World of Solutions (1733) Connected Factory at Cisco Live to find out for yourself! You’ll see a powerful example of a Predictive Maintenance application that combines real-time and historical data about asset performance and repair to proactively prevent disruptions, increase manufacturing yield, reduce costs – and ultimately improve customer service.
Guest Blogger: Cecile Poyet, Alliance Marketing Manager at Hortonworks
One of the most exciting, yet challenging opportunities companies face today is related to data. Every year, they have to deal with about 40% more data than the year before. How does your organization take advantage and make sense of this exponentially growing resource?
Hortonworks and Cisco have been partnering to help you build massively scalable big data solutions that expand with your needs and provide you with an industry-leading platform for Hadoop-based applications.
Fully tested and certified, the Cisco UCS solution for HDP is based on UCS Integrated Infrastructure for Big Data, a highly scalable and efficient architecture designed to meet the demands of rapidly growing big data environments with cohesive data integration and powerful management-automation capabilities. With Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure for Big Data, we have helped enterprises smoothly integrate Hadoop with their computing, networking, and storage resources to run Hadoop clusters.
Why do I love Big Data so much? It’s because there are endless possibilities to deliver on the Internet of Everything (IoE) opportunity that will create new capabilities, richer experiences, and unprecedented economic opportunities for businesses, countries, and individuals. Analytics is an enormous part of that value creation and is estimated to drive $7.3T of the $19T IoE opportunity over the next 10 years.
Big Data and Analytics take the data created by people, processes, and things – that’s held within the Data Center and at the Edge – and convert it to insights that deliver the truly transformational business outcomes for which we all strive. I’m not talking about ‘iterative’ changes here. I’m talking about game-changing breakthroughs that change the way businesses compete, healthcare teams treat their patients, and cities and governments meet the needs of their constituents.
Cisco has incredible Connected Analytics offerings that address the needs of data streaming at the edge. These offerings are complemented by solutions based on Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure and broad ecosystem of Big Data & Analytics Partners.
Microsoft and Cisco have been committed to deliver the value of Application Centric Infrastructure to Microsoft users since the announcement of ACI. This video from Brad Anderson, Microsoft CVP, Windows Server and System Center demonstrates the value Microsoft sees in ACI since.
Convention Center in Orlando, Florida and our bench is packed this year. We will showcase how Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) enables application data center managers to quickly meet ever-increasing business demands and take advantage of the world of many Clouds + Integrated Infrastructure and Internet of Things.
Don’t go through life without goals, so make it a goal while at Sapphire to stop by the Cisco booth 330 to ask our subject matter experts about industry leading, Cisco and SAP technologies in our three key areas:
Unified Computing System – Why Cisco is #1 and a partner in ~50% of all integrated infrastructure solutions?
Cloud First – Understand the benefits of Cisco and SAP’s cloud-first partner strategy? How important is Choice and Trust to your company?
IoT & IoE – Learn the difference between IoT and IoE and how do we derive value from Things?
We’re bringing our first-class Cisco subject matter experts, partner and customer testimonials to Sapphire NOW, to share our experience and expertise in delivering these new innovative technologies.