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Timo Elliott

About Timo Elliott

Timo Elliott is an Innovation Evangelist for SAP and a passionate advocate of analytics, business intelligence, and digital transformation. He was the eighth employee of BusinessObjects and for the last 25 years, he has worked closely with SAP customers around the world on new technology directions and their impact on real-world organizations. His articles appear regularly in publications such as Forbes, ZDNet, The Guardian, and Digitalist Magazine. He has worked in the UK, Hong Kong, New Zealand, and Silicon Valley, and currently lives in Paris, France. He has a degree in Econometrics and a patent in mobile analytics. 

Disruption Ahead: The Big Trends In Business Intelligence Analytics

24-May-2017 | Timo Elliott

I had the honor of presenting an Americas SAP User Group (ASUG) session on the latest big trends in BI & Analytics at the SAPPHIRE NOW SAP User Conference this week in Orlando, Florida. It was a p

Analytics: The Most Important Business Process in Your Organization

30-Mar-2017 | Timo Elliott

It’s time to take analytics seriously! That might sound strange – after all, analytics has been at the top of Gartner’s CIO technology priorities for decades. But despite that, analytics i

Analytics Innovation, Disruption, And Transformation

9-Mar-2017 | Timo Elliott

I’ll be presenting a session on Analytics Innovation, Disruption, and Transformation at the BI2017 conference in Orlando next week. This post is an introduction to some of the themes I’ll be cove

digital transformation, leadership

Who’s In Charge of Digital Transformation? You Are!

7-Mar-2017 | Timo Elliott

Each year, I present at about 50 conferences around the world, talking to business and IT audiences about the impact of the latest technologies. I’ve been doing this for a long time, but I’ve rec

Who Will Win AI For The Enterprise?

17-Jan-2017 | Timo Elliott

When it comes to getting the most out of artificial intelligence, large quantities of high-quality data are essential. For example, thanks to their massive data sets, Google’s algorithms have lea

Predictions: A Cynic’s Guide To BI In 2017

27-Dec-2016 | Timo Elliott

I’ve been working in business intelligence and analytics for more than 25 years. With some confidence and a lot of cynicism, here are my predictions for 2017: Businesspeople Businesspeople w

AI, artificial intelligence

Artificial Intelligence: The New Killer Feature

12-Dec-2016 | Timo Elliott

Artificial intelligence is gaining traction faster than anybody imagined – quickly knocking down the dominoes of complex tasks that computers have long struggled with. For example, in April this

Do You Really Have To Migrate To The Cloud?

6-Dec-2016 | Timo Elliott

Yes. You really do. You will still always have some on-premise software (at least until Internet access is free, instantly fast, and 100% ubiquitous — i.e., never). But the bulk of your importan

data science, analytics

Information Is Now The Core Of Your Business

2-Dec-2016 | Timo Elliott

Data is at the very core of the business models of the future – and this means wrenching change for some organizations. We tend to think of our information systems as a foundation layer that supp

artificial intelligence

Are You Ready For Artificially Intelligent Enterprise Applications?

28-Nov-2016 | Timo Elliott

We’re now clearly in an exponential technology world. Each year brings the same amount of innovation as the previous several years — and the human brain finds it hard to imagine the consequences.