Timo Elliott


Timo Elliott

About Timo Elliott

Timo Elliott is an Innovation Evangelist for SAP and a passionate advocate of innovation, digital business, analytics, and artificial intelligence. 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 have appeared in publications such as Harvard Business Review, 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. 

From Business Intelligence To Prescriptive Analytics: What’s Next?

4-Apr-2018 | Timo Elliott

[no_syndicate_info][/no_syndicate_info] At the recent Data Innovation Summit in Sweden, I had an opportunity to debate (one-armed!) the topic of BI and prescriptive analytics with Nick Jewell of Al

Can The CIO Be The CDO?

15-Mar-2018 | Timo Elliott

As noted by IDC in its CDO Scorecard, “The chief digital officer (CDO) is a role that has emerged to accelerate digital transformation initiatives across all industries.” But within many organizat

Analytics: What Happened In 2017 And Where Is 2018 Going?

2-Mar-2018 | Timo Elliott

[no_syndicate_info][/no_syndicate_info] Every year, the nice folks at BIBlogg.no reach out to various experts to get their opinions on the greatest trends in analytics. You can get the full list o

Analytics Semantic Wars, Basta!

23-Feb-2018 | Timo Elliott

[no_syndicate_info][/no_syndicate_info] What’s in a name? Terms like business intelligence, analytics, Big Data, artificial intelligence, and dashboards are thrown around in management meetings e

CEOs Say They’re In Charge Of Analytics (Others Aren’t So Sure!)

20-Feb-2018 | Timo Elliott

[no_syndicate_info][/no_syndicate_info] Thanks to a tweet from Carsten Linz, the head of the SAP Center for Digital Leadership, I stumbled across some fascinating research from McKinsey on leadersh

What Does AI Bring To Marketing?

16-Feb-2018 | Timo Elliott

[no_syndicate_info][/no_syndicate_info] Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) is poised to revolutionize most aspects of operational marketing. It can help automate many of the cho

Can You Trust Your Big Data?

15-Feb-2018 | Timo Elliott

[no_syndicate_info][/no_syndicate_info] Despite increasing claims that Big Data is a buzzword that has been overhyped, and that it’s really just data, the subject remains a hot topic in most orga

What’s The Easiest Way To Get Started With Enterprise AI?

13-Feb-2018 | Timo Elliott

[no_syndicate_info][/no_syndicate_info] Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning have created hundreds of new opportunities to optimize business. But what’s the easiest way to get sta

Airports: Preparing For Takeoff In The Digital Era

9-Feb-2018 | Timo Elliott

[no_syndicate_info][/no_syndicate_info] I travelled through airports roughly eighty times last year — and it wasn’t always a wonderful experience! There’s a great opportunity for modern t

innovation, digital transformation, disruption, strategy, HR, human resources

The Problem With Exponential Innovation: People

8-Feb-2018 | Timo Elliott

[no_syndicate_info][/no_syndicate_info] We’re linear humans in a world of exponential change. “Exponential emerging technological changes run counter-intuitive to the way our linear brains m