Tom Raftery

About Tom Raftery

Tom Raftery is VP and Global Internet of Things Evangelist for SAP.

Previously Tom worked as an independent analyst focussing on the Internet of Things, Energy and CleanTech.

Tom has a very strong background in social media, is the former co-founder of a software firm and is co-founder and director of hyper energy-efficient data center Cork Internet eXchange.

More recently, Tom worked as an Industry Analyst for RedMonk, leading their GreenMonk practice for 7 years.

autonomous vehicles, connected vehicles, IoT

Connected Cars, Autonomous Vehicles, And The IoT

17-Nov-2017 | Tom Raftery

Part 2 of the "Future of Transportation and the Internet of Things" series In my last blog, I talked about the simplicity of the electric engine compared to the internal combustion engine and how thi

electric cars, electric vehicles, power grid, supply chain

Three Ways Electric Cars Are Changing More Than The Way We Drive

16-Nov-2017 | Tom Raftery

Part 1 of the "Future of Transportation and the Internet of Things" series The world is moving away from cars based on the internal combustion engine (ICEs). The future is electric. With Tesla lead

IoT And The New COO Scorecard

19-Jul-2017 | Tom Raftery

“Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance," said Kong Qui, better known as Confucius. I doubt he had chief operating officers (COOs) in mind when he said it, but 2,000 years later, he


The Internet Of Things Transforms The Sum Of The Parts, Not Just The Whole

10-Jul-2017 | Tom Raftery

Technology is usually the breath on the back of our necks, nudging us to do something differently. But historically, that’s also been part of the problem – it's urging us to essentially do the sam

Connected Cars: IoT Disrupts The Once-Humble Automobile

11-Apr-2017 | Tom Raftery

Lately, it feels like we’re living in an episode of “The Jetsons.” Cars aren’t exactly whizzing through the air like they did in the early ‘60s Hanna–Barbera cartoon, but they’ve come

Back to the Future mural

What Will The Internet Of Things Look Like In 2027? 7 Predictions

29-Mar-2017 | Tom Raftery

Recently I was asked: Where do you see the Internet of Things in 10 years? It is an interesting question to ponder. To frame it properly, it helps to think back to what the world was like 10 yea

IoT, Renewables, And Storage: A Perfect Storm For Utilities [VIDEO]

1-Mar-2017 | Tom Raftery

It is a time of great turbulence in the electric utilities space. In most regions globally, wind and solar are now our cheapest sources of electricity generation, even without subsidies. As a co