Tom Raftery


Tom Raftery

About Tom Raftery

Tom Raftery is Vice President and Global Evangelist for the Internet of Things at SAP. Previously, Tom worked as an independent analyst focusing on the Internet of Things, energy, and clean technology. 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 the GreenMonk practice for seven years.

When Developing Your Internet Of Things Strategy, Prioritize Privacy And Security

10-Jan-2018 | Tom Raftery

Former Cisco CEO John Chambers famously predicted that there would be 50 billion connected devices by 2020. Thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT), his forecast may soon become reality. Things such

IoT, retail, customer

How To Enrich The Customer Experience Using Internet Of Things

9-Jan-2018 | Tom Raftery

It’s hard to overstate the value of delivering an excellent customer experience. For many customers, a huge majority of the buying experience is based on how they feel they are being treated. Some w

healthcare, IoT, predictive medicine, sensors

Predictive Maintenance For People: The Endgame For The Internet Of Things (#IoT)

2-Jan-2018 | Tom Raftery

Predictive maintenance is one of the oldest and most tested uses cases for the Internet of Things (IoT). For years, we’ve been able to analyze incoming data from sensors embedded in machines and mak

Internet Of Things

Eight Predictions For The Internet Of Things (#IoT) In 2018

27-Dec-2017 | Tom Raftery

As 2017 comes to a close, some of us at SAP put our heads together to predict the trends we think we'll see in the Internet of Things space for the next 12 months. Here they are, in no particular orde

Learning To Live With The ‘Intelligence Of Things’

12-Dec-2017 | Tom Raftery

In our business and personal lives, we’ve become accustomed to an ever-increasing number of devices connected through the Internet of Things (IoT). In addition, artificial intelligence technologies

Artificial Intelligence And The Future of Jobs

29-Nov-2017 | Tom Raftery

My role here at SAP is IoT Evangelist. It’s my job to go around and speak about how the Internet of Things is changing the way we live, work, and run our businesses. IoT Evangelist is a job title th

Here Come The Jetsons: Flying Cars And The Internet Of Things

22-Nov-2017 | Tom Raftery

Part 3 of the “Future of Transportation and the Internet of Things” series If you ever watched the cartoon series The Jetsons – or almost any other show set in the space age – you’ll not

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