Kai Goerlich

Kai Goerlich

About Kai Goerlich

Kai Goerlich is the Chief Futurist at SAP Innovation Center network. His specialties include competitive intelligence, market intelligence, corporate foresight, trends, futuring, and ideation. Share your thoughts with Kai on Twitter @KaiGoe.

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The Tech That Fell from Space

12-Sep-2018 | Kai Goerlich

[drop-letter]Space research has been the source of numerous technology innovations, many of which we now take for granted, such as mobile devices and GPS systems that rely on satellite data. In the po

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The Space Economy: Ready For Liftoff

11-Sep-2018 | Kai Goerlich

Space may not yet be high on the agenda for digital leaders, but leading business minds are making billion-dollar bets that suggest it should be. Many innovations now critical to most organizationsâ€

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Swimming In The Immersive Digital Experience

12-Sep-2017 | Kai Goerlich

If you've chased a Pokémon down the street or visited Antarctica via the New York Times' VR app, you've already experienced how quickly immersive digital experiences have begun to feel real. This fir


Why Do We Fear Robots?

15-May-2017 | Kai Goerlich

Normally, no one fears computers. Indeed, many of us love them and can’t imagine our lives without them. But if that box sprouts mechanical arms and legs and a head, our attitude changes. The clo

How Machine Learning Will Make Businesses More Creative

8-May-2017 | Kai Goerlich

When I was a child, I used to love to lie on my back in the cool grass, the summer wind dancing across my face, and look up at the clouds as they drifted by. They changed form constantly as they moved

Why Robots And AI Need To Be More Like Mr. Spock

1-May-2017 | Kai Goerlich

No one on Star Trek’s Starship Enterprise ever doubted that Mr. Spock was the smartest being on the bridge. Yet rather than simply being admired for his feats of logical thinking, Spock was often ch

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Machine Learning: The Real Business Intelligence

23-Jan-2017 | Kai Goerlich

Business intelligence (BI) tools first appeared on the enterprise technology scene several decades ago, at birth clumsy and difficult to use but ultimately improving the flow of data through organizat

Sharing Data Improves Supply Chains

15-Nov-2016 | Kai Goerlich

Most people have more stuff than they need. And more often than not, items – such as cars and production machinery – are not in use. For some, owning a car or a professional machine is a status sy

Can Digital Decrease Resource Volatility?

14-Nov-2016 | Kai Goerlich

We are living in the Anthropocene era, where human activities have a significant impact on our global ecosystems. Every year, the nonprofit Global Footprint Network, which promotes the sustainable use

(Re)Programming Life

12-Sep-2016 | Kai Goerlich

We live in the Anthropocene era; human activity is very clearly the foremost impact on Earth. Today we require the resources of 1.6 Earths to survive, and the most moderate estimates suggest that, if