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. 

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

data, purpose, analytics

The “Purpose” Of Data

8-Feb-2018 | Timo Elliott

[no_syndicate_info][/no_syndicate_info] I’ve always been passionate about the ability of data and analytics to transform the world. It has always seemed to me to be the closest thing we have t

data, privacy, GDPR, security

Data Is A Powerful Weapon. Use It Responsibly – And Tell People

5-Feb-2018 | Timo Elliott

[no_syndicate_info][/no_syndicate_info] Voltaire reportedly once said: “Une grande responsabilité est la suite inséparable d’un grand pouvoir,” but most of us know the version made famous

What’s “Real” Artificial Intelligence?

2-Feb-2018 | Timo Elliott

[no_syndicate_info][/no_syndicate_info] With all the current hype around artificial intelligence (AI), I was asked the other day how somebody could differentiate between “real” AI and fake AI.