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.

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Industry 4.0, Digital Supply Chain, And Sustainability: A Chat With Hans Thalbauer

11-Mar-2020 | Tom Raftery

The buzz around Industry 4.0 is starting to grow, so I decided it might be interesting to have a series of interviews themed around Industry 4.0 here on the  Digital Supply Chain podcast. To kick

logistics worker is organising dispatch of freight on her interactive digital map whilst talking on her headset.

Digital Supply Chain And Digital Logistics: A Chat With Till Dengel

25-Feb-2020 | Tom Raftery

The logistics aspect of supply chains is increasingly being digitized and is now often referred to as digital logistics. To find out more about this, I invited Till Dengel to come on the Digital Su

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The Advantages Of Digital Supply Chains: A Podcast With Johannes Drooghaag

13-Feb-2020 | Tom Raftery

Welcome to episode 17 of the "Digital Supply Chain" podcast. In this episode, I interview Dr. Johannes Drooghaag (also known simply as JD and @DRJDrooghaag on Twitter). We had a wide-ranging conver

Engineer using laptop computer for maintenance equipment in thermal power plant factory

Digital Supply Chains That Deliver People’s Desires: A Chat With Dorit Shackleton

4-Feb-2020 | Tom Raftery

Welcome to the first episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast for 2020. My guest on this show is Dorit Shackleton (also known as @DoritShackleton on Twitter). Dorit is global head of marketing an

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Three Industries Where Technology Is Reducing Our Carbon Footprint

10-Dec-2019 | Tom Raftery

The science is in. We need to significantly reduce our carbon emissions to limit the amount of warming our planet undergoes as a consequence of climate change. The good news is that technology is r

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