SAP Radio Guest Speaker Overview

Bob Parker Group Vice President, IDC

Bob Parker is a Group Vice President at IDC, responsible for the research direction at IDC Manufacturing Insights and IDC Retail Insights. These industry business units provide global, fact-based research and analysis on best practices and the use of information technology that helps clients improve their capabilities in key process areas.

Bob blogs regularly in the IDC Insights Community (

Before IDC, he served as a research vice president at AMR Research, launching the most successful new program in the company’s history – e-commerce research. Previously, Bob was Managing Director at TDI, a technology-based company that included distribution, systems integration, and Internet Service Provider (ISP) business units.

He was also corporate CIO at Eastern Technologies, a manufacturer serving the defense and commercial vehicle industries, and division CIO at the Acoustic Research business unit of International Jensen.


Digital Transformation – Changing the Game in the Chemical Industry

The buzz: Vite, vite! [“Faster, faster” in French] Chemical industry leaders face new challenges, as digital technologies transform our world and drive innovation at a…

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Finance 2020: Life or Death by Digital?

The buzz: Get a shiny quarter. If your Finance function is like most organizations’, it has traditionally focused on expense control, spreadsheet-driven accounting and management…

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Is Hyper-Connectivity Reinventing the World Economy?

The buzz: When ‘hyper’ is a good thing. As individuals, organizations, and machines inter-connect in real time, the resulting always-on hyper-connectivity is reinventing the world’s…

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Manufacturing Trends: Automation in Overdrive

Today’s buzz: Manufacturing. Manufacturers are pushing automated processes into overdrive to survive in the competitive global marketplace. The resulting systems evolution is creating new types…

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Factory of the Future: Ready, Set, Now! – Part 2

Factory of the past vs. the future. Does Charlie Chaplin’s struggling Little Tramp in the 1936 film “Modern Times” represent today’s factory worker and the…

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Factory of the Future: Ready, Set, Now!

Manufacturing. If the word still evokes Charlie Chaplin’s 1936 film “Modern Times” – visions of his Little Tramp character struggling as a factory assembly line…

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SAP Radio Host

Bonnie D. Graham

A talk radio and cable TV broadcast journalist since 1995, media producer / host Bonnie D. Graham created and launched SAP Coffee Break with Game-Changers Radio in Fall 2011. Since then, she has developed 20 additional themed Game-Changers radio series for SAP. On each episode, Bonnie moderates a panel of thought leaders, practitioners, journalists and / or educators from across the business spectrum and the globe, to share timely technology and strategy insights for businesses of all sizes, industries, geographies, and maturities. Bonnie is on the SAP Editorial Experience / News Services team. Follow her programs on Twitter #SAPRadio.

Connect with Bonnie D. Graham: @bizbreakradio

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