SAP Run Simple Truck Makes Final Stop on its 2015 UK Tour

SAP hosts City & Guilds interns to learn first-hand about the impact of Big Data on the world of work

SAP NEWSBYTEToday, the SAP Run Simple Truck will make the final stop on its two-week tour of the UK with a visit to the Olympic Park, East London. Featuring highly interactive technology showcases and live demonstrations, the Truck brings to life the impact of Big Data and technology on how we live, work and play.

Demonstrations on the Truck include digital farming, smart vending machines, the Internet of Things, as well as a wide range of broader Big Data and technology applications across sectors such as healthcare, sport, energy and IT.

As part of SAP’s ongoing commitment to help develop the skills young people need to thrive in the Digital Economy, SAP will host nine City & Guilds Interns who will have the opportunity to participate in the live demonstrations. They will also meet with senior SAP executives to discuss how technology is impacting the world of work in today’s digital era and beyond. This initiative is part of SAP’s wider contribution to youth development through its Internship and mentoring programmes, its University Alliance partnership and its long standing work with organisations such as the Prince’s Trust and Apps for Good.

Cathy Ward, Global Head of Deal Execution, at SAP commented: “Young people are the drivers of innovation and economic growth in their role as the leaders and entrepreneurs of the future. We’re continually looking for opportunities to engage with the next generation of leaders on the ways that technology can produce simple solutions with business impact; helping to build better run and more sustainable organisations. It’s exciting to have the Truck as a backdrop to this discussion as it truly showcases the practical applications of technology on the industries and careers of today and the future.”

The Truck, has travelled the length and breadth of the UK during the past two weeks as part of its 22 European country tour, welcoming hundreds of SAP employees, customers and partners at locations including Nottingham, Newbury and the Manchester City Football stadium. This event at London’s Olympic Park concludes the UK Run Simple Tour with a unique experience designed to help young people looking to build their skills and develop their careers.

Tiana Locker, Youth Engagement Officer from the City & Guilds Group, commented; “Everything we do at the City & Guilds Group is about helping people develop the skills they need to get into a job, progress on the job, and move on to the next job. Young people need to understand what employers are looking for, which is why it’s great that SAP has offered our interns a look at areas like Big Data. It gives them a taste of how technology is transforming the world of work.”

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