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During my opening session at SAP Influencer Summit #sapsummit, I interacted with a computer called TERI (Trusty Explorer and Retriever of Information).  TERI's job was to retrieve relevant bits of information about market trends so I could assess how they might impact SAP.  The five trends were as follows:

  • Economic Volatility
  • Emerging technologies
  • Networked Business Practices
  • Rising customer influence
  • Sustainability and Regulations

The later keynotes described how SAP's product, technology, and go-to-market strategy have been influenced by these trends.

Some people have commented to me that it was difficult to capture all of the factoids that TERI and I used so I've repeated most of them here:

  • 40 Exabytes (4.0 x 1019 ) of unique NEW information will be generated worldwide this year 
  • One weeks' worth of New York Times contains more information than a person came across in their entire lifetime in the 18th century
  • 60% of the world's population uses mobile technology in some way
  • 12% of software market will go to the cloud by 2011
  • 31% of future innovation will come from customers
  • Companies committed to sustainability outperformed their peers by 15% during the financial crisis
  • 50% of the S&P 500 now report on their sustainability performance

And for those of you wondering, I have no idea how that song got on my iPod.

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