SAP is introducing an Innovation Weekend around its annual TechEd event in Berlin and Las Vegas next month. It gives participants a chance to “Gain hands-on experience with some of SAP’s coolest and newest innovative technologies, taking an idea from concept to prototype.”
Given my book’s focus on innovation, Craig Cmehil, one of the event’s main drivers has been discussing with me a presentation there. Distracted by all my other book and consulting travel, it only dawned on me last week that I was committing to weekend travel. And he really perked me up when he said “of course we can work around your sleep pattern”
You see it is a 30 hour non-stop event. Yikes!
Craig has been an unbelievable champion for SDN and other community involvement at SAP. That has earned him the title of Open Innovation Manager. But not just Open, he should also have Rapid and Agile in his title. He is big on marathons. For two years in a row he has also run a call-in marathon for Doctors without Borders on his weekly radio show. Again in the spirit of openness he has invited various bloggers and associates to present on a variety of topics, and simultaneously raised money for a worthwhile cause.
So, I asked this insomniac about these marathons: