Tom Raftery, SAP / Instituto Internacional San Telmo


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Short Bio:


Tom Raftery is a Global Vice President for multinational software corporation SAP, an adjunct professor at the Instituto Internacional San Telmo, and a board advisor for a number of start-ups.


Before joining SAP Tom worked as an independent industry analyst focusing on the Internet of Things, Energy and CleanTech and as a Futurist for Gerd Leonhardt’s Futures Agency.


Tom has a very strong background in technology and social media having worked in the industry since 1991. He is the co-founder of an Irish software development company, a social media consultancy, and is co-founder and director of hyper energy-efficient data center Cork Internet eXchange – the data centre with the lowest latency connection between Europe and North America.


Tom also worked as an Analyst for industry analyst firm RedMonk, leading their GreenMonk practice for over 7 years. Tom serves on the Advisory Boards of SmartCities World and





Digital Transformation, the Internet of Things and associated technologies (blockchain, machine learning, edge computing, etc.) are the latest buzz words in technology. Organisations are scrambling to get up to speed on them before their competitors, or some young start-up gets there first and completely disrupts them.
Right now, these digital innovation systems are, roughly speaking at the same level of maturity as the web was in 1995. So where are these new digital technologies taking us? What is coming down the line, and how will these changes affect my organisation, my wallet, and the planet?
Join Tom Raftery for our OnTheMove keynote as he unpacks what the Future of Digitisation is going to bring us.






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Tom Raftery, SAP / Instituto Internacional San Telmo

"The Future of Digital: What the next 10 years have in Store"