To get an inside view on how sensor analytics can change how we make decisions in real-time, Jon paid a visit to Sensitel in Santa Clara. During the first video, MS “Ray” Sikka, CEO and Founder, shares how Staffcaster was inspired by a frustrating visit to a “big box” retail store (Staffcaster is Sensitel’s solution for retail and other industries which was built during their participation in the HANA Startup Program).

Ray also explains why he sees world-changing impact in sensor data for real-time analytics, and how HANA fits into the picture. Off camera after the shoot, Ray hypothesized that the same technology, properly applied, could help in the regulation of the world food supply.

Show Notes

:40 How sensors are changing the world

1:20 Sensitel uses HANA because predictive needs to be done in real time

2:30 The origins behind Staffcaster – Sensitel’s predictive solution for retail, etc.

4:10 More scenarios: scheduling nurses on multiple floors, planning better shipping routes in city traffic. Mobile analytics with sensor data will have an impact.

Sensitel also gave us a guided tour of their Staffcaster product:

Disclosure: This video is part of a project commissioned by SAP to amplify startup activity and developer innovation on HANA, mobile, and the SAP cloud.