AI-Based Career Mentoring for the Masses

Personalized career development is no longer a perk for the privileged few at the top. An intelligent mentoring app called Ellen matches mentors and mentees from all levels of the organization. Launched by San Francisco-based NextPlay.ai, the Ellen app is popular with a growing number of major companies worldwide, including in the U.S. and Asia. NextPlay.ai was among the HR startups that recently participated in the SAP.iO Foundry San Francisco.

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AI-Based Career Mentoring For The Masses: When People Talk, Innovation Happens

Personalized career development is no longer a perk for the privileged few at the top. An intelligent mentoring app called Ellen is matching mentors and mentees from all levels of the organization. Launched by San Francisco-based NextPlay.ai, Ellen is popular with a growing number of major companies worldwide, including the United States and Asia. Unlike traditional manual mentorship tools, the machine learning algorithm generates better matches at a massive scale by factoring in numerous, individualized parameters.

For companies, mentoring can boost succession planning, diversity and inclusion efforts, and employee retention. Employees at one organization were 25 percent more likely to strongly recommend working at their company after six months of participating in the program. Another customer identified a multimillion-dollar business opportunity after Ellen linked a mentee in product development with the director of sales.

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Five Years Strong: Silicon Valley Forum’s 2019 Women in Tech Festival Makes Waves in Silicon Valley and Beyond

Now in its fifth year, the Women in Tech Festival features two days of inspirational talks, panels, keynotes, and startup pitches, as well as networking opportunities. This year the Silicon Valley Forum welcomed SAP.iO as Silver Sponsor, partnering with the Women in Tech Festival underlines our belief in the importance of inclusivity at work.

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SAP Kicks Off SAP.iO Foundry San Francisco for HR Tech Startups

 SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced the launch of the SAP.iO Foundry San Francisco Winter 2019 Cohort. During the next three months, SAP will accelerate seven HR technology startups from across the globe as part of the program.

In collaboration with SAP SuccessFactors management, the announcement will be made at the Cohort Launch Day at the SAP.iO office in San Francisco…

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SAP.iO & Sheroes: Shuchi Rana in conversation with Sairee Chahal

Amazing evening with Shuchi Rana and Sairee Chahal, the Founder and CEO of Sheroes sharing her wisdom and talking about lessons learned as an entrepreneur. Her insights led to an incredible dialogue around what the future of work looks like and how women are an important part of solving problems with technology and the need to create an inclusive culture. Her community-meets-deep technology approach has made Sheroes a globally formidable platform, changing the game for women and their aspiration. Over a million women have directly benefited and Sheroes aims to impact over 100 million women in the next five years.  An Aspen Leadership Fellow, Sairee is recognized for her achievements globally including Cartier Award, Editor’s choice for L’Oreal Women’s Award and Most Powerful Women in Indian Business.

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SAP.iO Foundry SF Demo Day Spring 2018 — Three Months of Building the Intelligent Enterprise

SAP.iO invests in and accelerates startup innovation that strategically expands the Intelligent Ecosystem around SAP’s applications, digital platform, and technology services / APIs. The SAP.iO Foundries are our global network of top-tier, equity-free programs for startups, including accelerators, to help startups build innovative software that delivers high value for SAP customers. Startups selected for our Foundry programs receive access to curated mentorship, exposure to SAP technologies, and opportunities to collaborate with SAP customers.

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Everyone’s a Developer

The announcements at the SAP Sapphire Now Conference were the reasons why API Fortress joined the SAP.iO Foundry in SF 3 months ago. SAP recognizes the value of respecting the intelligence of its users. The workforce has evolved, and we’ve come to a fascinating intersection where the line between can and can‘t code is fuzzier than ever. APIs and integrations are king, and who owns that work is now spread across all teams.

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Working with SAP

Here at Centrifuge, we have a long history with SAP. Some of us worked as engineers in Walldorf (SAP’s German headquarter) back in the ’90s. With our previous startups we often partnered with SAP. On the other side we also had a healthy competition with Ariba who joined the SAP portfolio after their acquisition a few years back.

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