Gallery: SAP's tech of the future

As well as staging the first public appearance for its new co-CEOs and housing the German leg of its World Tour customer conference, SAP used the recent CeBIT show in Hannover, Germany to demo some of the projects that its research division is currently working on. shows off some of its latest concepts.

With stands in five of CeBIT's 19 halls, SAP showed off a number of displays demonstrating how SAP tech could be applied to various projects in the future, including to support crisis response centers in the event of a major incident, as shown here.

Using the scenario of a severe storm approaching Germany, the display shows how emergency services could gather and use information to help prepare for the severe weather, and to take appropriate decisions to mitigate its effects, such as deciding where to send help first when the storm has passed.

The display uses techniques and information developed by the German federal government-funded Soknos security research program to help improve the way cities respond to such incidents. The display shows how SAP technology could be used to integrate a number of different data sources and process flows into an urban management platform that organizations can use to deal with emergency situations.

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