19 episodes

The Best Run Podcast is a monthly show consisting of thought leadership content. Host Rushenka Perera, Head of Marketing, SAP ANZ interviews various business leaders in Australia, New Zealand and Internationally across different industries. The topics are centered around business, people and innovation.

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The Best Run Podcast is a monthly show consisting of thought leadership content. Host Rushenka Perera, Head of Marketing, SAP ANZ interviews various business leaders in Australia, New Zealand and Internationally across different industries. The topics are centered around business, people and innovation.

    Delivering Historical Insights to the World’s Largest Fun Run – The Sun-Herald City2Surf

    Delivering Historical Insights to the World’s Largest Fun Run – The Sun-Herald City2Surf

    In this episode Rushenka speaks with the organisers THE IRONMAN GROUP who are behind the running of The Sun-Herald City2Surf event that is in it's 50th running this year. It will also for the very first time be run as a virtual event in which SAP is the official Analytics Innovation Partner. We also speak to an official legend of the event Chris Edwards who has participated in the race every single year since it's inception.

    Talking points in this episode include:
    4:25 - How the pandemic has impacted the global endurance event industry.
    8:15 - A look back into the history of The Sun-Herald City2Surf.
    12:45 - Discovering historical data insights from 49 years of The Sun-Herald City2Surf.
    19:25 - Some interesting stats from the data analytics insights of the race.

    To learn more about The Sun-Herald City2Surf data project visit SAP.com/australia/city2surf and if you're inspired to participate in this year's virtual run there's still time to register at city2surf.com.au

    • 23 min
    Innovation at the WTA: Supporting Player Welfare Off The Court

    Innovation at the WTA: Supporting Player Welfare Off The Court

    In this episode Rushenka speaks with Ashley Keber, Vice President, Member Relations, WTA and Milan Cerny, Director of Strategic Partnerships, SAP Global Sponsorships on how the WTA have managed the pandemic this year and supported player welfare with launching an innovative platform called WTA University in partnership with SAP.

    Talking points in this episode include:
    3:10 - How the WTA have been managing the pandemic inside their organisation.
    4:45 - How SAP has supported the WTA during the pandemic.
    7:40 - The thinking behind the launch of WTA University.
    14:50 - The culture of innovation at the WTA.
    16:10 - The partnership between SAP and the WTA.

    Notes
    Learn more about WTA University
    Listen to WTA World Number 1 Ash Barty at Effect 2020

    • 23 min
    Staying Resilient on the Journey to Olympic Glory

    Staying Resilient on the Journey to Olympic Glory

    In this episode Rushenka speaks to New Zealand sailing champions Blair Tuke and Pete Burling on how these two Olympians have dealt with lockdown during the pandemic and used this time to prepare for the Olympics. We hear how preparation and planning helped them perform in tough times, having the right systems in place to ensure they stay focused and maintain resilience.

    Talking points in this episode include:

    1:00 - Blair and Pete's background and sailing achievements.
    3:30 - What makes them so resilient during challenging times.
    4:50 - Challenges to their training during the pandemic.
    9:00 - Using analytics to help them analyse their performances.
    10:40 - Adapting to the new challenges of lockdown during the pandemic.
    15:20 - Lessons for business executives to achieve personal goals.

    • 17 min
    Creating a Cleaner Ocean with Innovative Thinking

    Creating a Cleaner Ocean with Innovative Thinking

    In this episode Rushenka speaks with Effect 2020 keynote speaker and ocean advocate Emily Penn to discuss the importance of sustainability, where to start and why it is essential for industry and businesses to be part of the circular economy.

    Talking points of this episode include:

    1:00 - Introduction to the eXXpedition project.
    5:00 - What is The SHiFT Method in solving some of the world's pressing issues.
    7:40 - How businesses can get involved and support the need for a cleaner ocean.
    12:50 - What the Circular Economy means for businesses.
    21:20 - A preview to Emily's keynote talk at Effect 2020.

    Notes:
    Register for free for Effect 2020 - https://events.sap.com/au/effect2020/en/home

    Learn more about SHiFT - https://shift.how/

    • 25 min
    Preparing a Return to the Office: What The Future May Look Like

    Preparing a Return to the Office: What The Future May Look Like

    In this episode Rushenka speaks with Brad Krauskopf, CEO of Hub Australia and Gina McNamara, CFO, SAP ANZ to discuss how organisations have been managing their workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic and what measures have been put in place by businesses in providing safe work environments as employees return back to office.

    Talking points of this episode include:
    (2:00) - How businesses in Australia adjusted their workplaces at the start of the pandemic.
    (5:25) - The impacts on SAP ANZ offices and employees during the pandemic.
    (7:05) - Major trends and challenges from businesses preparing a return to the workplace.
    (10:55) - Further initiatives that organisations are implementing for a safe return to the office.
    (13:10) - What the future of the workplace may look like.
    (16:50) - How SAP ANZ is preparing their new Sydney office so employee feel safe at the office.

    Learn more about Hub Australia https://www.hubaustralia.com/

    Read more on how SAP is Australia's 3rd Best Place to Work in 2020 https://bit.ly/3kFxoLc

    Read the Workplace Operator Readiness Council guide to returning to the office https://bit.ly/30NJYQn

    • 20 min
    A Responsive Recovery: Helping Australians Get Back to Work

    A Responsive Recovery: Helping Australians Get Back to Work

    In this episode Rushenka speaks with Chris Peck, Executive General Manager, Public Services, SAP ANZ and Ryan van Leent, Public Sector SME, SAP Institute for Digital Government on how the Australian public sector has responded to recent challenges including raging bushfires to a global pandemic.

    Getting Australians back to work has been a key focus since the pandemic outbreak and Chris and Ryan share insights and recommendations from SAP on how data and technology could help drive a bigger and faster economic recovery.

    Talking points of the episode include:
    (1:40) - Observations on the public sector response to recent challenges.
    (7:30) - Recommendations for helping Australians get back to work.
    (17:20) - The focus on transparency as being key to trust in government.
    (19:50) - How the Responsive Government Playbook be used in practice.

    Visit SAP.com/australia/government to download both the Responsive Government Playbook and the Public Policy Paper on Helping Australians Get Back to Work

    • 26 min

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