SAP and Innovation
"We finished up with something that I've wondered about for a couple of years: How did SAP go from one of the most stodgy of conservative software companies to an organization that has schoolkids eager to line up to use its tech for the coolest sort of student and maker projects?"
I don't think it's fair to call SAP to be a stodgy company. It always had a different path towards innovation. Yes, it did not get into the cloud bandwagon right way, but it also did not lag behind in innovation a great deal. SAP has always focussed on a stable secure platform and then innovated on these premises.