It was a big day for our brand new Hybris Labs prototype Charly. The SAP Forum in Linz, Austria was the first time he got to see the tough life outside the lab. It was Charly’s first event. Luckily his daddy, Giancarlo, and his aunty Anja came along to make sure he’d be fine. But there was nothing to be worried about. He’s a little star. Continue reading
Well, let’s say almost… Okay, not actual Danish design by definition… But this version of the Hybris Labs Changing Room was built in Denmark, set up at the SAP Innovation Forum in Copenhagen (Denmark) by our Danish colleagues who also conducted the demo…in Danish! So there!
The reason we’re emphasizing this, is not our love for functionalist design and architecture. Far more it is the fact that once again a team has successfully demoed one of our prototypes at an event without a Hybris Labs member being physically present. Well done! This makes us very happy because, as our loyal readers know, we can’t possibly attend all of the events we’re requested for. But we’ll always do our best to support where we can!
Actually, you can find elements of Danish design in the setup…
We’re still catching up on all the events we attended in the past few weeks and months. Today, let us take you to Helsinki. You think it’s cold in Finland? Correct.
But we didn’t just travel there because of the nice weather. So after a quick swim in the Baltic Sea we started to set up our Bullseye Demo at the SAP Innovation Forum Helsinki. You may be surprised to hear that we actually learned something from our previous prototypes. For example: make components transportable.
USB instead of soldered wiring to connect the components.
Some things on the other hand will probably never change. Re-labeling. It’s our thing. Apparently…
Conclusion: Bullseye can be shipped and is very easy to set up. Probably the closest we’ll ever get to plug and play. Reason enough for us to risk the next step. In future we want to support events without traveling to location ourselves… “Have you tried turning it off an on again?…”
Why is this part 5, you might ask? This event had nothing to do with the hybris Americas Customer Days, neither B2B Game Plan, nor did it take place in the same venue in Fort Worth. The SAP Retail Forum we’re talking about was located in Miami Beach. But we’re still in the same week! Funky Retail, the repaired Funky Retail, was dismantled on Tuesday evening, traveled to Miami on Wednesday morning and had to be set up again that same day. How’s that for a tight schedule?! And when we opened up the case, we found this:
Yippieh, Skippy! As if we hadn’t suffered enough already! But let’s not be too dramatic. It seems the TSA was gentle with our Prototype. All systems were up and running before bedtime without any further obstructions.
Next morning we could finally get back to business as usual. To round things off we made a slight enhancement to our branding…
As a reward Scott got some camera time again.
This is what happens when we ask Andreas to accompany the Smart Wine on a small tour across Europe:
So, we thought perhaps this Big Brother thing actually isn’t such a bad idea…
In Sopot (Poland), apparently golf is more interesting than wine and flashing lights. Would you believe it?! Maybe not a bad thing for a change. With all the attention it was getting, the wine shelf’s ego was starting to become quite unbearable. Our little star. But judging by the first photo, we should investigate what part Andreas played in this unexpected turn of events.
Anyway, to compensate for this slight disappointment, Andreas took the Smart Wine Shelf to Vienna. There it was treated appropriately and with the necessary respect.
The “Palais Kaun Kinsky”, not a bad location for our partner’s, “SMARTASSISTANT”, guided-selling event, not bad at all!