Have been very busy and not had time to post any new blogs, but had to write a blog about Vishal Sikka leaving SAP. This IMHO is truly a blow. Vishal was a truly visionary and innovative leader who seemed to be leading SAP out of their old ways into the new world with new and emerging technologies.
Of the many articles I read since I heard the news, these lines from an article resonated the most:
“Given that SAP’s executive bench is now filled with sales and marketing talent and fewer technical folks who understand how core technology can transform SAP, this puts pressure to find a new visionary that can interpret Chairman Hasso Plattner’s visions while balancing the market’s need for 30 to 40% year over year growth.”
(Article by R. Ray Wang. http://www.enterpriseirregulars.com/74396/news-analysis-saps-cto-vishal-sikka-resigns-mean-sap-customers/).
Of late a few senior visionaries have left SAP; first Sanjay Poonen, and now Vishal.
I was looking forward to Vishal’s keynote @ Sapphire. Would be interesting to see where he resurfaces.