One of the articles I read mentioned that Vishal Sikka may be headed to Infosys as their CEO. Would be interesting to see if this happens. Here are my thoughts on that:
1. SAP is a software company and Vishal was key in spearheading their product development making strategic decisions on technology roadmaps and directions- Infy is still more known for its consulting business, and even though they have been involved in some SW development, it is not yet their bread-and-butter.
2. SAP is a global company with most of the action in the US and Germany – Infy is still very much anchored in India – the culture and pace there is still very different
If the rumors that Vishal left SAP because he was not happy with the lack of speed (or the powers that be in Germany were not happy with his aggressive approach), this is a challenge he will probably face @ Infosys as well.
Having said all this, it would be a great boost for Infosys to have someone like a Vishal Sikka lead the organization. He is a visionary, and he will probably forge Infosys into new and unchartered territories.
We will have to wait and see…..