Enterprise Geeks Exclusive Interview with SAP CTO Vishal Sikka


Running Time: 23:47

On day 1 of SAP TechEd in Las Vegas, we were able to sit down and spend a few minutes with SAP CTO and Executive Board member Vishal Sikka for an exclusive eGeeks interview. Vishal explains in more detail some of his topics from the keynote and answers some other questions from the egheads.

“Dr. Vishal Sikka has been a member of the Executive Board leading the Technology and Innovation Platform area since February 2010.

Vishal’s responsibilities include the SAP technology platform and tools to design and deliver the SAP technology portfolio, including SAP NetWeaver and SAP BusinessObjects technologies; developing new technologies and new investment opportunities, including scientific, academic, and customer-driven research; driving the adoption of disruptive technologies and products, as well as developing advanced products from research to early adoption; and ensuring coherence and consistency in architecture and technology following “Timeless Software” principles. Vishal also oversees key technology partnerships and customer co-innovation, and is an executive sponsor of the SAP Labs network.”

6 responses to “Enterprise Geeks Exclusive Interview with SAP CTO Vishal Sikka”

  1. Jon Reed says :

    Guys – was great to hear the interviews with Sikka and Bussman. I’m hoping and expecting this will become a conference tradition for the eGeeks to interview key technology executives. I thought both interviews brought issues to light (and specifics) I didn’t hear elsewhere. In particular, talking to Sikka about the reasoning behind two Netweaver lines, one for the Business Suite and one for the tech platform.

    I think I understand the reasoning here, though I must say if it takes me a couple listens to get it I do worry for the typical busy SAP user who has other things to do that decipher this stuff.

    At any rate, getting the specific answers to these questions that only an in-depth interview can get to = good listen.

    Good to see you guys, sorry we were wiener-free at the buffer but maybe next year. πŸ™‚

  2. Somnath says :

    I watched the Keynote video but this was simply great even as non-developer to know about the new technologies and overall SAP technology roadmap. Thanks a lot Ed for putting this interview with Vishal Sikka.

  3. Kenneth says :

    zzzzz….zzzzzz

  4. Thomas Jung says :

    Kenneth, if you didn’t like the interview; that is fine. However please provide us with some specific feedback so that we can make future interviews better.

  5. Kenneth says :

    Thomas, I really didn’t get past the first minute, so I didn’t give the podcast a fair shake. After your comment, it forced me to have another listen. There is some good stuff in there. So I owe you an apology. Personally, I find it difficult to understand a speaker with a heavy Indian accent speaking in English, so I lose interest fast. So it perhaps was not fair to comment.

  6. KK Ramamoorthy says :

    Good job on this interview guys.. I am quite impressed how Vishal sees the different moving pieces in technology as it relates to the enterprise world.
    Ed, this probably is the only time I have seen you talk continuously without cracking up a joke or something. Must have been the toughest 23 minutes πŸ™‚
    KK

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