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99 problems? The fix is One
Paul Esherwood speaks to Brian Duffy, former SAP cloud president turned CEO of SoftwareOne, on why its time for technology customers to stop buying and start utilizing.
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Blue Marine Foundation: Saving our seas in real time
Blue Marine's project with integrator City Dynamics is proof that while stargazing is an easy habit to fall into when it comes to tech, sometimes the best stories of transformation are happening “down to Earth”. Such stories are happening very much in the here and now, with real-time consequences for everyone on our embattled planet.
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Meet Maxi, Earth CEO – and savior of humanity
Welcome to 2033. On the anniversary of its ascendancy, we interview the benevolent AGI which runs our planet and drove CxOs to extinction, MAX1-GPT.
Carl Eschenbach and Aneel Bhusri, Workday
New Dawn, new Workday: Carl Eschenbach to lead next chapter
Paul Esherwood speaks with Carl Eschenbach and Aneel Bhusri on the next chapter for the jewel in the ERP crown.
Rob Enslin, UiPath
Rob Enslin of UiPath interview: All paths lead to automation
UiPath has been the market leader in automation for as long as automation has been a thing. But a sharp decline in value as a public company and a big shift in its go-to-market strategy poses fresh challenges for new co-CEO, Rob Enslin.
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Network Rail: everyone home safe every day
Network Rail and EY team up to deliver a comprehensive package of measures to improve safety, drive efficiencies and boost employee experience
50 years of SAP, Klein says, “We’re just getting started.”
50 years ago five former IBM executives started the conversation by forming a company called Systemanalyse und Programmentwicklung. Since then, new protagonists have emerged, markets have shifted, share prices have fluctuated and products have evolved, but one thing has remained constant. SAP is the market leader….by a mile.
Dream Big
Bill McDermott Dreams Big. His aspirations are not bound by convention nor are they constrained by tradition. They are driven by a conviction that anything is possible and we all have the ability to reimagine our future on whatever scale we conceive.
Social Work England creates new benchmark for ERP projects
Kindness, wellbeing and mindfulness embedded as a key tenet of the project - implemented on time, to budget and already delivering benefits.
Zahra Bahrololoumi, CEO UK&I, Salesforce
A 22 year veteran of consulting giant Accenture, Zahra Bahrololoumi – or Z as she is known to her friends – has made the monumental leap from consultancy to vendor and now finds herself sitting at the top table within...
The Moment of Service
There’s a fragile point in time during every business deal when the blood, sweat and tears are condensed into a single instance. The efforts made to secure the sale, the capital invested to deliver your product, and the time spent nurturing relationships are boiled down to a solitary moment when it all comes together or fails to meet expectations. This is the moment you either delight or disappoint. This is the moment of service...
The time is NOW for Kevin Samuelson and INFOR
When we last wrote about Infor all the talk was around an IPO – and who doesn’t love a big IPO? I wrote bullishly about the expectation of Infor floating and becoming one of the biggest software IPOs of all time. It seemed certain that the prospect of raising a load of new cash coupled with the lure of being catapulted into the limelight would be too much for Infor (and their VC partners) to resist. Thank God it didn’t happen...
Is this the reckoning humanity needed?
t’s obvious to conclude that humanity doesn’t work. Our purpose in this world seems unclear and we have stumbled from century to century without direction or reason. Like a rudderless ship cast into the vast oceans, we have tried many ideas over several thousand years and none have delivered peace, purpose or paradise.
Mihir Shukla / Automation Anywhere CEO & Co-Founder
There’s a storm coming and it’s called RPA.
Mihir Shukla is the CEO and co-founder of Automation Anywhere. By the end of this year his company will have over three million digital workers deployed in the world’s largest organisations. RPA is likely to be the most transformative technology to emerge from the digital revolution and Automation Anywhere is at the head of the field when it comes to capitalising on the burgeoning demands...
Melissa Di Donato
Melissa Di Donato – how far have we really come?
Melissa Di Donato dares to be different. And she is daring you to be the same. The new CEO of SUSE is unashamedly taking aim at the issue of gender-bias and diversity while hatching a plan to grow SUSE into a global powerhouse.
Angela Mazza Teufer rejoins Oracle to lead ERP business across Europe
Angela Mazza Teufer is Oracle’s beacon for enterprise applications and cloud across Europe. After a long career at rival, SAP, she rejoined Oracle just nine months ago with a mandate to grow the cloud business across Europe. Paul Esherwood spoke exclusively to the new SVP at OpenWorld and posed a series of questions which are reported below...
The future of business is experience
In his first media interview since taking the helm of the UK & Ireland operation, Jens Amail spoke exclusively to ERP Today about life at SAP, its purpose-led mission to create a better world...