SAP Executive Keynote:
Dr. Vishal Sikka

Tuesday Morning, October 22 • 8:00 a.m.–9:30 a.m.
Venetian Ballroom, Level 2

Dr. Vishal Sikka,
Member of the Executive Board, Products and Innovation,
SAP AG

Dr. Vishal Sikka is a member of the Executive Board and the Global Managing Board of SAP AG, responsible for all SAP products and innovation. Sikka has global responsibility for development and delivery of all products, including analytics, applications, cloud, database and technology, and mobile solutions. Sikka is also responsible for leading the design and end-user experience for SAP and for driving all innovation globally.

Sikka has led the development and delivery of SAP's breakthrough in-memory platform, SAP HANA, and he continues to drive SAP HANA as the foundation and platform for the company’s entire portfolio as well as for the broader ecosystem of customers, partners and developers. He also oversees SAP's technology platform, cloud operations, partnerships, customer co-innovation, development, SAP Ventures, and incubation of emerging businesses. He has global responsibility for research and academic and government relations.

Sikka is the creator of the concept of "timeless software," which represents the renewal of products without disruption to customer environments, and underpins the architecture and innovation strategy of SAP.

Sikka holds a doctorate in computer science from Stanford University in California. His experience includes research in artificial intelligence, intelligent systems, programming languages and models, and information management and integration – at Stanford, at Xerox Palo Alto Labs, and as founder of two startup companies.

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