SAP appoints CTO

SAP has appointed Vishal Sikka as chief technology officer (CTO), to lead technology and architecture strategy across the firm’s product portfolio.

SAP has appointed Vishal Sikka as chief technology officer (CTO), to lead technology and architecture strategy across the firm’s product portfolio.

SAP said Sikka is “responsible for ensuring a clear and harmonised road map for SAP products, to deliver ongoing innovation and long-term value to customers worldwide”.

Reporting to SAP CEO Henning Kagermann, Sikka heads SAP’s newly established Office of the CTO.

“Vishal’s successful track record inside and outside SAP clearly demonstrates his innovative and entrepreneurial spirit and alignment with SAP’s approach of empowering customers with continuous innovation without business disruption,” said Kagermann.

Sikka becomes CTO after serving as senior vice president of architecture and chief software architect at SAP.

Prior to this role, Sikka was the head of the advanced technology group at SAP, with responsibility for strategic innovative projects. Before joining SAP, Sikka served as area vice president for platform technologies at Peregrine Systems, responsible for application development and integration technologies and architecture.

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