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SAP Influencer Summit 09: Thoughts on the Eve of the Summit

Greetings from chilly Boston where it was 34 degrees F (that’s 1 C) when I landed earlier this morning.  Luckily, it’s not snowing — although there are some nasty ice patches on the ground.

I’m here for the next three days to spend time with the IT industry’s leading influencers at the SAP Influencer Summit. Together with SAP customers, partners and colleagues, we’ll be discussing SAP’s product, technology and go-to-market strategy.  For those of you that can’t join me in Boston, I plan to share my observations of the event in a series of postings.  I also encourage you to view the Executive Keynotes from the virtual platform; you can request registration here

As I thought about how best to share the discussions we’ll have onsite in this blog, I realized that there are certain topics on the agenda that I want to make sure that I cover: Product Strategy, Technology Innovation, On Demand Solutions, and Sustainability.  This should give you a representative insight into the keynotes, the strategy sessions, and the educational deep dives.  I’ll also try to capture some of the conversations I have with attendees and give you a peak “behind the scenes” of the event.

Feel free to add your comments about what you’d like to hear about most from Influencer Summit. While I can’t be everywhere at the same time, I do have a couple of volunteers that have offered to help me scout other venues. And, of course, if you’re here in Boston, feel free to add your own color commentary.


Looking forward to dinner tonight… perhaps Boston’s famous clam chowder and lobstah.

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  • Can you ask the CTO Mr. Sikkah why he is not willing to embrace the fact SAP staff members say 75% of an SAP landscape can be put into a cloud yet, he will not embrace the clouding of SAP?

    Thank you

    • Chris, Vishal Sikka does indeed embrace the cloud.  Tune into his keynote on Tues and you'll see how.  If you still have questions afterwards, please feel free to ask.