SuccessFactors will no doubt be the star of tomorrow’s SAP Influencer Summit. The future is always more fun to talk about. But if you want to hear about victories in the last 12 months, may I suggest that enterprise mobility is your topic?
When SAP bought Sybase in May 2010 for $5.8 billion, there were plenty of doubters. Some of that was based on misinformation – that Sybase was still only a database company, not, as in reality, a leader in multiple emerging markets including enterprise mobility, analytics and mobile commerce – held by those who really should’ve known better.
But there was also legitimate doubt about the “force multiplier” effect promised by co-CEO Bill McDermott from taking Sybase’s software to SAP’s massive customer and partner ecosystem.
[To keep up with what’s happening inside the SAP mobile ecosystem, check out the December edition of the Sybase Enterprise Mobility newsletter.]
Keynote speakers at this year’s event include co-CEO Jim Hagemann Snabe, CTO Vishal Sikka, Sybase executive vice-president and head of SAP mobile app development, Dr. Raj Nathan and Global Solutions president, Sanjay Poonen.
Held in Boston, the event begins Tuesday Dec. 13 at 8 am Eastern Time and runs til the end of business on Wednesday, Dec. 14.
You can keep up with all of the news in real-time by following me on Twitter @ericylai tomorrow morning, or tracking the Twitter hashtag #SAPsummit, or watching the tweets and blogs as they roll in at the SAP Newsroom.