On the ground for the Cloud Wars interview with Qualtrics CEO Ryan Smith

SAP Qualtrics CEO Ryan Smith: ‘I Was Alone for 17 Years—I Know What That’s Like’

May 21, 2019
Six months ago, SAP announced its plan to spend $8 billion to acquire experience-management unicorn Qualtrics, a company whose revenue was 1/50th of SAP’s. Today, SAP has rebranded itself as “the experience company powered by the Intelligent Enterprise.” This is a remarkable adjustment from its traditional “intelligent enterprise” promise—and an unmistakable sign of just how
Bob talks with Qualtrics CEO Ryan Smith at SAP Sapphire Now 2019

Qualtrics CEO Ryan Smith | Q&A at SAP Sapphire Now 2019

May 17, 2019
Cloud Wars caught up with Qualtrics CEO Ryan Smith during SAP's big Sapphire 2019 event in Orlando. About 6 months after agreeing to an acquisition by SAP and about 3 months after the deal was completed, the Qualtrics co-founder and Chief Executive had some compelling insights and stories to share. We discussed how SAP's global

SAP CEO Bill McDermott | Exclusive Q&A at Sapphire Now 2019

May 16, 2019
In an exclusive interview during SAP’s big Sapphire 2019 event in Orlando, SAP CEO Bill McDermott sat down with Cloud Wars to talk the past, present, and future of his company. On the heels of his second main-stage keynote of the conference, McDermott described SAP’s sweeping transformation, its breakthrough acquisition of Qualtrics, the strategic significance

Understanding the New SAP: 10 Key Insights as Sapphire 2019 Kicks Off

May 6, 2019
As SAP prepares to roll out the future of the intelligent enterprise at Sapphire over the next few days, here are 10 timely perspectives to help you understand where the company stands today, where it’s headed, and why it expects to outperform its competitors. 1. SAP’s financial position has never been stronger. To compete and

ServiceNow Set to Unveil ‘Killer App’ as Market Cap Surpasses $50 Billion

May 2, 2019
With subscription revenue up 40% and a record-high market cap almost as large as General Motors’, digital-workflow leader ServiceNow is preparing to release a new employee-experience SaaS product that CEO John Donahoe says will become a “killer mobile app.” During ServiceNow’s recent Q1 earnings call, Donahoe spoke about the forthcoming release named “New York.” “New
Alphabet CEO Sundar Pinchai declined to offer specific Google Cloud Q1 Revenue numbers.

Google Cloud Q1 Numbers: What Alphabet Execs Said, and Didn’t Say

May 1, 2019
While Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai and CFO Ruth Porat declined to offer specific details about Google Cloud’s revenue levels or growth rates during Monday’s earnings call, they did offer a few insights during prepared remarks and Q&A. Here’s a look at some of their verbatim statements. And I focused on comments about Google Cloud, which
Sadin on Digital: The New ERP

Outsource Software, Not Brains | Sadin on Digital | Cloud Wars Live

April 11, 2019

“Wayne Sadin on Digital Strategy” episodes will explore the fast-changing and high-stakes world of digital business. We’ll focus on what CEOs and boards must do to lead their companies successfully into the Digital Age. Today, we talk about how companies large and small can harness the power, capability and flexibility of new and emerging ERP solutions.

What Thomas Kurian must explain at Google Cloud Next '19

Four Big Questions Google Cloud Must Answer This Week

April 8, 2019

Two months after offering a compelling glimpse into how Google Cloud will become an aggressive and highly capable competitor in the Cloud Wars, CEO Thomas Kurian this week must win the confidence of customers and partners during the company’s highly anticipated Next ’19 event by filling in the details about  core positioning, industry solutions, and customer-success stories.