Microsoft has snagged a huge digital-transformation deal with financial-services giant UBS shortly after Microsoft’s two new Azure cloud regions in Switzerland went live

Microsoft Grabs Huge Cloud Deal with UBS as Azure Expands into Switzerland

August 30, 2019
Expanding locally to help customers transform globally, Microsoft has snagged a huge digital-transformation deal with financial-services giant UBS shortly after Microsoft’s two new Azure cloud regions in Switzerland went live. UBS, the world’s largest wealth manager, and two other big global corporations based in Switzerland—Swiss Re Group and Swisscom—are looking to leverage the in-country cloud
Workday Perspectives: introducing new Digital Transformation research

Remember: Digital Transformation Is Just the Vehicle—It’s Not the Destination

August 28, 2019
Modern consumers represent a dizzying challenge for businesses because those people have more choices than ever before, more buying power than ever before, and less brand loyalty than ever before. And as digital technology has been added to that already-volatile mix, the situation for businesses has shifted sharply from challenging to existential: how do those
Cloud Wars Perspectives: Cloudera on our data-driven future

The Data-Driven Future Is Here: Are You Leading, or Becoming Irrelevant?

August 26, 2019
If a CEO told her board she doesn’t know if the company made money last quarter because it’s just too difficult to reconcile disparate currencies and bank accounts and types of payments, that CEO would be tossed overboard instantly. As the value of data soars in today’s digital economy, that same fate will soon await
Zuellig Pharma CIO Maikel Kuijpers speaks about digital transformation, Microsoft, and SAP

Microsoft-SAP Juggernaut: Huge Pharma Moving All SAP Workloads to Azure

July 15, 2019
The SAP-Microsoft alliance continues to pile up big wins as a large 100-year-old pharmaceuticals company is moving all SAP workloads to Azure by 2022. One of Asia’s largest healthcare groups, Zuellig Pharma, is undergoing an end-to-end digital transformation that included upgrading its SAP systems to SAP HANA in-memory data management.  In planning for that upgrade,
SAP CTO Juergen Mueller and COO Christian Klein spoke with Cloud Wars Live

SAP in the Cloud: CTO Juergen Mueller and COO Christian Klein Lay Out Strategy

June 4, 2019
With Q1 cloud-revenue growth of 41%, SAP says it’s fully on track to be generating half of its total revenue from the cloud by 2023. To gain some deeper understanding of SAP’s cloud strategy as part of our Cloud Wars Top 10 Executive Insights series, I spoke with SAP CTO Juergen Mueller and COO Christian
My interview with Dave Wright about ServiceNow cloud strategy

ServiceNow’s Strategy | Cloud Wars Top 10 Executive Insights

May 28, 2019
Here’s my conversation with ServiceNow Chief Innovation Officer Dave Wright, the latest episode of “Cloud Wars Top 10 Executive Insights.” As the tech companies in our Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings drive transformation not just in individual corporations but also in entire global industries, it’s essential for business executives to understand the strategic intentions of each

NHL and SAP Disrupt Century-Old Traditions, Boost Revenue and Fan Base

May 15, 2019
In the traditional world of the National Hockey League, where change has often been about as welcome as a slap shot to the collarbone, data-driven mobile innovations have begun winning the confidence of players, coaches and fans. In a conversation at SAP’s Sapphire event last week, the NHL’s senior VP of business development and innovation,
Sean Ammirati speaks on Qualtrics and Moonshots for Cloud Wars Live

Disney+/Netflix, Qualtrics, and Moonshots | Ammirati on Innovation

May 1, 2019
Each month, "Ammirati on Innovation" episodes will look at ways that the disruptive-startup mentality is spreading beyond young entrepreneurs to big established corporations. Serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist and Carnegie Mellon B-school professor Sean Ammirati, who sits at the intersection of these high-change dynamics, provides insight. Episode 2 In this episode, Sean and I celebrate big, legacy