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Cirque do Soleil and ‘The Business of Awe’

December 3, 2018

Pierre-Luc Bisaillon is a seasoned executive with more than twenty years of experience in the technology industry. Pierre-Luc leads the global IT organization at Cirque du Soleil. His background is a unique combination of strategy consulting, entrepreneurship and technology, enabling him to provide sharp insights and impactful recommendations.

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SAP Using Blockbuster Qualtrics Deal To Redefine The Software Industry

November 13, 2018

Beyond all the flashiness of the SAP-Qualtrics deal—the “unicorn” getting snatched on the eve of its IPO, the all-cash $8-billion price tag, the transmutation of “X-data” and “O-Data” and more—is the simple fact that this is the latest step in SAP’s ongoing redefinition of the enterprise software industry. Earlier this year, SAP and CEO Bill

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Topcon: Meeting the Needs of a Fast-Changing World

September 19, 2018

Kris Cowles is Vice President, Global Applications IT at Topcon Positioning Systems. She previously held the position of Director, Engineering Operations at Cisco. Kris’s company operates in three segments: The Positioning Business, which uses high-precision GNSS positing technology to achieve the automation of civil engineering construction and farming; the Smart Infrastructure Business, which applies the surveying technology we have developed since our founding in the fields of infrastructure development and structural maintenance and management; and the Eye Care Business, which offers advanced solutions in the field of ophthalmology.

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Can SAP Cut Into #1 Salesforce’s Huge Lead In $120-Billion CRM Market?

May 31, 2018

As the world’s largest provider of enterprise SaaS apps (that would be Salesforce) prepares to face a head-on assault in the $120-billion CRM market from the world’s #1 enterprise-apps provider (that would be SAP), you can bet the mortgage that the biggest winners of all will be business customers who’ll stand to gain huge value from the

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SAP Puts Bullseye On, Launches Plan To Become #1 In CRM

April 16, 2018

Betting it can expand and elevate the CRM market as digital business is reshaping the global economy, SAP is taking direct aim at SaaS powerhouse and its market leadership in CRM with SAP CEO Bill McDermott promising to deliver “next-generation business modeling for the perfect customer experience.” While SAP’s primary message for financial analysts

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Microsoft, SAP And Oracle Join Cloud-Industry Obsession Over New Performance Metric

February 21, 2018

The clearest and most-unequivocal proof that the enterprise-cloud business has grown up and is fully ready for industrial-strength deployments is the recent pledges from top executives at Microsoft, SAP and Oracle to make customer success —not customer satisfaction or loyalty, but customer success—their top priority in 2018. Those tech-industry giants have joined cloud-native SaaS providers

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Inside SAP: As Cloud Surpasses License Revenue In 2018, 10 Strategic Insights

February 20, 2018

Helping global corporations like Emirates Group undergo massive digital transformations even as it remakes itself for the digital world, SAP is confidently predicting that its cloud revenue will overtake its license revenue this year on the strength of having “the most complete cloud in the enterprise,” according to CEO Bill McDermott. “We believe this is

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