Here’s my conversation with Leighanne Levensaler, who is Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy at Workday, and Managing Director and Co-Head at Workday Ventures. This is also episode eight 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 of these vendors. That’s what this new limited series is all about.
Episode 8: Workday
In this conversation, Leighanne walks us through why and how the leadership team decided to sew machine learning into the very fabric of Workday, so that every feature the company releases can be more personalized and more predictive. What’s more, she explains, by opening up Workday’s APIs to customers, the vendor is helping those customers extend their experience in a multi-cloud environment. Leighanne also talks with me about how Workday has always taken the harder, longer road. The company prides itself on managing not for just the quarter—but for generations. In a highlight, Leighanne discusses how she frequents Panera, a Workday customer and a restaurant that has gone not just mobile-first, but mobile-only.
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We've still got a lot of opportunity within the $80 billion total addressable market that we're in. #CloudWars Click To Tweet We're sewing machine learning into the fabric and the foundation of Workday. #CloudWars Click To Tweet We are not managing for the quarter. We are not managing for the year. We are managing for generations with our customers. #CloudWars Click To Tweet
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Cloud Wars Top 10 Executive Insights
A limited interview series from Cloud Wars Live. The tech companies in the Cloud Wars Top 10 are driving the transformations of not just individual corporations but also of entire global industries. As such, it’s essential for business executives to understand the strategic intentions of each of these vendors. Our “Executive Insights” series drills down into the unique strategies, differentiated capabilities, and customer orientations of each vendor in the Cloud Wars Top 10. We aim to deliver a compelling overview of how highly influential tech giants are changing how the world lives, works, plays, learns and dreams.