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In today’s Cloud Wars Minute, I introduce the CEO Outlook 2024 series, kicking things off with my video interview and analysis of SAP CEO Christian Klein that publish later today.
00:28 — Klein was recently named Cloud Wars CEO of the Year for 2023. In our discussion, Klein emphasized the need for customers, even with the uncertainty in today’s business world, to continue their transformation efforts. SAP is gearing all its efforts toward supporting them, making their efforts easier, faster, and more predictable.
01:22 — A number of Klein’s comments support the point that 2024 is the year in which the intelligent enterprise’s full promise will be fulfilled by SAP. They’re incorporating artificial intelligence (AI) across their applications. They’re helping customers drive process excellence with SAP Signavio. Their S/4 HANA ERP cloud grew more than 80% throughout 2023. The company’s Business Technology Platform (BTP) has delivered huge benefits to customers and was up 40% throughout 2023. Their RISE and GROW programs have been hugely successful.
02:09 — All the forthcoming CEO Outlook analyses will follow a similar format: the exclusive video interview followed by the full-length analysis a little later that same day.
- See the full Christian Klein interview
- See my analysis from discussions with Christian Klein about his 2024 Outlook