Welcome to Episode 45 of the Cloud Wars Horizon Minute — featuring news and commentary hosted by Acceleration Economy analyst Tom Smith. Each episode provides insights into one or more Innovation Accelerators on the Cloud Wars Horizon. This episode explores the customer impact of recent developments from Celonis, notably its $1 billion round of funding.
01:00 — Following Celonis’ recent $1 billion funding round, Tom checks in with the company’s Chief Customer Officer, Malhar Kamdar, to see what the near-term impact is on customers.
01:20 — Celonis is getting on the radar of more and more CEOs, has formed a CEO council, and has had recent engagements with the top leaders of numerous companies that are household names.
01:50 — “We are getting new customers at the CEO level because the relevance of our product is so clear,” Kamdar said, referencing the profit and loss (P&L) impact of the company’s technology.
02:38 — Celonis technology is now part of the curriculum at more than 700 universities worldwide — including UCLA, Cal Berkeley, Yale, and more — and 1,500-plus professors are “teaching” Celonis.
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