|Last Logged In:||Nov 8, 2011 12:24 PM|
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|Short Bio:|| Dr. Vishal Sikka heads the technology and innovation areas and is a member of the Executive Board and the Global Managing Board of SAP AG. His responsibilities include the SAP technology platform and products, including database, application platform and middleware, collaboration, business analytics, and search. He is also responsible for the development of new products and new business areas, including the SAP research, incubation, and new products organizations. In addition, Sikka is the chief technology officer (CTO) of SAP, a role he has held since 2007 when he was appointed the company's first-ever CTO. Sikka is the author of "Timeless Software," which underpins the SAP architecture and innovation strategy.
Sikka holds a doctorate from Stanford University in computer science, and his background includes work in artificial intelligence, automated reasoning, programming languages and models, and data management and search systems.