Congratulations to Vishal! The internal announcement follows:
I have the pleasure of announcing that the SAP Supervisory Board named Vishal Sikka an SAP Corporate Officer and a member of the SAP Executive Council at the end of July.
This appointment recognizes Vishal's contribution in forming the Office of the Chief Technology Officer (oCTO) as a unit that provides technical leadership to the company and thereby helps SAP secure a competitive advantage in the field of enterprise solutions.
In addition, his appointment recognizes both the role that Vishal has personally played and will continue to play in architecting SAP offerings into Timeless Software, and as a key spokesperson representing SAP as a technology thought leader, both internally and externally.
Vishal will continue to serve as SAP’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and report to me.
Prior to becoming the CTO of SAP in 2007, Vishal was the senior vice president of architecture and chief software architect at SAP, responsible for the road map and direction for the architecture of SAP's products and infrastructure. Before that, he was head of the advanced technology group responsible for strategic innovative projects.
Vishal holds a doctoral degree in computer science from Stanford University in California, and his experience includes research in automatic programming, information and application integration, and artificial intelligence at Stanford, at Xerox Labs in Palo Alto, and at two startup companies.
Please join me in congratulating Vishal!