Infosys Ltd.’s Vishal Sikka says he sees the chance to transform the world with software. First, he may need to transform the Indian outsourcing company that just hired him to be its chief executive officer.
SAP AG’s Bill McDermott, who became the German company’s sole chief executive officer today, is counting on the leadership change to speed decision-making at the software maker trying to accelerate growth.
SAP AG’s longtime technology head Vishal Sikka is leaving as Bill McDermott reorganizes the management team ahead of his ascension to sole chief executive officer of the largest maker of business-management software.
SAP AG veteran Bernd Leukert, thrust into the role of development chief this month after the surprise departure of Vishal Sikka, says the German software giant’s products should resemble those of toymaker Lego AS.
Bloomberg Markets’ inaugural list of the world’s richest people showcases the billionaires who pull the levers on the global economy. Their net worth totals $2.7 trillion, about the size of the gross domestic product of France, the fifth-biggest economy on the planet.
As software maker SAP AG expands in emerging markets from Beijing to Buenos Aires, managers are also focusing their attention on a place they have sometimes neglected: the company’s home country of Germany.