DT: Digital Transformation Priorities and the Intelligent Enterprise - Learnings from SAP’s Digital Transformation Officer

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    During this session SAP’s Digital Transformation Officer Dr. Chakib Bouhdary will share with you his digital transformation learning from his experiences interacting with companies around the world and at SAP itself.

    In the first part of this talk Chakib will focus on how technology is delivering value to the business by driving three CEO priorities, including customer experience, step change in productivity and innovation culture.

    He will also explore how companies are scaling for digital transformation through the intelligent enterprise.

    Key takeaways from this session will  include:

    - Learn how companies are transforming

    - Hear tangible examples of the intelligent enterprise

    - Learn how SAP supports the intelligent enterprise

    - Call to action and key resources



    Dr. Chakib Bouhdary, SAP’s Digital Transformation Officer

    Speaker Bio: 

    Dr. Chakib Bouhdary is SAP’s Digital Transformation Officer,  reporting to the CEO of SAP. Chakib spearheads the thought leadership for SAP’s digital strategy. He engages with SAP’s most strategic customers and prospects to help them build a customized digital strategy. Chakib also chairs a global community of digital innovation leaders (SAP Executive Digital Exchange, EDX).

    Prior to this role, Chakib was President of Ariba and SAP Business Networks, responsible for the most comprehensive global B-2-B network in the world, with over 2 million connected companies and $1 trillion in annual spend.

    In 2010, as Chief Strategy Officer, Chakib led the renewal of SAP’s Strategy, positioning SAP at the forefront of innovation on Digital, Cloud, Mobility and Big Data. The SAP business model transformation resulted in 2X growth in revenue and profit over a five year period. Under his leadership, SAP made significant returns on investments in emerging markets and in strategic acquisitions including Hybris, Sybase, SuccessFactors and Ariba.

    Chakib joined SAP in May 2001, as SVP of Value Engineering. He revolutionized SAP’s approach to customer business performance by instituting a value-focused customer engagement model and a global benchmarking program.

    Prior to joining SAP, Chakib served in a number of senior capacities with different manufacturing and mining companies across several continents.

    Dr. Bouhdary earned a PhD in Process Control and Chemical Engineering, and a Master’s degree in Advanced Mathematics and Physics. He resides in Pennsylvania with his wife and three sons.