Interview with Ingrid-Helen Arnold, President SAP Business Data Network
In view of the digital economy and the Cloud, CIOs are today taking on important strategic leadership roles. Forward-looking CIOs have recognised that the Cloud is here to stay. For this reason, they are preparing their companies for a digital future that will be characterised by constant change, at the same time also endeavouring to achieve solid results. As innovators, they step out of the traditional role of the implementation manager and consult their companies on how they can exploit new technologies to tap into innovations. They enable new forms of collaboration and future-oriented business models. The software corporation SAP has now moved to the USA to establish a new business model. There, the enterprise is currently creating a new division focused on the business of data. Ingrid-Helen Arnold knows what she is talking about. She was CIO at SAP for many years and meanwhile heads up the new unit in Palo Alto. She spoke to us about the background and details of the venture.