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Pizarro: Meet the San Jose Museum of Art’s New Executive Director

Published April 17, 2017 by Sal Pizarro, The Mercury NewsImage result for the mercury news logo

This column included a section titled “A GOOD CLIP”: About the “Tech Conquers Childhood Cancer” fundraiser at SAP Silicon Valley’s Palo Alto offices. The event brought in more than $200,000 for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to support childhood cancer research.

Jonathan Becher is mentioned as one of the emcees.

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SAP Digital Customer Insight and beyond – SAP’s data as a service plans unfold

Published April 5, 2017 by Dick Hirsch, diginomica

Drawing on meetings and online inquiries, Dick Hirsch dons the investigator hat again to pursue SAP’s data as a service moves in Digital Customer Insight and beyond. In the process, he makes a discovery: a new internal startup called SAP Business Data Network that reveals some of SAP’s data as a service intentions, and how they compare with other companies such as Uber.

The fact that this business unit was run as a start-up reminded me of how Jonathan Becher’s Digital team was being run …

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SAP Summit Colombia

Published March 17, 2017 by Computerworld Colombia

With the attendance of over 1,000 executives, the SAP Summit Colombia was held in Corferias (Bogotá), in which the challenges and technologies available to companies in the era of the digital economy were presented.

Jonathan Becher, Chief Digital Officer, concluded the plenary by quoting Daniel Dennet (philosopher, writer and scientist) who recently said that we are facing a digital revolution, similar in impact, as was the Cambrian explosion. “We are in a period of extraordinary innovation and SAP wants to be the ally in this digital transformation.”

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SofOS Present at the SAP Forum Mexico 2017 – All about the Digital Economy

Published March 2, 2017 by Lcda. Jhosymar Sifontes, SofOS (Mexico)SofOS

The 7th edition of the SAP Forum Mexico was held at Expo Santa Fe. The message that was highlighted was that it is now time to reimagine, evolve and transform our business to be part of the Digital Economy. More than 6,000 attendees gathered at SAP Forum Mexico 2017.

Jonathan Becher, Chief Digital Officer at SAP, took the stage to talk about the concept of transformation. He cited several examples of the transformation that he sees every day in Silicon Valley. He spoke of his experience with autonomous cars, with virtual and augmented reality, and how even though these technologies seem far away, they are certainly proof that transformation is happening now.

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Banking, Digital Transformation and the Challenge for Its Suppliers

Published February 13, 2017 by Elibeth Eduardo G., CIO Latin AmericaCIOAL The Standard IT

There is always talk of the challenge that for a vertical involves its own transformation. The size of the bank forces the change – also – of its suppliers. That is why software solution companies have already begun to anticipate changes and update their offers of services to provide cost alternatives to institutions that prefer third-party services. Thus, at the most recent SAP Forum in Mexico, the company exhibited during 120 sessions many of the success stories in digital transformation, leveraged by the company’s solutions.

“The digital revolution in which we are immersed will change the way we live even more. To the point that there will only be two types of people: the revolutionaries who show the way and the reactionaries who follow the first,” said SAP’s Chief Digital Officer Jonathan Becher.

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Interview with Jonathan Becher, SAP’s Chief Digital Officer

Published February 10, 2017 by Juan Carlos Almanza, CIO Latin AmericaCIOAL The Standard IT

During the past SAP Forum [Mexico], we had the opportunity to interview Jonathan Becher, Chief Digital Officer at SAP, who provided statements on the new wave of digital transformation.

At the outset, SAP has gone from being a company that has served large corporations to small and medium enterprises. Becher explained that SAP is now focused on addressing the digitization of things, the internet of everything, and the automation that is building more than ever. SAP aims to give its customers options and tools that can help them get a handle on the digital revolution.

Becher notes that while CIOs have been the traditional drivers of transformation, today it is the responsibility of all business parties to provide information and advance technology. “We are in the process of change. Today you can even buy products from SAP with your own credit card in less than an hour, without the need to wait for contracts to be signed.”

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Debate on Digital Economy, Accountability and Innovation at SAP Forum

Published February 7, 2017 by Juan Carlos Machorro, Mi Ambiente (Latin America) Image result for mi ambiente logo

During the SAP Forum Mexico, there was a broad dialogue between companies on business, technology and innovation that seeks to reimagine corporations in a digital economy. In this seventh edition of SAP Forum Mexico, more than 6,000 attendees were received.

Jonathan Becher, SAP’s Chief Digital Officer, spoke about the keys to SAP’s transformation into the digital world and mentioned that “the only constant in the world is change,” finding ourselves in the midst of a digital revolution, which will change the way we live. In this world, there are two types of people: the revolutionaries, who teach the way, and the reactionaries, those who follow them.”

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Mexico City: Digital Transformation Driver

Published February 3, 2017 by Adolfo Manaure, CIO Latin AmericaCIOAL The Standard IT

With the participation of companies from more than 25 industries, more than 120 sessions, and many success stories about transforming global companies into the digital era, Mexico City was the setting for a new SAP Forum. The seventh edition of SAP Forum Mexico, which hosted more than 6,000 attendees, began with a plenary session welcome by Rafael Sanchez, Managing Director of SAP Mexico.

Jonathan Becher, Chief Digital Officer of SAP, spoke about the keys to the transformation of SAP into the digital world and mentioned that “the only constant in the world is change,” as we find ourselves in the midst of “a digital revolution that will change the way In which we live in which there are two types of people: the revolutionaries, who teach the way, and the reactionaries, who follow them.”

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Changing Sales Models for Business Software – SAP’s Top Digital Director

Published February 2, 2017 by Yoko Sueoka, ZDNet JapanImage result for zdnet japan logo

Gaurav Jaiswal, SAP Digital Vice President, discussed SAP Digital with ‘japan.zdnet.com’. The SAP venture, new in 2014, is aimed at expanding the company’s reach to end users. The cloud is having a massive impact on the IT concepts of companies – businesses are rushing to establish cloud models everywhere. SAP is proceeding with introducing an SaaS style in sales as well as offering products. SAP has built a digital commerce infrastructure that allows SAP and SAP partner products to be purchased in a complete self-service format with minimal human intervention.

Bill McDermott, SAP CEO, issued a challenge in 2014 to Jonathan Becher, then Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), on how to expand the reach to end users. Becher gathered several people, including Jaiswal, and devised a business plan. Soon after, SAP Digital was born. Currently Becher leads SAP Digital as the first Chief Digital Officer (CDO) of SAP.

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SAP: Digitization Is a Revolution, Not a Transformation

Published January 11, 2017 by ZF Business Hi-Tech (Romania)

While the pace of development of new technologies is increasingly alert, organizations need flexibility to stay in business, believes Jonathan Becher, CDO of the German company SAP, one of the largest producers of business software solutions in the world.

“Do not think about a digital transformation, but a revolution,” said Jonathan Becher, Chief Digital Officer, SAP. “A transformation is done in a structured and organized way and is planned – you know what will happen. In the digital world, however, things do not happen in an organized way – there isn’t always a plan. Because it’s really a revolution, things do not happen in a given moment, but when you least expect it. You do not have to plan, but start to change.”

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