SAP CDO: Digital Leaders Are New To Region

Published October 21, 2015 by Computer News Middle East (CNME)

One of a growing breed, SAP Digital’s Chief Digital Officer Jonathan Becher told 60 Minutes how the rise of the CDO is set to begin in the Middle East, and that there is still room for improvement in the field of Big Data and analytics.

“We’ve all heard about the typical high-profile examples of businesses who have been digital disruptors; the likes of Uber and Airbnb,” said [Becher]. “But the example and potential of self-driving cars really illustrates the point. When that time comes, will there be a need for car parks and garages? Things are set to change.”

Becher went on to describe how he believed the ‘as-a-service’ model associated with cloud could become applicable to any industry. “Concepts of usage payment are changing,” he said. “There could soon be a time where you can purchase food-as-a-service, where they deliver specific diet requirements and plans to your doorstep.”

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