Vishal Sikka was a member of the Executive Board of SAP AG and the Global Managing Board, heading all SAP products and innovation. Sikka had global responsibility for development and delivery of all products across SAP’s product portfolio including Applications, Analytics, Cloud, Database & Technology and Mobile.Sikka left the SAP board in May 2014 for “individual reasons”, and was declared as CEO and MD of Infosys on 12 June 2014.
Sikka’s Back Ground & Education:
Early life and vocation Born in Shajapur Madhya Pradesh to Punjabi guardians, that time his dad was Engineer in railroad, Sikka’s family moved to Vadodara in Gujarat, India when he was six. He experienced childhood in Vadodara, the child of an officer in the Indian Railways and an instructor. He moved on from Rosary High School. Vishal Sikka joined unhitched males in PC building at Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, which he suspended to go to Syracuse University in New York where he earned a B.S. also, M.S. in software engineering. Sikka was acknowledged for the doctoral program at Stanford University. His paper was titled Integrating Specialized Procedures into Proof Systems and his proposal counselor was Michael Genesereth. He graduated with his Ph.D. in 1996.
First Steps in Software Industry:
After a concise stretch at Xerox’s examination labs, Sikka established iBrain which contended at the time with Business Objects. iBrain was obtained by PatternRX, Inc. His second startup, Bodha.com, concentrated on creating innovation for non-intrusive, benefit based combination of big business applications and data. Sikka joined Peregrine Systems as their region Vice-President for Platform Technologies, in charge of utilization improvement and reconciliation advancements and design, following their securing of Bodha.com.
Sikka Career Growth in SAP:
SAP Sikka joined SAP in 2002 to head up the propelled innovation bunch in charge of vital inventive tasks. Later he was elevated to Senior Vice President of Architecture and Chief Software Architect, in charge of the guide and the heading for the engineering of SAP’s items and foundation. Sikka is a PC researcher and has business encounter. In April 2007, Sikka was named SAP’s first-since forever CTO answering to then CEO Henning Kagermann. At the time, SAP representative Frank Hartmann expressed that SAP felt it required a CTO to supervise some wide changes that were under route at the organization, including its recharged concentrate on the mid-showcase, the presentation of new on-request items, and the proceeded with rollout of NetWeaver and its SOA system. In the wake of Léo Apotheker’s renunciation from the official board in 2010, Sikka was named to a recently reconstituted board, alongside new co-CEOs Bill McDermott and Jim Hagemann Snabe. On 4 May 2014 Dr. Vishal Sikka, Executive Board Member for Products and Innovation, announced his departure from the Executive Board for personal reasons.
Entry into Infosys:
Effective immediately Infosys On June 12, 2014 Infosys Ltd, India’s third-largest IT services exporter, named Dr Sikka as its Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director. Sikka will take over from current Chief Executive S.D. Shibulal, one of the founders, on August 1.He was inducted as a whole-time director of the Board and CEO & MD of Infosys on June 14. He receives $5.08 Million and stock options worth $2 million as annual compensation. Additional background In 2008, Sikka joined the executive board of the CTO Forum, an influential industry non-profit community. The same year, he articulated his vision of ‘Timeless Software’ – software that does not cause disruption to the user as technology landscapes evolve – and proposed that this be a key pillar of SAP’s future development efforts. He has expressed his admiration for industry visionary Alan Kay and contributed a chapter to Points of View, a tribute on Kay’s 70th birthday. Sikka served as a member of the advisory board for Coghead from 2006 to 2009 along with industry influencers Steve Bourne, Guy Kawasaki and John Seely Brown. Coghead was acquired by SAP in 2009. Sikka has been an influential advocate for HANA, SAP’s new In-memory database technology. He spearheaded the development of HANA since his appointment as CTO with support from Hasso Plattner. Since assuming his seat on the executive board, he has spoken on multiple occasions about the potential of HANA as a breakthrough in the enterprise software space.