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The biggest companies no longer advertising on Facebook due to the platform's lack of hate-speech moderation

Civil rights organizations including NAACP, Color of Change, Anti-Defamation League, and Sleeping Giants asked advertisers to stop paying for advertisements on Facebook in the wake of George Floyd's death at the hands of Minneapolis police officers. Since Floyd's death, Facebook has allowed posts in which Trump called protesters "thugs" and suggested violence when he wrote, "when the looting starts, the shooting starts." Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg decided not to take action in removing the c...
Tags: Firefox, Verizon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, John Lewis, Instagram, Minneapolis, Nbc News, US, America, Trends, Diageo, Unilever, Adidas, Cnn

SAP joins the growing ad boycott against Facebook, even as the new CEO says it's 'time to stand up against racism' (SAP)

SAP says it will suspend advertisements on Facebook and Instagram as it endorsed the "Stop Hate for Profit" campaign against the social network. "We will suspend all paid advertisements…until the company signals a significant, action-driven commitment to combating the spread of hate speech and racism on its platforms," the company said in a statement.  Major companies, including Coca-Cola, Starbucks and Unilever, have pulled ads on Facebook in the wake of the mass protests against racism follo...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Ipo, US, Trends, Unilever, Pepsico, Hewlett Packard, Donald Trump, Sap, Trump, Christian Klein, Coca Cola Starbucks, Business Insider SAP, SecureDrop Claim

Come for the cloud apps, stay for the ERP? SAP drills into Industry Cloud platform, its latest expansion play

We can't say 'You have to upgrade or nothing' because people will say: 'Well in that case it is nothing' SAP CEO Christian Klein has admitted the vendor is launching industry-specific applications partly in the hope of luring more customers onto its core ERP platform.…
Tags: ERP, Software, Sap, Christian Klein

The CEO of SAP on why having 2 chief execs didn't work out for the tech giant amid the coronavirus crisis: 'You have to make fast decisions. You cannot wait forever.' (SAP)

SAP CEO Christian Klein explained the sudden transition in April when his co-CEO Jennifer Morgan stepped down suddenly as the tech giant was reeling from the coronavirus crisis. Klein and Morgan were named co-CEOs in October, after long-time CEO Bill McDermott stepped down. But Klein said having two CEOs proved to be ineffective for leading the software behemoth, which has 100,000 employees which, like most tech companies, has had to make drastic changes due to the coronavirus crisis. "When yo...
Tags: Amazon, Trends, Ibm, Philadelphia, Dell, Sap, Business Insider, Morgan, Jen, Klein, Christian Klein, Walldorf Germany, Bill McDermott, Jennifer Morgan, SecureDrop Claim

SapphireNow Keynote: Professional, but in synch with the times?

I listened to Christian Klein's keynote from the virtual Sapphire event today - watch replay here. It was his first as CEO and he came across very well. Energetic, professional and very comfortable in a digital setting. His keynote focused... [Author: vinnie]
Tags: Microsoft, Trends, Oracle, Sap, Vinnie, Christian Klein, Enterprise Software (IBM, New Normal COVID-19

A fête worse than death: After struggling to connect into SAP's SapphireNow online shindig, we were all 'rewarded' with a Sting concert

Can't stand losing you... over TCP/IP. So lonely... after connections drop. Message in a bottle... would work better, etc etc Comment SAP CEO Christian Klein's epithet may well be that he appears competent – as in, he's the sort of person whose advice on the best option for life insurance one would be accepted without hesitation.…
Tags: Software, Sap, TCP, Christian Klein

Here's how Qualtrics — the enterprise tech company that SAP made a surprise $8 billion acquisition offer to just days before its planned IPO — is using its software to make sure employees are happy and to help states test for COVID-19 (SAP)

Qualtrics has been using its software to help states with coronavirus testing, as well as make sure its employees are feeling satisfied and productive with the new work-from-home reality.  CEO Ryan Smith says that he's grateful that Qualtrics is part of SAP because it has given his company more stability and scale. (SAP made an acquisition offer days before Qualtrics was set to go public.) Smith also commented on Jennifer Morgan stepping down as the co-CEO of SAP: "Being a co-CEO is hard and h...
Tags: Utah, Microsoft, US, Trends, Iowa, Nebraska, Smith, Sap, Ryan Smith, Qualtrics, Morgan, Klein, Christian Klein, Bill McDermott, Jennifer Morgan, Remote Work Pulse

Sinch acquires SAP’s Digital Interconnect messaging business for $250M

M&A activity has generally slowed down in the weeks since the novel coronavirus took a grip on the world, but there have been some pockets of activity in the tech industry when the price is right or when the divestment/acquisition just makes sense. The world of messaging brings us the latest development in that theme: SAP, the CRM and enterprise software giant, is selling its Digital Interconnect messaging business to Sinch, a Swedish cloud voice, video and messaging company that originally spun...
Tags: Startups, TC, Europe, Sweden, Enterprise, Messaging, Germany, Israel, US, Tech, Bloomberg, Intel, M&a, Silicon Valley, TCUK, Sap

And then there was one: Co-CEO Jennifer Morgan to depart SAP

In a surprising move, SAP ended its co-CEO experiment yesterday when the company announced Jennifer Morgan will be exiting stage left on April 30th, leaving Christian Klein as the lone CEO. The pair took over at the end of last year when Bill McDermott left the company to become CEO at ServiceNow, and it looked like SAP was following Oracle’s model of co-CEOs, which had Safra Catz and Mark Hurd sharing the job for several years before Hurd passed away last year. SAP indicated that Morgan and ...
Tags: TC, Enterprise, Drama, Tech, Sap, Servicenow, Morgan, Klein, Hurd, Christian Klein, Personnel, Safra Catz, Bill McDermott, Mark Hurd, Jennifer Morgan, Co-CEOs

SAP reverts to sole CEO to handle coronavirus pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic brought a six-month experiment in dual leadership at SAP to an abrupt end as the German business software group named Christian Klein as its sole CEO to provide clarity to its 400,000 clients.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Sap, Christian Klein

SAP decides one head is better than two in a crisis, parts ways with co-CEO Jennifer Morgan

Christian Klein to fly solo just six months after dual-driver approach was hailed as perfect combination SAP has reversed its plan to have two joint CEOs, so one of them will go: Jennifer Morgan will step down as co-CEO of SAP after just six months, leaving Christian Klein in charge.…
Tags: Software, Sap, Christian Klein, Jennifer Morgan

Jennifer Morgan is stepping down as co-CEO of SAP after just 6 months, with Christian Klein staying on as solo CEO (SAP)

SAP co-CEO Jennifer Morgan is stepping down after just six months in that position. Christian Klein will remain as solo CEO. SAP said the company decided that a dual CEO structure was not ideal for the current market which "requires companies to take swift, determined action which is best supported by a very clear leadership structure." Click here for more BI Prime stories. SAP's Jennifer Morgan is stepping down as co-CEO just six months after being named to the tech giant's top post together...
Tags: Trends, Sap, Morgan, Christian Klein, Bill McDermott, Jennifer Morgan, Christian Klein Klein, ServiceNow SAP

SAP's new leadership duo delivers in-line results, lifts guidance

SAP raised its revenue and profit outlook on Tuesday as new co-CEOs Jennifer Morgan and Christian Klein delivered a solid first set of quarterly results at the leading provider of business software.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Sap, Christian Klein, Jennifer Morgan

Former SAP chief exec Bill McDermott is stepping up as the new CEO of cloud software giant ServiceNow because the old one is taking over Nike (NOW, SAP)

Bill McDermott, who just stepped down as SAP's CEO, will be the next chief executive of ServiceNow. He'll be replacing John Donahoe, who was named the next Nike CEO on Tuesday. Donahoe has led ServiceNow since 2017, while McDermott had led SAP from 2010 until two weeks ago. There's a little game of musical chairs going on in the enterprise software business. ServiceNow said Tuesday that Bill McDermott, who has just stepped down as chief executive at software behemoth SAP, will be its next CEO...
Tags: Ebay, Trends, Nike, Columbia Law School, Sap, Servicenow, McDermott, Christian Klein, Donahoe, John Donahoe, Bill McDermott, Frank Slootman, Jennifer Morgan, John Donahoe McDermott

Former SAP CEO Bill McDermott taking over as ServiceNow CEO

When Bill McDermott announced he was stepping down as CEO at SAP a couple of weeks ago, it certainly felt like a curious move — but he landed on his feet pretty quickly. ServiceNow announced he would be taking over as CEO there. The transition will take place at year-end. If you’re wondering what happened to the current ServiceNow CEO, John Donahoe, well he landed a job as CEO at Nike. The CEO carousel goes round and round (and painted ponies go up and down). Jeff Miller, lead independent ...
Tags: TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Tech, Nike, SaaS, Bill, Sap, Servicenow, Miller, McDermott, CEOs, Jeff Miller, Frederic Lardinois, Christian Klein, Donahoe

Veteran enterprise exec Bob Stutz is heading back to SAP

Bob Stutz has had a storied career with enterprise software companies including stints at Siebel Systems, SAP, Microsoft and Salesforce. He announced on Facebook last week that he’s leaving his job as head of the Salesforce Marketing Cloud and heading back to SAP as president of customer experience. Bob Stutz Facebook announcement Constellation Research founder and principal analyst Ray Wang says that Stutz has a reputation for taking companies to the next level. He helped put Microsoft CRM...
Tags: TC, Cloud, Facebook, Enterprise, Microsoft, Marketing, Tech, Gartner, Bob, Salesforce, Sap, CRM, Cto, Qualtrics, Bob Stutz, Salesforce Marketing Cloud

SAP's co-CEO and Microsoft's sales chief explain why they're teaming up for a cloud partnership that could mean trouble for Amazon (MSFT, SAP)

Microsoft and SAP announced a new partnership that would make it easier for the German software maker's customers to move to Microsoft Azure, the tech giant's cloud platform. The move highlights Microsoft's push to forge alliances with rivals in the enterprise software market as it competes with Amazon in the cloud. For SAP, the partnership creates new opportunities to offer its cloud software applications to existing and new customers. Click here for more BI Prime stories. Microsoft and SAP ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, US, Trends, Sap, Amazon Web Services, Business Insider, Morgan, Redmond, Judson, Nadella, Redmond Washington, Microsoft SAP, Ian Campbell

Larry Ellison and insiders say that these 5 execs are on the short list to one day be the CEO of Oracle (ORCL)

On Friday, October 18, Oracle announced that CEO Mark Hurd passed away at the age of 62. This story was originally published after he left on medical leave, and is presented as it appeared at that time. When Oracle CEO Mark Hurd went on medical leave last month, there was speculation that Safra Catz would become the tech giant's sole CEO. But Oracle founder and Chief Technology Officer Larry Ellison has said the company plans to keep its dual-CEO structure. He also said he planned to recommend...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Europe, Japan, Africa, San Francisco, Trends, Asia Pacific, Larry Ellison, Middle East, Silicon Valley, Johnson, Miranda, Ellison, Oracle, Sap

Meet the 5 execs that Larry Ellison and insiders say are on the short list to one day be the CEO of Oracle (ORCL)

Oracle CEO Mark Hurd went on medical leave last month, prompting speculation that Safra Catz, with whom he shared the post, would likely become the tech giant's sole CEO. "A lot of people have said, 'God, you guys are weird. Two CEOs? That's ridiculous. That's bad governance,'"  Ellison told analysts at the company's OpenWorld event in San Francisco last month.   "I believe in a dual-CEO structure. The normal case [at Oracle] would be dual CEO here for obvious reasons. That it's good to have ca...
Tags: US, San Francisco, Trends, Larry Ellison, Ellison, Oracle, Sap, Hurd, Christian Klein, Safra Catz, Bill McDermott, Mark Hurd, Oracle ORCL, Jennifer Morgan

Why it might have been time for new leadership at SAP

SAP CEO Bill McDermott announced he was stepping down last night after a decade at the helm in an announcement that shocked many. It’s always tough to measure the performance of an enterprise leader when he or she leaves. Some people look at stock price over their tenure. Some at culture. Some at the acquisitions made. Whatever the measure, it will be up to the new co-CEOs Jennifer Morgan and Christian Klein to put their own mark on the company. What form that will take remains to be seen....
Tags: TC, Enterprise, Tech, Sap, Cto, McDermott, Frederic Lardinois, Christian Klein, Bill McDermott, Bernd Leukert, Jennifer Morgan, Robert Enslin, Björn Goerke

SAP to rely on strategy of continuity, new co-CEO tells broadcaster

Christian Klein, SAP's new co-chief executive, told Germany's' n-tv television that the software and cloud computing giant will rely on a strategy of continuity following the departure of Bill McDermott.
Tags: Money, Germany, businessNews, Sap, Christian Klein

The new CEOs of SAP say they're not worried about Oracle or Larry Ellison's constant slams: 'It's a weakness when you talk too much about the competition' (SAP, ORCL)

Business Insider spoke with SAP's new co-CEOs, Jennifer Morgan and Christian Klein, who have replaced longtime CEO Bill McDermott. The new CEOs say that the job offer came on Wednesday, and was a surprise to even them: Klein says he didn't even pack enough to stay in the San Francisco Bay Area for more than a few days.  SAP's new CEOs also denied Larry Ellison's recent claim that Oracle was about to win over one of the German tech giant's biggest customers. "We checked everything and I can tel...
Tags: Mexico, Germany, Trends, Palo Alto, Larry Ellison, Philadelphia, Salesforce, Ellison, Oracle, Sap, Idc, Business Insider, San Francisco Bay Area, Morgan, McDermott, Hasso Plattner

SAP’s Bill McDermott on stepping down as CEO

SAP’s CEO Bill McDermott today announced that he wouldn’t seek to renew his contract for the next year and step down immediately after nine years at the helm of the German enterprise giant. Shortly after the announcement, I talked to McDermott, as well as SAP’s new co-CEOs Jennifer Morgan and Christian Klein. During the call, McDermott stressed that his decision to step down was very much a personal one, and that while he’s not ready to retire just yet, he simply believes that now is the r...
Tags: Enterprise, Tech, Ceo, Christian, Sap, Founder, Morgan, McDermott, Hasso Plattner, Plattner, Jen, Jennifer, Klein, Christian Klein, Bill McDermott, Jennifer Morgan

The CEO of SAP is stepping down, and his replacements signal a new willingness to compete with Salesforce and Workday in the cloud (SAP, CRM)

Bill McDermott, CEO of enterprise software giant SAP,  is stepping down, the company said Thursday.  The abrupt announcement didn't give a reason for his departure, but SAP says that McDermott will stay on as an advisor through the end of the year. He will be replaced by two members of the SAP executive team, Jennifer Morgan, president of the company's cloud business group, and chief operating officer Christian Klein. Analysts say the change — and the appointment of Morgan, an experienced clou...
Tags: Amazon, Trends, Salesforce, Oracle, Sap, Idc, Stewart Butterfield, Business Insider, Morgan, McDermott, Hasso Plattner, Klein, Christian Klein, Ray Wang, Bill McDermott, IBM SAP

Bill McDermott steps down as SAP’s CEO

SAP today announced that Bill McDermott, its CEO for the last nine years, is stepping down immediately. The company says he decided not to renew his contract. SAP Executive Board members Jennifer Morgan and Christian Klein have been appointed co-CEOs. McDermott, who started his business career as a deli owner in Amityville, Long Island and recently spoke at our TechCrunch Sessions: Enterprise event, joined SAP in 2002 as the head of SAP North America. He became co-CEO, together with SAP co-fo...
Tags: TC, Tech, Ceo, Companies, Christian, Bill, Driver, Sap, Head, Executive, McDermott, Hasso Plattner, Plattner, Jennifer, Christian Klein, Google Cloud

SAP's McDermott steps down; Morgan, Klein become co-CEOs

Bill McDermott stood down on Friday after a decade at the helm of SAP and will be replaced by Jennifer Morgan and Christian Klein, who will become co-CEOs with immediate effect, said the German business software company.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Sap, McDermott, Christian Klein, Bill McDermott, Jennifer Morgan, Morgan Klein

Monster mash: Christian Klein’s wild Honda CB900

It’s getting harder and harder to categorize custom bikes. We all know a traditional cafe racer when we see one, but these days we’re just as likely to stumble across a ‘cafe’ bike with dual sport tires. Or a bobber with clip-ons and racing rubber. Some mash-ups hit the mark, and some don’t. This is most definitely one that does: a fusion of café racer and chopper styles that could never work on paper, but looks amazing in the metal. It’s the work of Christian Klein, who first graced thes...
Tags: Motorcycles, Ducati, Christian, Honda, Yamaha, Karl, Brembo, Klein, Suzuki, Duisburg Germany, Christian Klein, Honda Motorcycles, LSL, Custom Motorcycles, Café Racer, Honda CB900

Bibles smuggled by faith alone

Contact Vision Beyond Borders to geta copy of 'By Faith Alone.' USA (MNN) -- How do you get Bibles into a country where they're outlawed? By faith alone--which also happens to be the title of a new book by Patrick Klein, Vision Beyond Borders president. "I'm hoping what it will do is encourage us, as Christians in America, that people still around the world are putting their lives on the line for the Gospel," Klein says. By Faith Alone is a collection of stories Klein wrote about God's...
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