For this JD-OD shoot, Sanjay Poonen, President, SAP, Global Solutions & Go-to-Market returns for a frank talk with Jon on how SAP is grappling with culture change, innovation and how to cultivate “the new SAP.”

Digging into the nuances of “new” and “old” SAP, Poonen talks about SAP’s consensus style culture and how it has evolved from the heady R/3 days. He also explains what inspired his nine minute YouTube video on SAP’s portfolio and strategy, and how clarity of messaging,  along with plenty of  customer interactions, could be key elements of SAP’s transformation.

Show Notes

:28 – What the heck does Sanjay Poonen do at TechEd?

1:23 – Culture change at SAP – Sanjay’s view

3:19 – There’s the “new SAP,” but then there’s the “old SAP.”

5:28 – Simplying SAP’s roadmap messaging via YouTube