Mohali, August 6, 2016: The technology that is available today is making processes disruptive, in SAP our strategy is to leverage all of these technologies in transforming the business models of our customers who are using these technologies into a result oriented digital enterprise said Dilip Kumar Khandelwal speaking at the Mohali campus of the Indian School of Business (ISB).
He was addressing the ISB community at the inaugural session of the ISB Alumni Dialogue Series – an initiative designed by ISB to acknowledge and showcase the success stories of its alumni to the larger community.
Sharing the Philosophy of SAP, DilipKumar Khandelwal said- it is to make life easy for our customers. With the technology we offer, we provide solution to our customers to move their business processes and be market leaders in their segment. Quoting the launch of Hana in 2011, Dilip said, in today’s world there is lot of structured and unstructured data available. In SAP we try to capture this data and then slice this data putting technology and make it usable for end customer. Emphasising the importance of digitization he said companies that will not embrace digitization will perish in future. When asked about the next big disruption he said next big disruption will happen when devices will start talking to each other and humans.
Commencing the Alumni Dialogues series Professor Dishan Kamdar Deputy Dean, Academic programmes, ISB, said, “This alumni dialogue is one of our initiatives to primarily showcase the success of our alumni. The series will use a dialogue format to discuss their journey to the top, their successes and challenges providing an insightful learning experience to those who aspire to make it big. We have more than 7000 alumni now with a good number on CEO and CXO level and having their own ventures across industries. Through this dialogue series the school would like others to learn from their experience and success stories.”
Dilip Kumar Khandelwal is MD SAP Labs, India & and Executive Vice President & Global Head of Suite Engineering, SAP. Dilip kumar Khandelwal has been associated with SAP Labs for 13 years and is responsible for driving operations for SAP Labs India facilities across Bengaluru, Gurgaon and Pune.
Sharing his success mantra Dilipkumar Khandelwal told ISB students that one should learn and work in every department of the company and should not fear from taking risk. He said no body will empower you but you yourself can do it by taking a job in hand and doing it fearlessly with full conviction. He also advised students that do not change your style be unique but treat your workplace as your own rather than just a job. He spoke about his journey in SAP from a consultant to Managing Director and touched about various other topics such as cloud computing, focus area of SAP Labs, importance of digitisation etc.
The talk and the Q & A session generated a lot of interest and high engagement from the students, alumni and staff.