Irfan Khan

Keynote 2.2

Making The World Run Better - a Holistic Approach to Enabling the Intelligent Enterprise

As Europe and the rest of the world becomes increasingly digital, so does the pervasiveness and the power of technology within an organization. Those of us who are able to make the most of innovative technologies such as AI, IoT, and Big Data will succeed, but how can we manage them effectively and efficiently in an ever-changing business environment?

There is a popular saying - "with great power comes great responsibility." The power of enterprise technology brings both challenges and opportunities, as long as we create them with equal parts innovation and reverence. AI transforms the way we work and the way we think about work. Data is a strategic asset that drives business insight and is the foundation for digital transformation. These capabilities, and many others are changing the way we live and the way we run businesses now and far into the future.

Irfan Khan will provide his insight on how businesses can evolve their digital technology strategies and take them to the next level with an innovative, holistic approach. By embracing the vision of the Intelligent Enterprise, we may just help the world run better.

Irfan Khan
Global Head of Sales, Platform and Data Management, SAP

Irfan Khan is Global Head of Sales for SAP’s Platform and Data Management business with overall responsibility for revenue associated with all data assets of the company including; HANA, EIM, Middleware and SAP big data technologies. Irfan’s responsibilities extend to leading sales for SAP’s PaaS business, SAP Cloud Platform, which enables customers to implement digital transformation, utilizing modern digital innovations around Blockchain, Machine Learning, artificial intelligence and IoT scenarios. He is also the Global Head of the Global Center of Excellence sales support teams for SAP’s Database and Data Management (DDM) line of business.

Prior to his current role, Irfan has been Global Head of DDM’s go-to-market organization as well as overall SAP CTO for SAP’s field organization.

Irfan joined SAP through the acquisition of Sybase Inc. where he was Senior Vice President & CTO. He spent almost two decades in various executive leadership positions across Engineering, Marketing, and Sales.

Irfan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science as well as a Master of Science degree in Advanced Computing from Kings College University of London, UK.