Stephan Timme is the new COO of SAP Switzerland
SAP Switzerland has appointed a new COO in the person of Stephan Timme. In this role, he reports directly to Alexander Klaeger, COO and Head of Cloud Business in the SAP Central and Eastern Europe (MEE) region.
He also sits on the management board of the Swiss country organization. Stephan Timme has headed the Commercial Sales Organization since 2015, initially for MEE and for the last two years for EMEA North.
In 2012, he moved from a start-up to SAP in Germany, where he developed new market segments in the sales team for major public sector customers.
Prior to that, he spent nine years at IBM in various sales and management positions.
"Stephan Timme has an outstanding track record.
The business units he led at SAP consistently achieved top rankings. He has shown many times that he understands how to accompany customers effectively and sustainably in achieving their business and digital goals."
explains Michael Locher-Tjoa, Managing Director of SAP Switzerland.
"With his wealth of experience, customer focus and determined nature, he will make an important contribution to the further successful development of SAP in Switzerland."
In his new role, Stephan Timme pursues an open and performance-oriented leadership approach based on clear principles: transparent communication, employee involvement in decision-making and the creation of added value in every collaboration.
New Senior Director Solutions Engineering at NetApp
Johannes Wagmüller has been appointed senior director, Solutions Engineering EMEA, NetApp.
As part of this, Matt Watts will take on the newly created role of Chief Technology Officer (CTO) EMEA. Both will report to Alexander Wallner, Senior Vice President and General Manager in EMEA, and will be part of his Executive Leadership Council.
Johannes Wagmüller will be heading the Solutions Engineering teams in the EMEA markets with immediate effect, having previously held this position on an interim basis.
Wagmüller joined NetApp in 2002 and in his previous role drove the Solutions Engineering business in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland (DACH).
In his new role, he leads a team of integrated technology experts that develops and promotes NetApp's portfolio solutions for the hybrid cloud, for applications in hybrid multi-cloud environments, artificial intelligence, and cloud data services.
"NetApp offers a unique portfolio in the market with its fully comprehensive hybrid cloud solutions connected to the Data Fabric.
As a team, we can thus offer our customers a wide range of solutions, an active partner network, and outstanding expertise at the technology and business levels.
Together with our partners, we help companies around the world realize the full potential of their data to expand customer engagement, drive innovation and optimize operations."
New Regional Vice President DACH at Workday
Rudi Richter is Workday's new regional vice president DACH. He reports to Carolyn Horne, President of EMEA.
Richter has more than 20 years of experience in the IT industry. His career stations include leadership roles at SAP, where he held various sales and management positions between 2005 and 2019.
Most recently, he was Managing Director SAP for Central and Eastern Europe from July 2018 to August 2019. Prior to that, Richter held various management positions at HP from 1996 to 2005.
He is distinguished by his passionate commitment to high customer satisfaction and the success of the company.
As such, it is in line with Workday's values and philosophy.
"I am delighted to now be an integral part of Workday's success story here in the DACH region.
It is, of course, my goal to significantly expand the business.
We want to provide first-class support to mid-market as well as enterprise companies in implementing their digital transformation process."
Michael Rölli strengthens the sales team at Leogistics
Michael Rölli joins the Leogistics sales team specializing in Transportation Management, Warehouse Management and Yard Management.
In his position as Global Presales Lead, one of his tasks is to further develop the presales organization against the background of the internationalization of Leogistics.
This includes, among other things, the establishment of methodology and procedure as well as the development of the topic environment of transport logistics.
The logistics specialist began his professional career with an apprenticeship as a freight forwarding and logistics services clerk at Fried-Sped, where he subsequently acted as an interface between the specialist department and IT in the IT department.
He then studied business informatics at the University of Applied Sciences in Stuttgart. The topic of his bachelor thesis "Transportation Management in the Cloud" led him to SAP.
Rölli was most recently employed there for several years as a presales specialist in the area of IoT and digital supply chain. Rölli describes his move to Leogistics like this:
"I want to use my expert knowledge and accumulated experience in presales to support Leogistics' customers in their digital transformation."
Edgar Reiter is the new CEO of Axians ICT Austria
Edgar Reiter was appointed Managing Director of the full-service digital provider Axians ICT Austria at the beginning of 2020.
Axians ICT Austria is a provider of enterprise IT in Austria and part of the French Vinci Energies Group. Reiter's main focus now is on the challenges ahead, from artificial intelligence to the next generation cloud.
"Digitization is a journey with an unknown destination. With future-oriented, highly flexible services, we will support our customers in mastering their business challenges in the future as well".
emphasizes Edgar Reiter.
Axians ICT Austria's portfolio ranges from cloud services to SAP and digital assistants.
"We have a breadth of services unlike any other provider in Austria and clearly benefit from the background of our owner, the European Vinci Group"
Edgar Reiter was born in Steyr and graduated in economics from the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration.
He has a long history in the IT sector and has held various management positions at IBM, Axians ICT Austria and other companies.
Imperva appoints Pam Murphy, an experienced enterprise software executive, as its new CEO. In her various roles in North America, Europe and the APAC region, she has gained extensive experience in field sales, consulting and professional services.
Hans-Jürgen Rieder is the new CEO at Actico. The 54-year-old takes over the post of CEO
from co-owner and company founder Thomas Cotic. Rieder was most recently responsible for the technology division of the major Swiss bank UBS as Chief Technology Officer (CTO).
Gregor Pillen will move up to the top of IBM Germany and thus also assume the function of General Manager for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Pillen, who holds a degree in business mathematics, joined IBM in 2002 through the acquisition of PWC.
Christoph Ahr has been responsible for Jedox's financial management as the new CFO since the turn of the year. As an expert for international software companies, Ahr can contribute his experience. In addition to his financial expertise, he brings extensive knowledge in corporate performance management (CPM).
Eric Verniaut takes over the position of CEO of the ProAlpha Group. In the past, Verniaut held various management positions internationally, most recently at Blue Prism. Prior to that, he worked for SAP for eight years in various management positions in sales and consulting.
Anja Hendel will support the founding duo of Diconium as Managing Director. Hendel has a degree in business informatics and looks back on many years of experience at the European pharmaceutical wholesaler McKesson Europe and at Capgemini.