SVP for Enterprise Social and Collaborative Software in SAP's cloud business unit, leading product management and go-to-market. Sameer has been cited in publications such as CNBC Business, The New York Times, CIO.com and Forbes on high performing collaborative organizations and trends in enterprise software. He blogs at Pretzel Logic.
By Sameer Patel on December 1, 2013
Nora Aufreiter, Julien Boudet and Vivian Weng at McKinsey and Co. have published some excellent research on the current state of consumer email that came my way via my old pal and newly minted colleague, Maggie Fox. Just as Altimeter Research founder Charlene Li’s work on internal social technology usage showed less than what you might [&hellip
By Sameer Patel on November 18, 2013
This week marks two very significant milestones for SAP in the category of Business and Collaborative networks. Exactly a year ago, we launched SAP Jam – a purpose-built collaboration platform designed to work across business processes and to affect real business outcomes. Four quarters later, we are privileged to count well over 10 million subscribers on the […]
By Sameer Patel on September 22, 2013
I’ve always put a lot of stock in business execution. The first book and management thinker I was truly influenced by was not Porter’s concepts on Competitive Advantage but (the late) Professor CK Prahalad’s notion of competing on Execution. I’ve been specific about this in a post and Nilofer Merchant did a great job illustrating this in her Harvard Business Review piece.
By Sameer Patel on September 15, 2013
I recently had the chance to dig into challenges faced by Sales Executives with Rawn Shah, a prominent practitioner on line of business collaboration and columnist at Forbes. It’s tough out there for the VP of Sales: Depending on the size of her organization, she has 10 or 100 or even 500 reps to onboard.
By Sameer Patel on August 18, 2013
I sent a tweet to Hootsuite yesterday to ask how I could make some changes to my default settings. The support rep was extremely helpful and resolved my issue right away. Then this morning I get an email with a sales proposition with these choice value propositions. “I hope you don´t mind I write an
By Sameer Patel on July 8, 2013
As we in the private sector fawn over the opportunity that is Big Data, details about PRISM give me the feeling that we’re likely the butt of many jokes in the Government Sector. As we waffle over the applicability of big data, PRISM proves that we really didn’t start the fire – the government has been mastering […]
By Sameer Patel on June 10, 2013
This week I have the privilege of keynoting the Social Business Forum in Milan once again, along with esteemed industry colleagues such as R “Ray” Wang, Esteban Kolsky, Sandy Carter, Michael Brito and others. The concept of networked enterprises is something that’s top of mind for me these days as we chart the next chapter of [...]
By Sameer Patel on April 29, 2013
Nmachi Jidenma writes about the undue focus we put on the competition. This is written with individuals in mind but I think it matters to emerging software categories as well. My favorite lines: “It only makes sense that competing with others distracts from the distinctiveness that makes our art special. By comparing ourselves with others, we […]
By Sameer Patel on April 8, 2013
With respect to why “Social Business” is a natural fit for the world of work, I said on Twitter: @sameerpatel: Often heard #socbiz argument: “humans are social by nature”. Then why is it that #socbiz s/w adoption has been so hard historically? Contradicting this is another popular statement about Social Business: “Its not about the technology, its about […]