JOHANNESBURG – SYSTEMS Applications Products (SAP), the software company, has appointed Goutam Dev as Head of Education for Africa.
The appointment aligns with the SAP Education’s status as the world’s largest IT education provider and a recognized market leader, successfully delivering customer and partner enablement.
According to Dev, the digital skills gap is cited as one of the top barriers to digital transformation among SAP Africa’s customers and partners.
“As a business, it is our stated objective to help companies with their digital transformation initiatives,” he said.
Dev said by combining SAP’s broad range of knowledge offerings in both a classroom and digital setting, SAP Africa aimed to focus on driving a comprehensive, rapid,and easy-to-consume learning and enablement strategy, which we see as being key to our customers’ success and growth in Africa.
“Further, by extending the reach of enablement across the continent, we are able to unlock the tremendous growth potential in Africa, which is the largest market for SAP Education in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa region,” he said.
Prior to his new role, Dev served as the Chief of Staff to the Office of the SAP Africa CEO where he was responsible for the execution and strategic decisions of the Chief Executive Officer across all lines of business and across 54 African countries.
Interim SAP Africa Managing Director, Claas Kuehnemann, said with the increasing complexity of the business environment, and rapidly evolving technology, tomorrow’s knowledge worker would need the ability to constantly upskill to meet new business challenges.
“We have seen rapid adoption of SAP S/4HANA within our customer base, and see the appointment of Goutam Dev as a great opportunity to help our customers derive maximum ROI (return on investment) with the help of our SAP Education software and service portfolio,” Kuehnemann said.
– CAJ News