Shai Agassi, president of the Product and Technology Group and a member of the Executive Board at SAP AG, fielded questions from New York Times tech reporter John Markoff and the audience during an early morning Churchill Club event on Wednesday. We have a podcast of the interview, as well as a separate follow-up podcast I did with Agassi, digging deeper into some of SAP's technology, hosted services and his disparagement of Oracle's strategy.
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Following an interview with New York Times tech reporter John Markoff at a Churchill Club event, I sat down with Shai Agassi, SAP president of the Product and Technology Group and a member of the Executive Board for a podcast.
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