SAP Research is a global organization within SAP that identifies emerging IT trends, conducts vital research and development for new technologies, and fosters the best entrepreneurial talent to support future growth.
Dr. Nassi brings a wealth of experience in business and academia to his new role at SAP. Most recently, he was the founder and CTO of Firetide, a wireless mesh networking company based in Los Gatos, California. Over the past 30 years, he has held a number of executive management positions in engineering and development for companies such as Apple, where he ran their Advanced Technology Group, Cisco Systems, Digital Equipment and Encore Computer. His academic experience includes teaching and research appointments at Boston University, the University of California at Berkeley, and MIT.
“The ability to lead research and development for new technologies and foster the best entrepreneurial talent is integral to SAP’s long-term strategy and future growth,” said Zencke. “Ike brings the ideal mix of experience – in academia, research and development and the technology industry – to this integral role, which will allow SAP to leverage the deep pockets of innovation in the Silicon Valley and transform them into new product ideas.”
Nassi holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, and a master’s degree and Ph.D. in computer science from Stony Brook University. Dr. Nassi will be based at SAP Labs in Palo Alto, California.
Source: SAP AG