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Two SAP Execs Recognized as 2016 CRN Channel Chiefs; SAP Among 100 Coolest Cloud Computing Vendors by CRN

February 22, 2016 by Tanja Charrier 300

SAP is honored to have had two of its channel executives named to the prestigious list of 2016 CRN Channel Chiefs: Rodolpho Cardenuto, president, Global Channels & General Business, SAP; and John Graham, head of Global Channels & General Business, SAP North America.

The executives on this annual list represent top leaders in the IT channel who excel at driving growth and revenue in their organizations through channel partners.

A special recognition goes to Rodolpho Cardenuto who has also made the exclusive list of 2016 Most Influential Channel Chiefs. The executives in this list are drawn from the larger pool of Channel Chief honorees each year and represent the cream of the IT channel crop—the most influential of the industry’s top leaders.

SAP’s mantra for its partner and SME business “Partners First. Simple Wins. Deliver Value.” underscores that partners are critical to SAP’s success. In fact, 80 percent of SAP’s customers are SMEs, the majority of which are managed by SAP partners. CRN’s recognition is yet another proof point that SAP is driving the innovation story for its partners and customers. By embracing the digital business transformation as well as the networked economy and by offering business models that support partners to adapt and to grow, SAP, together with its partners, delivers simple solutions for growing companies.

The influential executives on this annual list represent the most powerful leaders in the IT channel who hold direct responsibility for driving growth and revenue for their organizations through their indirect channel partners. Individuals are selected for inclusion based on their professional achievements, standing in the industry, dedication to the channel partner community and strategies for driving future growth and innovation.

In addition to that, CRN has named SAP to its 100 Coolest Cloud Computing Vendors list. This annual lineup recognizes the most innovative and effective cloud technology suppliers in each of five categories: infrastructure, platforms and development, security, storage and software.

The 2016 CRN Channel Chiefs list as well as the 100 Coolest Cloud Computing Vendor lists are featured in the February 2016 issue of CRN, and online at and

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