SAP Hires Microsoft Veteran Quentin Clark As Its New CTO

Quentin Clark Microsoft

SAP today announced that Quentin Clark will join the company as Chief Technology Officer, effective November 10, 2014. Quentin Clark is a Microsoft veteran who recently was recently CVP in the Business Applications space. Prior to that, Quentin was corporate vice president of the Data Platform group at Microsoft for nearly 8 years.

As corporate vice president of the Data Platform, Quentin Clark oversees the design and delivery of the entire family of data products – Microsoft SQL Server, Power BI, BI in Microsoft Office, data capabilities in Azure, Hadoop offerings and related. Leading the engineering organization and the business, his responsibilities include product direction and definition through program management, user experience design, and customer engagement programs. This spans SQL Server’s work in all workloads – databases, integration and business intelligence, as well as the release forms of the product – software, appliance and the cloud. Reports to EVP Satya Nadella.

Previously General Manager of the Database Systems Group in Microsoft SQL Server. Responsible for the engineering and workload leadership of SQL’s OLTP and Data Warehousing workloads. This responsibility includes the core relational database engine and data access, SQL Server Manageability, the scale-out Data Warehousing product (formerly DATAllegro Inc.), and advanced development work in databases, including the Gray Systems Lab in Madison.

While in the Data Platform space, Quentin defined and lead the organization to delivery many products, on-perm and in the cloud:
– SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2012, SQL Server 2014
– SQL Server StreamIsight
– SQL Server Analytics Platform System (nee Parallel Data Warehouse)
– Azure SQL Database – relational PaaS
– Azure Azure DocumentDB – NoSQL JSON PaaS
– Power BI
– Azure Data Factory
– Azure Machine Learning
– Azure HDInsight – Hadoop PaaS
– Azure Search

Source: SAP, LinkedIn

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