Christine Ashton

Christine Ashton

About Christine Ashton

Christine is global chief digital officer, Digital Office ERP Cloud at SAP. Her focus is to work with CxOs to reimagine strategy and business practices. She works with senior executives to plan their “AI-first” digital transformation road map enabled by intelligent ERP and public cloud. Notably, Christine is recognized in Computer Weekly's 2017’s Most Influential Women In IT - Top 100 list.

Why GDPR Is A Helpful Catalyst For The Postmodern CIO

23-Jan-2018 | Christine Ashton

Part 7 and final blog in the “Postmodern CIO” series The EU’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a catastrophe for old, immobile enterprises. By May 25, 2018, many large busi

Four Steps To Becoming The Postmodern CIO Your Business Demands

16-Jan-2018 | Christine Ashton

Part 6 in the “Postmodern CIO” series The world where CIOs could function simply by recording IT transactions and running reports has gone. There’s been a growth in data silos; users complain t

Data protection manager sitting in front of a whiteboard.

GDPR and Data Security: Who Needs to Know and What They Need to Do

9-Jan-2018 | Christine Ashton

Part 5 in the “Postmodern CIO” series It's beyond debate that data is one of a company's most valuable resources. The total revenue from online advertising in 2014, for example, reached US $

Compliance officers discussing EU GDPR regulations for data protection and risk management

GDPR: What You Need To Know And What It Means For The Digital Economy

2-Jan-2018 | Christine Ashton

Part 4 in the "Postmodern CIO" series The deadline for enforcement of the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is only months away, with the agreement coming into effect on M

GDPR: Using Better Corporate Governance To Improve Your Business Outcomes

26-Dec-2017 | Christine Ashton

Part 3 in the "Postmodern CIO" series The European Union's most sweeping law regarding data privacy, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is set to take effect in May 2018. Yet the GDPR i

Execute Your CEO’s Strategy With A Multi-Tier Approach – And Get Noticed In The Process

19-Dec-2017 | Christine Ashton

Part 2 in the "Postmodern CIO" series Increasingly, large and multinational organizations are choosing a two-tier, or multi-tier, ERP strategy: running different ERP solutions in subsidiaries, div

IT, CIO, leadership

Why CIOs Need To Be Postmodern

12-Dec-2017 | Christine Ashton

Part 1 in the "Postmodern CIO" series Businesses are more reliant on technology than ever before, but that doesn't mean that CIOs are supposed to focus solely on maintaining their enterprise applic