Irfan Khan


Irfan Khan

About Irfan Khan

Irfan Khan is global head of sales for the Database & Data Management (DDM) business at SAP. He is responsible for the sales force driving SAP data platform solutions across six regions. Irfan is focused on key areas including cloud and on-premise solutions powered by the SAP HANA platform, SAP Cloud Platform, SAP databases, enterprise information management, and middleware offerings in support of SAP and non-SAP digital transformation, the Internet of Things, Big Data, and modern data-warehousing customer scenarios.

Extracting Value From Your Most Precious Asset For The Intelligent Enterprise

6-Feb-2019 | Irfan Khan

Throughout the history of business computing – from punchcards to artificial intelligence – companies have sought to extract value from their data. Go back to the 1970s and 80s, when mainframes do

Cultural Intelligence Overcomes Tribal Identities

13-Feb-2017 | Irfan Khan

Sweeping changes created by globalization and digitalization are impacting communities in ways we didn’t foresee. As people look at the towns they once knew, they’re seeing individuals who dress d

CIOs: Agents Of Change In The Digital Economy

18-May-2016 | Irfan Khan

Chief information officers I meet with often find themselves in a quandary. They have played a critical role for their organization by “keeping the lights on” – ensuring that technologies and sy

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Falling RAM Prices Drive In-Memory Database Surge

24-Oct-2012 | Irfan Khan

Companies confronting their big data opportunities face the ever-present enterprise IT problem: performance. Once IT has gathered the relevant information and stored it on hard disk drives (HDD) ready

Gartner Dead Wrong About Big Data Hype Cycle

26-Sep-2012 | Irfan Khan

Big data is just about to hit its "peak of inflated expectations", according to Gartner's 2012 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies. Me? Expectations aren't inflated enough. Gartner's Hype Cycle fo

A Nose for News: Analytics-Inspired Journalism

27-Jul-2012 | Irfan Khan

Most of what passes for news follows the well-trod path of he-said/she-said journalism. A reporter gets an assignment, interviews as many people as possible, then fills the story with on-air or in-pri