As executive vice president of SAP's platform ecosystem development, Zia Yusuf co-manages SAP's NetWeaver development fund. Yusuf, who reports to SAP's Shai Agassi, assumed the role in the Platform Ecosystem
unit after leading the company's Corporate Consulting Team, the Corporate Strategy Management team and the Design Services team. In an interview with SearchSAP.com, Yusuf explains SAP's ecosystem strategy moving forward, how an independent software vendor crosses his radar screen, and how the Platform Ecosystem unit shapes SAP's long term strategy.
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