Melissa Di Donato is the Chief Executive Officer of SUSE, the world’s largest independent open source company. SUSE has been providing enterprise-grade open source software solutions for over 28 years to 80% of the Fortune Global 50. Companies of all sizes trust SUSE to improve their business through highly flexible, dependable, and secure solutions that are tailored for the most demanding IT environments. Prior to SUSE Software Solutions, Melissa was the Global Chief Operating Officer for the ERP division at SAP and Area Vice President at salesforce.com for EMEA and APAC. She has spent more than 20 years in technology as a leader in the digital space delivering innovative and transformative enterprise cloud solutions for customers around the globe.
In a wide-ranging conversation, JJ interviews Melissa, CEO of SUSE, on the company's past, present, and future!
SUSE's origins and evolution into today's platform — 00:21
SAP innovation and SUSE's leading steps — 1:38
SUSE spinning away from MicroFocus and joining with EQT — 2:18
SUSE's acquisition of Rancher Labs — 2:55
How SUSE uses open-source to enable innovation. — 3:37
Customer-focused innovation through open technology. — 6:35
How open-source trends affect SUSE strategy — 7:25
Drive migration to containers and cloud infrastructure — 10:10
SUSE’s focus on services at the edge — 11:02
SUSE's approach to the competition and coopetition — 12:27
The key metric for SUSE business — 14:30
SUSE's partnerships with enterprise customers — 15:35
Digital innovation in enterprise — 16:18
We call our customers "innovation heroes” — 18:25
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