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C-suite talk fav tech: Melissa Di Donato, SAP ERP Cloud

Name: Melissa Di Donato

Job title: Chief Revenue Officer

Company: SAP ERP Cloud

Industry: Software

Location: London, United Kingdom

Years’ of experience: 20


What is your favourite personal gadget? Amazon Echo (Alexa) – digital assistants are only in their infancy and we are already starting to see the benefits they bring to our day-to-day lives. The capabilities of an enterprise digital assistant are massive, some could say even bigger, and I can’t wait to see them being adopted more widely in our personal and business lives.

Do you have a favourite piece of personal software? Sonos. Being able to walk from room to room and hear music playing perfectly has transformed the movement and fluidity of my home.

What was the first piece of technology you got really excited about? My BlackBerry. The Qwerty keyboard was such a novelty and it reminds me of the time when businesses became more agile and geographically dispersed teams were bought together, whilst on the move.

What device improves your life most at work? Wireless AirPods. I like how I can easily connect with Siri just by double tapping the ear pods.

What software keeps you most productive at work? SAP Hybris (our CRM system). It’s a critical solution for running a global sales operation.

Is there any technology that has become extinct that you would like to resurrect? I would say hand-written letters. While not technology – they are definitely something that technology has replaced and I would like them brought back please!

Is there any technology you would personally recommend that you don’t think enough people know about? (Hardware or software, work or personal) I absolutely love my Ringly ring. It is a beautiful piece of jewellery that also ensures you remain active and mindful. It can track your fitness, provide you with mobile alerts and guide meditation.

Do you think anything about your personal use of tech would surprise your colleagues? Most nights my iPhone turns into a karaoke machine for dance parties with my 4 year old daughter. Work hard, play hard.


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