Guest of the Week (7/14/17)
Charles Phillips, Chief Executive Officer, Infor Inc.
Congratulations Charles! You are theCUBE’s Guest of the Week.
Businesses inside and outside technology are learning what happens when cloud takes infrastructure out of the picture. Infor Inc. opted to build its business applications on Amazon Web Services Inc.’s cloud to makes its developers’ jobs easier. They work smarter now, differentiating up the stack with industry-specific suites of cloud applications for enterprises.
Is this drilling down to specific problems what entrepreneur and investor Marc Andreessen meant when he said, “Software is eating the world”?
“Maybe ‘it’s helping the world’ might be a better way to put it,” said Charles Phillips, chief executive officer of Infor.
Business is calling on technology not just for storage and compute, but for ready-to-wear solutions to specific financial, human resource and productivity issues, Phillips said during an interview at the Inforum event in New York. A trend towards hiring software executives to run non-tech companies is emerging for similar reasons, he told Dave Vellante (@dvellante) and Rebecca Knight (@knightrm), co-hosts of theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s mobile livestreaming studio.
“You can learn retail faster than they can learn how to program,” he said.