Ever since former SAP visionary and executive board member Vishal Sikka abruptly walked off of his job at the world’s third largest software company last month, industry watchers have been wondering what he’ll do next.
“I’m going to Disney World,” would have been an unlikely answer, as his former employer is holding its user conference, Sapphire Now, in Orlando, Fla. this week.
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Sikka recently told TechCrunch that he was planning to take the summer off before he decided what to do next, but he included a caveat—namely, if someone made him an offer he couldn’t refuse he would take it.
And, now, according to the Times of India, that kind of offer seems to exist. They say that Sikka “is all but certain to be chosen as the new CEO of Infosys” and they claim that two sources have provided them with the news.
While Infosys, a $30.95 billion multinational provider of business consulting, information technology, software engineering and outsourcing services headquartered in India, is clearly in search of a new leader, it needs to name one sooner rather than later because last week G Srinivas, a president and frontrunner to be CEO, announced that he’ll be resigning from the company.
Industry watchers speculate that Srinivas quit because he wasn’t going to get the top job. These same watchers indicate that Sikka could bring leadership and innovation to Infosys, which it desperately needs.
We reached out to Sikka to ask if there was any truth to the rumor, but we haven’t heard back from him yet. He could think that the idea of becoming Infosys’ top dog is laughable, but, then again, if he’s busy negotiating, mum’s the word.
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