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John Appleby

John Appleby

John Appleby leads Avantra as the Chief Executive Officer. Prior to Avantra John serve as the global head of DDM/HANA center of excellence at SAP and as the global head of SAP HANA solutions at Bluefin Solutions, subsequently acquired by Mindtree. John is a recognized thought leader in the SAP market and was part of SAP’s mentors’ group. John holds an MA in computer science from the University of Cambridge.

Jun 02


What is AIOps for SAP?

by John Appleby What is AIOps for SAP? John Appleby dives into AIOps, how issues are resolved and avoided with an intelligent operations platform, and the benefits AIOps provide for overall business operations.

Feb 19


Avantra: The Future of AIOps for SAP

by John Appleby It was over five years ago that I sat in SAP's Palo Alto office discussing with Hasso Plattner the insanity of paying €1000 a day for an SAP Basis consultant to do basic SAP Operations. I quipped ...

Nov 21


The Four Levels of DevOps Maturity

by John Appleby I have interviewed many SAP customers and identified 4 maturity levels; the bad news - most customers didn't get past the first level. The good news - once you recognize this, you can do something ...

Sep 24


Why is SAP So Far Behind the Market in DevOps?

by John Appleby SAP is fantastic at many things, but improving how customers run existing operations isn’t one of them. Guest blog by John Appleby

Jul 01


5 SAP operations fails and how to fix them

by John Appleby SAP Basis hasn't changed much in the last 30 years, but IT wide, incredible changes have been done. What can we learn and adapt to SAP? A guest post by John Appleby

May 06


50,000 companies exposed to SAP systems hacks - what can you do?

by John Appleby In the last 20 years, the software ecosystem has invested billions of dollars increasing software security using automate updates. Is your SAP systems protected?  A guest post by John Appleby