Newly appointed Unit4 CEO Mike Ettling signaled that the Netherlands-based ERP vendor is entering the final phase of its cloud journey at the company's annual customer event in Amsterdam this week. Speaking about changes still to come, he also touched on growth potential and interest in further acquisitions. Just one month into the role, the former SAP SuccessFactors President says his primary goal is to see Unit4 "operate like a cloud company" and cast off any remaining on-premise habits:
Mike Ettling, CEO, Unit4 writes "The best leaders are the ones who are shaped by a significant experience or two that touched them to the core of their being. For me, it was while growing up in the ugly days of apartheid South Africa, and remembering playing in our back yard. My mother swung open our back door and hurriedly sheltered a black man in our house to hide him from the pass police who were restricting peoples’ movements based on their race and colour. My mum’s simple act of compassion, amid rising tensions at the time, showed me that every person has worth, and the importance of protecting each other regardless of our differences."