SAP Canada has a new channel boss

Not only does business software vendor SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) have new channel leadership at the global level with the appointment of Eric Duffaut as president, global ecosystem and channel, but SAP Canada has a new channel chief as well: Rene Giguere.

Giguere is taking on the role of vice-president, small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) for SAP Canada. He replaces Conrad Mandala, who will remain in Canada but will now assume a U.S.-focused role as national vice-president, SME for the U.S.

It’s a lateral move for Giguere, who previously led the line of business sales team for SAP Canada, and also formerly held the position of regional vice-president for Eastern Canada.

As he takes over the SME and channel role, Giguere will look to continue SAP’s Canadian channel growth in both sales and partner recruitment. In a previous interview with CDN, Manadala outlined SAP’s channel strategy and opportunities for 2011. SAP will also be launching Business ByDesign, it’s on-demand hosted mid-market ERP offering, in Canada later this quarter.

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Jeff Jedras
A veteran technology and business journalist, Jeff Jedras began his career in technology journalism in the late 1990s, covering the booming (and later busting) Ottawa technology sector for Silicon Valley North and the Ottawa Business Journal, as well as everything from municipal politics to real estate. He later covered the technology scene in Vancouver before joining IT World Canada in Toronto in 2005, covering enterprise IT for ComputerWorld Canada. He would go on to cover the channel as an assistant editor with CDN. His writing has appeared in the Vancouver Sun, the Ottawa Citizen and a wide range of industry trade publications.

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