SAP ISV In Mind Cloud strengthens tech ranks

Singapore-based partner specialises in manufacturing
Karan Sood (In Mind Cloud)

Karan Sood (In Mind Cloud)

In Mind Cloud has appointed Karan Sood to the newly created role of chief technology officer (CTO) as the independent software vendor (ISV) builds out technology capabilities.

Founded in 2012, In Mind Cloud is a Singapore-based partner specialising in manufacturing and engineering industries, built on the SAP Cloud Platform.

As CTO, Sood will hold responsibility for the provider’s overall product and technology strategy, in addition to overseeing product management, innovation engineering and design teams.

“We are thrilled that Karan will bring to In Mind Cloud his unique expertise of turning disruptive technologies and business ideas into successful products,” said Dr. Christian Cuske, CEO of In Mind Cloud. “He is this incredible blend of product visionary, customer-first thinker and hands-on leader, and he brings an absolute wealth of experience to our team.”

In 2018, In Mind Cloud unveiled its ‘Manufacturing X’ sales platform, designed to combine customer relationship management (CRM) and configure, price and quote (CPQ) capabilities specific to the manufacturing sector.

The solution is integrated into manufacturing processes and front-end sales operations, while providing “intelligent insights” to drive profitability at a customer-level.

“As a member of our global executive team, Karan plays a vital role in pushing In Mind Cloud to the forefront of expanding its CRM strategy for manufacturing industries and to support our high-growth trajectory,” Cuske added.

Sood previously held various product and leadership positions at SAP, tasked with building and launching global software-as-a-service product lines, with a core focus on product management, user experience and engineering.

“What has always excited me about CRM is its power to not only bring customer experiences to a new level, but the potential it opens up to transform entire businesses,” Sood added. “In the context of Industry 4.0, it empowers manufacturers to adapt their business models to new and challenging environments and ultimately creates success on both ends.

“I am extremely excited to join In Mind Cloud on their journey as a thriving independent SaaS provider and to contribute to their product innovation, aggressive business growth and customer success.”