Vice President, Enterprise Strategy
Mark Nittler is vice president at Workday and sets the strategic direction for Workday's enterprise applications.
Mark brings to Workday more than 25 years of broad experience in key enterprise application disciplines including accounting, ERP, procurement, contract management, compliance, and security. Mark's experience includes executive leadership positions in both product strategy and marketing, including vice president of application strategy at PeopleSoft, vice president of strategic marketing at Commerce One, and vice president of strategic marketing at Symantec.
A California CPA, Mark holds a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of California, Berkeley and a master's degree in management from University of California, Irvine.
Years ago the human race made a tough trade-off to gain a wonderful thing. While we had gotten along just fine for a very long time with the ever-flexible and portable pen and paper, those tools couldn’t support the volume of data our world was generating. Then along came computers, launching the most important revolution this world has known. Yet this also meant trading our reliance on the nimble pen and paper for electronic systems that while being fantastic at collecting and storing information, were difficult to use and resistant to change. Read Entire Blog >>
Combining financials and human resources into a unified offering is unique to Workday, and fulfills a need in the marketplace that’s well overdue. That need stems from a significant shift in recent years from how companies were structured in the industrial era to today’s talent-driven enterprises. Read Entire Blog >>
At our Workday Rising user conference in November I had the pleasure of talking with David Dobrin, an industry analyst who always seems to have an interesting idea to kick around. We were talking about the reporting that comes out of traditional business and financial systems and how it seems to generally disappoint. My view is that this is because these systems were built to do financial accounting (GAAP), and when we ask them to do more, they struggle. That is when David delivered the gem of the conversation: "Of course, because operational reporting is disruptive." Huh! Now that’s an interesting thought. Read Entire Blog >>