Invensys, the London-based automation supplier, announced on Aug. 29 that Sudipta Bhattacharya has left SAP and is joining Invensys’ Wonderware automation software unit as chief software solutions officer. This follows Wonderware’s pick up earlier this month of Rick Bullotta, who left SAP to become vice president and chief technology officer at Wonderware, based in Lake Forest, Calif. Shai Agassi, who was a proponent of the SAP Netweaver strategy that used technology from Lighthammer—Bullotta’s former company acquired by SAP—left SAP in March of this year. SAP AG, the Waldorf, Germany-based enterprise software vendor, maintains its U.S. headquarters in Newtown Square, Pa.
At Wonderware, Bhattacharya will be responsible for driving strategy and growing the Invensys and Wonderware software solutions business, reporting to Mike Bradley Sr., president of Wonderware, according to the press release.
Before joining SAP in January 2002, Bhattacharya worked at Dallas-based i2 Technologies Inc. in its strategic services group. He held a consulting role that involved advising company executives on supply chain strategy. Prior to i2 Technologies, he worked for 10 years at Tata Group, a business conglomerate based in India, where he held different operational positions and built his strong functional background in core manufacturing and supply chain operations.
"Invensys and Wonderware customers in industrial information, operations management and manufacturing IT are increasingly seeking software solutions that significantly improve the efficiency, performance and agility of their operations," Bradley said. "At SAP, Sudipta has been very successful in building the manufacturing ecosystem and delivering high-value software solutions at the enterprise level. I know that Sudipta is looking forward to the challenge of leveraging the significant opportunities which have been created at Wonderware and Invensys while continuing to help grow the global real-time manufacturing ecosystem."