Ann drives innovation with purpose as Senior Vice President & Global Head of SAP Next-Gen, an innovation community for SAP Leonardo supporting SAP’s 437,000+ customers across 25 industries in 180+ countries. SAP Next-Gen enables customers and partners to connect with academic thought leaders, researchers and students at 3,800+ educational students in 117 countries, as well as with startups, tech community partners, venture firms, purpose driven partners, and SAP experts to reimagine the future of industries, seed in disruptive innovation with startups, and build skills for digital futures. Ann evangelizes quality education and gender equality both in her role as Global Stanford WiDS (Women in Data Science) committee member and SAP ambassador. As alumni of Singularity University, Ann is all about the exponential mindset making a positive impact in the world, and drives the 17 UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development across all of her engagements. Ann is bicoastal, based in Silicon Valley & New York.