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It’s Been an Interesting Road…

First, I’d like to thank all of you in the SCN community for your incredibly warm welcome. I’m thrilled to be a part of this great team, especially since I have known many of you for years, both personally and professionally!

I guess the best place to start is to introduce myself. Before I was asked to join the Marketing team and lead Integrated Digital (comprising community, social and sap.com), I was the CEO of a company called Social Media Group. Founded in 2006, we were one of the first pure-play social media agencies in the world, and we worked with many large firms like Ford Motor Company and SAP.

My history with SAP goes back a long way. In 2007, I was asked to attend SAPPHIRE NOW in Vienna as part of the SAP Blogger Program, run by Mike Prosceno. There I met and interviewed Mark Yolton and Craig Cmehil about the SAP Developer Network (now SCN). Shortly afterwards, Mark became our first client at SAP when he asked us to develop some training materials. Later that year we were asked to help SAP Global Marketing put together their first social media strategy, and the rest is history: over the next six years we worked with SAP Corporate & Social Responsibility, Global Communications, North American Marketing, Portfolio Marketing… the list goes on, and also included a project with SCN to set up social channels.

Having the chance to work with such a great group of people over the years was definitely a deciding factor when I was offered the chance to come on board. I am incredibly impressed with my colleagues and teammates (nice! super smart!) and am very much looking forward to working together to help bring our disparate digital properties together into one unified digital experience that delivers relevance and value. I’m also very excited to be a part of such a progressive marketing organization – one that wants to see us move from “order taker” to “business driver” by listening to the voices of the market and our customers.

Up next? Lots of learning and asking questions and getting to know people. I’m also really looking forward to TechEd Las Vegas, coming up in just a few weeks. As you know, this year SCN is ten, so the team has some very special celebrations planned. Hope to see you there!

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      Author's profile photo Luke Marson
      Luke Marson

      Hi Maggie,

      Welcome to SAP, although I think we've seen you around here before 😉 .

      I wish you all the best with your new role and I'm sure you'll add a lot of value to SAP. Social Media is very important and is a key tool for business users and partners alike to get key information and insights into SAP's activities and products.

      Best regards,

      Luke

      Author's profile photo Graham Robinson
      Graham Robinson

      Welcome Maggie and congratulations on the new challenge. Looking forward to catching up at TechEd.

      Cheers

      Graham Robbo

      Author's profile photo Marilyn Pratt
      Marilyn Pratt
      It feels like having an insider and a member of the family take the helm but with all the experience, savvy and perspective of an outsider.  Many of us admire you as someone who drives change.  I enjoyed this quote from a marketing publication in Canada:

      Bright, articulate and engaging with an innate understanding of how social media is driving change, Fox became a popular draw on the conference and event circuit.

      Maybe we can entice you to participate in some of our community events as part of SAP TechEd.  You have always been a model of inclusion.
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      Former Member
      Blog Post Author

      Thank you for your kind comments, looking forward to seeing/meeting you all, and @Marilyn - always happy to help in any way that adds value!

      Author's profile photo Tom Cenens
      Tom Cenens

      Hi Maggie

      Welcome! I'm looking forward to meet you since I haven't yet had the opportunity.

      I'm curious to see what SCNis10 will mean in terms of SAP TechED 🙂 .

      Best regards

      Tom

      Author's profile photo Peter Spielvogel
      Peter Spielvogel

      Hi Maggie,

      Welcome - we look forward to your insights, energy, and expertise.

      I invite you to stop by the UX (user experience) area in our technology showcase at TechEd and see some of the exciting new ways our customers can interact with SAP (Screen Personas, Fiori, design services).

      Regards,

      Peter

      Author's profile photo Prateek Raj Srivastava
      Prateek Raj Srivastava

      Welcome Maggi!

      Glad to see an expert from Canada joining hands with our community. 😉

      Cheers,

      Prateek

      Author's profile photo Modadugu Hemanth Kumar
      Modadugu Hemanth Kumar

      Welcome Maggie Fox!!

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Maggie,

      Good One. Thanks for sharing!

      Have a wonderful day!

      Regards,

      Hari Suseelan

      Author's profile photo Srinivas Salpala
      Srinivas Salpala

      Hi Maggie,

      Great journey so far. I have read your Maggie Fox blog also. It was so nice and all the best for future challenges!!

      BR, Srinivas Salpala

      Author's profile photo Diwa p
      Diwa p

      Hi Maggie,

      Good to know about you thanks for sharing.

      Regards

      Diwa