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First of all you may be wondering what SAP Next-Gen is, as we are still a fairly new kid on the block at SAP. SAP Next-Gen is an innovation community for SAP Leonardo supporting SAP’s 355,000+ customers across 25 industries in 180+ countries.

The way we do that is by enabling customers and partners to connect to academic thought leaders and researchers, students, startups, tech community partners, venture firms, purpose driven partners, and SAP experts to reimagine the future of industries with SAP Leonardo, seed in disruptive innovation with startups, and build skills for digital futures. SAP Next-Gen drives innovation with purpose supporting SAP’s commitment to the 17 United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development.

One of our favorite places to play out these activities and projects, is at the SAP Leonardo Center New York at Hudson Yards under the leadership of Ann Rosenberg, SVP & Global Head of SAP Next-Gen, as well as at our 44 SAP Next-Gen Campus Lab Network located at universities worldwide

As part of our commitment to the 17 UN Global Goals we have teamed up with UN Women to truly drive impact around Goal 5 – Gender Equality by founding the GICC – Global Innovation Coalition for Change. The coalition is designed for UN Women and SAP to accelerate the advancement of women and girls in innovation, technology and entrepreneurship alongside 21 industry peers. The inauguration of our partnership took place at the SAP Leonardo Center New York last week September 14 with the UN Women Global Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship Industry Forum 2017 supported by 20+ satellite locations live broadcasting the main event. 

Based on this incredible partnership we are now going bold with #sheinnovates events, workshops and programs globally including here at SAP TechEd where we will do our best to connect, educate, empower and celebrate female technologist together with the @SAPMentors @SAPTechEd @SAPCommunity organizations.

Join us at our two #sheinnovates panels taking place on the SAP Next-Gen MeetUp Scene at the SAP Community Club House:

Tuesday 2-2:30pm

  • (Moderator)Sandra Moerch-Petersen, Global Innovation Manager at SAP Next-Gen
  • Diane Fanelli, SVP Channels – Digital Enterprise Platform Division SAP
  • Ann Rosenberg, SVP & Global Head of SAP Next-Gen – An Innovation Community for SAP Leonardo
  • Maria Ritola, Co Founder of Iris AI
  • Malin Liden, Vice President at SAP SE

Thursday 1-1:30pm

  • (Moderator) Alexandra Bogdan, Head of Communications at SAP Silicon Valley
  • Sindhi Gangadharan, Vice President and Head of Product Management at SAP for IoT & Cloud Integration services
  • Ann Rosenberg, SVP & Global Head of SAP Next-Gen – An Innovation Community for SAP Leonardo
  • Maria Ritola, Co Founder of Iris AI
  • Katharina Schell, Development Manager at SAP

And don’t forget to tune in every afternoon via livestream to the #sheinnovates Daily Digests recapping TechEd Highlights hosted by SAP Mentors.

Caught your attention? Learn more at http://www.sap.com/next-gen

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