Building D, 3410 Hillview Avenue
Palo Alto, California 94304

The Global Innovation Connection invites you to take part in our inaugural innovation conversation, featuring executives from SAP talking about the opportunities and challenges of inspiring innovation across an organization of 50,000 people, and across borders. Our panel is made up of senior executives from the US and Europe, whose jobs require continual collaboration inside a large organization, and across cultures, as well as with small and large companies from around the world who make up the SAP ecosystem.

Topics of discussion will include:

* How does a large, multinational company inspire innovation across teams and borders?

* How can a large company encourage innovation in its ecosystem of customers and partners?

* What role does culture play in enhancing or detracting from innovation?

* What role do large companies play in driving global innovation?

* What challenges exist as the Silicon Valley outpost of a German company?

* What best practices exist for working across cultures that all organizations can learn from?

We'd like to thank our partnering sponsor, SAP. Appetizers and drinks will be served.

Our panelists:

Barbara Holzapfel, Senior Vice President, Portfolio Marketing

Anne Hardy, Vice President, Technology Strategy

Mark Yolton, Senior Vice President, SAP Community Network

Michael Bechauf, Vice President, SAP Developer Network and Standards Strategy

Our moderator:

IdaRose Sylvester, Managing Director, Silicon Valley Link

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