Keynote addresses

Keynote address: Join SAP SuccessFactors Customers

Wednesday, August 30, 8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Join SAP SuccessFactors customers Jana Kanyadan, CIO, Mohawk Industries and Penny Stoker, Global Leader of HR Services at EY, for an unconventional, un-keynote Opening Session on HR transformation and the future of work. The conversation will cover how today’s digital imperatives are creating a mandate for a differentiated people experience, and technology like we use in our personal lives to support that experience.

Keynote address: Emma Sinclair

Wednesday, August 30

At the Women in Leadership luncheon, hear from Emma Sinclair on her perspectives on being a serial entrepreneur, the role of technology and leadership in the digital economy.

The co-founder of innovative business software company Enterprise Jungle, Emma was also the founder and Chief Executive of Target Parking. With a background in investment banking, she is the youngest person in the UK to have floated her company on the stock exchange. She is passionate about the power of entrepreneurship, a frequent commentator on TV and radio, and was a regular contributor to the Telegraph’s Wonder Women column.

Keynote address: Jen Morgan

Wednesday, August 30

Join Jen Morgan, Member of the Executive Board of SAP and Co-President of Global Customer Operations, for a discussion on business transformation. Jen and her panelists will discuss the role people play in business success and how we must mirror the experiences we deliver to customers with the experiences we deliver to our people, who drive our success.

Keynote address: David Ragones and Thomas Otter

Thursday, August 31, 10:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Join our heads of product David Ragones and Thomas Otter as they brew up a double espresso shot of innovation to jolt the movers and shakers of the HR technology world!

Keynote speakers

Jana Kanyadan, Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President, Mohawk Industries, Inc.

Jana Kanyadan, Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President, Mohawk Industries, Inc.

Jana Kanyadan is the Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President of IT at Mohawk Industries, Inc., a global manufacturer of residential and commercial floor covering products. He is responsible for applying technology to drive innovation and achieve Mohawk’s strategic objectives. Jana has spent the past two decades working in various technology leadership roles in the manufacturing sector. He has worked for such leading global companies as Cummins, Ingersoll-Rand, Eaton, and Ecolab, including significant manufacturing, engineering, and finance assignments. He holds graduate degrees in computer science and mechanical engineering from Iowa State University, and an MBA from Duke University.

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Penny Stoker, Global HR Services Leader, Talent Leader for Executive Functions | Business Enablement

Penny Stoker, Global HR Services Leader, Talent Leader for Executive Functions | Business Enablement

Penny Stoker is the Global HR Services Leader for EY. Since joining EY in 2013, she has served on the firm’s global talent committee and built the leadership team for HR Services, which supports the organization’s 220,000 employees worldwide. Penny has a proven track record of leading major HR functions in large global organizations, start-ups, and consulting firms. Before joining EY, she led AstraZeneca’s Global HR Services organization. She has also held management positions with Amersham PLC, Coopers & Lybrand, CIGNA Corporation, and Internet Capital Group. She has lived in Japan, the U.K., and several U.S. locations.

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Emma Sinclair, Co-Founder, EnterpriseJungle

Emma Sinclair, Co-Founder, EnterpriseJungle

Emma Sinclair is the co-founder of innovative business software company Enterprise Jungle and the founder and Chief Executive of Target Parking. With a background in investment banking, she is the youngest person in the UK to have floated her company on the stock exchange. She is passionate about the power of entrepreneurship,a frequent commentator on TV and radio, and was a regular contributor to the Telegraph’s Wonder Women column. Emma also mentors and advises other businesspeople, and her belief that entrepreneurship can change the world has seen her become the UK’s first UNICEF Business Mentor. She was also part of a government business mission to Silicon Valley to foster new ties and improve trade between Europe and the US.

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Jen Morgan, SAP Executive Board Member

Jen Morgan, SAP Executive Board Member

As co-president of Global Customer Operations (GCO), Jennifer Morgan is responsible for SAP’s strategy, revenue and customer success in the North America, Latin America, and Asia Pacific Japan regions.

Appointed to the SAP Executive Board in 2017, Jennifer is a principal driver of SAP’s growth, innovation, and development strategies and works closely with SAP’s development and support leaders to ensure consistent execution of sales and customer operations around the world.

Prior to being named to the Executive Board, Jennifer served as president of SAP North America, where she sharpened the region’s focus on growth and innovation for its more than 150,000 customers, and helped build a culture that earned SAP North America its first-ever listing on the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list. Jennifer also helped the region cement its place as a leader in the areas of diversity and inclusion through programs like Autism at Work, and particularly the company’s receipt of EDGE certification – a recognition awarded by the World Economic Forum recognizing the company’s commitment to gender equality and equal pay in the workplace.

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Thomas Otter, Group Vice President, Product Management, SAP SuccessFactors

Thomas Otter, Group Vice President, Product Management, SAP SuccessFactors

Thomas Otter is Group Vice President of Product Management at SAP SuccessFactors. Thomas joined SAP SuccessFactors from Gartner, where he was a Research VP covering human capital management (HCM) technology and was Gartner’s lead analyst on SAP from 2009-2011. Prior to Gartner, Thomas held various roles at SAP, including business development, sales, and key account strategy. He holds a LLM in Computer Law, a PDM in HR Management, and a BA in Political Science.

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David Ragones, Group Vice President of Product Management, SAP SuccessFactors

David Ragones, Group Vice President of Product Management, SAP SuccessFactors

David Ragones is Group Vice President of Product Management at SAP SuccessFactors. Prior to joining SAP, David was founder and CEO of DreamCommerce, a leading mobile real estate start-up. Previously, he was a Director of Product Management at NVIDIA, where he managed the largest P&L in the Platform business unit as it grew from $100M to $1B+. David led software engineering teams at various venture-backed Bay Area start-ups. David earned a BSE degree in Computer Science from Princeton University and a MBA with High Honors from University of Michigan.

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