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My name is Sameer Patel. Pretzel Logic covers my thoughts on organizational performance and the enterprise software business. And on occasion, a healthy rant or two about unrelated stuff that’s on my mind. Content and opinion here, is mine alone.
Here’s a little about me:
Work: I am currently the SVP for SAPs Enterprise Social Software and Collaborative Networks Business, leading Product Management, Direct and Indirect Sales and Go To Market. I am also SAP’s spokesperson for communications and investor relations for this software category. Here’s why I joined.
I have 15 years of enterprise software leadership experience working with some of the largest organizations in the world on business execution via collaboration and application technology. Customers have included Intel, Nike, CA, Oracle, Sun Microsystems, XO Communications, Symex, McKesson, Wrigley, others.
Education: Undergrad in Corporate Finance, Securities and Economics from Babson and a Masters degree in Management Information Systems (MIS) from Boston University’s School of Management.
Industry: I’ve keynoted events such as CeBIT, The Enterprise 2.0 Conference, IBMConnect, The Social Business Forum, Milan, SIIA, WebCom Toronto, KMWorld, The Future of Talent, Defrag, GigaOm Net:Work, GigaOm Mobile Enterprise Summit, amongst others. More here.
Elsewhere in the press: More, here.
I entered the working world before college in the foreign exchange business, working for a financial services firm in their offices in Hong Kong, Singapore, London, Mumbai, Dubai and Sydney. Back in the day, I competed at the national and state level in Squash and Swimming and I’m still an absolute fanatic about both sports. These days I spend some of my free time perfecting the culinary craft.
I live in Palo Alto, California with my wonderful wife and two children.
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