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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.
I currently serve as GM/SVP of Products and Go-to-market at SAP Cloud / Successfactors. SAP Jam, SAP’s flagship collaboration platform has grown to over 15 million subscribers in 9 quarters and has consistently performed at triple digit growth. Here’s why I joined.
I’m responsible for P&L and privileged to head up an incredible team that includes leading Product Management, Go to Market Strategy and Sales, Developer Platform and Partner Ecosystem, Technology Partnerships and Customer Adoption.
Prior to SAP, I’ve had 15 years of leading enterprise technology teams in the consulting and systems integrator business focused on the designing and executing customer, employee and partner networks and associated applications. Customers have included Intel, Nike, CA, Oracle, Sun Microsystems, XO Communications, Symex, McKesson, Wrigley and others.
I have an undergrad from Babson College in Corporate Finance and Economics and a Masters from Boston University in Management Information Systems.
I was a nationally ranked Squash Player and still love the game.
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 live in Palo Alto, California with my wonderful wife and two children.
Photo Credit: Martin Gillet