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Ann Rosenberg

Senior Vice President and Head of Global SAP Next-Gen, A Purpose Driven Innovation Community

Bio Current as of October 18, 2018

Ann Rosenberg is Senior Vice President & Global Head of SAP Next-Gen, a Purpose Driven Innovation University and Community

Ann Rosenberg leads SAP Next-Gen, a purpose driven innovation university and community aligned with SAP’s commitment to the 17 UN Global Goals for sustainable development, and supporting SAP’s 404,000+ customers across 32 industries in 180+ countries. The community leverages 3,600+ educational institutions in 116 countries, 110+ SAP Next-Gen labs/hubs at universities and at partner and SAP locations, 90+ SAP Next-Gen Chapters, as well as startups, accelerators, tech community partners, venture firms, futurists, and purpose driven institutions. The community also leverages SAP’s 100+ innovation and development centers and SAP’s network of 17,000+ partner companies.

SAP Next-Gen connects customers to academic thought leaders and researchers, students, startups, accelerators, tech community partners, purpose driven partners, venture firms, futurists, and SAP experts to reimagine the future of industries and the intelligent enterprise, seed in disruptive innovation with startups, and build skills for digital futures. Customers can benefit from SAP Next-Gen services as well as events where digital innovators come together in an open “innovation with purpose” community to foster the future of industries with SAP’s latest technologies.

Ann is the global lead for #sheinnovates in collaboration with UN Women, to drive industry-wide action to make innovation and technology work better for young women and girls.


  • UN Women Global Innovation Coalition for Change
  • MIT Solve Member
  • Startup Guide New York, Nordics, Cape Town, Singapore, Johannesburg, Frankfurt, Berlin, Miami, Silicon Valley, LA.  
  • The Female Quotient
  • Stanford WiDS Committee Member
  • VR for Change Ambassador
  • Singularity University alumni
  • New York Academy of Sciences
  • Akon’s Akoin crypto-currency Foundation

Ann has just published the book “SAP Next-Gen: Innovation with Purpose” and will soon publish a new book “SAP Next-Gen: Using Science Fiction as a Starship for Enterprise Innovation”