As Vice President, Digital Economy for SAP, Dinesh Sharma is charged with driving thought leadership, awareness and adoption of SAP solutions for the Digital Economy across industries and lines of business. Previously, he was the Global VP leading Internet of Things product marketing, where he established SAP’s strategy and positioning for this high growth area. A senior technology executive with over 20 years of experience in the industry, Dinesh has managed worldwide business units for large technology companies and founded technology start-ups, including Dynamic Pictures, Inc., which he sold to 3Dlabs. While at ATI and AMD, he drove an increase in market share from 12% to 47% in under two years, while delivering a 5X growth in revenue. Prior to SAP, he held leadership roles at startups in virtualization, big data and distributed computing with heavy emphasis on building Cloud infrastructure and platforms. He has captured over $30MM in venture funding in his entrepreneurial career.