Birgit Starmanns is the Global Head of oCFO COE Thought Leadership Strategy and Programs for Finance and Risk. As such, she is responsible for driving the Global COE Thought Leadership initiatives with a focus on market-facing content and programs to extend SAP's market-leading brand reputation in Finance and Risk, while collaborating and providing scale through coordination with both internal and external teams. Her functional experience is in finance and management accounting, including SAP S/4HANA Finance, core SAP ERP and SAP EPM, and new technologies such as machine learning and cloud. Birgit has over 30 years of experience across the Center of Excellence (COE), solution marketing, solution management, strategic customer communities and management consulting organizations. Prior to SAP, she was a principal in management consulting organizations, including Price Waterhouse and several boutique firms. Birgit holds a BA and MBA from the College of William and Mary.