Shannon Platz is Global Vice President for SAP’s Platform Ecosystem responsible for product and commercial viability, GTM strategy, and partner success. Shannon is a transformational leader who empowers each partners’ vision for their customers. She is an authority in analytics, database technology, enterprise and customer relationship management. She is passionate about customer, partner, and employee success – supporting the development of others to reach their full potential. She is a mentor, coach, diversity champion, published author and international speaker on women’s leadership, women in technology, and using analytics to drive innovation and competitive differentiation. Prior to joining SAP, Shannon held executive and technical leadership roles with Oracle, private-equity start-ups, and Hewlett-Packard Enterprise. As a software engineer and data architect, Shannon is proud to be a woman in technology and is dedicated to increasing opportunities and empowering women in STEM.