Lane Leskela, Global Business Development Director, SAP, has twenty-five years of experience in enterprise software and systems product and channel marketing, market research, technology partner program management, consulting and business development. As a Finance, Risk Management, Compliance and Security Director in SAP’s Global Center of Excellence, he supports SAP sales executives and regional colleagues as well as SAP implementation and consulting partners and customers around the world. Prior to joining SAP, Lane was the first market development director for Dallas-based Systems Integrator Fulcrum Information Technology (SafePaas). He was the GRC Product Marketing Director for Oracle and one of the founding GRC research analysts at Gartner, Inc. Lane holds a Master's degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, he lived and worked in China, Hong Kong and across Asia in the 1990’s.