Maria Villar

Maria Villar

Maria Villar is Head of Enterprise Data Strategy & Transformation, SAP NA. She has over 25 years of experience as a Chief Data Officer responsible for building enterprise data management organizations from the ground up. Most recently at SAP, she was the CDO from 2009 – 2017. In her current role, she advises SAP customers on the crucial role of data management in their digital transformation, leveraging her practical, operational experience as CDO. In 2017, Maria was honored with an award from the international Society of CDO (iSCDO) for outstanding CDO leadership in driving business outcomes and collaboration. Maria co-authored a book with Theresa Kushner, Managing your Business Data from Chaos to Confidence. She developed two online classes for Elearningcurve.com. Maria has published numerous articles, including Data Voices Unite: Why One Enterprise Data Strategy Is The Answer. She has also published a data strategy master class available on YouTube.