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Driving Innovation Through Diversity in Business and across the Partner Ecosystem

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This infographic shares a perspective on diversity from Camilla Dahlen, Head of ISV, Cloud and Platform Partnerships – SAP North America, and how that drives innovation. Diversity and a vibrant ecosystem are critical in driving innovation. It is important for companies to make diversity a #1 priority to drive innovation. Our partner ecosystem provides an important role in delivering innovative solutions and technologies to drive broad digital transformation across industries. More information here http://www.sap.com/buildbetter

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Driving Innovation Through Diversity in Business and across the Partner Ecosystem

  1. 1. Diversity in a Partner Ecosystem Drives Innovation Diversity and a vibrant ecosystem are correlated factors of innovation. It is critically important for companies to make diversity a #1 priority to drive the most innovative ideas. Our partner ecosystem provides an important role in delivering innovative solutions and technologies to drive broad digital transformation across industries. According to a Forbes Survey, 85% of enterprises agree that diversity results in the most innovative ideas. According to Glassdoor’s 2015 Top 50 HR and Recruiting stats, 67% of job seekers rank a diverse workforce as a critical factor. According to the Huffington Post, women only hold about 14% of leadership roles in the workplace. 85% 67% 14% “I love DIVERSITY and creating an environment for people with uniquely DIFFERENT LIFE EXPERIENCES to thrive” – Camilla Dahlen, Head of ISV, Cloud and Platform Partnerships – North America Diversity simply means variety. In life, and in the workforce, diversity means incorporating a myriad of viewpoints,backgrounds, skills and life experiences. Opportunity lies in unlocking and assembling the unique perspectives across multiple talented and skilled individuals. To read the complete blog, click here. Bringing more women and minorities into leadership positions creates a company with a wider array of talent, and incorporates myriad viewpoints, backgrounds, skills and life experiences. In fact, a recent study by Catalyst found that companies with more women on their boards performed better. To read the complete blog, click here. Changing a corporate culture doesn’t happen overnight. However, fair hiring practices provide an excellent start to embracing diversity. Acknowledgment of subconscious bias enables businesses to develop strategies that avoid discriminatory practices while achieving immediate competitive edge. To read the complete blog, click here. Fair Hiring Practices Set a Foundation for Workforce Culture Transformation In a 3-part blog series on the subject of diversity, Camilla Dahlen covers topics ranging from What Diversity Can Do for Your Business, to the Gender Gap, and most recently Fair Hiring Practices. Below are key points that are critical to this conversation on diversity. What Can Diversity Do for Your Business Diversity: The Gender Gap Our partner companies provide a diverse set of expertise across our ecosystem, providing a unique perspective and delivering a variety of innovative technologies and solutions across industries. • Provide creative solutions that uncover and unleash their competitive advantage in new ways. • Connect and extend all elements of SAP’s business so that it moves as one, with fully coordinated agility, in all industries. • Grow their business organically on a consolidated and agile platform built for today’s rapidly changing digital economy. SAP’s ISV and Platform Partners Partners Driving Innovation “In business, I look for COMPANIES that can uniquely fulfill SAP’s vision of HELPING THE WORLD RUN BETTER and IMPROVE LIVES in CREATIVE, INNOVATIVE ways.” – Camilla Dahlen, Head of ISV, Cloud and Platform Partnerships – North America Enterprise Insights from PriceWaterhouse Coopers – Solving Problems Through Analytics • SAP and PwC female executives share insights about innovating through technology • PwC takes an innovative approach to help companies manage their risk through data and analytics across a diverse range of highly regulated industries • Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC) is comprised of experts from diverse professional backgrounds, combining the latest methodologies and approaches with their own skills and experience Learn how PwC is transforming companies’risk and compliance initiatives to make them more competitive Watch the video Artificial intelligence and how AI will change the daily lives of people. Kore.ai uses SAP Cloud Platform to engage with customers in a secure and scalable manner. It takes information from a system of insight to securely encrypt and transit the rest. Seeking to create technology that enables people, which removes obstacles to use it the right way, the company derives human intent as the key to making this possible. Watch the video Connecting People to Technology: AI and the Conversational Era • Accenture drives business transformation by helping companies move processes related to their greatest asset - people - to the cloud with SAP Cloud Platform • Customers are discovering new sources of talent to build an adaptive, diverse and empowered culture that drives innovation • HR organizations are becoming a better strategic partner to the business, building a learning culture that fosters people development and career growth Learn how Accenture is transforming their customers’ HR business processes with SAP Cloud Platform Drive Business Transformation and Innovation With Accenture Watch the video

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