Andrea Anderson Vice President – Design Thinking, SAP Global Design, SAP
Andrea Anderson, Vice President – Design Thinking, SAP Global Design, started with SAP in 1997, working as an Instructor and Consultant in the Financial Accounting, Controlling and Project Systems modules.
She then took on the responsibility for Americas Product Management team for SAP Financials with focus on Enterprise Performance Management, GRC, and electronic billing. In 2004, she joined the SAP Design Services team tasked to lead the organizational transformation of SAP towards a design-led development company.
Andrea managed and coached innovation projects applying a “Design Thinking” approach in topics such as analytics, user-interaction patterns, and social media. In 2010, she joined the SAP Cloud organization, driving product and go-to-market strategy for Finance OnDemand, with focus on Travel OnDemand.
As part of SAP’s Global Design team, Andrea has been leading, coaching and teaching teams to create delightful user experiences for business users. Her teams delivered applications such as SAP RealSpend, and FIORI Approval/Request, and Strategic Business Management solutions, as well as public eLearning courses for Design Thinking and Design.
Andrea’s team’s current focus is on educating design-minded intrapreneurs in business and education through innovative online learning experiences for individuals, and enabling educators in schools and business around the world to teach design thinking and doing.
Before joining SAP, she worked for a subsidiary of the Mead Corporation as a Credit Manager, and later Business Systems & Applications Manager.
A talk radio and cable TV broadcast journalist since 1995, media producer / host Bonnie D. Graham created and launched SAP Coffee Break with Game-Changers Radio in Fall 2011. Since then, she has developed 20 additional themed Game-Changers radio series for SAP. On each episode, Bonnie moderates a panel of thought leaders, practitioners, journalists and / or educators from across the business spectrum and the globe, to share timely technology and strategy insights for businesses of all sizes, industries, geographies, and maturities. Bonnie is on the SAP Editorial Experience / News Services team. Follow her programs on Twitter #SAPRadio.
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