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Pat Bakey

Pat Bakey, SAP Global Head of Consumer Industries, leads the Retail, Wholesale, Life Sciences and Consumer Products industries. He drives collaboration across regions, customers and partners and the 7 primary domains of SAP (IBU, Development, Sales, Services, Ecosystem & Channel, Global Support, Marketing & Communications). Pat has over 25 years of experience in the information-technology industry and is committed to helping customers enhance the consumer experience, turn insights into revenue and improve operational efficiencies. As Chief Operations Officer for EMEA 2012-2014, he built and executed the go-to-market strategy for the region. He drove innovation, led business transformations and implemented best-practice operational processes to drive a holistic customer-centric entity. Prior, Pat served as Executive Vice President of SAP Strategic Industries, North America where he managed all aspects of SAP’s Public Services, Financial Services, Retail and Healthcare business units. He joined SAP in 2004 as Senior Vice President of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) to lead CRM solution management and partner ecosystem strategy with a focus on North American strategic customer acquisition and implementations. Pat holds a degree in economics from the University of California, Berkeley and Masters of Business Administration from J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

Earth Day: Sustainability as Obligation and Opportunity for Global Leaders

Feature Article — We are nearly half a century removed from the first Earth Day celebration in 1970, yet the sentiment behind April 22 has only grown since...

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April 21, 2017 by Pat Bakey 19

Smarter Collaboration for Smarter Cities

Feature Article — Advancements in analytics and artificial intelligence have allowed cities to become more efficient and autonomous than ever. As a result, the concept of a “smart...

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February 15, 2017 by Pat Bakey 40

How Blockchain is Reshaping Business

Feature Article — Historically, the world’s pioneers of tech have always faced some form of resistance to their innovations. In fact, the reluctance of an industry to adopt...

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November 2, 2016 by Pat Bakey 64

As Digital Accelerates the Rate of Change, Are You Ready to Simplify?

Feature Article — Change is now happening faster than at any time in history. Think about it. Since the onset of the Industrial Revolution, winning enterprises competed on...

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June 8, 2016 by Pat Bakey 211

SAP and Apple Co-Innovate to Revolutionize Mobile Business Apps

Feature Article — Recently, SAP announced an exciting partnership with Apple to drive stronger co-innovation in enterprise mobile apps. The companies are working to transform the mobile work experience...

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May 9, 2016 by Pat Bakey 105

Working and Leading with Purpose

Feature Article — In my meetings with business leaders from around the world, I’m always fascinated to see different leadership styles. Traditional militaristic, hierarchical structures with direct reporting...

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April 22, 2016 by Pat Bakey 72

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