Janaki Kumar VP and Head of Design and Co-Innovation Center, SAP Labs Palo Alto, SAP
Janaki Kumar is the VP and Head of Design and Co-Innovation Center at SAP Labs Palo Alto. She leads a team of design thinkers and design doers who co-innovate with customers on their strategic user experience and design projects. She is a thought leader in nurturing creative cultures in organizations, and building, coaching and inspiring award winning design teams.
Janaki was named one of Silicon Valley’s 2016 Women of Influence by Silicon Valley Business Journal.
She is the co-author of the book, Gamification at Work – Designing Engaging Business Software. She was a speaker at a TEDx conference in 2014. She is a co-instructor at Stanford’s Graduate Business School LEAD course on Customer Experience Design: A Neuroscience Perspective. She has authored 20 intellectual property patent applications of innovative user experiences. Janaki has a Masters in Information Systems from Boston University, and was in the Executive Leadership Program at Stanford University.
TEDx Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wk4dkY-rV0
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