Vanessa Smith


Vanessa Smith

About Vanessa Smith

Vanessa Smith is Head of the Human Capital Management (HCM) line of business in North America at SAP. With an emphasis on customer success, she is responsible for driving HCM sales and the go-to-market strategy and overseeing core operations including pipeline development, demand management, and revenue growth and acceleration. Most recently, Vanessa was regional vice president of the North America strategic customer program at SAP, where she identified and drive multiyear, technology-enabled strategic engagements that help organizations simplify their operations and innovate to win in the digital era. Prior to that she served as chief of staff for SAP CEO Bill McDermott and instituted the chief diversity officer role as part of the Office of the CEO to drive diversity and inclusion as a marketplace differentiator for SAP. In June 2018, Vanessa was named as a Top 100 Ethnic Minority Executive by empower and The Financial Times. She holds an MBA degree from the University of Maryland and a B.S. in Commerce from the University of Virginia. Vanessa is a member of Jack and Jill of America and the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.

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How To Engage A Multigenerational Workforce At A High-Growth Midsize Company

8-Aug-2019 | Vanessa Smith

Part 2 of the series “HR’s Transformational Role in Growing Businesses” As the first wave of Generation Z talent, born between 1997 and 2011, enters the workforce, businesses are finding a tr