Ann Rosenberg is the Senior Vice President of UN Partnerships at SAP & Global Head of SAP Next-Gen
Ann Rosenberg leads SAP Next-Gen, a purpose driven innovation university and community aligned with SAP's commitment to the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and supporting SAP's 425,000+ customers across 25 industries and 7 lines-of-business in 180+ countries. The community leverages 3,800+ educational institutions in 117 countries, 130+ SAP Next-Gen labs/hubs at universities and at partner and SAP locations, 110+ SAP Next-Gen Chapters, 25+ innovation communities through a partnership with Startup Guide, a growing global network of 30+ FQ Lounges, the Home of Equality @ Campuses in a partnership with The Female Quotient, as well as startups, accelerators, tech community partners, venture firms, impact investors and philanthropists, futurists, and purpose driven institutions. The community also leverages SAP's 100+ innovation and development centers and SAP's network of 18,800+ partner companies. SAP Next-Gen fosters a close relationship with the United Nations to ensure thatthe company drives purpose and sustainability and inspires customers to innovate in a way that contributes to accelerated achievement of the SDGs.
What brought you to Davos 2019?
I went to Davos in 2019 to unite corporations around the Global Goals with a specific focus on the voice of citizens, purpose investment, public-private partnerships, sustainable food, and gender equality.
Defining leadership moment at Davos:
In Davos, I saw companies, academia, startups, citizens, and governments as they realized the value of uniting around the Global Goals. A defining leadership moment for me in Davos was my role in facilitating a conversation around this. I saw people come together for purpose and bring whatever they can contribute – skills, resources, experience, and more. Working together is the only way we can achieve the Global Goals by 2030. I enjoyed playing an orchestration role in facilitating this conversation and seeing people realize the power of partnership.
Personal motivation to advocate for women and girls:
My personal motivation to advocate for women and girls in my work and life comes from growing up in Denmark in an environment where being a woman was not an obstacle for me. Later, I realized the obstacles that many women face around the world due to culture, politics, religion, and more. Therefore, I made it my mission to advocate for women and girls in my work and life.
Where can people learn more about you and your key projects?
Only in a united way can we all win for the UN SDGs. Either we all win, or we all lose