As vice president of marketing, Networked Economy, Dinesh Sharma is charged with driving thought leadership, awareness and adoption of SAP’s solutions for Networked Economy across industries and lines of business. Additionally, he is also responsible for leading messaging, positioning and go-to-market plans across the Networked Economy portfolio, as well as providing detailed analysis of industry and market trends, customer needs, competitors, economic environment and emerging business opportunities. Prior to his current role, he was the global VP leading Internet of Things product marketing, where he established SAP’s strategy and positioning for this high growth area.
Dinesh is a senior technology executive with over 20 years experience in the industry: His domain experience spans from semiconductors, software design, product marketing and business strategy. He has managed worldwide business units for large technology companies and also has founded technology start-ups, including Dynamic Pictures, Inc., which he sold to 3Dlabs. While at ATI and AMD he drove an increase in market share from 12 percent to 47percent in less than two years, while also delivering a 5X growth in revenue by delivering innovative products, driving direct sales engagement and marketing programs that reinvigorated enterprise sales. Prior to joining SAP he has been in leadership roles at startups in virtualization, big data and distributed computing with a heavy emphasis on building Cloud infrastructure and platforms. He has captured over $30MM in venture funding in his entrepreneurial career.
Dinesh holds a bachelor of engineering degree in Electronic Engineering from University of Liverpool, U.K. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and two small children.