Manju Bansal leads SAP's effort to engage with the startup community worldwide and build its innovation ecosystem. He is Vice President and Global Head of SAP Startup Focus, the accelerator program that helps promising startups in the Big Data, predictive and real-time analytics space develop new applications on SAP technology and accelerate market traction. Manju has been at SAP since 2007 and over the years has held various leadership roles in Solution Marketing, the SME business and Ecosystem & Channel marketing. Prior to SAP, he was the founder of Thinknotes, an innovative content delivery platform that connected consumers, physicians and pharmaceutical companies and created personalized content repositories to help consumers manage their unique medical situations.
Manju is an SAP Mentor and an Industry Mentor at the Easton Technology Management Center at UCLA. He holds an MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA with additional executive education completed at the Harvard Business School, and has been widely published on MIT Technology Review and Forbes. On a personal note, Manju has climbed several peaks in the high Himalayas and bicycled thousands of miles in countries round the globe.