Don Ginocchio Bio

University Alliances Director




Don Ginocchio is responsible for engagement with universities in Illinois and Indiana. This includes joint research, co-innovation, thought leadership, classroom learning, and student engagement. He has a particular focus on building SAP engagement in the Chicago innovation ecosystem, including starting a SAP next-gen lab, which will feature innovations related to the SAP Leonardo digital innovation system.


Prior to his current assignment, Ginocchio served as SAP consulting delivery director and with the SAP consulting project management office. Before joining SAP in 2007, Ginocchio worked for technology providers and in corporate information technology leadership roles during his 36-year career. He began his career with IBM and moved to positions of increasing responsibility at Abbott Laboratories, McAfee Security, Teleflex Medical, and Hewitt Associates.


Ginocchio earned a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering at the University of Notre Dame.