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WiDS @ SAP on May 25, 2022
Asia Pacific


Our WiDS @ SAP Asia Team was proud to present a great variety of sessions and inspiring speakers. Leading data scientists from SAP shared their insights on Artificial Intelligence in relation to an ethical, sustainable, and intelligent enterprise. 

Make sure you did not miss anything and find our recorded sessions of the event below!



  • Welcome and Opening Address
  • Keynote
  • PANEL DISCUSSION - Gender, Culture, and AI - an Asian Perspective



  • Enabling the Intelligent Enterprise for SAP Internally 
  • The Mathematics of Explainability for AI Products
  • AI Ethics - An Enterprise Perspective 


  • Enabling the Intelligent Enterprise for Customers
  • Analytics for the Sustainable Enterprise
  • Closing



The session schedule for the Asia Pacific region is displayed in Singapore Time (SGT | UTC +8). 
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Hiromi Hara
MD SAP Labs Japan


Hiromi Hara is the Managing Director of SAP Labs Japan and a Managing Corporate Officer of SAP Japan. She constantly seeks ways to do things differently and creatively during her career in the IT industry around 25 years. Her passion leads to applying a human-centered approach in customer and partner engagements to help them find new ways of doing their businesses. Her motivation to grow together in a highly diverse environment led her to join classes for future global leaders as a session speaker or instructor in graduate school or one of the top universities in Japan.

A design thinking coach certificate holder issued by Hasso Plattner Institute D-school.

Dr. Huang Yi
Data Science Expert and Solution Architect, AI COE


Huang Yi has worked at SAP for 8 years. She joined the IES AICOE team as a Lead Data Scientist, working on delivering SAP’s internal AI / Machine Learning projects in 2021. Huang Yi acquired her Ph.D. degree in Machine Learning from Nanyang Technological University Singapore in 2011. She has 15 years of experience in software and Data Science / Machine Learning development.

Jana Wuerth
Product Management Expert for Artificial Intelligence


Jana Wuerth is a product management expert for SAP AI Business Services. Her focus is on the go-to-market strategy and commercialization topics, and she is always on the look-out for new opportunities to infuse AI into various business processes to improve efficiency and automation rates. Jana has been with SAP for over 11 years and has experience in a number of roles, from consulting to solution management and product management. Taking the best out of these experiences, she is always enthusiastic about new approaches.


Maria Tzatsou
Principal Data Scientist, Global Data Science COE


Maria Tzatsou is a Principal Data Scientist in the SAP Data Science Team in the Global Center of Excellence for Business Technology Platform with over 15 years of experience in data science and analytical projects. She is an expert in designing and developing software solutions using mathematical, statistical, analytical and data mining techniques. Her precious spare time is spent meeting and traveling with friends and family, sailing and recently playing padel tennis.


Mary Shinn
MD Korea


Mary Shinn is Managing Director of SAP Korea. An expert with more than 30 years of experience in IT and finance areas, Mary is currently leading the Business Women’s Network program in SAP Korea and is working as a mentor for career growth of female executives and employees of SAP Korea. She held several management positions at SAP Korea since joining in July 2012, contributing to the efficient operation and growth of the company in the market.

Pavithra G K
Data Science Manager, AI Frontrunners


With over 18 years of experience in various SAP solutions, Pavithra is extremely passionate about Artificial Intelligence topic specifically in the context of making Intelligent Sustainable Enterprise real for SAP customers. Being part of SAP AI Product Success Organization, she is currently leading the AI Frontrunners team in India spearheading various initiatives to accelerate the adoption of AI in SAP solutions. Pavithra is also part of the trustworthy AI workstream at SAP that is responsible for operationalizing the global SAP AI Ethics Policy across different phases of development, deployment, maintenance, support, sale and use of AI systems.

Dr. Shu Zen
Senior Data Scientist, AI Business Services


Shu Zhen is a data scientist at SAP AI Business Services Singapore. She has been involved in projects including job/resume classification, career recommendation, and business document processing. She earned a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from National University of Singapore, and a Bachelor of Engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology.


Sindhu Gangadharan
MD SAP Labs India


As SVP & MD of SAP Labs India, Sindhu is responsible for product development and innovation at SAP's R&D facilities across India. As Head of SAP User Enablement, Sindhu leads a global unit which provides a consistent, intelligent, and personalized enablement for SAP's entire product portfolio. Last year, Sindhu was recognised among Fortune's Top 50 Most Powerful Business Leaders. She serves as the Board of Directors at Qualtrics International Inc, Titan Company Ltd and the Advisory Board of Ever Loop by SAP.

Susanna Hasanoehrl
Head of Sustainability, APJ


Susanna Hasenoehrl is SAP’s Head of Sustainability, Asia Pacific and Japan. Susanna has extensive experience consulting into enterprises on sustainable business and climate change, and has held leadership positions at a range of technology, life science, and start-up businesses including Yara International. Based in Singapore for over a decade, Susanna holds an MBA in International Business from Leopold-Franzens Universität in Innsbruck, Austria.

Verena Siow


Verena Siow is the President and Managing Director for SAP South East Asia (SEA). Her responsibilities include leading SAP’s sustainable growth in SEA, orchestrating the efforts of more than 4,100 colleagues in Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar and other emerging markets to help businesses and governments run better and improve people’s lives. As the first female Managing Director for SAP Indochina and first local female Managing Director for SAP South East Asia, Verena is an accomplished leader with more than 26 years in sales, business development and start-up experience in the technology sector across Asia and Americas and had played a significant role in building businesses from the ground up with start-ups 

Vriddhi Shetty
Senior Data Scientist


Vriddhi Shetty is a Presales analytics professional with over 10 years of experience offering engagement support and consulting services for clients in the US & APJ market. As a data scientist with the SAP APJ Innovation Office, she works on solving business problems using applied data science, with a strong focus on customer & innovation. She provides support for solution architecture and rapid prototyping using SAP’s Intelligent Technologies. She also works with SAP’s global business partners and start-up ecosystem in integrating their devices and services to SAP’s Business Processes. 


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