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Jenny Dearborn

Former Chief Learning Officer and Senior Vice President, SAP

Jenny Dearborn is the Chief Learning Officer and Senior Vice President at SAP. Jenny leads an internationally-acclaimed and award-winning team recognized as the #1 performing corporate learning department in the world by eLearning Magazine. As global Chief Learning Officer for the 67,000 employees at SAP, Jenny is accountable to design, align and drive SAP’s overall learning activities to enable measurable business impact. Before SAP, Jenny was Chief Learning Officer at SuccessFactors for two years where she won numerous industry awards for the measurable business impact of her sales enablement initiatives. Jenny was at Sun Microsystems for 6 years where she was the global Chief Learning Architect across all corporate content and was the Chief Learning Officer for the Americas – a position that led employee learning, partner enablement and the customer education business for the region and carried a 100M P&L. Jenny was at Hewlett-Packard for 8 years where she started as an instructor and instructional designer and progressed to executive positions as the Learning & Development leader for Global Sales & Enterprise Marketing, Global Technology Services and Global Corporate Learning Strategy.

She is a thought leader in human capital management and general business and writes a regular contributor to periodicals like Forbes and Fast Company. Jenny is recognized as one of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology by the National Diversity Council. She was the recipient of the Silicon Valley Women of Influence Award for 2014 and the Silicon Valley Tribute to Women in Industry Award for 2013. Although she has deep roots in Silicon Valley, with degrees from UC Berkeley, San Jose State and Stanford University, she has a strong focus in international business and has traveled extensively in her career.

Jenny is on the Board of Directors at the Association for Talent Development, TheatreWorks and The Commonwealth Club. Through the Fortune Most Powerful Women Network, she is a mentor for the US State Department to female entrepreneurs in developing countries. Her first book, The Story of PAM, about big data and predictive analytics in sales, will be published by Wiley in the March of 2015.

Jenny is a professional artist and competitive athlete. She and her college sweetheart husband of 24 years have 4 active children. They live in Palo Alto, California.

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