SAP Africa has appointed Dr. Adriana Marais to take on the role as Head of Innovation where she is expected to lead the IoT Lab, the Co-Innovation Lab initiatives, as well as other innovation streams for SAP while taking the company’s Digital Platform solutions to market.
She will also drive strategic co-innovation projects and take responsibility for the SAP Start-up Focus programme – which provides SME’s with digital solutions to help accelerate growth, according to reports we attained.
Commenting on her new role at SAP Africa, Dr. Adriana in a press statement said; “We live in the Digital Revolution where innovation is key to survival in today’s economy. What appealed to me about the role is that I can put my knowledge and experience into action and help transform Africa while changing the lives of people across the continent.”
Before joining SAP Africa as the Head of Innovation, Dr. Adriana was a Postdoctoral Quantum Researcher at University of KwaZulu-Natal and lectured in physics at University of Cape Town, a visiting researcher for Centre for Quantum Technologies, and so forth.
Dr. Marais is also said to be one of the top 100 candidates in the Mars-One project and aspires to be one of the astronauts involved in the development of a human settlement on the planet.
SAP Africa is available in over 23 African countries, Uganda being exclusive.