SAP Leonardo | Data & Analytics
Mala Anand is the EVP, President of Leonardo | Data & Analytics at SAP, leading the end-to-end business including go-to-market, product development and strategy. SAP Leonardo combines the software capabilities across Machine Learning, Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT) and Analytics on the Cloud Platform using advanced design thinking services creating differentiated business outcomes for customers. The core focus of Data & Analytics is across large data sets with embedded machine learning innovations. With her primary focus on market acceleration, product development and adoption in one of SAP’s core areas of integrated innovation, Anand develops and executes strategy across all markets and ensures operational excellence within the global GTM and product development teams.
Anand has more than 20 years of experience leading product and service strategy for large enterprise software companies. Formerly, Anand led the Data & Analytics | Automation Software Platforms business at Cisco Systems with a focus on innovative solutions to aggregate and analyze today’s hyper-distributed and real-time streaming data. With over 20 years of experience as a senior software executive, Anand places a deep focus on delivering high-impact solutions to the market that help customers develop informed, timely insights to establish new modes of engaging their workforce and customers.
Anand has deep expertise in data & analytics and automation platforms (real-time analytics, machine-learning, cloud platforms, distributed computing), end-to-end products, go-to-market strategies and execution, enterprise software and software as a service (SaaS), cloud and managed services business models, and product and strategy execution. She has held senior executive positions in software products, go-to-market, services, and technology businesses and holds multiple technology patents. Among other roles, she was entrepreneur in residence for the noted venture capital firm Kliener Perkins Caufield and Byers, and developed software products for Corosoft (BMC), Rapt (Microsoft), and Beyond, Inc. Anand also led enterprise software and go-to-market teams at Oracle and Digital Equipment Corporation, focusing on software products and technology vision, go-to-market strategies, and delivering enterprise software and services.
She holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from University of Massachusetts and a master's degree in computer science from Brown University.