CRN 2018 Women of the Channel Details

Camilla Dahlen

Head of ISV, Cloud and Embedded Partnerships North America, SAP

Location: New York, NY


Number of years in current position: 3

Number of years involved with indirect sales: 7

Twitter Handle: @camilladahlen

Fun Facts:

Has a female boss (or is top executive at company)
Has an advanced degree (a degree higher than a bachelor's degree)
Has an MBA
Has worked for a solution provider organization
Is a mentor
Loves Instagram
Can ride a horse
Likes playing video games
Has studied abroad
Has always wanted to be a teacher

Biography and Background:
Camilla is the Head of the ISV Partnership Program for SAP in North America. In this role, she leads SAP's ISV partner ecosystem, with a key purpose of creating meaningful innovation on SAP platforms. Prior to this, Camilla led the OEM and Partner Managed Cloud regional teams, and has also spent time leading Customer Engagement and Commerce teams in North America. Camilla joined SAP through the Highdeal acquisition in 2009, where she served as President of Highdeal Inc. She also served in various global roles throughout Europe and South America for Ericsson Hewlett-Packard. She holds a Bachelor's degree from Boston College and an International MBA from Instituto de Empresa.

How have you personally helped advance your company's channel business over the past year?
I have held a key role in leading our organization as we continuously improve how we support our evolving platform ecosystem. In addition to growing our ecosystem to support SAP's transformational strategy, during 2017, I also helped bring various teams and programs together to strengthen our offering to these ISV's.

What are your goals for your company's channel business over the next year?
The ISV Partnership program is intended to put SAP's vision of helping the world run better and improve people's lives into action by creating and maintaining an ecosystem of companies that solve complex problems and drive meaningful impact. Specifically, over this next year, we plan to announce a series of innovations with our partners, powered by SAP HANA.

What honors, awards, or commendations have you won over the past year?
Leadership Excellence Award by the PA Diversity Council

Outside of your family, please name a woman you admire and why:
While I admire many women, Laila Ali comes to mind at this moment. While not the first female boxer, Laila disrupted the sport when she entered the boxing world at 18 and gave it publicity only someone with the Ali last name could. Her determination to succeed was evident and carried over from her boxing career to becoming a TV host, author and speaker.

What advice would you give your 16-year-old self?
Keep setting big goals for your life. Don't be limited by circumstances and don't give up on your dreams because things get difficult, as these moments will make you stronger and your vision more sharp. See the world and ask as many questions as you can along the way.

If you could master any new job-related skill, what would it be and why?
One of my dreams has been to become a trained Itamae, or sushi chef. Not only is sushi my favorite food, but the way the Japanese culture is immersed into the training, preparation and presentation of the food, makes it an experience that surpasses eating.

What's the best book you read this past year and why did you like it?
I recently read "Tools of the Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons and World-Class Performers" by Tim Ferris and it quickly became my favorite book of the year. It is filled with useful and interesting information from many of the world's most inspiring people, told in a way that makes the 700+ pages easy to consume. I felt more productive after every chapter I read!

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