As Global Vice President of SAP’s Customer Co-Innovation, Mr. Thisgaard focuses on driving innovation by matching new technologies with new paradigms to disrupt client’s traditional business models and secondly to influence SAP’s own development. Mr. Thisgaard joined SAP in 2006 and has held a variety of leadership roles, including SAP’s Strategic Consulting group in Scandinavia and SAP’s Global Benchmarking Program.  Prior to joining SAP, Mr. Thisgaard was EMEA Director for the strategy teams at respectively MRO Software Inc. and at i2 Technologies Inc. Over the last 4 years Mr. Thisgaard has lead several start-up hackathons both outside SAP as well as sponsored by SAP. Using the start-up’s design thinking principles he challenges big company thinking with start-up’s faster ‘let’s do it’ attitude.