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40Under40 2017: Gaurav Jaiswal, SAP Digital

Gaurav Jaiswal, VP of Digital Portfolio & Business Development, SAP Digital

Gaurav  is responsible for creating and bringing digitally-native software, content, and services to life on SAP digital marketplaces to digitally monetize, leveraging customer-friendly commercial models. This is the fourth entrepreneurial initiative for Gaurav in his career thus far. Prior to SAP, Gaurav spent time in management consulting, software engineering, and product management.

What has been your proudest career accomplishment to date?

I’ve had the tenacity and good fortune to study and learn at some of the best educational institutions in the world. And I’ve successfully delivered on the multiple opportunities to co-create products, businesses, and disciplines from the ground-up throughout my career so far and learn many valuable lessons in the process.

What’s the best piece of advice you can give to future 40 under 40 honorees?

Follow your dreams and passions. Life is not about what you couldn’t do so far, it’s about what you still can!

What do you hope to accomplish in the next five years?

Continue to help scale the SAP digital business to make it a significant growth driver for SAP and expand customer footprint. Then be part of another adventurous journey to create/ramp-up a new business, or product addressing strategic business problems, or customer pain points

What is one interesting fact about you that few people know?

I’ve studied on three different continents. And I’m always up for a ping-pong challenge (even at midnight!).

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