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Sean M. Thompson

Executive Vice President
Network and Ecosystem
SAP Procurement Solutions

Sean Thompson is executive vice president of Network and Ecosystem, SAP Procurement Solutions. In this role, Sean leads the procurement solution supplier strategy for network and payments, including Ariba Network, and oversees the growth of the application extension ecosystem. Previously, Sean served as the chief revenue officer of SAP’s SMB cloud ERP business.

Before joining SAP, Sean was CEO and co-founder of Nuiku, a leading-edge, natural language processing and artificial intelligence company that brought voice-driven user interfaces to enterprise applications and home automation domains. Nuiku was sold to Nortek (NASDAQ: NRTK) in 2016.

Prior to heading up Nuiku, Sean spent 10 years at Microsoft, where he worked in a variety of roles including director of product management within the Server and Tools division and managing director of strategic partnerships (Accenture and SAP) in the Enterprise Group. He also served as a member of Microsoft’s senior leader bench program.

Previously, Sean worked at several technology startups, including drugstore.com, where he was part of the pre-IPO team and director of venture integration, and Nimble Technology, where he was vice president of sales and services. 

Sean spent the first decade of his career at Deloitte Consulting, where he managed service line delivery in areas such as ERP (SAP), business intelligence, process reengineering, risk analysis (audit), and M&A advisory (tax). He was also a member of Deloitte’s Senior Management Advisory Committee.

Sean received his Master of Business Administration from Harvard University and his Bachelor of Business Administration with high honors from Gonzaga University. Sean is also a CPA in the State of Washington.

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