Anne Hardy leads co-innovation and collaboration around SAP technologies. Until February 2010 she managed Platform Research for SAP Research Americas. From July 2003 to December 2006 she managed SAP Research Center Sophia Antipolis, France. Prior to joining SAP in 2003, Anne Hardy was an associate partner for Sophia Euro Lab, a seed investment fund based in Sophia Antipolis, France. Before that she spent many years in product development, strategic research, advanced technology investments with Nortel Networks in Santa Clara, California, USA, where she successively held development and management positions. She holds an engineering degree from the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecommunications, Paris, France and a Master of Business Administration from EDHEC, Nice, France.