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Simon Carpenter

Chief Technology Advisor, SAP Africa

Simon Carpenter is Chief Technology Advisor for the global software giant, SAP Africa. With more than 35 years’ experience in the industry, Simon is passionate about the positive impact of Digital Technology in Africa, assisting leaders across more than 52 African countries to innovate and grow.

As the Digital Economy / 4th Industrial Revolution accelerates, Digital Transformation is key to the "Africa Rising" narrative. The confluence of Connectivity, Smart devices, Cloud computing, Big Data, affordable Super-computing and Artificial Intelligence applied to Africa's abundant resources (natural and human) sets the continent on a path to greater self-sufficiency, inclusiveness and economic growth.

Simon is proud to be part of SAP’s mission to Help the World Run Better and Improve People’s Lives.