David Swanson has over 25 years of human resources and business management experience. He is currently the executive vice president of human resources for SAP partnering with the company's sales organization to showcase how SAP is using SAP HR strategically. Most recently he was the CHRO for North America where he lead the HR Business Partner team. In addition he has held executive roles at a number of technology companies supporting global development, marketing, sales and service organizations.
Swanson is a panelist and keynote speaker on the Future of Work focusing on how leaders and HR can make an impact in the business through analytics and big data not just activity reporting. He is actively involved in the strategy and human resources communities as both an adjunct lecturer and thought leader with the University of California, Santa Cruz Extension, and with the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) and the Northern California Human Resources Association (NCHRA) as both a presenter and facilitator, as well as with the Association of Strategic Planning Professionals (ASP-NorCal).