Padmini Ranganathan

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Padmini Ranganathan is Global Vice President, Product Strategy, SAP Procurement solutions, SAP Ariba.  In this role, Padmini is responsible for defining and delivering solutions to drive transparency, impact and shared accountability, leveraging key technology areas of network, big data tools and data science.

Prior to Ariba, Ms. Ranganathan was with SAP for seven years, developing and delivering industry specific use cases, solutions and analytic applications based on SAP’s market leading Analytics portfolio.

Ms. Ranganathan brings a wealth of experience in the domain area of supply chain and procurement having worked at Ariba as a product manager and at Oracle as a technical consultant and product management in the areas of order management, inventory & distribution, procurement and manufacturing.

Ms. Ranganathan is a passionate advocate for bringing technology to business users simplifying and enriching daily work and decision making, and has been a sought after speaker at key notes, webinars, events and interviewed by the media.

Ms. Ranganathan has a post-graduate diploma in computer science from UC Berkeley, California, and a bachelor’s degree in commerce with a major in Cost & Management Accounting from Bangalore University, India.

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Dec 21, 2018    0
Recently, at the United Nations Forum for Business and Human Rights at the Palais De Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, my colleague David Herman, Chief Data Scientist at SAP Ariba, and I had the honor of reflecting on the role of artificial intelligence and technology automation and their impact on human rights – especially as they relate to workforce displacement in the supply...
Dec 12, 2018    0
This month, the U.K. government alongside the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand, raised the bar for companies “to conduct appropriate due diligence in their supply chains to identify, prevent and mitigate human trafficking” to remediate modern slavery. It is no longer enough to just be aware and acknowledge that companies expect every supplier to sign a code of conduct – companies also need to demonstrate the action and the impact. 
Oct 03, 2018    0
Much has been written about the ways in which technology can be used to drive not just efficient businesses, but ethical ones. The spotlight is squarely on emerging and disruptive applications and the impact they can have on the world. But what is often overlooked is the true engine behind these things succeeding: partnership.  
Around the world...
Jul 30, 2018    0

As someone who has spent their entire career building software to help solve problems, I have a theory: balancing costs with conscience using modern technology is feasible. Now, there are plenty who will challenge me on this, seeing technology more as a mirror that can provide a view of the truth and...

Technology has transformed the transparency and governance of supply chain management
Jun 22, 2018    0

In his best-selling book “The World Is Flat,” Thomas Friedman a decade ago chronicled the ways in which technology was accelerating the pace of global commerce by extending market access to remote corners of the world...

May 11, 2018    0

For decades, companies have talked about corporate social responsibility and sustainability. Now a new term has entered the lexicon: social sustainability. There are many definitions of social sustainability. ...

Taking a look at your supply chain with a sustainability lens.
Apr 10, 2018    0

In my nearly three decades focusing on various areas of supply chains – from early years studying global trade and commerce, to witnessing today’s real impact on human lives, environment and climate change – there has been one constant: The measurement of sourcing success continues to be dictated by cost savings alone. We fail to acknowledge one critical element in these perceived “savings,” and that is they have a lifespan – and it’s a short one....

Feb 10, 2018    0

A few years ago, companies used purpose to differentiate. It was an edge over their competition, something that was applauded by consumers. Today, it’s the expectation. Businesses want to not only do well for their companies, they also want to make a difference in the world, and between modern slavery and extreme poverty, the supply chain is the ticket. We’re living in an age where supply chains are becoming more and more complex and what you can’t see can hurt you....