Maria C. Villar, Head of Enterprise Data Strategy & Transformation, SAP; Board Member, isCDO
Maria C Villar has over 25 years of experience as a Chief Data Officer responsible for building enterprise data management organizations from the ground up and leading the culture change across the enterprise. She has held the position in both the technology and financial sector. Most recently at SAP where she was the CDO from 2009- 2017.
Today, Maria is Head of Enterprise Data Strategy & Transformation, where she advises SAP customer’s on the crucial role of data management in their digital transformation, leveraging her practical, operational experience as CDO.
In 2017, Maria was honored with the “Transformation of Collaboration From Inwards to Outwards” Award from the international Society of CDO (iSCDO) . This award recognizes outstanding CDO leadership in driving business outcomes and business collaboration.
In addition to her operational experience, Maria publishes and speaks regularly:
- Co-authored a book with Theresa Kushner, “ Managing your Business Data from Chaos to Confidence”
- Developed 2 online classes https://ecm.elearningcurve.com/Maria_C_Villar_s/76.htm
- Has written numerous articles, including “Time to Level Up: The Evolving role of the Chief Data Officer” , Data Voices Unite: Why One Enterprise Data Strategy Is The Answer. What COVID-19 Dashboards Have Taught Us about Interpreting Data
- Most recently, published a data strategy master class available on YouTube