Meg Bear was recently appointed Senior Vice-President of Products at SAP SuccessFactors and I had the opportunity to chat with her while she was in Paris meeting with customers. Meg brings a wealth of HCM product expertise to SAP, so I kicked off the interview with a question about her experience.
Please introduce yourself and tell us a bit about your background.
I’m a California native and I’ve spent my whole career in tech, starting out with ERP technology many years ago. I also spent 12 to 13 years in HCM technology, first with Saba for learning and performance management, then with PeopleSoft. I was with Oracle for 10 years and helped move HR to the cloud. I eventually made my way into the tech startup world where I explored the impact of technology on the employee and customer experience. There are big shifts happening in technology and business today, and there’s also a significant uptick of companies moving from on-premise to cloud, which presents both interesting challenges to solve and even greater opportunities.
Where do you see HR technology going over the next few years and beyond?
The trends in technology fall across a few dimensions. First, I often