Birgit Starmanns is the Global Head of the Office of the CFO Center of Excellence (oCFO COE) Thought Leadership Strategy and Programs in the Global Center of Excellence for Finance and Risk at SAP, focusing on market-facing content and programs. Her experience includes the go-to-market of new finance and risk solutions that leverage new technologies such as machine learning and cloud and the business benefits they can bring to organizations and finance. Her functional experience is in finance and management accounting, including SAP S/4HANA Finance, as well as core SAP ERP and SAP EPM. Starmanns has over 30 years of experience across the oCFO COE, solution marketing, solution management, strategic customer communities, and management consulting organizations. Starmanns holds a BA and MBA from the College of William and Mary. She is the co-author of the SAP Press book Accelerated Financial Closing with SAP, and the SAP Labs guidebook Product Costing Scenarios Made Easy.