Keynote | Move to the Cloud with Human Experience Management

As an HR leader, people are your business. How do you engage them with engaging experiences, the right guidance, and the tools required to support your business strategy? By moving to the cloud and leveraging Human Experience Management (HXM). To be an employer of choice, you should provide people experiences that are simple, intuitive, and personalized – experiences that reflect the very latest innovations in technology.

Join Jill Popelka, Amy Wilson, and Maryann Abbajay of the SAP SuccessFactors leadership team as they share:

  • How the cloud is the center of engagement, innovation, and impact for your people strategy
  • Insights from a new study, jointly conducted by SAP and SAPInsider, as to the imperative of moving to the cloud
  • Unique benefits of HXM and understand how SAP is delivering innovation today and supporting you in the future
  • Hear directly from a customer who partnered with SAP to move to the cloud to effectively manage and engage their people


Jill Popelka SAP SuccessFactors.
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Jill Popelka is the President of SAP SuccessFactors. She is responsible for strategy, customer success, and business health for SAP’s largest cloud line of business. Jill is passionate about People and helping customers achieve value from their People solutions. Prior to her current role, Jill served as Chief Operating Officer of SAP SuccessFactors. In this role, she oversaw all operational functions of the business. Prior to that, she was the Head of SAP SuccessFactors Sales for Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ). Jill has a reputation for relentlessly doing what’s right for our customers and has driven customer-centric behaviors across a diverse and complex region. Along with her team, Jill achieved incredible growth for SAP SuccessFactors in APJ. Jill began her SAP career in Consulting Services. With a deep understanding of how to achieve successful implementations, she helped customers across all industries as they transformed their business with SAP. Jill has assisted in building a strong customer base and driving business outcomes within the SAP ecosystem for over two decades. Jill joined SAP from Accenture, where she spent many years orchestrating and leading successful SAP implementation programs for customers in North America. She understands the elements critical to success in adoption of SAP solutions and enjoys helping customers achieve their business outcomes. Jill graduated with a bachelor’s degree in International Studies from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. Jill and her husband, Jimmy, have two children, Cole and Kalie. Cole plays football and enjoys his math and technology classes. Kalie enjoys volleyball and watching college football, and she is currently on the International Volleyball Club Elite Team. Jill loves spending time with family, traveling, reading, and grilling out with friends. She also loves running and CrossFit.

Maryann Abbajay SAP SuccessFactors
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Maryann Abbajay is currently the Chief Revenue Officer, SuccessFactors.  In this role, Maryann is responsible for building a sustainable revenue model to ensure continued, robust sales growth and execution globally for SuccessFactors.  Her previous role was Head of the Qualtrics SWAT Team. Maryann has been with SAP for 13 years. During that time, her primary focus has been on SAP’s most strategic customers both in the West and in the UK in various sales and sales management roles. Prior to joining SAP, Maryann held sales and sales management positions with webMethods, Cisco Systems, and Oracle. Maryann is a graduate of University of Georgia.  Her hobbies include hiking, cooking and gardening.  Maryann also enjoys travelling with her husband, Dave, and 2 of their 4 children who are still living at home.      

Amy Wilson SAP SuccessFactors
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Amy Wilson serves as SVP of Products & Design for SAP SuccessFactors.  She leads a global team of developers, designers, product managers, and enabling teams partnering with the more than 6200 customers to build and deliver the industry-leading, cloud-based SAP SuccessFactors solution. Prior to SAP, Amy led product for Workday’s HCM solutions. Amy was also previously Vice President and Principal Analyst of People Management Technologies at Constellation Research Group. Prior to that, Amy led the team responsible for the Oracle HCM Cloud talent applications. Amy serves on the Board of Directors for Eden Information & Resources, a non-profit that serves the most vulnerable of Alameda County seeking health, housing, and human services. Amy also serves as Managing Director at Golden Seeds, Silicon Valley, an investment firm that pursues gender-diversity and financial results by investing in early-stage women-led companies. Amy earned her bachelor’s degree in economics from Cornell University with concentrations in mathematics, computer science and psychology.  

Rajamma Krishnamurthy Microsoft
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More than twenty years in Fortune 500 companies driving all facets of Human Resources Technology. Core HR, Learning, Talent, HR Services, M&A, Benefits, Performance and Rewards and many others. Successfully led large scale global digital transformations. Passionate about leveraging the power of cloud and data to create productive and engaging experiences. Expert at Digital HR and Employee experience vision and Roadmap development. Prolific speaker at Digital HR conferences on Experiences and People Analytics. Member, Executive Innovation Board, SAP Success Factors. Mentor, Advisor - Start-ups in HR Technology (Reframe Work,, SAP Foundry). Member, Faculty Advisory Board, WORC & MS (HCAT) at NYU.