Anne Hardy is the VP of developer evangelism at SAP; she's been with the company since 2003, when she first took on the task of building the company's research center in Sophia Antipolis, France. She later moved to Palo Alto, Calif., to manage platform research for SAP Research Americas.
Pre-SAP, she was a software developer at Alcatel in Paris, where she designed and developed call processing features and protocols for various PBXes. She also had a seven-year stint at Nortel, first as a senior software engineer working on PBXes, then managing the company's Web technologies group. Hardy holds a master's degree in computer science from Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecommunications in Paris and an MBA from EDHEC in Nice, France.