David Robinson

Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer
SAP Public Services, Inc.

“Obstacles drive Innovation. Innovation drives Sustainable Relevance”

David Robinson has more than 17 years’ experience identifying challenges, developing strategies, and implementing best practices to build high-performing, high-growth organizations.

As Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer for SAP Public Services, David Robinson is responsible for definingand executing the innovation roadmap for SAP’s Federal Civilian, Defense, Higher Education, State and Local and Aerospace and Defense markets. During his 10-year tenure with SAP, he has managed various new product development and launch teams as Director GlobalTrade Services with SAP Labs, LLC and Director, Composites Portfolio with SAP Retail, Inc. Prior to SAP, David held various leadership positions with multiple technology startups including NextLinx Corp and ClearCross, Inc where he was Director of Asia Pacific and Vice President of Global Solution Engineering. With a bias towards entrepreneurship, his current focus is on fostering a culture of design think and innovation within the large enterprise technology market. He seeks out opportunities to challenge the status quo and believes that large enterprise technology providers can and must achieve sustainable relevance through a culture of innovation.


David earned his bachelor’s degree in International Business from the Kogod School of Business at American University in Washington, D.C. and he is currently a candidate to receive an M.B.A. from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia (anticipated 2013).