Patrick Van Deven is’s General Manager, EMEA. He started his career as a developer at a software startup, ultimately serving as the company’s general manager. He spent 15 years at SAS in senior leadership positions, including Managing Director for Belgium and Sweden and Head of Professional Services for South-West Europe. He later joined SAP as Managing Director with P&L responsibility for several European countries, becoming Global Chief Operating Officer of Digital Core & Industry Solutions in 2018.

Patrick holds degrees in econometrics, library sciences, and programming from Vlerick Leuven-Gent Management School, Facultés universitaires catholiques de Mons, and Haute Ecole de la Province de Liège. He has lived in Belgium, Sweden, the Netherlands, and Germany.