David Swanson has over 25 years of human resources management experience with a number of technology leaders including SAP where he is currently the executive vice president of human resources. Most recently was the CHRO for North America where he lead the HR Business Partner team for the company’s customer facing and technology and innovation organization. In addition he has held executive human resources roles at a number of technology companies supporting global development, marketing, sales and service organizations.
Swanson a panelist and keynote speaker on the future of HR focusing on how HR can make an impact in the business through analytics and big data not just activity reporting. He is actively involved in the human resources community as both an adjunct lecturer with the University of California, Santa Cruz Extension, and with the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) and the Northern California Human Resources Association (NCHRA) as both a presenter and facilitator. Swanson holds a professional certification as a senior professional in human resources, SPHR from SHRM.