Board Advisor & Founding Member

Arin Bhowmick

Chief Design Officer

With over two decades of unparalleled expertise, Arin is a titan in the field of design leadership, especially within the enterprise software arena. As SAP’s Chief Design Officer, Arin currently leads a 1,000+ person design community at the world’s third-largest publicly traded software company by revenue, and oversees global design strategy across SAP’s vast array of products and services. In addition to his duties as Chief Design Officer, Arin also sits on SAP’s Innovation Steering Committee. Here, he plays a pivotal role in shaping the company’s future through design considerations, reinforcing design’s integral function in driving enterprise-wide decisions. 

Before joining SAP, Arin spent six years at IBM as their Chief Design Officer for IBM Products, a tenure marked by over 60 international Design and Innovation awards. The impact of his work at IBM was acknowledged in a 2021 Harvard Business School case study. Arin’s career began at Oracle, where he eventually served as Senior Director of Cloud Applications and User Experience across his 13 year journey, setting the stage for his future leadership roles. Arin is not merely a design leader; he’s a craftsman who takes deep-rooted pride in simplifying complexity through the medium of design and technology to drive business and user outcomes. His design philosophy is underscored by the ownership of over 15 design patents.