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Bjoern Goerke

CIO, SAP AG

Björn heads the SAP Product & Innovation Technology Development unit, reporting to the Executive Board of SAP. He drives innovation with a global team of more than 2,500 employees working with lean and agile software development methodologies in SAP Labs in Germany, India, Bulgaria, United States, Israel, and additional countries.

Since joining SAP in 1995, Björn has held several managerial and executive positions in technology development, both in Germany and the United States. Among these roles, Björn headed the Cloud and Infrastructure Delivery unit at SAP. In this function, Björn was also SAP’s chief information officer, serving to spearhead how business can benefit from SAP innovations delivered via the cloud. Prior to this, Björn headed research and development within the Technology & Innovation Platform core group at SAP.

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The drastic changes in the IT industry over the last five years are forcing us to come up with new, innovative ways to create business opportunities. In particular, CIOs are becoming more involved in what was once the province of only the CFOs. CIOs are expected to be on top of changes in capital markets, reduce the complexity and cost of managing infrastructure, and...