Dr. Carsten Linz is an entrepreneurial leader with more than 20years of business experience and a proven record of accomplishment for driving innovation, growth, and transformation. As the Business Development Officer at SAP SE, he repeatedly leads the build-up and scale-out of new businesses. In his role as Global Head of the Center for Digital Leadership, Linz acts as an advisor to other CIOs and C-level executives by highlighting next-generation digital innovation and transformation approaches. He also serves as advisory board member, coaches CEOs of fast-growing companies, and is an active member of the investment committee of Europe’s largest seed stage fund. As senior lecturer, he teaches in executive education programs at top-ranked business schools, publishes books and articles in renowned journals, and is a sought-after keynote speaker. He supports social innovators as advisory board member of Social Impact Berlin.