Rolf Schumann Bio

Rolf Schumann

Global General Manager, Platform and Innovation




Rolf Schumann runs all go-to-market activities for SAP Cloud Platform globally. He works closely with SAP customers to understand their business needs and requirements and to align this input with SAP’s technology and strategy. He gives business executives and IT managers counsel on innovation and the latest SAP developments to master their digital transformation journeys. He represents the customer and market perspective in SAP’s Global Leadership Team. 


Rolf is a leading technology and innovation entrepreneur who brings more than 25 years of experience in strategic planning of IT landscapes, SAP integration, technology architecture projects, business development, sales, business model innovation, and digital transformation to SAP, driving all technology- and innovation-related topics. Previously, Rolf headed the platform and innovation business in EMEA as chief technology officer at SAP. 


Rolf received a master’s degree in business administration and computer science from the University of Mannheim, a master’s in IT management from ZfU International Business School in Switzerland, and he possesses multiple IT certifications. Rolf published the books Simplify your IT and Update: Why the Data Revolution Affects Us All, which was honored with the getAbstract International Book Award as the best business book of 2015.