Hasso Plattner Chairman of the Supervisory Board of SAP SE

Chairman of the Supervisory Board

9:00 a.m. ET


The Intelligent Future


With SAP S/4HANA as the status quo for daily business and the core for digital transformation, enterprises are ready for the next step. In his keynote, Professor Hasso Plattner shows how SAP has built next-generation intelligent applications that understand and learn from business data and processes, as well as the human beings who use them. As a consequence, intelligent applications are now able to assess business situations automatically, point out required actions, and propose solutions to problems, all making decisions easier for the user. Agile collaboration with smart digital assistants provides new insights to accelerate business actions. Reducing time-consuming and tedious tasks increases business efficiency and enables everyone to focus on what’s important. Are you ready to take the next big leap into the intelligent future of business? Then attend this keynote to understand how intelligent applications can best support your business.


Hasso is joined by three other SAP experts sharing product demos:

Jürgen Müller, Chief Innovation Officer - SAP Clea for Service Ticket Intelligence

Mala Ananad, President, Analytics

Glenn Neuber,  Business Lead, APJ - SAP Knowledge Workspace, SAP Clea for Customer Retention Insights, and SAP Hybris Marketing




Prof. Dr. h.c. mult. Hasso Plattner is one of the founders of SAP and has been Chairman of the Supervisory Board since May 2003. In this role and as Chief Software Advisor he concentrates on defining the medium and long-term technology strategy of SAP. He also heads the Technology Committee of the SAP Supervisory Board.


In 1972 Hasso Plattner and four colleagues left IBM in order to found SAP (Systems, Applications, Products). When SAP went public in 1988 Hasso was appointed Vice Chairman of the Executive Board. From 1997 to May 2003 he was Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO of SAP. In May 2003 he was elected to the SAP Supervisory Board and took over the chairmanship from co-founder Dietmar Hopp.


Hasso received his Master‘s Degree in Communications Engineering from the University of Karlsruhe. In 1990 the University of Saarbruecken awarded him an honorary doctorate and in 1994 he was granted an honorary full professorship.


In 1998 he founded the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) for IT Systems Engineering at the University of Potsdam with the largest single private contribution to a university ever made in Germany. He is a professor at the HPI for enterprise software systems.