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Björn Goerke

SAP Executive Keynote:
Björn Goerke

Wednesday, November 11 • 8:30 a.m.–9:30 a.m.
Hall 6

Björn Goerke,
Executive Vice President and Corporate Officer
SAP Products & Innovation Technology

Björn Goerke is executive vice president and corporate officer and is head of the Products & Innovation Technology unit. He reports directly to Bernd Leukert, member of the Executive Board of SAP SE – Products & Innovation.

Björn drives foundational, technological innovation with a global team of more than 3,500 employees in SAP Labs in Germany, India, Bulgaria, United States, Israel, and several additional countries with an emphasis on shaping SAP HANA Cloud Platform, SAP’s platform-as-a-service offering, and overseeing all of SAP's technology platform product development and research activities.

About Björn Goerke

Since joining SAP in 1995, Björn has held several managerial and executive positions in technology and innovation development, both in Germany and the United States. Before his current role, Björn led the Cloud and Infrastructure Delivery unit at SAP. Under his leadership, the organization managed all cloud delivery aspects at SAP and drove a single cloud experience in collaboration with the leaders of sales, services, support, and marketing. In this function, Björn was also SAP’s Chief Information Officer (CIO), responsible for spearheading efforts to increase the customer benefit from acquiring SAP innovations delivered via the cloud. Prior to this, Björn headed research and development within the Technology & Innovation Platform core group at SAP.


Björn holds a master’s degree in computer science from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.