Sebastian Zilch Bio

Innovations and New Business Models

Emerging Solutions and Innovation Group EMEA




As part of NetApp’s Emerging Solutions and Innovation Group EMEA, Sebastian Zilch focuses on developing new services, products, and business models for cloud and blockchain technologies. 


He has extensive expertise in cloud technologies, which he first started to develop at McKinsey in 2006, and he has held the position of head of business development at Deutsche Börse Cloud Exchange AG, where he built the world’s first marketplace for trading cloud-based commodities. This is where Zilch was first introduced to bitcoin and blockchain technology. 


At NetApp, he started to explore blockchain through the eyes of a data visionary, applying the technology to data management. Zilch holds a graduate degree in information management.


SAP Industries is dedicated to addressing today’s complex and vitally important industry-specific issues. Industries ranging from healthcare to retail to financial services have markedly different customer and employee needs; however, across all industries, customers using SAP software have come to expect fast, intuitive, rich interfaces. The SAP Industries team focuses on offering the right mix of cloud, hosted, and on-premise technology that customers can use to improve their efficiency and the quality of life for the consumers, citizens, students, and patients they serve.