Tanja Rueckert Bio

President, IoT and Digital Supply Chain




Dr. Tanja Rueckert has end-to-end responsibility for all SAP solutions and go-to-market in the areas of manufacturing, supply chain management, connected logistics, asset management, and the Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0.


Supporting customers to accelerate the digital transformation of their business models, processes, and assets is at the core of Tanja’s organizational charter. She is responsible for driving a compelling portfolio of innovative solutions that are aimed at turning connected things into outcomes and creating new business value. She manages a global team with main hubs in the United States, China, India, and Germany. 


Tanja joined SAP in 1997 and has worked on many strategic customer projects, held leadership roles in management, and was the COO of HR and Products & Innovation board areas. She is also vice chair at the Industrial Internet Consortium, a board member at Muenchner Kreis, and a council member at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.


She holds doctorates in chemistry from the University of Wüerzburg, Swansea University, and the University of Regensburg. Tanja splits her time between Silicon Valley and SAP’s headquarters in Walldorf, Germany, and she speaks English, Spanish, and German.