SAP Executive Keynote

Björn Goerke

Chief Technology Officer and

President, SAP Cloud Platform, SAP SE

In his role as Chief Technology Officer at SAP, Björn Goerke oversees technology strategy and standards across the product portfolio. As president of SAP Cloud Platform, he heads the product management, development, operations, and go-to-market/sales, as well as the ecosystem and business development of SAP Cloud Platform.


Björn drives innovation at SAP with a global team of more than 4,000 employees in sales and development across SAP Labs Network with locations in Bulgaria, Canada, China, Germany, India, Israel, and the United States, using lean and agile software development methodologies and development and operations practices. As part of SAP’s long-term commitment to customer success, Björn oversees the development support and maintenance of SAP technology products used by more than 70,000 SAP customers in mission-critical scenarios.


SAP Cloud Platform allows customers to develop and run innovative software solutions in their innovation and digital transformation projects. The platform supports user experience, enterprise mobility, application integration, machine learning, Internet of Things (IoT), Industry 4.0, security, Big Data management, as well as the SAP HANA database, analytics, and application development and operations.


In addition, SAP Cloud Platform is built around and exploits the benefits of open source and open standards such as Open Stack and Cloud Foundry. Björn serves as member of the Board of Directors of the Cloud Foundry Foundation, an organization that SAP actively supports.


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.

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