SAP Executive Keynote:
Bernd Leukert

Wednesday, March 11 9:45 a.m.–11:15 a.m.

Bernd Leukert
Member of the Executive Board of SAP SE
Products & Innovation

In his keynote, Bernd Leukert, will address the challenges of digitalization for businesses today. Digitalization of businesses makes software the kingmaker, the differentiator, and creator of whole new businesses models. Highlighting various elements of our product portfolio, Leukert will show how companies can master today’s challenges with SAP and its product strategy along the three main pillars: platform, applications, and network.

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About Bernd Leukert

Bernd Leukert is a member of the Executive Board and the Global Managing Board of SAP AG with global responsibility for development and delivery of all products across SAP's product portfolio including applications, analytics, cloud, database and technology, and mobile. Leukert is also responsible for leading the design and end-user experience for SAP.

Leukert was appointed to the Executive Board of SAP AG in May 2014. Since 2013, he has been a member of the Global Managing Board of SAP AG. He has been a member of the senior leadership team since 2008.

Leukert joined SAP in 1994 and has held various management positions in application development, technology development, software engineering, and process governance. He began as a software developer for SAP R/3 and then took on responsibilities as project lead for international customer development projects. Later, he was part of the architect team that designed the business integration of SAP R/3 to SAP partners. In 1999, he assumed development responsibility for the areas of transportation and master data. In 2001, Leukert took on responsibility for installed base development in supply chain management as a vice president, including innovative technologies with in-memory databases. From 2005 to 2010, he was head of Quality Governance & Production in the COO board area. Since 2011, he has been responsible for development of the SAP Business Suite and of SAP Business One.

Leukert holds a master's degree in business administration with an emphasis on engineering and information technology from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany. He also spent one year at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland.