Björn Goerke is executive vice president & corporate officer and is head of the Products & Innovation Technology unit at SAP SE. He reports directly to Bernd Leukert, member of the Executive Board of SAP SE.
Overseeing SAP's technology platform product development and research activities for both on-premise and Cloud solutions, 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 working along Lean and agile Software Development and agile Cloud delivery methodologies. Björn oversees the development of the SAP HANA Cloud Platform, SAP’s Platform-as-a-Service offering enabling the digital transformation of SAP customers, and its core service for Integration & Orchestration, User Experience Platform & Mobile, Security, Development and Operations.
Since joining SAP in 1995, Björn has held several managerial and executive positions in technology and innovation development, both in Germany and the United State. 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), in order to spearhead how business can benefit from SAP innovations delivered via the Cloud. Prior to this, Björn headed research and development within the Technology & Innovation Platform core group at SAP.