Jason Yotopoulos, Founder & President of mach49, has over 20 years of international business experience as a corporate executive and venture capitalist. He most recently completed ten years as a member of SAP’s global senior leadership team, managing an 800-person innovation organization across 32 countries. As Executive Vice President and Head of Global Research at SAP, he ran the global R&D and innovation unit, exploring emerging IT trends and transforming applied research into tangible prototypes, customer pilots and game-changing solutions. Previously, Jason headed SAP’s Global Business Incubator, which he proposed, designed, and established in 2008. The Incubator built new lines of business and launched internal startups from idea through to commercialization. He also served as Vice President of the Corporate Strategy Group, and created and ran the M&A Strategy Group. Jason holds a BS in Engineering from Stanford University and an MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.