Michael Klaes is the Director Solution Management with the SAP Industry Business Unit for High Tech. In his 19 years at SAP, he has been working in different areas from consulting to software development and his current Solution Manager role. He is passionate about the management of digital content and industrial software starting from system design to software sales in High Tech, Automotive and other Discrete Industries. Michael enjoys collaborating with customers and partners to identify and shape the next generation of best practices in such an ever-changing fast-paced environment. After spending several years in Silicon Valley, he now lives in Germany.