Ben Boeser is Director of Emerging Products on the SAP Innovation Center Silicon Valley management team. He has end-to-end responsibility for early incubations for Blockchain and Machine learning applications. In his role, he productizes new applications and launches them into the market. Ben started at SAP in 2008 as a Technology Consultant in Zurich, Switzerland implementing SAP ERP systems for Fortune 500 companies. Since 2012 he works and lives in Silicon Valley and has filled roles on SAPs Chairman Projects group, which incubated projects for SAPs chairman Hasso Plattner. In 2013 Ben took over the leadership of a multidisciplinary product team as Head of the SAP Tools team in Palo Alto. Ben also advises and contributes to early stage ventures in his spare time for almost 10 years. Ben is passionate about the importance of user-centered design and establishing safe environments for experimentation.