Dr. Bernd-Uwe Pagel
Dr. Bernd-Uwe Pagel, SVP Cloud Platform Ecosystem, SAP SE, initially pursued a university career as an international researcher and lecturer in databases and software engineering. Concurrently, he innovated with telcos and utilities to create digital twins of their asset networks in a company he co-founded. Then a break and the decision to learn the business side of software. By joining SAP and working directly for the CEO and co-founder, Hasso Plattner, a steep learning curve in general management began. A theme of Bernd-Uwe’s career steps at SAP was the launch of new, often platform-oriented businesses and developing them into profitable business lines. First as the European MD and technology lead of SAP’s Electronic Marketplace spin-off, then heading the SAP Outsourcing business unit. Afterwards he spearheaded the SAP online channel while building a scalable partner ecosystems of value and volume ISVs. Bernd-Uwe focuses on driving partner adoption of SAP’s open PaaS offering.