Thomas Saueressig is Chief Information Officer, Global Head of IT Services and a member of the SAP Chief Technology Officer circle. In his role as SAP CIO, he represents the entire IT organization internally and externally and is actively rejuvenating the IT organization to become agile, user-centric and business driven with a cloud first approach. As global CIO of SAP, he is enabling new business models as well as optimizing business processes by leveraging the latest technologies and innovations while providing a modern workplace.
Thomas has vast experience in the global IT organization, having led multiple organizations, always following his vision to become a user-centric IT organization and with this not only deliver great user and customer experiences but also change the perception of IT. Starting with building up the Enterprise Mobility organization and leading all cross functions, over to heading the entire IT Project Delivery and Client IT organization globally.
Prior to this, he supported Executive Board Member Gerhard Oswald as Executive Board Assistant in his daily operations and strategic projects. Thomas started his career in SAP Consulting where he successfully led multiple CRM customer projects.
Thomas was named in the renowned Fortune 40 under 40 in 2016 list and holds a diploma in business information technology from the University of Cooperative Education in Mannheim (Germany), as well as a joint executive MBA from ESSEC (France), and Mannheim Business School (Germany).
The Toughest Problem I Encountered in Transformation
The toughest challenge is always the organizational change. A clear purpose and an inspiring ambition are key to motivate the people. In the end, it's all about the team and the people.