Bernd Leukert

Bernd Leukert

About Bernd Leukert

Bernd Leukert is a member of the Executive Board of SAP SE with global responsibility for development and delivery of all products across SAP’s product portfolio.

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Industrie 4.0: Why Openness And Collaboration Make All The Difference

30-Jan-2018 | Bernd Leukert

[no_syndicate_info][/no_syndicate_info] One of the many privileges of my work is getting to meet colleagues, customers, and partners from all over the world. While the cultures, customs, and langua

ethics, purpose, digitalization, AI

Why Technology Alone Is Not Enough – Part 2

17-Jan-2018 | Bernd Leukert

[no_syndicate_info][/no_syndicate_info] Part 2 of a 2-part series. Read Part 1. In part 1 of this series, I focused on trust as the basis for everything we do. This second part turns to the topi

Why Technology Alone Is Not Enough – Part 1

10-Jan-2018 | Bernd Leukert

Part 1 of a 2-part series There is no doubt that the digital transformation is in full swing. Innovation and technology cycles have become significantly shorter, and driving innovation feels like be

What Can Your Data Do For You?

4-Oct-2017 | Bernd Leukert

Although the term “Big Data” has been in existence since the early 90s, its recent popularity can be attributed to the open source community, which has released tools and frameworks to store, pro

Digitalization, Industry 4.0, And The Future Of Industrial Production

28-Sep-2017 | Bernd Leukert

I recently had the great honor to speak at EMO, the world’s premier trade fair for the metalworking sector. Under the motto “Connecting Systems for Intelligent Production,” EMO again makes Hanov

Be The Platform, Not The Product

7-Sep-2017 | Bernd Leukert

There is no doubt that some of the most successful business models in the world today are platform-centric. From the manufacturers moving beyond production into digital services, to service provide

The New Rules Of Engagement

24-Aug-2017 | Bernd Leukert

Recently I was asked if I ever get tired of discussing “digitalization.” While there is a simple answer to that question, there are no simple answers to what “digital” means for companies or u

Sharing The Risks And Rewards Of Digitalization

23-Aug-2017 | Bernd Leukert

Digitalization has moved from simply improving existing business models to profoundly disrupting them, resulting in a redefinition of roles and boundaries. We see the lines between industries blurring

From Fiction To Functionality: Wearables At Work

7-Dec-2015 | Bernd Leukert

Remember watching the TV series “Knight Rider,” with Michael Knight talking to his watch and giving his car orders? Did you see this awesome tech device and wish you could have one? Well, today