Thomas Saueressig


Thomas Saueressig

About Thomas Saueressig

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. He works to enable SAP’s IT organization to become agile, user-centric, and business-driven, with a cloud-first approach. His teams enable new business models and optimize business processes by leveraging the latest technologies and innovations, to provide a modern workplace. Thomas has vast experience in the global IT organization, 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. His focus is to create a user-centric IT organization, that delivers great user and customer experiences and changes the perception of IT. 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 honored to be included on Fortune’s 40 Under 40 list in 2016 and was recognized in 2017 as one of Constellation Research’s Business Transformation 150, a list that recognizes the top global executives leading transformation efforts in their organizations. He has a degree in Business Information Technology from the University of Cooperative Education in Mannheim (Germany), and a joint executive MBA from ESSEC (France), and Mannheim Business School (Germany).

data management, data protection, regulation, privacy, GDPR, Federal Data Protection Act, compliance

Data Custodian Model: Protecting Your Data In The Public Cloud

29-May-2018 | Thomas Saueressig

There is new thinking about a governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) model for data protection in the cloud: the data custodian. While many enterprises want to move to the public cloud to benefit from

CIO, technology trends, IT, leadership, digital transformation, digital economy

“The Digital CIO”: An Experience In The Digital Economy

21-Mar-2018 | Thomas Saueressig

Introducing the Digital CIO series The way business success was measured in the past doesn’t hold up against the demands of an ever-expanding digital environment. The digital reality has changed

SAP, IT, digital transformation, customer-centric IT

Digital Transformation And The Customer-Centric IT Organization

28-Nov-2017 | Thomas Saueressig

In today’s digital economy, only the most agile and adaptive companies survive. Think about the new heavyweights such as Uber, Airbnb, and Facebook. Using emerging technologies in creative ways, the