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  • Title
    Executive board member and chief technology officer
  • Company
    SAP SE

Germany’s SAP has a reputation as a rather staid business-software player, but last year the company took on the youthful Juergen Mueller (born in 1982) as its chief technology officer. Previously SAP’s first chief innovation officer, Mueller is now partly preoccupied with SAP’s pivotal role in the creation and deployment of Germany’s official coronavirus contact-tracing app, Corona-Warn. The seven-year SAP veteran was once a research and teaching assistant at the engineering institute of SAP founder Hasso Plattner. Mueller says his mission is to show the world the innovations that SAP has to offer alongside its more traditional enterprise resource planning applications. Look no further than Corona-Warn for evidence. “The pressure and expectations were high [and] all teams worked out of home office,” Mueller wrote in July, “and the scale of the open-source approach set new standards for public software projects in Germany.”

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