Cafer Tosun is Senior Vice President and head of SAP’s Strategic Research and Innovations Unit. In his role Cafer is responsible for global strategic research and innovation programs at SAP. He is also in charge of the public research relationship with partners, universities and governments. Prior to his role he was Managing Director of SAP’s very first Innovation Center in Potsdam and was in charge of the joint projects with the Hasso Plattner Institute for Software Systems Engineering.
Tosun has been with SAP since 1993. During that time, he has held various development, consulting and management positions. He has worked 8 years in Silicon Valley. He studied computer science and is a certified project manager at the Stanford University.
In 2012, Tosun has been appointed into the MIT Technology Advisory Board. He is an executive board member of Connected Living.