Cafer Tosun

Cafer Tosun, Senior Vice President at SAP Strategic Research and Innovations, will be on stage at Startup Istanbul on the 30th of September. Mr. Tosun is also a member of the SAP Global Leadership Team. In his role he is responsible for the global strategic innovation programs at SAP. He heads all public research relationship with governments, strategic partners and universities. At the same time Mr.Tosun is the responsible executive Managing Director in charge of SAP Innovation Center in Turkey.

Cafer Tosun says ”The purpose of establishing the SAP Innovation Center is to convert the creativity and R&D potential in Turkey to innovations at the global level. We would like to create software solutions for big data problems in collaboration with the public and private sectors and convert these solutions into global products.”

Prior to his role he served as the Managing Director of SAP’s first Innovation Center and was responsible for the joint projects with the Hasso Plattner Institute for Software Systems Engineering in Potsdam. In 2012, Tosun has been appointed into the MIT Technology Advisory Board.