Dr. Jens Krüger heads the LoB Finance and SAP Innovation Center unit in the board area of Products & Innovation, where he reports to Bernd Leukert, a member of the SAP Executive Board. Jens oversees a global development organization that is dedicated to delivering SAP Simple Finance in the cloud powered by SAP HANA, in close collaboration with customers and partners. Prior to joining SAP in September 2013, Jens was co-representative of Dr. Plattner’s research chair at the Hasso Plattner Institute for Software Systems Engineering. He was one of the founding members of the prominent joint research project with SAP, which built the first prototype of SAP’s award-winning in-memory platform SAP HANA. Jens holds a master’s degree in business administration from the Free University of Berlin, Germany, and received a doctorate degree for his dissertation, “Enterprise-Specific In-Memory Data Management,” from the Hasso Plattner Institute at the University of Potsdam.