Carsten Bönnen works for SAP SE within the strategic product management for SAP Cloud Platform. He received his MA in computer linguistics and artificial intelligence in Germany in 2001 and started working at SAP that same year. Initially a Java developer and trainer, he soon became a consultant and led strategic projects in the then-new field of enterprise portals. Since 2002, he has worked as a product manager for SAP NetWeaver Portal, SAP NetWeaver Visual Composer, SAP Gateway, and SAP API Management. For another four years, he has worked as director for technology strategy for the Strategic Alliance Management at Microsoft.