People The Intersection 2013


Jason Yotopoulos

Executive Vice President Global Research and Business Incubation at SAP

Jason is the Executive Vice President Global Research and Business Incubation at SAP.

SAP Research is the global technology research and innovation unit of SAP, with a network of 21 research locations worldwide. By exploring emerging IT trends, SAP Research significantly drives innovation for SAP and its ecosystem. Activities span from collaborative research with academic partners to co-innovation with industry partners and customers. The best validated results and technologies are further developed into prototypes and potential business opportunities within SAP.

Most recently Jason was Senior Vice President and head of SAP’s Global Business Incubator, which identifies and accelerates the commercialization of material business opportunities adjacent to SAP’s core business. At SAP he has also served as the Vice President in the Corporate Strategy Group where he drove corporate strategy management, covering key areas of strategy formulation and execution, strategic performance management and M&A strategy in the office of the CEO.

Jason served as a partner with Technology Partners investing in enterprise and internet infrastructure investments until mid-2004 when he joined SAP. He began his career in venture capital in 1993 with Patricof & Co. Ventures, now Apax Partners. Jason has served as Product Manager for InfoSeek Corporation in its early stages and held positions in Corporate Planning at Raychem Corporation and in Business Development at Sun Microsystems. He was previously a management consultant with Gemini Consulting where he managed strategy projects for technology companies.

Jason holds a B.S. in Engineering from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

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