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C-Level Management, Digital & Business Transformation

Michael Golz

Michael Golz is the former SVP, Head of Customer Advisory North America at SAP. As a member of the Senior Executive team, he was responsible for Industry, Value, Architecture, and Solution Advisory, enabling >$14 billion per year in cloud, software, services & support revenue with a focus on Digital Transformation, Cloud ERP, Generative AI & Machine Learning, and the complete SAP portfolio across all industries. He now advises clients in various industries in technology, strategy and transformation matters.

In his previous role, he served as the SVP and CIO, Americas of SAP. He oversaw all IT solutions and services for SAP in North America, aligning information and technology strategy with SAP’s business strategy, and providing best-in-class processes and optimized operations for all lines of business. He led the “SAP Runs SAP” program, highlighting IT and product innovation in the areas of cloud, real-time business platform, applications, analytics, and mobile. Under his leadership, SAP Global IT became the company’s best customer reference. Michael also oversaw IT for Latin America and the Caribbean. Before assuming the CIO role, he was senior vice president of Global IT Application Services, with worldwide responsibility for internal business applications and external platforms, covering the entire spectrum of SAP solutions for SAP employees.

Golz joined SAP AG in 1998 at the company’s Walldorf, Germany headquarters. He began his tenure as SAP’s head of infrastructure for Demo, Training and Consulting systems. After moving to the United States in 2002, he served as the vice president of IT for SAP America, overseeing the strategic role and management of the IT function in the United States.

Prior to joining SAP, he led Information Management for the largest division of OTTO Group in Cologne, Germany.

Golz holds a B.S. in Business Administration and Information Technology from European Business School in Germany.

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