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Cafer Tosun, Senior Vice President at SAP Innovation Center will be at Startup Istanbul

The SAP Innovation Center empowers startups in tackling their big data challenge with the in-memory platform SAP HANA. They are committed to support startups in developing breakthrough applications and get their solutions market-ready in only a few months.


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.
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What does SAP Innovation Center promise to young developers?
Mr. Tosun says ”First of all it promises motivation and confidence. SAP Innovation Center Turkey is part of the SAP’s global R&D network which consists of 25 thousand developers as the largest software company in Europe. Young developers will find the opportunity to enhance their skills at the international level while working on the latest technologies with the experienced engineers within this network. With this opportunity, talented engineers who join our team will be able to focus on their own fields of expertise, drive technology further and develop innovative products at the global scale.”
SAP Innovation Center also brought the “Startup-Focus” program, which has been successfully implemented by SAP globally, and started supporting Startup companies. Startup Istanbul will be a chance for entrepreneurs to learn about SAP’s support details from Cafer Tosun.
*You can register for the event on here.

─ September 16, 2014