Helmut Grimm


Walldorf, Germany


IT Strategy & Enterprise Architecture
On Demand (SaaS & PaaS) and Cloud Computing
SAP Cloud Strategy
SAP Real-Time Data Platform (SAP HANA
Sybase ASE etc.)
Service Bus & BPM


Professional experience for Helmut Grimm

  • Current 8 years and 2 months, since Nov 2013

    Head of MEE - Global Centre of Excellence (Middleware)

    SAP AG

    Responsible for SAP’s Middleware portfolio. This includes e.g. SAP’s PaaS and cloud integration portfolio (SAP HANA Cloud, SAP HANA Cloud Integration) as well as SAP’s Intelligent Business Operations portfolio (e.g. SAP Operational Process Intelligence, SAP NetWeaver Process Orchestration). I this role leading a team that develops GTM strategies and turning them into execution across channels to foster sustainable business growth.

  • Current 12 years and 9 months, since Apr 2009

    Sr. Director - Global Centre of Excellence

    SAP Deutschland AG & Co. KG

    Working for the Global Business Development organization. Globally responsible for the Application Development & Integration / Real Time Data Platform portfolio. In this role leading the global GTM of several key strategic SAP solutions like SAP HANA Cloud or ABAP on HANA as well as several global sales programs in order to drive product adoption.

  • 4 years and 9 months, Aug 2004 - Apr 2009

    Platform Advisor, Office of the CTO EMEA

    SAP Deutschland AG & Co.KG

    As a senior platform advisor, I'm counseling CIO's and IT managers on new SAP technologies and transition concepts. Thereby I understand and align customers’ needs with the SAP NetWeaver and SOA strategy in order to support innovative early adopters and showcase their activities.

  • 4 years and 4 months, May 2000 - Aug 2004

    SAP NetWeaver BI Consultant

    SAP Deutschland AG & Co.KG

    Project Leader for several full-cycle implementations (project planning through post go-live support) of SAP NetWeaver BI at large enterprise customers.

Educational background for Helmut Grimm

  • 5 months, Aug 1996 - Dec 1996

    Business Management

    The Aarhus School of Business

    the economics of human resources, English for business students, Danish for foreign students

  • 7 years and 1 month, Nov 1992 - Nov 1999

    Business Management

    Otto-Friedrich Universität Bamberg


  • German

    First language

  • English


  • Italian


  • French



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