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Hermes of SAP – Ancient God from Clouds

Hermes; God of boundaries, travel, communication, trade, language, and writing. The son of Zeus and Maia, Hermes is the messenger of the gods, and a psychopomp who leads the souls of the dead into the afterlife. He was depicted either as a handsome and athletic beardless youth, or as an older bearded man.


Sven Denecken, is SAP Vice President Strategy Cloud Solutions at SAP.,

“In this role, Sven Denecken is assessing customer and market requirements and supporting SAP´s cloud strategy.

Sven Denecken’s experience working with customers since decades, network to SAP´s field organization and partners allows him to bring client issues and challenges directly into the solution development process, assuring that the next generation software solutions address customer requirements and help customers gain competitive advantage.

Closely cooperating with the respective teams, he supports the strategy of cloud and its alignment with SAP’s field organization and ecosystem. Collaborating with market constituents and SAP´s cloud organization he supports with his team to facilitate and enable sustainable relationships between SAP, customers, industries as well as partners.”

This is what he wrote in his profile in Linkedin. But he is very much more than this. Shawn Reynolds, Global Vice President at SAP explains this perfect here:

“Sven is a master at articulating value. He has been instrumental at SAP when setting the strategic direction for our cloud business. He has a unique perspective on the industry, and understands how customers can benefit from the innovation SAP brings to market. An evangelist for SAP that has great respect from colleagues, partners, and customers. Strategic, pragmatic, and confident…he is NOT a “yes man”…he will take calculated risk, and stand up for what is best for the company and customers. He also happens to be a really great person, and really a fun person! A Rockstar!”

He is one of the ancient Gods from mount Olympos for me, Hermes ! He is conveying the messages from mountain Olympos ( SAP HQ) to the public, mankind.

I have first met him in Barcelona 2014 FKOM. He was the most popular and busy character during FKOM. His sessions were always overbooked and so many people were listening to him even standing all session long. The only way to communate him one on one is to wait him on the device charging places. Because he was not only active and busy with sessions but also he was active and busy in social media. So he needed to re-charge his devices twice a day. I have personally met him and despite his hectic schedule he has spent 15 minutes for me with full of energy and motivation.

Finally I am following him in any place where he is active and available in order to get the latest news earlier than everybody.

If you want to be the first to know, follow him:

Sven Denecken

Sven Denecken | LinkedIn

Many Thanks Sven !!!

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