On Friday, January 23, Hasso Plattner was honored with the German-American Business Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the German-American Business Association’s (GABA) annual gala. More than 250 German-American business leaders were in attendance including German Consulate General Stefan Schlueter, Chairman of Arista Networks Andy Bechtolsheim, and more than 25 SAP employees.

/profile/gazuLhXHM9sTu1CQF5De62/documents/1OR7AIeiBSFDw1yfu19ivT/thumbnail?max_x=700&max_y=700Bill McDermott and our colleagues from across the world also participated in the celebration by thanking Hasso in a celebration video.


Hasso was joined on stage by Thilo Koslowski, Vice President and Lead Automotive Analyst at Gartner, Inc. They discussed Hasso’s interest in IT and software from a young age, what motivated him to form SAP, the most memorable moments in his career thus far, and his goals for the future. In true Hasso form, the audience hung on to his every word as he made us laugh and drew us in with his passion for SAP, technology, education, and entrepreneurship.


Congrats Hasso on receiving the German-American Business Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award!

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