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openSAP wins Gold for Best Innovative Corporate University

openSAP has received its third award, the Gold award for Best Innovative Corporate University at the Global Council of Corporate University (Global CCU) Awards 2015.

openSAP received this prestigious award in honor of its work to continue the evolution of corporate and enterprise learning through the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) format, with a focus on the recent development of online peer assessment and crowdsourcing. Runners up in the category, Best Innovative Corporate University, were Hoerbiger Group (Silver) and Ernst & Young (Bronze). The Global CCU team recognizes openSAP as a dedicated team who continue to take online learning one step closer to the classroom environment. Innovation at openSAP is characterized by its holistic and blended approach to learning where peers can work together. See the official Global CCU Press Release.

The Global CCU awards are a prestigious event with Government ambassadors, from countries including Nigeria, India, Brazil, Russia and Germany, attending to congratulate and pay tribute to the winners from their respective countries.


The Global CCU awards are a prestigious event with Government ambassadors, from countries including Nigeria, India, Brazil, Russia and Germany, attending to congratulate and pay tribute to the winners from their respective countries.

About GlobalCCU

GlobalCCU, created by Annick Renaud-Coulon in 2005, is the premier truly global network composed of Corporate University professionals, that helps its members to learn from their respective experience, and to show their stakeholders that their Corporate University, Academy, Institute, or Campus, is a lever to create real value for People, Organizations and Society. GlobalCCU is now rich of an authoritative collaborative platform with Affiliate Members from already more than 50 countries over 5 continents.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to openSAP’s success since it started in 2013. To date, we have reached over 650,000 course enrollments and it continues to grow.  Congratulations to everyone involved, from course design through production to delivery as well as our strong partner Hasso Plattner Institute, HPI.



Pictured at the ceremony:

Annick Renaud-Coulon, Chairperson, Global CCU

Claire Donelon, openSAP Communications Lead

Bettina Rehberger, openSAP Project Manager

Dr. Peter Reuss, German Ambassador to France

  Pictured at the Global CCU Awards Ceremony:   

  Benoit Gandillot, Nexans   

  Claire Donelon, openSAP Communications Lead   

  Bettina Rehberger, openSAP Project Manager   

  Saynur Onen, Turkish Telecom   

  Annick Renaud-Coulon, Global CCU

About the Advisory and Judging Committee

The Advisory and Judging Committee is constituted by renowned professionals in the field of Corporate Universities:

Sujaya Banerjee, Essar (India)

Thierry Bonetto, Danone (France)

Vikram Bector, Reliance Industries (India)

Jeffrey Krebs, Microsoft (China)

Christopher Hardy, DAU, Defense Acquisition University (USA)

Kai-Holger Liebert, Siemens AG (Germany)

Julia Menninga, Ketchum (UK)

Saynur Önen, Yapi Kredi (Turkey)

Jean Pfeifer, GlobalCCU (Switzerland)

Filippo Romanini, Barilla (Italy)

Christian Standaert, ArcelorMittal (Luxembourg)

Annette Thompson, Farmers Insurance (USA)

Desiê Ribeiro, Vale (Brazil)

Stefaan van Hooydonk Philips Lighting, (Netherlands)

The A&J Committee 2015 is chaired by Christopher Hardy, winner of the GlobalCCU Awards 2013.

About openSAP

openSAP is SAP’s open online course provider, delivering free courses to SAP’s Ecosystem and beyond on SAP’s latest innovations. Since May 2013, openSAP has attracted over 650,000 course enrollments with ~85% external learners. Over 100,000 learners have signed up to learn to develop with SAP HANA Cloud Platform and the number continues to grow.

openSAP, under the leadership of Michaela Laemmler, is part of the Knowledge Transfer & Education team, a driver of enablement and adoption, and the home of openSAP and SAP Learning Hub. openSAP and SAP Learning Hub deliver state-of-the art, simplified enablement for beginners as well as experienced professionals to adopt innovation across the entire SAP ecosystem.

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      Author's profile photo Joao Sousa
      Joao Sousa

      Well deserved, keep it going!

      Author's profile photo Niladri Bihari Nayak
      Niladri Bihari Nayak

      Congratulations my Opensap...It was a motivational journey with opensap and expecting more to go...

      Author's profile photo Anna Wypior
      Anna Wypior

      Congratulations!!! Looking foward for the next offerings at openSAP 🙂

      Author's profile photo Dobromir Zahariev
      Dobromir Zahariev


      Author's profile photo Caroleigh Deneen
      Caroleigh Deneen

      Wonderful accomplishment! Congratulations.