Leading SAP SE's Technology & Innovation Board division, Juergen Mueller is the company's Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and a member of the Executive Board. Under his leadership, the SAP corporate Technology Platform (SAP BTP) has become an important SAP component and a stand-alone external corporate entity. SAP BTP combines data management, analytics and planning, integration, generative artificial intelligence, and application development and automation to offer a unified environment customized for SAP applications.

Mueller's primary responsibility as CTO is to set up SAP for faster growth in the cloud. His duties go beyond SAP BTP to include choices and innovations in architecture for the entire organization. Global security, cloud compliance, and Business Transformation Management using SAP Signavio and LeanIX are among the other areas he manages. Mueller started working for SAP in 2013 and had a number of leadership positions at first. 

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Prior to taking on the role of Chief Innovation Officer at SAP, he held positions as Managing Director of SAP Labs Berlin and Head of the Innovation Center Network. Mueller was named as CTO to the Executive Board of SAP SE in 2019. In this role, he oversaw the platform and development unit of SAP, spearheading the company's technological advances and developments.

Mueller’s academic background includes a diploma in business informatics from the University of Goettingen, Germany, and a PhD from the Hasso-Plattner-Institute in Potsdam, Germany. His doctoral work focused on new applications optimized for in-memory databases, reflecting his deep expertise in cutting-edge technology and data management. His achievements have garnered significant recognition. In 2020, Fortune included Mueller on its prestigious 40 Under 40 list, acknowledging his contributions to the tech industry. The same year, he joined the World Economic Forum’s Community of Chief Digital Officers, further cementing his status as a leading figure in digital transformation.

Mueller’s leadership has been instrumental in advancing SAP’s technology infrastructure and innovation capabilities. By establishing SAP BTP, he has provided a unified platform that enhances the efficiency and effectiveness of SAP’s applications. His strategic oversight of architecture decisions and business transformation initiatives ensures that SAP remains at the forefront of technological innovation and Cloud services. As CTO, he continues to drive SAP’s growth in the Cloud sector, ensuring the company’s solutions are secure, compliant, and innovative. His focus on integrating advanced technologies like generative AI into SAP’s offerings positions the company to meet the evolving needs of its global customer base.

Mueller's impact on SAP is profound, characterized by his commitment to innovation, strategic growth, and technological excellence. His leadership continues to shape the future of SAP, reinforcing its position as a global leader in enterprise software solutions.