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Karl Popp
Director M&A, Global Business Development & Ecosystem at SAP


Dr. Karl Michael Popp works in the Global Business Development and Ecosystem Team in the Office of the CEO of SAP SE. In 25 years of his career, he worked with over 150 software companies on acquisitions and partnerships. He is author of several books and many articles as well as frequent presenter on the software business, software ecosystems and mergers and acquisitions. He works on the program committee of the European Workshop on Software Ecosystems, of the European Workshop on Merger Integration and of the International Conference on the Software Business. He is one of the editors of IEEE Software Special Issue on Managing Software Platforms and Ecosystems together with Michael Cusumano and Slinger Jansen.