Michael Emerson, started his career developing applications for the investment banking division of Société Générale in Paris. After almost six years in banking, he moved to Vancouver to study. During this time, he had the opportunity to do an internship at SAP. In 2013, Michael focused on developing his own real estate costing solution, before returning to SAP at a newly opened Innovation Centre near Berlin, where he took on the position of Chief Project Expert in the Line of Business Finance. After three years in this role, he then joined the product & innovation board office as Chief Product Strategist and contributed to the formulation of SAP’s Intelligent Enterprise strategy. In early 2019, he joined the database and analytics organization with a focus on planning solution strategy but has recently expanded his role to cover platform strategy. Michael studied Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Edinburgh, and also holds an MBA from UBC, specializing in Finance and IT Management.