Ingo Brenckmann runs the SAP HANA product management team at SAP AG in Walldorf, Germany. His team manages the release program, collects requirements from the various stakeholders, and helps prioritize different development tasks. His team of product managers supports the development teams in understanding how customers use the SAP HANA product and which features customers request for which purposes. Ingo is a frequent speaker at SAP conferences and has published articles on the topic of in-memory computing. From the beginning when Ingo joined SAP in 2007, he was close to the SAP in-memory products. Initially tasked with defining the SAP BI strategy and roadmap for SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse, including the SAP NetWeaver BW Accelerator, Ingo ran the SAP BusinessObjects Explorer Accelerator project right after the acquisition of BusinessObjects. This product provided important insights for the successful SAP HANA program, started in May 2010 and delivered to customers in ramp-up in October 2010.
Before joining SAP, Ingo worked for SAS Institute managing their technology platform in EMEA. Ingo was part of the team that designed and implemented the SAS OLAP Server, and later led the SAS DI Server, SAS Intelligent Storage, and SAS BI Server teams. Ingo studied computer science at the Technical University Darmstadt and wrote his master thesis for the Fraunhofer Society IGD in cooperation with the Center for Research in Computer Graphics in Providence, USA.