Henning Kagermann joined the SAP AG for project management and controlling. He has been appointed to the Executive Board of SAP AG in 1991 and acted as Co-CEO (1998 – 2003) and CEO of the SAP AG (2003 – 2009).Political Activities
From 2009 to 2018 he has been President of acatech – National Academy of Science and Engineering. Since 2018 he holds the chair of the acatech Board of Trustees.
In 2017 he was appointed as the Global Representative and Advisor of the Platform Industrie 4.0 by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. In this function he discusses together with scientists, representatives of ministries and companies of the respective countries the ways to Industry 4.0.
From 2010 to 2018 he was board member of Hightech Forum (since 2014), and its predecessor Research Union (2006-2013). The recommendations on research policy challenges and the necessary further developments of the innovation system became the backbone of the High-Tech Strategies for Germany. He was responsible for the projects Industrie 4.0, Smart Services and Autonomous Systems
Since 2010 he holds the chair of the Steering Committee of the Innovation Dialogue. The Innovation Dialogue between the Federal Government – represented by the Federal Chancellor, the Federal Minister of Education and Research, the Federal Minister for Economic Affairs, the Federal Minister of Finance and the Head of the Federal Chancellery – and representatives of science and industry was established to provide the Federal Government with independent expert advice on all aspects of the innovation scene and innovation policy.
From 2010 to 2018 he acted Chair of the NPE, National Platform for Electric Mobility. The collective goal is the development and establishment of Germany as the lead market and the lead supplier for electric mobility. In this regard the NPE acts as an advisory body to the German government and reports extensively at regular intervals on the assumptions, recommendations and goals.
In 2018 he was appointed Chair of the National Platform Future of Mobility by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure. The aim of the NPM is to develop paths that cross and link modes of transport for a largely greenhouse gas-neutral and environmentally friendly transport system that enables efficient, high-quality, flexible, available, safe, resilient and affordable mobility in both passenger and freight transport.
From 2009 to 2015 he was the first Chairman supervising the Executive Steering Board at EIT Digital (former EIT KIC ICT). The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) is an EU initiative combining the triangle of innovation, research and education. It is organized in clustered Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KIC). Other Activities
Henning Kagermann held/holds various cooperate board memberships, such as KUKA (since 2017), Munich Re (until 2019), Deutsche Post (2009-2019), Deutsche Bank (200-2018), BMW (2010–2015), Nokia (2000–2014) and others. He is member of the Honorary Senate of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings. Additionally, he was member of the Senate of the Max Planck Society and member of the board of trustees at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics and the Technical University of Munich.
・M. W. Johnson, C.M. Christensen, H. Kagermann: Reinventing your business model. December 2008, Harvard Business Review (hbr.org).
・H. Kagermann, H. Osterle, J. M. Jordan: IT-Driven Business Models: Global Case Studies in Transformation. English version 2010
・Appelrath, H.-J./Kagermann, H./Krcmar, H. (Hrsg.): Future Business Clouds. Ein Beitrag zum Zukunftsprojekt Internetbasierte Dienste für die Wirtschaft (acatech STUDIE), München: Herbert Utz Verlag 2014.
・Kagermann, H./ Wahlster, W./ Helbig, J.: Recommendations for implementing the strategic initiative INDUSTRIE 4.0. Final report of the Industrie 4.0 Working Group (Position paper), Berlin 2013.
・Smart Service Welt Working Group/acatech (Eds.): Smart Service Welt – Recommendations for the Strategic Initiative Web-based Services for Businesses. Final Report, Berlin, March 2015.
・Kagermann, H.: Innovationspotenziale der Mensch-Maschine-Interaktion (acatech IMPULS), München: Herbert Utz Verlag 2016.
・Kagermann, H./Anderl, R./Gausemeier, J./Schuh, G./Wahlster, W. (Eds.): Industrie 4.0 in a Global Context: Strategies for Cooperating with International Partners (acatech STUDY), Munich: Herbert Utz Verlag 2016. (Print version available)
・Fachforum autonome Systeme – Chancen und Risiken für Wirtschaft, Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft. Herausgeber: Fachforum autonome Systeme im Hightech-Forum. Kooperationspublikation, 2017.
・Jacobs, J. C./Kagermann, H./Spath, D. (Eds.): Work in the Digital Transformation – Agility, Lifelong Learning and the Role of Employers and Works Councils in Changing Times. A paper by the acatech and Jacobs Foundation Human Resources Working Group – Forum for HR Directors on the Future of Work (acatech DISCUSSION), Munich 2017.
・Henning Kagermann, Youichi Nonaka (Eds.): Revitalizing Human-Machine Interaction for the Advancement of Society – Perspectives from Germany and Japan (acatech DISCUSSION), Munich 2019.
・Henning Kagermann, Ulrich Wilhelm (Eds.): European Public Sphere. Gestaltung der digitalen Souveränität Europas (acatech IMPULS), 2020.