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Taking your people from startup to scale

As your business grows, you need to help your people grow with you. And, in a world that is transforming faster than ever, the methods of developing your team don’t cut it. In this session, hear from Max Wessel, Chief Learning Officer at SAP, about how to build a culture and workforce that is flexible, adaptable, and fit for a rocket ship.


Max Wessel | EVP & Chief Learning Officer, SAP

Max Wessel leads the SAP Learning organization, where he is responsible for SAP’s efforts to create opportunity through learning and development for employees, customers, and partners. In this capacity he leads SAP’s learning, early talent, leadership development, training, and developer relations teams. Max previously served as SAP’s Chief Innovation Officer, pioneering emerging technologies and product incubation across SAP. Outside of SAP, he lectures at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and is a venture partner with Nextgen Venture Partners. Max began his career in new product development at BCG, was an early employee or founder at multiple VC-backed startups, and invested as a software VC at Sapphire Ventures. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School where he was a Baker Scholar and Rock Fellow, and a BA from Northwestern University where he graduated with distinction in Philosophy and Economics.