Michael Perscheid

I am the chair representative of Prof. Dr. h.c. mult. Hasso Plattner at the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) for Digital Engineering, University of Potsdam. My responsibilities include the general coordination and conduction of teaching, research, project activities, and international industry-sponsored partnerships of the Enterprise Platform and Integration Concepts (EPIC) research group including managing and advising academic research teams at undergraduate, graduate, and PhD-level. We conduct ongoing research in the areas of autonomous in-memory data management, enterprise software engineering, and data-driven decision support.

After finishing my studies at the HPI back in 2008, I did my dissertation in Computer Science under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Robert Hirschfeld and his Software Architecture Group and the HPI Research School on "Service-oriented Systems Engineering". My main research focused on software engineering, debugging, and reverse engineering. The following movie (in German) presents an abstract of my work named Test-driven Fault Navigation (at minute 3:00).

After receiving my doctoral degree, I joined the SAP Innovation Center in 2014 and mainly worked in the area of development experience and programming models. I was a project lead for Machine Learning in the Future Corporate Management group and coordinated projects such as Hasso Plattner’s and Bernd Leukert’s published book "The In-Memory Revolution" as well as Hasso Plattner’s SAPPHIRE keynotes since 2014.

Since 2015, I was the head of Chairman and Strategic Projects at SAP. In this development manager role, I led highly skilled, results-oriented, and technology-focused development teams to come up with tangible results for high-priority inquiries from the Executive Board and Supervisory Board of SAP. With an agile and flexible setup, we realized strategic projects such as implementing proof of concepts, supporting keynotes and papers, or creating reports about latest trends. In May 2020, I received the request for a special strategic project, and returned to the Hasso Plattner Institute to direct the department of Professor Plattner and to strengthen the collaboration with SAP.

In 2021, I have been awarded with an ACM Senior Membership.

In my spare time, I am part of the managing committee of Squeak e.V. (the German Smalltalk user group), engage as coach in the startsocial program, and lead a basketball course at the University of Potsdam. Further on, I actively enjoy running and cycling.

Michael Perscheid


Dr. Michael Perscheid
Innovation Center Potsdam
Konrad-Zuse-Ring 10
D-14469 Potsdam, Germany

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