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Stefan Schöpfel

Stefan Schöpfel

Vice President – Digital Business Services, SAP

“Let us together create the future we all want to live in”

Stefan Schöpfel talks in German and English about

  • Building an Intelligent and AI enabled Enterprise in the Experience Economy
  • Moonshot Thinking: from Idea to Outcome
  • Key building blocks of Successful Corporate Innovation



Entrepreneurial leader with more than 25 years of experience in delivering value to customers by driving innovation, growth and transformation for enterprises enabled by digital technologies.


Stefan has incubated and led numerous Global and EMEA business organizations in software and services upto 500 Mio € annual business volume and close to 1000 employees.


He currently leads Digital Solutions in EMEA North focusing on: Intelligent Enterprise, Customer Experience Management, AI, Blockchain, Big Data, SAP Cloud Platform Solutions and Services.


He is an inventor/curator of several new customer event formats, and customer networks like SAP DLX (Digital Leaders Exchange) and Digital Ambassadors by SAP DBS. He is the founder and head of the Impact Lab by DBS, that provokes moonshot thinking as well as Idea to Outcome (i2O) services to SAP customers.


Stefan is mentoring and coaching several startups.


He is an enthusiast of Exponential Thinking and has followed the Singularity University Executive Program (IPP) in Palo Alto in 2016. He studied business administration, economics and languages in Germany, UK and France. He loves outdoor sports, such as skiing, mountain biking and running.

What’s your personal utopia?

A fully unified Europe smarter, greener, more inclusive and prosperous. A world that has solved all the great challenges.

Favourite Books

never eat alone, Keith Ferrazzi

Designing Your Life, Bill Burnett, Dave Evans

Homo Faber, Max Frisch

Abundance, Peter Diamandis, Steven Kotler

Favourite Movies

Das Boot

Star Trek, Gene Roddenberry

This inspired me the most…

Art, literature and philosophy.