Paul Hofmann is Chief Strategy Officer at Saffon Technology. Saffron is the market leader in Associative Memories. Saffron has been named top 5 coolest vendors in Enterprise Information Management by Gartner. Forrester highlights Saffron as the leader of associative indexing in “The Dawning of a New Age in BI DBMS”, 2011.
Before joining Saffron Paul was Vice President Research at SAP Labs at Palo Alto. SAP is the world's largest business software company. Paul has also worked for the SAP Corporate Venturing Group. Prior to joining SAP, Paul was Senior Plant Manager at BASF’s Global Catalysts Business Unit in Ludwigshafen, Germany.
Paul was visiting scientist at Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at MIT, Cambridge, MA 2009.
Paul was Researcher and Assistant Professor at top German and US Universities, like Northwestern University in Evanston/Chicago, Illinois, USA and at Technical University in Munich, Germany. He was a visiting scientist at MIT and gave lectures at UC Santa Cruz, HPI Postdam, Dresden Technical University and Joanneum Graz. He is a well known presenter and keynoter at many prestigious universities and academic events around the world; e.g. Wharton, Princeton, MIT Sloan, IEEE ICWS and Cloud Computing.
Paul joined SAP 2001 as Director Global Strategic Supply Chain Management Initiative EMEA. His pre-sales team designed and rolled out the SCM Value Based Selling Approach for EMEA