After achieving his masters degree in theoretical physics, HaJo (common german abbreviation for Hans-Joachim) joined the world of information technology by starting as developer and later project lead in the area of application development in the insurance industry. In 2001 he joined the SAP SI spin-off SAP services partner axentiv AG (now part of cirquent) as consultant in the area of Java application development. SAP NetWeaver Web AS Java development being his most prominent customer, he was clearly able to gain particular expertise in the evolving Java flavour of SAP's technology platform. As team manager for architecture and development, he lead a team of experts around SAP NetWeaver technology. With the beginning of 2008, HaJo finally joined SAP AG and is now director at the Global SAP Co-Innovation Lab Network team within the Global Ecosystem and Partners Group at SAP AG. In this role he manages joint innovative projects and initiatives with partners from SAP's thriving ecosystem. Most prominently, HaJo is leading the global initiative Partner-delivered Enterprise Services.