2017 Speakers


Asuman Suenbuel

Senior Director

SAP Labs

Asuman Suenbuel is a seasoned Silicon-Valley-based Software Engineer and Researcher with 20+ years of experience in business and academic positions as Chief Software Architect, Business Lead, and Computer Scientist. She is currently working at SAP Labs Palo Alto and is responsible for IoT/robotics and customer innovation. Before that, she worked for 7 years as Senior Director in SAP's CTO office.

As part of her R&D activities, she held a Guest Professor position at the University of Potsdam, Germany.  Prior to that, Asuman was with Kestrel Institute, Palo Alto, where she managed government­funded applied research projects dealing with high­assurance systems, model­based approaches, sensor networks (DARPA-NEST), self­adaptive systems, and other related topics.

Asuman has a PhD in Computer Science from the Technical University Berlin, and wrote her master thesis at ICSI/UC Berkeley. She furthermore (co-)authored numerous patents, and peer-reviewed research publications and was invited to present as keynote speaker and serve as session chair at a number of renowned conferences.

Asuman is fluent in several languages including German, Turkish, English, and French, and she is a passionate researcher and IT professional.


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