Jason has over 20 years of international business experience as a corporate executive and venture capitalist. Jason most recently completed a ten year career with SAP as a member of the company’s global senior leadership team, managing an 800 person innovation organization across 32 countries.
As Executive Vice President and Head of Global Research at SAP, Jason ran the global R&D and innovation unit of SAP. His group explored emerging IT trends and transformed applied research into tangible prototypes, customer pilots and game-changing solutions.
Previously, Jason was head of SAP’s Global Business Incubator, which he proposed, designed, and established in 2008. The Incubator built new lines of business and launched internal startups from idea through to commercialization. He also served as Vice President of the Corporate Strategy Group and created and ran the M&A Strategy Group.
Jason spent a decade in venture capital first at Patricof & Co. (now Apax Partners) and later as a general partner at Technology Partners. Jason was a management consultant with the MAC Group / Gemini Consulting and has held product management and business development positions at several Silicon Valley technology companies including InfoSeek, Raychem and Sun Microsystems.
Jason Yotopoulos holds a BS in Engineering from Stanford University and an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.