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Christian Busch

Entrepreneur • Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Currently Chief Product Expert IoT, Global Head Iot for Consumer Industries @ SAP (Entrepreneur in Residence, Corporate Innovator)

Currently Chief Product Expert IoT, Global Head Iot for Consumer Industries @ SAP (Entrepreneur in Residence, Corporate Innovator)

6 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Growth
  • Operations
  • Product
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas
Part-time now, full-time soon

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Growth
  • • Operations
  • • Product

Involved In


brainjunction GmbH


Chief Product Expert IoT, Product Owner SAP Connected Trade Assets SAP May 2012 - present
Chief Product Expert IoT, Global Head IoT for Consumer Industries and Life Sciences SAP May 2012 - present
Entrepreneur In Residence SAP September 2007 - May 2012
User Experience Lead SAP All In One Appliance (SAP A1A) SAP July 2006 - October 2007
Product Owner, Entrepreneur In Residence SAP Labs LLC September 2007 - May 2012
Chief Product Expert IoT, Product Owner SAP CTA, (Entrepreneur in Residence, Corporate Innovator) SAP November 2007 - present
User Experience Lead SAP All In One Appliance (SAP A1A) SAP AG July 2006 - October 2007
Principal Consultant SAP Systems Integration AG April 2004 - July 2006
Director Process Implementation SPM technologies GmbH November 2003 - April 2004
Founder, CEO, Chief Software Architect brainjunction GmbH 1999 - 2003
Lead Architect & User Experience Corporate Portal Daimler AG 1997 - 2001
Assistant to the Board of Directors TPS Labs AG 1994 - 1997


University of California, Los Angeles Economics 2000 - 2000
Freie Universität Berlin Economics 1997 - 2000
Universität Passau Computer Science 1994 - 1996

Interested In

Joining an Early Team
Cofounder With
  • • Full Stack Engineering
  • • Electrical Engineering
  • • Fundraising
  • • Product
Markets of Interest
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Hardware
  • • Payments
  • • Robotics
  • • Smart Home
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Internet of Things

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Business Development • Entrepreneurship • Rapid Prototyping • IoT- Internet of Things • New product development

Key Accomplishments

2014 IoT Product of The year for Smart Vending
2014 M2M Excellence Award for Connected Trade Assets

Vouches Received

Vouches Given

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Andrew Shriner
We worked together  •  Director of Product Marketing, SAP. Previously Senior Marketing Manager, Microsoft.
Christian is one of those fantastic individuals who knows how to build things, to build the support of those around him, and to just plain f ... igure it. Plus, he's a heck of good guy and a lot of fun to work with!
Alan Miller
We worked together  •  Chairman and CEO, Player Propensities and Advisor, Center for Digital Games Research, ​UC Santa Barbara. University of California, Berkeley gra
Christian and I were peers in SAP's Global Business Incubator for about three years, each leading one of the new startups. He consistently ... demonstrated great vision, perseverance, and persuasiveness, and was a pleasure to work with.
Jens Kuehnapfel
They're my friends  •  Co-Founder and Managing Partner, virtualQ. Previously Consultant, aixsolution e.V..
I met Christian as advisor and mentor during the German Accelerator program. He brings a great mix of own entrepreneurial and corporate expe ... rience and is helpful for every startup.
Carsten Kress
We worked together  •  Head of Mobile Consumer Solutions & Innovation, SAP.
Christian is working on disruptive innovation topics since I know him. He´s extremely enthusiastic and driven to become successful on innov ... ations. He´s an effective risk-taker when it comes to fight for his ideas.
Dinesh Sharma
We worked together  •  Vice President, Marketing, Internet of Things, SAP. Previously Vice President, Cloud Marketing, SAP.
My experience with Christian and what he's done at SAP show me that he's got the right stuff to be an entrepreneur anywhere. I think I know ... - I've started 3 companies and sold 2.
Jeff Wootton
We worked together  •  Senior Director, Product Management, SAP. Previously Senior Director, Product Management, Sybase. Purdue grad.
Christian is very creative but also very practical. He knows how to get things done. He takes ideas and makes them reality.