Dr. Karl Michael Popp is senior director of mergers and acquisitions in the corporate development team at SAP AG, responsible for holistic analysis of acquisition opportunities and post merger integration. With more than 20 years of experience in the software business, he evaluated and successfully integrated many acquired companies into SAP. In addition, he continually improves the M&A process for SAP. Before working on M&A, Karl has managed several dozen strategic OEM and Resell partnerships for SAP NetWeaver, one of SAP´s technology platforms. Karl has published several books on the software business, including “Profit from Software Ecosystems” and the recently published book “Mergers and Acquisitions in the Software Industry – Foundations of Due Diligence”.