Meeting with the SAP Supervisory Board – an Honored Invitation for Semantic Visions

Article appears in SAP Startup Focus Newsletter – Issue 7

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Frantisek Vrabel, CEO at Semantic Visions and Hasso Plattner, the cofounder of SAP AG, and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of SAP AG

Frank recounts his experience at being invited to the SAP Supervisory Board Meeting July 9th, 2013:

"When I received the email from Kaustav Mitra, the VP and Global Program Lead for SAP Startup Focus, inviting me to the SAP Supervisory Board Meeting in Palo Alto, I was really surprised.

What a chance for a startup to present to the highest body of -in my opinion - the most important IT company in the world of large corporations!

Since I'm in the business for more than 20 years, I knew that it was something completely unusual. It is absolutely impossible to get a bandwidth of a single person at such a position, not mentioning the opportunity to spend more an hour with a complete collective head of SAP.

My surprise was soon replaced by other feelings. First of all, I was honored by the invitation and secondly, it gave me a satisfaction that what I and my team is doing was valued by the captains of industry.

The Startup Focus Team members – namely Kaustav Mitra, Michelle Hickey, Sophie Chou, Michael Bechauf, Thomas Grassl and Deepak Aher – helped me to make my presentation perfect. I am also grateful to my colleagues Julius Rusnak, Micha Meier and Petra Novakova. Thank you so much for this opportunity!"

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