Gero Bieser joined the Drain Industry Business Model Utilities twenty years before, in 1997. They are currently holding the position because Solution Expert on the market Business Unit Utilities focusing on how to control the latest SAP engineering to integrate This and OT systems to allow smart electricity together with water networks.
I received the chance to interview Gero with regards to his life outside and inside SAP.
Tell us regarding life before registering with SAP
Before I registered with SAP in 1997 I worked on my PhD thesis at the Technical University with Munich. My group looked into what happens during photosynthesis through the first picoseconds, that means from the time range of 10-12 secs. The final goal of these kinds of research is the ability to put together artificial photosynthesis to convert daylight to electricity or even to hydrogen for fuel tissue. This is by the way still a research topic, along with quite some progress nowadays.
And the topic of generating electricity together with artificial photosynthesis lead you to work with the IBU Utilities from SAP?
Would be a fine story but it is really not true. Of course, when you study physics maybe you have a bigger curiosity about the utility marketplace than in some other businesses. But the main reason to participate in the IBU Utilities would have been a different one: Throughout parallel to the work as a PhD I also wrote a number of articles for German newspapers and a development magazine and this first task in SAP therefore ended up being to write the