Prof. Dr. Helmut Krcmar (l.) and Gerhard Oswald.
Prof. Dr. Helmut Krcmar (l.) and Gerhard Oswald. (Photo: Astrid Eckert & Andreas Heddergott / TU Muenchen; SAP)
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TUM and SAP found "Initiative for Digital Transformation"Research platform for digital technology-driven organizational change

Technische Universität München (TUM) and SAP announced founding the "Initiative for Digital Transformation" (IDT). The IDT is intended to serve as a research platform on the fundamental issues and dynamics underlying the ability of enterprises to leverage their potential for digital technology-driven organizational change. The goal is to promote innovative business development to create economic growth. 

IDT brings together the knowledge from sector-leading companies from all over the globe that engage in digital transformation. These companies have the interest to share insights into their very own transformation journey with IDT’s team of professional researchers. In-depth insights into companies’ journeys will provide the opportunity to derive industry specific managerial advice for the digital transformation. This will enable the participating companies to reflect on their digitization strategy.

The foundation of the IDT emanates from SAP’s and the Chair’s plan to intensify innovative interdisciplinary research. The founding members are Prof. Dr. Helmut Krcmar (Chair for Information Systems at Technische Universität München - TUM) and Gerhard Oswald (Member of the Board SAP SE). TUM and SAP combine excellence in information systems development and research.

The market leader in enterprise application software, SAP, helps organizations to generate new opportunities for innovation and growth through digital transformation.

TUM is one of Europe’s top universities. It is committed to excellence in research and teaching, interdisciplinary education and the active promotion of promising young scientists. The Chair for Information Systems at TUM applies a research approach that takes social, technical and economic perspectives into account. The chair analyzes and evaluates information systems and their usage, and shapes valuable and sustainable innovations to solve the needs of todays and future businesses.


Technische Universität München
Prof. Dr. Helmut Krcmar
Chair for Information Systems

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Technical University of Munich

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