CDO, Schwarz Group

Rolf Schumann

Rolf Schumann is CDO of Schwarz Group. He supports all companies of Schwarz Group to identify their digital requirements and to implement their business goals using technology, market and industry trends. With over 25 years of experience in strategic planning of IT projects and digital transformation, he constantly drives technology and innovation related topics across all industries. Before joining Schwarz Group, Rolf Schumann was General Manager at SAP with global responsibility for the Platform & Innovation business unit. From 2008 to 2012, Rolf Schumann dedicated himself to the topic of clean tech and founded the start-up company Better Place, with a focus on electromobility. Before that, he already distinguished himself as CTO for Europe at SAP. Before joining SAP in 2000, Mr Schumann spent nine years at Siemens, where he was responsible for data center operations in Europe and planning the internet architecture.