Head of SAP HANA Spatial
Hinnerk Gildhoff is the head of HANA Spatial. He is responsible for spatial processing and spatial
analytics in SAP HANA which combines In-memory technology with column-based storage.
He has a diploma in computer science with a focus on distributed systems and worked several years
as a software engineer for IBM in the area of high-availability and cluster computing.
In 2013 he started at SAP and dived into the world of geospatial and the team received the Hasso
Plattners Founders’ Award in 2014 for their innovative engine and pushing spatial into the business
world of SAP.