Google’s Former SVP of People Operations, Laszlo Bock, to Headline SuccessConnect 2018 in Berlin

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SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced Laszlo Bock, former senior vice president of People Operations at Google and CEO and cofounder of machine learning workplace startup Humu, will be a keynote speaker at SuccessConnect in Berlin, one of the top human resources (HR) events of the year, taking place June 18-20 at CityCube Berlin.


Bock will present “Work Rules! Insights from Inside Google and Elsewhere to Transform How You Live and Lead” and share a road map for building an “unbeatable organization.”

SuccessConnect in Berlin will bring together executives and leaders in HR, IT and other lines of business to explore successful HR strategies in the digital economy. As a former Google executive and the creator of the field of “people analytics,” Bock has contributed significantly to the advancement of workplace culture. His SuccessConnect keynote will address how organizations can foster a culture that creates high-performance teams and makes work better.

“Our objectives for hosting SuccessConnect include building community, sharing learning, exciting attendees about how technology can help companies achieve their business goals today and in the future, demoing our cool innovations and inspiring people, as they take a few days out of their regular routines to join us,” SAP SuccessFactors President Greg Tomb said. “At Google, Laszlo Bock is credited with creating the field of people analytics. In his time there, he oversaw the growth of the company from ~6,000 to ~75,000 employees, while ensuring the firm’s culture remained innovative and robust. His career exemplifies what it means to rethink the future of work. With SAP SuccessFactors solutions, we are committed to improving work and helping businesses become exceptional employers, and we are thrilled to have Laszlo highlighting this critical topic at SuccessConnect in Berlin.”

During Bock’s tenure at Google, the company was recognized over 150 times as an exceptional employer, including being named the #1 Best Company to Work For in the United States seven times; the most desirable employer for undergraduates, college graduates and MBAs in numerous countries; the #1 Top Diversity Employer overall; and the best company for women in technology. It also received honors such as a perfect score from The Human Rights Campaign and Corporation of the Year from The United Negro College Fund.

Bock’s first book, Work Rules! Insights from Inside Google to Transform How You Live and Lead, has been published in more than 20 languages and was named one of the Best Business Books of the Year by The Economist, one of the Top 10 Creative Leadership Books of the Year by Forbes and one of’s Top 10 Business Books of the Year.

The keynote will take place Wednesday, June 20, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. CET.

Hot topics at this year’s SuccessConnect in Berlin will include using purpose to drive people and performance; attracting, developing and retaining the best people; tapping into peoples’ full potential; and innovating to thrive in the digital workplace. Don’t miss your chance to experience how our innovative customers from around the world are leading with purpose and transforming the work experience with SAP SuccessFactors solutions.