Welcome to my personal site. My name is Tobias Hofmann. I’ll use this space primarily to blog about SAP related topics. With the raise of cloud, more and more topics I discuss here are cloud related, like SAML, OAuth, Azure, SAP Cloud, Docker, Kubernetes, …

Why this site?

I created this site to be able to present myself in the internet and let people inform what I am doing.


My primary interest with SAP and my daily work tasks are related to architecture solutions running in the cloud (SAP Cloud Platform, Azure, AWS),  UX, Fiori, mobility in general, and I still master products like SAP Portal, SAP Mobile Platform, Afaria and NetWeaver ABAP + Java. In a more general aspect, I speak Java, JavaScript and HTML5. In regards to mobility in general, I did never understand the holy wars between native and hybrid apps.

I am a solution and enterprise architect. My normal customer size ranges from low 10k+ to 500k+, with local to true global presence. I try to share my knowledge at various events. Turns out that people in the SAP ecosystem like end users or consultants know me already before I can introduce myself personally.

Being the exception of the rule, I know a lot of non-SAP topics. Sometimes I work more in non-SAP areas like Azure, mobile or security then I work with SAP.

I admit to not stop here as I am very much interested in topics around open source, Linux, portals, and analytics (I use Elastic Search and its tools a lot). In early 2000 I used to run my own Grid at home for encoding videos, using X86, SPARC as well as a Laptop as my home cluster. Today this would be called: private cloud. Today I have a NUC with 32GB RAM running my private cloud solutions.

Talks, presentations and community


  • Founder SAP Meetup Rio de Janeiro
  • Founder SAP Stammtisch Baden (formerly known as Stammtisch Karlsruhe)
  • Brazil: driving force in creating a local community
  • Talks: SAP Forum, TechEd, SAP Inside Tracks: Rio, Sao Paulo, Sao Leopoldo, Walldorf, Munich), Meetups, DKOM
  • SAP Mentor 2011 – 2019
  • Organizer SAP Inside Tracks Brazil (since 2011, Rio, SL, SP, Joinville, etc), SAP Meetup Rio (since 2015), Hackathons, InnoJams, …


I presented at various events throughout the last 10+ years (internal, external, co-presented). Many of those are not available anymore online, but recording from my memory, these are the dates of the most impactful presentations I gave:

  • SAP TechEd 2010, 2011, 2012
  • SIT SP 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • SIT RJ 2011
  • SIT SL 2015, 2016
  • SAP Forum 2010, 2014
  • Meetup Rio de Janeiro 2015, 2016.1, 2016.2, 2017.1


Cognitive Leave Request (SCP und Azure Cognitive Services)

Fruit Checker (SAP & Microsoft Azure)


  • IoT Szenario (6x Edu Webcasts)
  • E2E Mobility Demos
  • Cloud Development: SCP, DevOps, Jenkins, Azure