The German SAP development community came together on January 11 and 12 in Karlsruhe for the annual SAP® Development Kick-Off Meeting, the first and largest event of the series to be held in 14 SAP Labs around the globe in the first quarter of 2017. The event in Karlsruhe attracted over 6,200 employees, and the attendance and contribution of select customers, partners, start-up companies, SAP Mentors, as well as students on the second day allowed an outside-in perspective for SAP employees and insights for SAP’s ecosystem. Among the hot topics at this year’s event, the Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine Learning gained lots of interest. These areas are also key areas of applying privacy enhancing technologies as they are developed in the publicly funded project PANORAMIX where SAP is a partner in the consortium. SAP’s ability and expertise in data security, especially in the field of IoT, and SAP’s reputation as a trusted partner to its customers, are of key value for the project. SAP Security Research had its own booth at a highly coveted spot, where the team introduced PANORAMIX to stakeholders within SAP by presenting and demonstrating our research results on anonymization.