Hasso Plattner was born 21 January 1944 in Berlin, Germany.His father was and is a medical doctor, and he
spent the first fifteen years in Berlin. Then he went to Bavaria, which is quite a move. Went to school in
Switzerland for three years. His grandfather was an engineer for Flor & Otis, and he was a director—technical
director. So from him heI got engineering attitude, what engineering is about, and
kind of perfectionism. Started his studies in electrotechnique in Karlsruhe, close to here,
and after he finished with a degree in electrotechnique, I joined IBM.