SAP HANA / ERP / Netweaver Architect

I have more than years of experience using various SAP Products such as ERP, CRM, SCM, BW, HANA, Cloud Platform, etc. During these years, I worked at various levels in organization such as SAP Basis/DB Engineer, Team Lead, Manager, Principal Architect, etc., and on critical initiatives / projects such as version upgrades, infrastructure & platform migrations, SAP-to-non-SAP integrations, SAP HANA Development, User Experience (UX), business process monitoring & optimizations, etc.

Cloud-Native Development

I possess hands-on experience developing cloud-native solutions to integrate SAP Products with SalesForce.com, Google/AWS Cloud Services, etc. I have working knowledge of Containers, Serverless Computing, Cloud Storage and DevOps tools to manage code repository and deployment. With my experience on Google Tensorflow, Keras, AngularJS, etc., I have built Machine Learning models targeted to bring huge improvements in crtical business operations.

Transformational Leadership

I like to fosters a culture of trust, empowerment & innovation in my team while being accountable towards success of the bigger picture. I invest in coaching & mentoring talent by providing safe environment to innovate & constantly challenging the current-state. I am a thought leader in technology space constantly pushing for better alternatives by leveraging modern tools and techniques in platform designs and developments.

Publications

I like to express my thoughts and experiments on various avenues. Here are some articles I published on various topics, such as - Internet of Things (IoT), Cloud DevOps, Chatbots, Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence as well as SAP Platforms.

Professional Experience

An excerpt of key accomplishments involved in leading large enterprise initiatives.

UX using SAP Fiori

Developed and deployed UX strategy with SAP Fiori tools for a global Supply Chain project rolled out in multiple countries. The central Fiori Launchpad was integrated with enterprise cloud authentication tool (Okta) and end user applications such as SAP S/4 HANA, SAP IBP (Integrated Business Planning) and SAP Business Objects tools.

Business Metrics

Developed Business Process Monitoring & Analytics solution for a large acquisition project that enabled senior business leaders to monitor business performance. With the help of SAP Solution Manager tools, we developed about 100+ business metrics indicating throughput and backlogs in procurement, logistics, inventory and sales business processes.

SAP Suite on HANA

Led migration project that would replace a traditional database with SAP HANA for mission-critical ERP application. Project consisted of executing pre-migration code remediation, conducting migrations using SAP's Near Zero Downtime (NZDT) methodology to reduce business downtime.

Enterprise Architecture

Developed strategies and enterprise standards with IT solution owners by providing clear guidance on selecting, implementing & operationalizing SAP tools & technologies. Responsibilities included - Implementing critical SAP Solutions such as SAP ERP, MDG, HANA, SLT, integration with SalesForce.com, etc., provide guidance on strategies for setting up SAP & non-SAP applications that would allow developing, testing & releasing new functions with minimal impact to the business, evaluating new tools & technologies while performing cost-benefit analysis along with a final recommendation to influence adoption in the enterprise, etc.

SAP HANA Platform

Over the years since HANA was first released, I worked on many initiatives that leveraged HANA's capabilities. One such initiative was use of Sidecar HANA as an accelerator (e.g. COPA) where data-intensive transactional processing would execute on HANA without the need to completely rewrite the core application. Another initiative leveraged Application Development capabilities of HANA using the embdeded XS-Engine to develop REST based OData web services for consumption in AngularJS based mobile applications. Lastly, multiple strategic initiaitves leveraged Analytical capabilities of this in-memory database by developing complex HANA models further leveraged in reporting tools such as SAP Business Objects, Tableau, etc.

SAP Platform Management

While working for large consulting organizations I provided expert-level consulting services in SAP Technology space to various global clients. Managed a team of SAP Basis Administrators and provided leadership and guidance on various projects in planning and execution of technical projects, influencing senior leaders, making business cases and obtaining funding for such projects. Some key initiatives executed were - Operating System / Database migrations, Major Release upgrades, setting up Data & Document Archiving, design-test- and-implementation of High Availability (HA) & Disaster Recovery (DR) solutions, Cloud migrations, etc.