Gairik Acharya is a senior technical architect and associate partner at IBM with more than 22 years of IT experience. He is a recognized expert in ABAP, SAP HANA, OData, SAP Gateway, SAP S/4HANA, SAP Fiori, SAPUI5, and SAP Business Technology Platform. In his role as senior architect at the IBM SAP S/4HANA Center of Excellence group in North America, he has architected solutions for several global implementations for IBM's top-tier clients. He's a certified and recognized expert in SAP application consulting and is responsible for building new capabilities within the group. He's a frequent speaker at SAP TechEd, covering a variety of new technical areas.