Dr. Siar Sarferaz is a chief software architect at SAP. In this role he drives digital transformation by focusing on artificial intelligence and predictive analytics. He began his career as a method researcher at Siemens AG, before moving to SAP, where he has now worked for more than 20 years, holding various positions. He is the lead architect for machine learning implementation in SAP S/4HANA and is in charge of all concepts for infusing intelligence into business processes. He studied computer science and philosophy and holds a Ph.D. in computer science.