Gairik Acharya is a senior technical architect at IBM with more than 18 years of IT experience. He is a recognized expert in ABAP, SAP HANA, SAP S/4HANA, SAP Fiori, SAPUI5, SAP Cloud Platform, and SAP Mobility. Currently, he works as a key architect at the IBM SAP S/4HANA Center of Excellence group in North America, architecting 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, including SAP Cloud Platform and blockchain. He's a frequent speaker at SAP TechEd, covering a variety of new technical areas. His sessions are always highly rated and considered to be among the most popular and appreciated. In 2017, he was selected as one of the finalists in the Google-SAP Intelligent App Challenge, where he had designed and prototyped a project management application that ran on SAP HANA, hosted on the Google Cloud Platform. Gairik loves to spend his free time with his wife Lipi, and his daughter Sneha. Gairik can be found on Twitter @AcharyaGairik and on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/gairikacharya-2392341.