Akash Kumar is an author, speaker, and techie for emerging and disruptive technology topics focusing on Intelligent Enterprise. He is currently working as a Solution Architect with HCLTech and supporting new products, services, and offerings on the Industry Cloud. He has supported multiple customers by creating business use cases and technology roadmaps, migrating from old to new technology such as SAP S/4HANA, SAP Business Technology Platform, and SAP Analytics, implementing new business models on artificial intelligence/machine learning, Internet of Things (IoT), and blockchain, and enabling business process simplification with Celonis and task automation with Robotic Process Automation. He is the author of PlanViz: Improving SAP HANA Performance (SAP Press) and Building and Extending SAP HANA Live Views (SAP Press). He has a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science and holds numerous certifications, including Scrum Master, Agile, IoT, DevOps, SAP HANA, SAP Cloud Platform, SAP Activate, and SAP S/4HANA.