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Abhijeet Acharya

Senior Associate Consultant, SAP – Manufacturing (MFG-IMS), Infosys

Abhijeet has close to five years of experience in designing BOBJ architecture, SAP BW integration, BusinessObjects (BO) administration, and SAP BASIS and security administration. Prior to his current role, Abhijeet has led BO development projects in SAP BO suite of products – with SAP and non-SAP data sources. He was instrumental in several SAP BO implementation projects, and currently acts as Infosys point of contact (POC) for BO upgrade to BI 4.0 – which is in the planning phase.

Abhijeet will blog on SAP BI 4.0, SAP BO XI 3.1, and SAP BW integration.


Abhinav Chittora

Associate Consultant, SAP – Retail, CPG and Logistics, Infosys

Abhinav Chittora Abhinav’s career spans over one year in the professional industry. Playing the role of Service Design and Introduction Manager, he lends his consulting expertise to a well-known pharmaceutical client.

Abhinav will share insights on service transition, IT service management (ITSM) and SAP.

Amit Gupta

Lead Consultant, Enterprise Solutions, Infosys

Amit has over 10 years of experience in the IT industry. He specializes in Sales and Distribution (SD) and Materials Management (MM). He is an expert in business requirements analysis and modeling, configuration, and mapping SAP solutions. This enables him to handle multiple complex SAP functionality implementations for leading computer manufacturers. Prior to his current role, Amit led a business transformation project for a U.S. oilfield services company.

Amit will blog on IT challenges and organizational change management, regarding oilfield services as well as key trends in the industry and SAP responsiveness.


Anuj Jain

Technology Architect, Retail, CPG, Logistics, & Life Sciences (RCL), Infosys

Anuj Jain Anuj Jain has more than 11 years of experience. At Infosys, he is a Technology Architect specializing in BusinessObjects - Business Warehousing integration. His main areas of interest are tool selection, developing high-quality application and customization. Currently, Anuj leads the RCL- SAP ‘BusinessObjects Center of Excellence’ (BO CoE). He has carried out BI 4.0 feature evaluation and various POC’s under Ramp-up Partnership Program. He is also involved in many BusinessObjects engagements within Infosys.

Anuj will be blogging on BusinessObjects Reporting.


Arvind Shenoy

Principal Consultant, Infosys

Arvind ShenoyArvind is a Principal Consultant with extensive experience in enterprise data management, specializing in master data and data quality. He has worked on some of the large consulting and implementation assignments for transforming the master data, and data quality landscape of the customers in North America and Europe. His expertise lies in defining strategy, roadmap and architecting solutions on leading technology platforms of SAP for master data and data quality management.

At Infosys, he anchors the SAP Master Data Governance and data Quality competency in New Technology Services – Center of Excellence. He has strong cross-functional experience and SAP product knowledge in areas of S4 Master Data, MDG, Netweaver MDM, Info Steward and Data Services.

Arvind will share his thoughts and experience on data management and data quality through his blogs.


Arun Jatwani

Principal Consultant – Retail, CPG, Logistics and Life Sciences, Infosys

Arun Jatwani Arun Jatwani has 11 years of consulting experience, and is an expert in business process reengineering and requirements analysis. His business expertise also extends to charting SAP solutions for clients in retail, CPG, logistics and life sciences. He has led and delivered several SAP projects for clients in US and Europe.

Arun blogs on supply chain execution and SAP as well as on materials management, logistics and sales with focus on retail, CPG, logistics and life sciences.


Mr. Aseem Baruaole

Principal Consultant

Mr. Aseem BaruaoleAseem is a SAP S/4HANA Enterprise Management – Logistics, architect, with over 14 years of hands-on experience in SAP Order to cash consulting, along with a strong domain experience of 10 years in sales and distribution of manufactured goods. Aseem has worked on more than 8 SAP business transformation, implementation projects with diverse industry lines. He has worked in almost all the areas in order-to-cash cycle in SAP.

In addition, he has strong and comprehensive knowledge in other SAP modules, industry-specific solutions and system integration. Currently, he is working in S/4HANA COE as an architect, and has built up solutions for logistics processes in the latest release S/4HANA Enterprise Management 1610, and its core innovations. Aseem has a strong track record in business analysis, solving complex process issues and providing cost effective solutions to complex business requirements of clients.

Ashish Fattewadea

Principal Consultant

Ashish Fattewade Ashish Fattewade is a Principal Consultant with over 12 years of work experience in the IT industry. He is currently part of S/4HANA track of SAP Transformation Center of Excellence, which has a charter to provide innovative solutions in HANA and SAP Transformation services. His primary expertise is SAP Finance.

He is currently responsible for providing strategy and solutions involving S/4HANA implementation & Conversion and SAP Finance & Financial supply chain management solutions. He also has extensive experience managing and consulting in large transformation programs, end-to-end SAP implementations, rollouts, upgrades, instance mergers, carve outs, assessments and skill-based consulting. He is passionate about finding an innovative, flexible and scalable solutions to client’s business problems.

Ashish is an engineering graduate and holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration.


Ashish Jain

Lead Consultant, RCL-SAP, Infosys

Ashish Jain With close to 10 year of industry experience, Ashish Jain currently functions as a Project Manager for Release Cycle Execution (RCE) project.

He is responsible for successfully delivering the RCE project at the global landscape. In his previous role, he worked as an Offshore Delivery Anchor for business units. Ashish is an internal functional trainer for SAP at Infosys. His blog posts will be exploring topics related to SAP.


Avanish Kumar

Lead Consultant – SAP Logistic, Infosys

Avanish Kumar Avanish has more than 10 years of IT and eight years of industry experience. His expertise primarily lies in large scale global business transformation programs enabled by SAP implementation / rollouts in manufacturing companies in the Procure to Pay (P2P) and Inventory management (IM) areas.

Currently as Project Manager and Logistics Consultant, he is responsible for the midsize projects of a major agribusiness unit.

Avanish will blog on IT challenges and organizational change management as well as key trends in the industry and supply chain issues in manufacturing processes.


Avneet Singh

Senior Consultant - ECS SAP Utilities, Infosys

Avneet Singh Avneet has more than seven years of IT experience, out of which five have been with SAP. Starting off as a SAP MM consultant, Avneet moved into SAP IS-Utilities in 2009 and worked with leading US, Canadian and Dutch utilities. He specializes in device management (DM) and billing modules. Avneet has been the onshore application maintenance (AM) lead for a large utility company, working in a highly deregulated market. This encompassed SAP ISU, CRM, TIBCO GI, Streamserve and Documentum.

Avneet is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) from PMI USA and is also adept in Agile methodology. He practices SCRUM as part of his current client engagement and has successfully delivered several epics, in line with SAP AM.

Avneet blogs on — SAP, ERP, utility trends in the Indian, European and US markets.


Aylwin Jerome

Senior Consultant, Oracle, Infosys

Aylwin 

JeromeAylwin has over 10 years of consulting experience in Human Capital Management (HCM) domain. He is a solution expert in SuccessFactors engagements, with an exclusive three years implementation know-how.

Aylwin is an MBA in Supply Chain Management from Coventry University, United Kingdom, and an SAP certified SuccessFactors Associate Consultant.

Through his blogs, he will bring to the table - a whiz’s outlook on SAP Human Capital Management and SuccessFactors.

Deepak Kumar

Principal Consultant, Enterprise Solutions - SAP, Infosys

Deepak Kumar Deepak has more than 16 years of IT experience. He has managed various SAP projects, upgrades and roll- outs. He has led and managed multiple SAP engagements. He specializes in logistics area.

Deepak will blog on SAP-related topics, enterprise business processes and Healthcare and Life Sciences (HCLS) industries.

Dharmesh Viswanathan

Industry Principal – Manufacturing (SAP), Infosys

Dharmesh ViswanathanDharmesh Viswanathan heads up Infosys’ SAP technology capabilities business, including mobility solutions and manages engagement with SAP, Germany, for collaborative deliveries and innovations. Over more than 16 years, Dharmesh has managed collaborative deliveries with SAP for leading clients in manufacturing. Since joining Infosys about ten years ago, Dharmesh has been overseeing complex, large-scale SAP transformation engagements across multiple lines of business in Europe and Asia. He is focused on conceiving reusable assets that help redefine the methodology and drive productivity in SAP engagements.

Dharmesh will blog on collaborative delivery with SAP, unlocking opportunities with pre-configured solutions and Rapid Deployment Solutions (RDS) from SAP, and role of mobile technology in SAP business processes.

Gaurav Agarwal

Lead Consultant, SAP S/4HANA CoE, Infosys Limited

Gaurav AgarwalGaurav Agarwal is a SAP expert in the Finance area with more than 11 years of SAP consulting experience. He is currently working in S/4HANA finance in Infosys TCoE (Transformation Center of Excellence) to evaluate clients for S/4HANA adoption, assessing the new capabilities in S/4HANA via PoC and PoVs, building internal competencies, development of S/4HANA accelerators and tools. He has demonstrated thought leadership via innovative solutions in clients and internal competencies.

Gaurav is a certified SAP consultant and has done various projects involving greenfield implementation, upgrade/ conversion, rollouts and support projects. He is a veteran in G/L, AR, AP, banking, FA, Travel Management, closing cockpit, cash management, integration with other modules. He has authored 21 articles in SAP Financial Experts from Wellesley Publication.

Haricharan Thadakamalla

Lead Consultant, ECS SAP Utilities, Infosys

Haricharan ThadakamallaImplementing and upgrading projects in the SAP ISU area comes easily to Haricharan. He has honed his skills as a consultant over the last 14 years.

SHaricharan implements, supports, and upgrades SAP projects harnessing his experience in the SAP Project System (PS) and Plant Maintenance (PM) areas in the utilities industry.

He will blog on SAP Utilities such as advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), smart metering, and master data management (MDM).

Harald Reiter

Associate Partner – SAP Technology, Management Consultant Services, Infosys

Harald ReiterHarald has over 20 years of professional experience with specialization in SAP technology and strategy, and in the areas of SAP architecture, infrastructure, development, business intelligence, and SAP HCM.

Harald joined Infosys in 2015 and is a SAP HANA Practice Leader with a focus on SAP HANA platform capabilities, infrastructure, and cloud. He helps clients realize the value of technology as a strategic asset to run, grow, and transform the business as well as gain competitive advantage.

At Infosys, Harald is responsible for SAP technology strategy and architecture for the world’s largest SAP HANA deployment for a manufacturing client. Currently, he is helping our largest clients make the transition to the SAP HANA platform in the capacity of a technology adviser and project manager.

Harald will chiefly blog on topics related to SAP technology.

Hemant Pathak

Principal Consultant, SAP Transformation CoE, Infosys

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PathakHemant is a senior client-facing management consultant with 15 years of professional experience. His areas of expertise include ERP Strategy, SAP-based business transformation, global template design and deployment, solution architecture, and integration management. He specializes in logistics processes.

Currently, Hemant is a member of the Transformation Center of Excellence (CoE) within the SAP practice and focuses on next-generation SAP offerings including HANA, Fiori, and S/4 HANA.

His blog posts will give insights on SAP HANA-based solutions.

Indranil Ghosh

Senior Consultant, Energy Communications Services (Utilities), Infosys

Indranil GhoshJIndranil Ghosh works on a large utility implementation project in the Netherlands. His primary focus is on the financials, payment and taxation. Indranil has more than nine years of strong domain experience in utilities. In addition, he is considered a mature practitioner of the agile methodology.

SAP enterprise software, utilities, and agile methodology are some of the themes that engage his attention.

Jaideep Lokur

Principal Consultant – SAP, Infosys

Jaideep 

LokurJaideep has 25 years of industry experience with more than 14 years in the IT industry, and 10 years in the engineering industry. Currently, he is working as a Solution Architect. He has played a critical role in SAP implementation and rollout for CPG, pharmaceutical, engineering, and high-tech industries. Jaideep has also been instrumental in offering support experience for these industries.

Having worked in the US, Europe and Asia, he is skilled in understanding regional and country-specific business requirements.

Jaideep will blog on Simple Logistics, now known as ‘S/4 HANA Enterprise Management’ and SAP Fashion Management.

Jitendra Chakravarty (JC)

Industry Principal, SF & SAP HCM

Jitendra Chakravarty (JC)Jitendra (or JC, as he is commonly known) is an HCM professional, with more than 23 years of experience in building and architecting SAP-based HCM solutions for global customers, across industry domains. In terms of CX competency, he is an executive consultant in the SAP SuccessFactors cloud space, and has also anchored implementations / projects in this space. He actively contributes to improving CX offerings by exploring various options like SCP, HCI, etc. and drives innovation for Infosys by helping build apps and other extensions, which are then available through the SAP App Store.

He leads the Centre of Excellence for SuccessFactors globally, and also participated in cloud transformation pursuits, and knowledge-sharing initiatives. He will primarily blog about areas of SuccessFactors applications, service offerings and other related innovations.

Kedar Muzumdar

Principal Consultant, SAP Practice, Infosys

Kedar MuzumdarKedar Muzumdar is a finance expert with more than 13 years of consulting experience. He currently leads the S/4HANA Finance function in Infosys Transformation Center Of Expertise (CoE). His key responsibilities include providing consultations to digitize the core business operations of enterprises through S/4HANA Finance, build internal capabilities, and develop new Infosys tools and differentiators. Consequently, he works closely with clients to identify and quantify value drivers, while creating business cases and project roadmaps with S/4HANA Finance. At the same time, his other responsibilities include creating scenario-based proof of concepts to engage with clients better, demonstrate new functionalities with S/4HANA, and provide expert guidance to ongoing Infosys projects in S/4HANA Finance. In the past, he has collaborated with SAP product development experts for co-innovation of new solutions with S/4HANA.

Kedar is a certified consultant for SAP S/4HANA Finance and FICO with strong accounting, costing, finance, and taxation expertise. Having worked in multiple, finance transformation programs for global corporations, he is passionate about building innovative solutions that amplify the effectiveness of business processes. His primary areas of expertise in SAP FICO include new general ledger (GL), account receivables (AR), account payables (Aps), banking, fixed assets, profitability analysis, product costing, and material ledger. Over the years, he has lead geographically distributed teams in finance implementation, support, rollout, and upgrade assignments. What’s more, he has also authored four white papers in SAP Financials Expert from Wellesley Publications.

Mr. Kiran Musunuru

Senior Principal, SAP HANA Platform Leader

Mr. Kiran MusunuruKiran is a Senior SAP HANA Lead Architect, having more than 19 years of experience in management and consulting for multinational clients in the areas of Business Intelligence, system integration and business transformation projects. Kiran is recognized as a SAP HANA Distinguished Engineer (HDE). He started working on SAP HANA as a ramp up customer in 2011, and has hands-on experience specializing in Platform Architecture Administration, HANA Modeling, Data Provisioning, HANA Analytics (Text/ Predictive Analytics). Currently, he is working in S/4HANA and Suite on HANA migration projects.

Kiran has a solid track record of meeting customer deadlines and delivering mission-critical issues. He is a well-known speaker at SapphireNow, Teched, HDE, ASUG and MNASUG events. He has also cleared all the SAP HANA certifications available till date.

Kok-hung Li

Principal Consultant, SAP Practice, Infosys

Kok-hung LiKok-hung Li is responsible for, among other things, client wins in the B2C maintenance space. Previously, he worked for a Canadian utility. He has more than 12 years’ relevant experience.

Kok-hung Li blogs on SAP, Project management, and energy industry.

Madhan Kumar

Senior Consultant, Enterprise Solutions / SAP, Infosys

Madhan KumarMadhan is a SAP Consultant for SAP Supplier Relationship Management (SAP SRM), and SAP Spend Performance Management (SAP SPM). He has eight years of experience in the procurement domain. Madhan enabled an end-to-end implementation and rollout of SAP SRM for an automotive client, and has also managed the electrical vendor base of a leading automotive manufacturer in India. He currently manages an offshore team that supports SAP SRM and SAP SPM for a global automotive client.

Madhan will blog on procurement, SAP SRM and SAP SPM.


Madhup Mukund Paturkar

Senior Consultant - Enterprise Solutions, Infosys

Madhup has over eight years of experience in multiple rollout, upgrade and production support. Currently he is a Senior Consultant in materials management, and is involved in Business Process mapping for a major automotive unit.

Madhup has been part of multiple rollout, upgrade and production support projects, including the first SAP rollout at Mexico, and in a recent engagement was the Module Lead for MM/ EBP for a German automotive major.

Madhup will blog on SAP Implementation, Supply Chain, Key Performance Indicator and Business Process Mapping.


Mahendra Kumar Rathi

Associate Consultant, Manufacturing, Infosys

Mahendra Kumar Rathi Within a short span, Mahendra has built up significant expertise from the ground up in SAP FICO rollout and support. He is credited with playing a critical role in the SAP implementation and roll out for an automotive major.

Mahendra will blog on Manufacturing SAP FICO, New SAP Products and SAP for the end-to-end value chain.


Manish Kalyani

Group Project Manager, SAP - Retail, CPG, Life Sciences & Logistics Unit, Infosys

Manish KalyaniManish has over 11 years of experience in the IT industry. He has successfully managed large SAP upgrade programs with expertise in SAP Material Management (MM), Work Management (WM), Project Management Plan (PMP). Manish has effectively completed a couple of Managed Services Transitions for SAP support and three additional transitions.

He has published a white paper on SAP upgrade cutover.

Manish will blog on SAP upgrades, SAP managed services, New Engagement Models (NEM), and pharmaceutical domain.


Manish Parchure

Principal Consultant

Manish ParchureManish Parchure is a Principal Consultant with over 16 years’ experience in the IT industry. He currently leads Landscape Transformation track of SAP Transformation Center of Excellence which has a charter to provide innovative solutions in HANA and SAP Transformation services.

He is responsible for providing strategy and solutions involving Landscape Transformation for services in Consolidation, Data Harmonization, and Merger & Acquisitions. He is focused on enabling the teams on Landscape Transformation 2.0 and SAP Landscape Transformation Replication thereby expanding skill and fostering a culture of innovation. He works with Partner teams to define collaboration driven solutions as well.

Prior to this role his field of work has been on the SAP project deliveries. He has extensive experience managing and consulting in large transformation programs, end-to-end SAP implementations, rollouts, skill based consulting such as enhancement, IT solution consulting etc.

He has strong cross functional experience and SAP product knowledge in areas of Service and Logistics. He is SAP Certified Landscape Transformation 2.0 Consultant.

He has published articles in prestigious external and Infosys internal knowledge management sites. He is passionate about building innovative solutions for the client that simplifies transformation journey and delivers greater values.


Milind Verma

Lead Consultant, Manufacturing, Infosys

Milind VermaMilind has nine years of experience in multiple rollouts, production support and Supply Chain projects. He was a Procure to Pay (P2P) consultant for global SAP implementation programs, for a major manufacturing unit and leading oil conglomerate.

Currently as Project Manager and Logistics Consultant, he is responsible for the midsize projects of a major agribusiness unit.

Milind will blog on SAP related topics, Supply Chain issues in manufacturing and Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) retail.

Nageshwar Madduri

Principal Consultant, Enterprise Solutions, Infosys Solutions

Nageshwar has 11 years of IT experience. He specializes in SAP logistics in Manufacturing and Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) verticals. He has been an Integration Lead for a global rollout for a CPG major and an Onsite Lead for a leading high-tech client.

Nageshwar will blog on logistics related challenges in CPG, Manufacturing and Retail.


Parmarth Naswa

Lead Consultant, SAP Practice, Infosys

Parmarth NaswaParmarth has seven years of experience in various SAP Utilities projects across North America, Europe and India. He has process knowledge in both energy and water utilities, across regulated and deregulated environments. Parmarth has contributed significantly towards competency development, and has led several new initiatives.

Currently as Lead Consultant, he leads the Center of Excellence (COE) at Infosys. Parmarth specializes in SAP Utilities projects in the billing, metering and customer service functions. He is also a Solution Architect for SAP IS- Utilities engagements, and supports various pursuits from a pre-sales perspective.

Parmarth will blog on SAP Utilities – Billing, Smart Metering and Customer Service.


Pankaj Prasoon

Lead Consultant

Pankaj PrasoonPankaj has over ten years of delivery, management and consulting experience in continuously evolving, multi-cultural and challenging business environments. He has performed many roles in his career – programmer, architect, consultant and strategist – coupled with hands on experience on SAP products. As a result, he has the unique ability to lead and manage multi-disciplinary projects. With substantial international experience leading global teams, and having lived and worked in Europe, Asia Pacific and USA, Pankaj has hands on experience on SAP NetWeaver Products including Portal, BI, ABAP, Java, Fiori, UI5, and HANA Cloud. He is currently helping IT teams to clearly and concisely define strategies and vision, and drive business transformation through technical solutions.


Parag Shrungarkar

Principal Technology Architect, Information Transformation - Manufacturing, Infosys

Parag ShrungarkarParag has been working in IT space for 16 years in the areas ranging from BI/DW to Portals to Web Applications and System Administration. He has led and delivered several data warehouse/ BI projects for clients in Automotive, Telecom, Technology, and Utility industries. At Infosys, Parag anchors Center of Excellence (COE) for Mobile BI and SAP HANA for Manufacturing industry vertical. His current area of work includes Architecture, Consulting, Solutions, Tools & Accelerators, Proofs of Concept, and Thought Papers in BI/DW/Analytics space.

Parag will blog on SAP HANA, SAP BW/BO, Mobile BI and other Big Data technologies.


Prakash Pol

Lead Consultant - ESAP, Infosys

Prakash has over seven years of experience in the IT industry. Currently as a SAP Lead Consultant, his skills are in different kinds of projects, including production support, roll-out and implementation.

Prakash has played key roles as Global Module Lead for SAP MM/ WM/ EBP support and purchasing track lead for business transformation projects. In addition, he was a Warehouse Management Track Lead for an automotive major.

Prakash will blog on ERP Implementation, Business Process Modeling Supply Chain and Logistics.


Prateek Singh Mitter

Principal Consultant – Manufacturing, Infosys

Prateek Singh MitterWith more than 12 years of IT experience, Prateek has led several successful transformation projects.

In his current role, he is a program manager on a large SAP financial engagement model for a globally respected auto major. He has subject matter expertise in various supply chain topics pertaining to auto industry – including in warranty management, service contracts, procurement processes, and spend management.

Prateek will be blogging on supplier relationship management (SRM), sourcing, spend management, platforms, shared services, warranty management, and after sales.


Raghu Duggirala

Lead Consultant, Enterprise Solutions, Infosys

Raghu DuggiralaWith over 15 years of IT experience, Raghu is a SAP-certified NetWeaver security professional. He specializes in compliance, infrastructure security, secure collaboration, software lifecycle security standards; security identity, and access management.

He will blog on SAP Security, SAP Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC), SAP BusinessObjects, Business Planning Consolidation, SAP Solution Manager, and SAP Portal.


Rahul Goel

Principal Consultant, Consulting and System Integration, Manufacturing, Infosys

Rahul has 15 years of experience in the IT industry. He has implemented a global solution for a business transformation program in the flavors and fragrance industry in logistics. Rahul has also integrated disparate legacy systems across geographies to create a unified view, leading to data harmonization, process efficiency, and value creation for the business.

Rahul has expertise in enterprise scoping, fit-gap analysis and workshops, impact assessment, business process design, interfacing with external/ legacy/ third party business applications, training, integration and cutover planning, activities for logistics, and MM/WM.

Currently as Principal Consultant, he is responsible for SAP implementation for business transformation.

Rahul will blog on Business Transformation Program, Integration Methodology and Logistics.


Rajesh K. Murthy

Vice President - Retail, CPG, Logistics and Life Sciences Unit of Consulting & Systems Integration, Global Head - SAP Practice, Infosys

Rajesh K. MurthyRajesh is responsible for growing Infosys’ SAP practice’s entry into the market and global delivery of SAP-related services. In his previous role, he headed global sales and marketing for Enterprise Solutions.

As a member of Enterprise Solutions executive council, Rajesh defines the strategy, growth and investment plans for enterprise solutions in response to clients’ requirements and technology evolutions. He is also responsible for actively managing enterprise solutions - the ecosystem comprising ERP vendors, consulting firms, alliance partners and analyst firms.

Rajesh has a rich mix of European and North American experience over his 20-year career. He is a part of Tier1 leadership at Infosys and is also a member of the board of Infosys Sweden.

Rajesh will blog on the changing dynamics of ERP in general and SAP in particular, and also on the impact of trends in the market.


Rakhi Makad

Industry Principal, Information Transformation, Manufacturing Unit of Consulting & System Integration, Infosys

Rakhi MakadRakhi heads consulting for Information Transformation in the Manufacturing vertical at Infosys, this includes Business Intelligence & Analytics, Enterprise Performance Management, Enterprise Datawarehouse, Information Management and Big Data. In her current role, she leverages her extensive BI experience in giving directional guidance across BI strategy, performance management, BICC set-up, architectural framework, governance, business blueprinting, implementation and program management and delivery excellence across multiple clients. Rakhi represents Infosys in most external forums like MIT Supply Chain Innovation, SAPPHIRE, SAP Insider, and ASUG on topics of thought leadership and innovation in the information space. She regularly interacts with the client's IT and Business leadership and with analysts and industry experts.

Rakhi shares industry best practices across BI implementations at different customer locations. She has worked as a Program Manager from inception to mature Information Systems (IS) solutions for an SAP-BI Enterprise Data Ware House (EDWH) implementation at an agribusiness company.

Rakhi will blog on architecture, strategy, governance and implementation of SAP NetWeaver Business Ware House and SAP Business Objects Business Intelligence projects.


Ram Narayan Halder

Principal Consultant, Infosys

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Narayan HalderRam serves as a Principal Consultant at Infosys. He has been associated with Infosys for the last 15 years. Ram is currently managing the key SAP engagements in the Mining and Chemicals domain. In the past, he worked to set up the certification framework for the Mining domain. Ram also worked closely to bring industry and ISM institution alliance to get new talents and arrange domain trainings.



Ramesh J. Chougule

AVP - Partner - Business Consulting

Ramesh J. 

ChouguleRamesh is part of Infosys Consulting and leads the S/4HANA engagements for multiple clients in retail, consumer packaged goods (CPG), and pharmaceutical industries. He is instrumental in creating business case for clients by implementing S/4HANA to align their business processes and business systems towards digital transformation. Recently, Ramesh helped a pharmaceutical company and a chocolatier in the US in articulating the business value from enterprise resource planning (ERP) transformation, defining the roadmap, and scoping the program.

He has been advising clients on their (ERP) journey for past 20 years to adopt new technology, to re-engineer business processes, and gain competitive advantage. Ramesh is an architect of multiple industry solutions on ERP platform such as track and trace, clinical trial supply chain, complaint and deviation management, pricing on HANA, and value compass for ERP adoption, etc.

In addition, he is a frequent speaker at SAP ASUG conferences on topics such as HANA, digital transformation, and value assessment. Ramesh will write on topics related to S/4HANA and Life Sciences.


Ranjeet Kumar Jha

Technology Architect, Enterprise Solutions/ SAP, Infosys

Ranjeet JhaRanjeet specializes in SAP NetWeaver technologies - Composition Environment, Business Process Mangement (BPM) and Enterprise Portal. He has has eight years of experience in the IT industry.

He was instrumental in the successful development of the first composite application using Service- Oriented Architecture (SOA) at Infosys. Ranjeet has conducted training workshops on NWDI setup, CAF-GP, SLD configuration, SSO, and federated portals. He has also initiated implementation of new features using SOA on the SAP NetWeaver composite application platform.

Ranjeet will blog on SAP NetWeaver Technologies.


Ramesh Babu Nagarajan

Principal Consultant – Manufacturing (SAP), Infosys

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NagarajanRamesh Babu Nagarajan holds responsibility for SAP consulting in the manufacturing industry vertical, with a focus on material management, production planning, product lifecycle management and logistics.

Ramesh has spent more than a decade in the manufacturing industry vertical. His career highlights include a high-end consulting engagement centered on product lifecycle management – enterprise resource planning (PLM-ERP) integration for a global giant in heavy equipment manufacturing; and designing and implementing a strategic solution for tolling processes for a worldwide aluminum products manufacturer.

Ramesh will blog on manufacturing, product lifecycle management, ERP, SAP – material management, logistics and production planning.



Ritesh Singhvi

Technology Analyst, Oracle, Infosys

Ritesh 

SinghviRitesh has over five years of experience in SAP domain that comprises of SuccessFactors, SAP ABAP, SAP HR, and SAP BW. In his current role as Technology Analyst, he is instrumental in offering solution expertise for all SuccessFactors projects.

Known for his excellent commnication skills and ability to spearhead projects, Ritesh has proactively led several initiatives. He is a certified expert in SuccessFactors Associate Learning, Business Suite powered by HANA, and Rapid deployment solution powered by SAP.

In his blog posts, Ritesh will share valuable insights on SAP Human Capital Management, SuccessFactors, SAP BW, and SAP ABAP.



Sabyasachi Mitra

Senior Principal, Business Consulting, Infosys

Sabyasachi MitraSabyasachi has over 17 years of experience in human capital management (HCM) process transformation. He has been instrumental in aligning HCM processes with technology for an effective human resources (HR) service delivery. His experience has created the transition from traditional to a business- focused, smart, and cost-efficient (HR) platform.

In addition, Sabyasachi has also worked on HR organizational health assessments, HCM audits, benchmarking client processes with international standards, to-be process design, and SAP HCM implementation.

In his blog posts, he will share proficient observations on SAP Human Capital Management and SAP SuccessFactors.



Sachin Kamat

Industry Principal, SAP – RCL SAP, Infosys

Sachin KamatSachin is an industry veteran with more than 24 years of experience in the IT industry.

In his role as Industry Principal at Infosys, he manages the delivery of two SAP life sciences accounts – AstraZeneca and McKesson. He is also responsible for the RunSAP partner alliance with SAP. Most notably, Sachin has successfully managed a large re-bid pursuit for a large life sciences account worth $40M.

Sachin will blog on SAP Cloud, RunSAP, and SOLMAN (SAP Solution Manager).



Sagar Arvind Phirke

Senior Consultant, ECS-SAP, Infosys

Sagar Arvind PhirkeSagar Arvind Phirke is certified SAP IS-U / CRM consultant with more than 10 years of experience in utilities industry, out of which he has spent 5 years working on the entire lifecycle of SAP IS-U implementations. He plays multiple advisory and support roles at various utilities companies, across Europe, the US, and India. He was recognized with the Most Valued Player Award in 2012 by Infosys.

Sagar will blog on utilities industries, customer care and billing, smart grid, and automated metering infrastructure.


Sameer Ahmed

Industry Principal – SAP, Infosys

Sameer 

AhmedSameer serves as the Industry Principal and focuses on the retail, CPG, and Life Sciences domain. With an overall IT experience of more than 18 years and having working with Infosys for the past eight years, he has been instrumental in delivering large-scale transformation rollouts and implementations for Fortune 1000 clients in varied industries. Sameer has also been involved in complex solution designs for the CPG clients in the areas of Order Management and Supply Chain. He has a keen interest in the Professional Beauty Care domain having worked on the specific solution enhancements typical for this business.

Sameer will offer an expert’s view on the solution capabilities and innovation in SAP, specifically for the CPG industry.


Sanjeev Pandey

Lead Consultant, SAP SCM, Infosys

Sanjeev PandeySanjeev has over 14 years of experience in the IT industry. Currently as Lead Consultant, he is engaged in new pursuits, project management and competency development for SAP SRM under SAP SCM practice. Sanjeev has also been involved in transformation projects for large clients in the area of supplier relationship management, and successfully delivered solution implementations.

Sanjeev will blog on supply chain execution areas like Strategic Sourcing, Supplier Collaboration and Spend Management.


Sathyanarayana Krishnamurthy

Principal Consultant, Enterprise Solutions, Infosys

Sathyanarayana is responsible for delivery and pre-sales of all utility customer accounts at Infosys’ SAP practice. He has more than 18 years of experience. He has built teams to meet the challenges of the utility industry and supported pre-sales for all utility accounts.

Sathyanarayana’s blogs will focus on the utility industry covering gas, electricity and water.


Senthil Murugan Muthuvelu

Program Lead and Senior Architect, Enterprise Solutions, Infosys

Senthil Murugan MuthuveluSenthil has over 14 years of experience in the IT industry. He is a certified SAP NetWeaver technical consultant working with clients in the U.S., Middle East and Europe on overall road map, platform adoption and application lifecycle strategies. Senthil has led many initiatives covering BPM, SOA and composite apps, covering end-to-end solutions in logistics, supply chain and enterprise application integration. In addition, he has worked with Global Fortune companies in program management, delivery and application consulting on SAP NetWeaver technologies.

Senthil will blog on SAP NetWeaver Technologies – Infrastructure, Enterprise Portal and eSOA.


Shovan Sahu

Lead Consultant – Infosys, PMP, SAP Certified Professional

Shovan SahuShovan has total of 14 years of professional experience in SAP domain, specializing in functional HR modules of SAP, and implementing and supporting ERP packages. He has successfully led a large- scale major SAP EHP5 upgrade for a major oil and gas client. He led the HCM team in multiple SAP HCM implementations, transformations, upgrades, support, rollouts and enhancement projects. He is responsible for anchoring all new initiatives for providing value-added activities, providing end to end solutions to clients, transitioning and sustaining production support activities, defining project standards, review of design, analysis, project schedules, team management, ensuring optimum utilization of resources and complete delivery within budget. He serves as Project and Portfolio Manager with his current client.

Shovan’s areas of interest include OM, PA, U.S. payroll, tax reporting, BSI Tax Factory, ESS / MSS, e- recruitment, appraisals and succession management, and FICO and other SAP tracks.


Shipra Mitra

Senior Principal, Enterprise Applications – LSSMCS, Infosys

Shipra MitraShipra Mitra has over 20 years of experience in designing data warehouses and business intelligence (BI) solutions for different verticals. She has led large BI projects and focuses on implementing strategic key performance indicators (KPI) to measure business health and determine sales force effectiveness.

In her blog posts, Shilpa will talk about SAP HANA and enterprise applications.


Shruti Sahu

Lead Consultant, SF & SAP HCM

Shruti SahuShruti is an experienced consultant in SAP HCM / SuccessFactors with over 10 years of professional experience, including 8+ years of experience in consulting, and pre-sales in SAP HCM, across implementation, support, upgrade and integration projects.

She has worked with customers with global footprints in North America and Europe, primarily in retail and life sciences. Shruti will primarily blog on topics related to SuccessFactors applications like learning management, onboarding, and related offerings.


Siddhant Metkar

Lead Consultant – SAP Practice, Manufacturing Unit, Infosys

Siddhant MetkarSiddhant has more than 15 years of experience in Industry and IT consulting. His core area of overall experience is Logistics and supply chain. In IT consulting he is mostly involved in ERP Transformations using SAP. Siddhant has core expertise in SAP Supplier Relationship Management and SAP Materials Management. His industry experience includes Automotive, Steel, Shipping and Electronics Manufacturer. At Infosys Siddhant is involved in Knowledge Management initiatives for SRM practice in manufacturing unit. His areas of interest are SAP SRM, SAP Sourcing and Contract Lifecycle Management, Ariba and overall integration of SAP Products related to Logistics and supply chain.

Suresh Santhana

Technology Architect, ESAP Netweaver, Enterprise Solutions, Infosys

Suresh SanthanaSuresh has 11 years of industry experience. Currently, he leads the SAP Mobility Center Of Excellence for all mobility projects related to SAP.

Suresh has successfully executed Blueprinting, Consulting and Implementation projects on SAP Enterprise Portal for customers in North America and Europe.

He will blog on Enterprise Mobility.

Mr. Surya Khoday

Senior Principal, Infosys Consulting

Mr. Surya KhodaySurya is a Senior Principal within Infosys Consulting responsible for S/4HANA strategy and assessment, and data analytics solutions on business transformation programs. He has more than 20 years of global business and technology experience serving consumer goods, manufacturing and utilities industries, and assisting fortune 500 companies in resolving their complex business problems. He combines his Industry and business process knowledge along with technology and analytics skills to uniquely add value with data driven solutions that increase business growth, reduce cost & risk and improve overall business performance. Surya has expertise in Master Data Governance, Business Intelligence and analytics.


S. S. Swamycharan Avunooru

Principal Consultant, Enterprise Information Management, Infosys

S. S. 

Swamycharan AvunooruAn industry veteran of more than 14 years’ standing.

Following are just some of the feathers in his cap: presentations at Sapphire 2007, representative at Sapphire 2008, and implementation of the first XRPM/C projects as well as implementation of the first SAP MDM solution.

Swamycharan will blog on enterprise information management, data services and quality.


Varun Khanna

Principal Consultant, MFG-SAP, Infosys

Varun Khanna Varun has more than nine years of experience in supply chain management and logistics. He has deep insight and expertise in this field.

He has led and delivered several SAP projects for global clients in the US and in Europe.

Varun will blog about supply chain management, logistics, warehouse management, and procurement.


Vivek Barnwal

Principal Consultant, SF & SAP HCM

Vivek Barnwal Vivek is an experienced solution architect in SAP HCM/ SuccessFactors with over 13+ years of professional experience, including 11+ years of experience in HR transformation, consulting, pre-sales and Quality Assurance in ERP and HCM, across implementation, support, upgrade, and integration projects.

He has worked with customers of various sizes, across the globe, including North America, Europe, Middle East, Asia and Australia, in different industries including Manufacturing, Mining, Oil & Gas, Insurance, Retail and Automobile in HR technology. He has rich experience in process and transformation projects as well as time management and payroll. He has been one of the leading contributors to the SAP Community in the SAP ERP HCM space, with around 20+ blogs published till date. Vivek has been twice awarded as SCN Topic Leader – SAP ERP HCM in 2014 and 2015.


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