Karthik Amirtharajan is a Director Specialist in Microsoft’s Apps & Infrastructure SAP solutions business advising customers in the Americas enterprise majors’ segment to help Create and Capture value from IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS capabilities on the Azure cloud platform. He helps articulate Azure’s business value and TCO to the C-Suite, collaborate with their solutions team to discover, validate, and enable customers to commit their SAP workloads on Microsoft Azure. Karthik helps lead SAP journey to Azure conversations for Microsoft’s customers within the Retail & Consumer Goods, Manufacturing and Financial Services industry groups to enable them on the path for Digital Transformation. Karthik has 21+ years of overall industry, strategy, and consulting experience. In his prior role, he spent 10+ years of his consulting career at Accenture. Karthik helped manage a $400M book of Azure business in North America, developing, enabling, and executing joint go-to market strategies Microsoft aligned to SAP workloads. Karthik helped originate, shape, and deliver large strategic SAP journey to Azure transformation engagements for Fortune 100 clients. He is a Trusted Advisor for clients in the Retail & Consumer Goods, Oil & Gas, Chemicals, Media & Tech and Financial Services to help realize the business value of Cloud. He has managed large scale global consulting teams, journey to cloud and digital transformation programs for clients with annual revenues of 50-100 billion dollars.