The authors of »ABAP in the Cloud«

Gairik Acharya

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Gairik Acharya is a senior technical architect and associate partner at IBM with more than 20 years of IT experience. He is a recognized expert in ABAP, SAP HANA, OData, SAP Gateway, SAP S/4HANA, SAP Fiori, SAPUI5, SAP BTP, and SAP Mobile Platform. In his role as senior architect at the IBM SAP S/4HANA Center of Excellence group in North America, he has architected 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. 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. 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

Aleksander Debelic

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Aleksandar Debelic is an SAP technical architect at IBM. He has more than 17 years of SAP experience, primarily as a technical solution architect and technology team lead. He is a managing consultant and member of the Global SAP Center of Competence and a global development team lead at SAP Innovation by IBM. His specialties include the design and development of solutions that leverage the latest technologies, such as blockchain, IoT, and machine learning. Aleks’ current focus is building assets in the areas of SAP BTP extensions and Dev/Ops for SAP.

Shubhangi (Deshmukh) Joshi

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Shubhangi (Deshmukh) Joshi is an SAP technical architect at IBM with more than 15 years of SAP experience in the areas of project delivery, asset building, and SAP S/4HANA migration projects. In addition to her ABAP experience, her main areas of expertise are SAP S/4HANA, machine learning with SAP, SAP Conversational AI, SAP CoPilot, SAP BTP, and SAP Analytics Cloud.
She has performed implementation projects for IBM clients from the chemical and petroleum, oil and gas, automotive, and pharmaceuticals industries. She has presented webinars and knowledge sharing sessions on various topics including ABAP platform as a service, machine learning use cases, SAP CoPilot, and SAP Analytics Cloud. Her machine learning applications have been presented and well-received at SAPPHIRE and SAP TechEd.

Aayush Dhawan

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Aayush Dhawan is a managing consultant at IBM. He has more than 14 years of SAP experience in the areas of technical development, functional consulting, and asset building. As part of the SAP Innovation team at IBM, he has contributed towards many co-innovation projects on emerging technologies including cloud development, digital advisors, blockchain, machine learning, and data science. Additionally, he has delivered many challenging client projects across industries like consumer products, pharmaceuticals, and chemicals & petroleum.

He is a certified SAP consultant. His research papers have been published in national and international journals. His mobile applications ideas have been recognized in the SAP Fiori UX Design and Build Challenge for two consecutive years. He has presented numerous webinars and knowledge sharing sessions, including SAP TechEd speaker sessions.
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    SAP Cloud Platform: Cloud-Native Development

    Gairik Acharya, Govind Bajaj, Avijit Dhar, Anup Ghosh, Asidhara Lahiri

    489 pages, hardcover

    Learn to build cloud applications from the ground up using SAP Cloud Platform. Explore the Neo and Cloud Foundry development environments; pick your backend language from a selection including Java, Node.js, and ABAP; and create a frontend with SAPUI5 and More about the book

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    • Build and deploy applications on the Cloud Foundry and Neo environments
    • Develop cloud-native applications with Java, Python, ABAP, and more
    • Manage your application’s lifecycle with continuous integration, continuous delivery, security, monitoring, and DevOps
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    Developing WRICEF Objects for SAP S/4HANA Cloud

    Gairik Acharya

    163 pages

    Learn how to create WRICEF objects for your SAP S/4HANA Cloud implementation! Whether you need workflows, reports, interfaces, conversions, enhancements, forms, or all of the above, this E-Bite has your customization options covered. Begin by exploring the extensibility options and More about the book



    • Develop custom workflows, reports, interfaces, and forms
    • Convert and migrate legacy data
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