Aman Kumar

Aman Kumar is head of operations innovation at SAP, where he works to promote the company's business agility, efficiency, and cloud transformation. In this capacity, he is a direct report to the CFO of SAP responsible for identifying and scaling novel approaches to improving the operations of Europe’s largest technology company. He is also special advisor to the CIO of the Republic of Estonia, where in 2015 he co-launched the beta of its e-Residency program to expand the country’s reach and relevance through remote entrepreneurship. Aman is additionally a distinguished visiting scholar in the mediaX program at Stanford University on topics including European technology, e-government, and cognitive and sensory diversity.

Aman has focused broadly on products and strategy related to the consumerization of the enterprise, and was the first product manager at Glint (acq. MSFT) through its series B. At Bridgewater, the world’s largest hedge fund, he co-developed elements of the firm’s technology strategy as a senior management associate. Aman was previously the head of strategic marketing at MobileIron (MOBL), where he was responsible for strategic planning, end-user product definition, and ecosystem partnerships before the company’s IPO. He began his career as an engineering program manager at Apple, coordinating the design and delivery of iOS applications and frameworks, and as an associate product manager at Google.

A lifelong stutterer, Aman is a proud member of the board of directors of the American Institute for Stuttering and the advisory board of the National Stuttering Association. He is a senior advisor to the March of Dimes, one of the largest non- profit organizations in the United States. From 2010 to 2014 he was vice-chairman of the United States Presidential Scholars Foundation, the country’s highest honor for secondary school graduates. From 2009 to 2013, Aman co-led Stanford’s research into digital media multitasking featured in CNN, Reuters, and other international media outlets.

Aman graduated with departmental honors, university distinction, and Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University with a B.S. in Symbolic Systems, specializing in human-computer interaction. He has an M.S. in Computer Science with distinction in research, specializing in artificial intelligence, also from Stanford University. He holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, where he was nominated for the Dean’s Award, and a certificate in entrepreneurship and innovation from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he received the GlaxoSmithKline award. In 2005 Aman was named the United States Presidential Scholar for the State of California by President George W. Bush.