Lemongrass to Accelerate Customers’ SAP-on-Cloud Innovation with Appointments

Appointment of Kausik Chaudhuri (Chief Innovation Officer) and Kiran Chand Musunuru (SVP, Data & Analytics) reflect commitment and investment in data analytics practice and evolution of platform, LCP, to meet client demand for modernized SAP systems post migration

Atlanta, Georgia (April 4, 2023) Lemongrass, the SAP-on-Cloud professional and managed services company, has reinforced its technical and leadership capabilities with the appointment of two executives to the company’s management team. Kausik Chaudhuri, a Global IT Executive with over 25 years of experience leading technology teams, has been named Chief Innovation Officer, and Kiran Chand Musunuru, a Technical Leader in a variety of Enterprise IT disciplines, has been named Senior Vice President of Lemongrass’s new Data & Analytics practice.

Chaudhuri is a thought leader known for designing, deploying, migrating and running complex technical solutions for mission-critical enterprise applications, including SAP. Before Lemongrass, he spent eight years at Virtustream/Dell Technologies, most recently as Global SAP Practice Head. Prior to that, he worked for HP and PWC in various capacities, primarily covering SAP implementation and hosting. 

At Lemongrass, Chaudhuri will be responsible for platform and enterprise architecture, product management capabilities in alignment with sales and product teams, and platform enablement of the delivery service teams. He will focus on Lemongrass Cloud Platform (LCP) and new multi-cloud, data management, and DevOps capabilities, which make SAP automation more extensible on the leading hyperscale Cloud platforms and enable SAP operations with greater agility while minimizing costs.

“I have been involved with SAP technology and cutting-edge solutions in the field of multi-cloud SAP hosting and operations for decades,” said Chaudhuri. “Lemongrass’s name is synonymous with running SAP on AWS, and with the expansion of the Lemongrass business to Azure and Google Cloud (GCP), this opportunity is a perfect fit for me to lead and drive innovation across multiple Cloud architectures. My personal goals and objectives align with the company’s mission of moving legacy SAP environments to the Cloud and implementing modern managed services through automation and process improvements in the most secure and cost-effective way.”

Musunuru is a specialist in SAP-on-Cloud solutions and a recognized SAP HANA Distinguished Engineer, with significant experience guiding customers in their SAP implementations and digital transformation journeys. In his previous role, Musunuru was Global VP/ CTO at Atos, leading its Cloud Enterprise solutions and responsible for innovation and delivery of SAP on Cloud migrations and SAP Cloud Analytics. He’s also held positions on global SAP teams at Microsoft, Infosys Consulting, Hitachi Consulting and Medtronic. 

Musunuru will be responsible for Lemongrass’s Data & Analytics practice and offerings, which include services like the Lemongrass SAP Analytics Accelerator. For customers using, or who wish to use, Cloud-native data services such as Redshift, BigQuery, Synapse and Snowflake, Lemongrass can recreate SAP data structures in these tools to enable simpler movement of data. The goal is to enable self-service data capabilities for business users to run machine learning and AI against their data sets.

“The opportunity to work with a team whose reputation in the SAP on Cloud space speaks for itself and grow a practice around SAP Data Analytics is an exciting challenge,” said Musunuru. “The marriage of SAP Data Analytics with Lemongrass’s SAP on Cloud capabilities is a powerful combination that should be extremely attractive to large enterprise customers.” 

“Our mission is to help SAP users make the smoothest possible transition to the Cloud, while enabling all the best capabilities that the hyperscalers have to offer,” said Mike Rosenbloom, CEO of Lemongrass. “Kausik and Kiran bring decades of experience, technical acumen and leadership skills to our management team. Their appointments underscore our commitment to providing customers with the strongest possible resources to help them succeed in the Cloud.” 

More information on Lemongrass SAP Data Analytics Accelerator and Lemongrass Cloud Platform (LCP)

About Lemongrass

Lemongrass is a software-enabled services provider, synonymous with SAP on Cloud, focused on delivering superior, highly automated Managed Services to Enterprise customers. With a unique combination of experience, expertise and best practices designed to deliver the desired outcomes from an SAP transformation, Lemongrass engineers strategies and services that enable the economics, scale and agility of hyperscale computing while unlocking business innovation and controlling the risks and uncertainties. Lemongrass Cloud Platform (LCP) enables near-zero downtime migrations to Cloud and differentiated Managed Services for SAP and its related workloads. Our customers span multiple verticals and geographies across the Americas, EMEA and APAC and we partner with AWS, SAP, Microsoft, Google and other global technology leaders.

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