Aman Kumar is Head of Operations Innovation in the Office of the CFO at SAP SE, where he focuses on consumerization, simplification, and business agility. He is also special advisor to the CIO of the Republic of Estonia and advisor to startups in Silicon Valley and Boston. Aman was previously the head of strategic marketing at MobileIron, Inc., an enterprise mobile startup in Silicon Valley. Working with the CEO and executive team, he was responsible for strategic planning, consumer product definition, and application partnerships for the organization before its IPO in 2014.
Prior to MobileIron, Aman was an Engineering Program Manager at Apple Inc., responsible for the design and delivery of elements of the iOS (iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad) operating system. Before this he co-launched Google Audio Indexing as an Associate Product Manager at Google, Inc., extending the company’s search technology to speech and audio. Aman began his career in Advanced Research Engineering at SAP Labs, LLC and interned at the world’s largest hedge fund.
Aman remains affiliated to Stanford University through the mediaX program. From 2009 to 2013 he co-led research into digital media multitasking featured in CNN, Reuters, and other international media outlets. He serves on the strategy board of The Nueva School, an innovative K–8 middle school in Silicon Valley, and writes an occasional online column for Psychology Today magazine. 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 additionally served for ten years, including four as vice-chairman, on the board of directors of the United States Presidential Scholars Association, the United States’s highest honor for graduating high school students. Aman has spoken at universities and conferences in the United States, Europe, and Asia on topics including mobile security, e-government, digital media, and entrepreneurship.
Aman graduated with departmental honors, university distinction, and Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University with a B.S. in Symbolic Systems, concentrating in human-computer interaction, and an M.S. in Computer Science, concentrating in artificial intelligence. He holds a certificate in innovation from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and an M.B.A from Harvard Business School, and is the 2005 United States Presidential Scholar for the State of California.