Chris Williams

VP of Automation and Engineering at Thoughtful Automation


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Work experience

Aug 2021 - Present

VP of Automation and Engineering

Our mission is to free your workforce. Thoughtful Automation designs, builds, and launches intelligent robotic workers on our automation success platform.

May 2021 - Present

SAP DevOps and Innovation Practice Manager

Sep 2020 - May 2021

Senior SAP Innovation Architect - Global Specialty Practice - AWS Professional Services

Jan 2019 - Sep 2020

Senior SAP Cloud Architect - Global Specialty Practice

Chris Williams is a Senior SAP Cloud Architect with the AWS GSP ProServe practice focusing on DevOps, Analytics and overall SAP optimizations using cloud technology.

Dec 2016 - Dec 2018

Senior Manager - Solutions Architect

Solution Architect and technology lead in charge of the overall architecture including SAP Basis administration, application development, infrastructure and security work threads in order to deliver an S/4HANA solution designed for the high tech industry. Leads application development efforts that focused on object oriented fundamentals as well as a Fiori based user experience that follows UI and UX best practices associated with HTML5 and S/4HANA development standards. Architected and facilitated all security role to position mapping as well as the technical security role build in preparation for SoX compliance. Facilitated the infrastructure and architecture review of the SAP systems and led the migration from an on-premise based solution to AWS in a 3 month period. Designed and optimized the S/4HANA architecture for optimal performance following SAP and AWS best practices to continuously optimize cost and efficiency through CI/CD and infrastructure as code (IaC) methodologies. Led the Data/Ops team in charge of deploying and architecting a fully server-less data pipeline, EDW and visualization layer for all lines of business needs around reporting and advanced analytics. The solution supported near real time ELT/ETL with a decoupled, asynchronous and event driven architecture that was fault tolerant and scalable. Across all solutions, championed and drove both server and server-less infrastructure supported by CI/CD methodology across the organization that included a self-healing infrastructure, elasticity, and minimizing cost through lower TCO and higher ROI.


Feb 2008 - Dec 2016



Technology Strategy and Architecture Consultant specializing in Package Infrastructure Services for large-scale ERP implementations. He is experienced in the design, build, deployment, and maintenance of SAP landscapes with MaxDB, Oracle and DB2 database platforms in AIX, UNIX and Windows environments. Mr. Williams possesses in depth knowledge of SAP transport management, SAP client configuration, and batch process management. Mr. Williams is also certified in both ITIL V3 Foundations and CobIT. Experience Includes: • Basis / Infrastructure Consultant on a multi-phase SAP Business transformation. The project will enable the company to continue to grow in a fragmented industry by aquiring and successfully integrate smaller players and win market share from competitors. • Led project team in technology transformation designs and provide leadership across Enterprise Information Management including Infratructure Enterprise, Landscape Wide Change Management and Technical Deployment during Cutover. • Design and drive change management strategy and provide SAP application knowledge to support architecture design and common data standards across the organization. • Responsible for the successful delivery of the various multi threaded technology phases while managing a large team of both client and Deloitte resources. • The implementation scope included the design, build, deliver, and support of SAP ECC, CRM,SRM, SCM, eRecruit, BusinessObjects, BPC, SNC, cFolders, GRC as well as separate instances for implementation of SAP BW, MDM, XI/PI, SLD, eSourcing and SAP Portal. • Successfully transferred knowledge and skills to client team leadership and members to enable self-directed implementation of remaining rollouts/go-lives. • Deployment member providing leadership to client and consultants as well as strategic advice in resource management.

May 2007 - Aug 2007

Devon Energy

BI&T Intern

Became proficient in CygNet software suite Maintained and improved the Data Center by developing a water detection method Gained exposure to the SCADA infrastructure varying from field operations to corporate networks


2003 - 2007

Texas A&M University

Bachelor of Science (BS), Industrial Distribution

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