Akshay Bhardwaj is a Bid Manager in the HiTech business unit at TCS. He currently oversees the bid portfolio for one of TCS' leading clients - a Big Four accounting firm. His responsibilities in this role include managing leads and pipelines, account planning, creating proposals, and assessing / addressing the technical and commercial risks relating to the bids. He has over nine years of experience in software development, agile product deliveries, stakeholder engagements, and presales. Akshay has strong business analyst capabilities and a deep understanding of customer businesses. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Gujarat University, India, and is a certified scrum professional, and scrum master from the Scrum Alliance.