Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading
Banerjee focuses on service provider IT, including all aspects of telecom software research. Banerjee examines the breadth of software used by communications service providers in customer, business, service, and infrastructure management. His area of focus includes all aspects of BSS, OSS, SDP, digital commerce, revenue assurance, service assurance, and elements that span both the infrastructure and network software markets, such as data warehousing, analytics, and business intelligence. Prior to joining Heavy Reading, Banerjee was the VP of Next Generation Software Systems at Yankee Group, leading and overseeing all aspects of their telecom software research. He also worked for the billing and customer care division at Lucent Technologies, and subsequently the global software and services group at CSG Systems. He has worked for utility companies in Asia and Europe in a number of business development and technology functions. Banerjee speaks regularly at leading communications industry events. He holds a B.E. in electronics and communications from Manipal Institute of Technology in India and an M.S. in computer information systems from Bentley College. He also holds an M.B.A. from the University of Glasgow Business School.
Senior Consultant, Heavy Reading & Founder, 4G World
Berge Ayvazian has joined Heavy Reading as a Senior Consultant, following more than 20 years as a senior telecom industry analyst and strategy consultant with Yankee Group. Ayvazian is conducting research and consulting projects on the convergence of broadband and mobility and the business strategies of mobile broadband technology and service providers. Ayvazian served as Yankee Group's CEO from 1999 through 2001, and later served as strategy director for the Reuters Research and Advisory Unit. He is now leading a new integrated research and consulting practice on 4G Network and Mobile Internet Evolution. This practice will help operators to develop their 4G technology roadmaps – building on existing Heavy Reading research in packet core, service platforms, and mobile backhaul – and build a complete mobile Internet business case leveraging Pyramid's regional demand-side research on 4G and mobile Internet service adoption. Ayvazian is a frequent speaker at telecom industry events and was contributing editor of 4G Trends and co-chairman of the 4G World, WiMAX World, and Mobile Internet World conference programs.
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Director (Ops.), BBNL
AK Bhargava is a Telecom Engineer with more than 35 years of experience in various fields of Telecommunication, Installation, Operation, Maintenance, Software and Management. He did B.E. from BITS Pilani and later acquired Diploma in Management, PG Diploma in Public Administration and M.Phil.
He is currently working as Director (Operations) with BBNL which is mandated to provide high speed Broadband connectivity to all the Gram Panchayats in the country. Prior to joining BBNL as Director (Operations), he was working as Executive Director (Wireless Services) with Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) Delhi where he led many IT, Broadband and GSM initiatives including India’s first 3G roll-out. He was trained in UK and France for E-10B Software Production System and worked in E-10B Software Center for 5 years. He was deputed to PTC Zimbabwe as Team Leader, National rehabilitation Project for 5 years. He has also worked as Deputy Director General in DOT before moving to MTNL where he served for more than a decade.
Director General, COAI
Prior to joining COAI as DG, Rajan served as COO of US Operations and Corp. CFO and VP of Telargo Inc. (a Joint Venture of NTT DoCoMo), overseeing all of the company's Strategic Planning, Business Development, Financial, Treasury, Accounting, Tax, Administrative and Human Resource functions. Prior to joining Telargo, Rajan was President of Afghan Wireless Communications Company, establishing it as Afghanistan’s largest and most profitable telecommunications company. Before this, Rajan served as VP and CFO of Call Sciences Inc., a premier provider of Unified Communications Services (a Soros/Chatterjee Group Company). Immediately before this, he was at A T & T Wireless, where he held a number of senior executive leadership positions, including Divisional CFO, Corporate Controller, President and CEO of one of its largest international joint ventures – Birla-AT&T in India (now IDEA). Earlier in his career, Rajan was a finance executive at such companies as Beatrice International, Tri-Star/Columbia Motion Pictures and senior consultant at Pricewaterhouse Coopers.
Rajan served on the boards of several for-profit and non-profit organizations. He earned both his Master of Business Administration (Finance & Accounting) and Master of Arts (Economics) degrees from Rutgers University (USA) and he is a CPA from the State of New Jersey, USA.
Chairman & MD, RailTel
Presently working as Chairman and Managing Director of RailTel and working on business strategies to grow, transform and sustain. Building up organizational capacity and capability in telecom and IT infrastructure to bridge digital divide. Prior to this, he was Director (Network Planning & Marketing) in RailTel for over four years and was responsible for marketing of Railways and RailTel’s telecom services. He was also instrumental in planning RailTel’s all India Network. Mr Bahuguna was the founder member of RailTel’s Core team in the year 2001 and headed operations of RailTel in Western Region. He was responsible for projects, networking, O&M as well as marketing activities.
Mr. Bahuguna started his carrier in Railways in January, 1982, as IRSSE after qualifying all India Engineering Services Exam. He is tuned with Railways and its working culture & has long association with Railways working in all fields, mainly in Signaling & Telecom.
He is also a professional signaling Engineer & has nurtured the same for 20 years before switching for modernization of telecom on Indian Railways. He is associated with commissioning of first OFC link in Indian Railways in 1988. He has presented papers in various seminars in the country and oversees.
Director & Head of Engineering (Femto System R&D – Small Cells Business), Nokia Siemens Networks
Suresh Nair has over 13.5 years of experience in Telecom Software Development across various technologies and platforms. In his current position he serves as Director/Head of Engineering for the Femto System R&D within the Small Cells business line in Nokia Siemens Networks Bangalore, working towards the commercial development and roll out of NSN’s 3G and 4G Femto solutions for telcos worldwide. Suresh is responsible for System Architecture, Development, System & Performance Test, Trials and Commercial roll outs as part of this job. Suresh has received several awards during in career in Nokia Siemens Networks including Siemens COM Management Award, Mobile Broadband Talent Recognition, Multiple Star performer awards etc.
Suresh has an MBA degree in International Business Management and an Engineering Degree in Computer Science.
Chairman & MD, Telecommunications Consultants India
Vimal Wakhlu is a B.E. from NIT Srinagar, India, and MBA Marketing from IGNOU, India. He is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) from Project Management Institute, Pennsylvania. Started his career with NHPC in 1977 followed by OCS (Overseas Communications Services) (subsequently VSNL and now Tata Communications Ltd) till 1983. Worked in DOT (Department of Telecom) from 1983 to 2000 and BSNL from 2000 to 2006 in various capacities including Director Satellite Maintenance Western Region and General Manager Mobile Services in Maharashtra Circle and the North East Circles of BSNL India.
He has got nearly 36 years experience in the field of Telecom including e-Networks, Mobile Communications, Satellite Communications including VSAT based networks, Optical Communications, Troposcatter Communication, Data Transmission, Maritime Communications, International Telephony, Analog and Digital Microwave Systems, Analog and Digital Co-axial Systems and Video Transmission – Analog/Digital. He has been responsible for the implementation of the prestigious Pan African e- Network Project linking 48 countries in the the African continent to India for Tele-education and Telemedicine.
He has been actively involved in the activities of IETE, particularly the Mumbai Chapter and has held positions of Hon. Treasurer, Secretary and vice Chairman.
Before taking over as Chairman & Managing Director on 16th December, 2011, he was Director(Technical) on the Board of TCIL.
EVP & CTO, Infotel Broadband (Reliance LTE networks)
Anuj Jain has over 22 years of telecommunications with current position as EVP and CTO at Reliance Industries India - Infotel Broadband (4G/LTE/FTTx/WiFi networks). Working for LTE/FTTx/WiFi next generation networks rollout targeting 200M subs and $10B investment PAN India. Driving technology selection and network architecture, network planning and engineering, network rollout and network operations for end-to-end wireline networks (Transport, IP, FTTx, CDN, Fiber/MW) of 800 Cities, 125000km NLD, ILD. Previously worked for Bharti Airtel Ltd as Sr. Vice President, Network Planning and Engineering.
Based on his participating in IPTV project light speed for AT&T, USA Anuj was awarded President Gold award, highest tribute in Fujitsu 2005. Anuj has contributed to Verizon P-OTP/FiOS networks specifications in 2008. In Bharti Anuj was awarded with several CEO awards and led various industry consortiums. Anuj also has three US patents (US 20070064736, 20070094344, 20070081464). Anuj is USA Citizen with Indian OCI (Overseas citizenship of India).
Director & CEO, Videocon Telecommunications
He is a technically accomplished and competent professional with nearly 30 years of rich cross functional experience, having started his professional journey in 1982 working with Greaves Cotton Ltd. & later he joined Videocon Group in 1993. Currently as Director & CEO-Videocon Telecommunications Ltd. & CEO Global CPT Videocon Industries Ltd. he is assigned with the additional responsibility for the execution of Videocon’s plans to venture the Telecom Business in India.
During his journey he has held several key positions, like in 2000-2003 as GM-Operations where he was in charge for Operations & Sales of Videocon Glass abroad and played a significant role in execution of export orders from Toshiba and LG-Philips Indonesia.
From 2003 to March 2007 he worked as VP Operations, Sales & Marketing and Expansion Projects for Videocon Glass Plants located in Bharuch, Gujarat, with USD 200 million revenues per year & Piaseczno, Poland with yearly revenues of USD 40 million. During this period he was assigned with additional responsibility of global sourcing for all Display and Glass units of Viodeocon group as Director-supply chain.
CTO, Sistema Shyam Teleservices
As the Chief Technology Officer, Ashwani K Khillan brings with him rich experience of over 22 years in Network Technology & Strategy, green-field Network Setups, Network Operations & Network Managed Services.
Ashwani joined Sistema Shyam Teleservices Ltd (SSTL) in May 2008, as Director Network Planning. Before taking over as CTO, he also worked as Director Network Operations since October 2010. Before joining MTS, Ashwani held key positions at leading telecom companies in India including Huawei India, American Tower, Ericsson, Idea Cellular, Reliance Infocom and Fascel Limited (now Vodafone Gujarat).
Born on August 24, 1968 in Karnal, Ashwani Khillan is a telecom graduate from Regional Engineering College Kurukshetra and has obtained a PGCBM from XLRI Jamshedpur.
Beyond business, Ashwani’s interest includes watching cricket, traveling and listening to music.
Director Networks, Network Services Group, Bharti Airtel
Jagbir Singh, in his current role as CTO & Director - Networks and member of the Airtel Management Board, leads the Network Services Group across India and South Asia. He is responsible for managing one of the largest integrated networks in the world providing – 2G ,3G ,4G, fixed line voice and DSL, National and International long distance and DTH services. Jagbir is instrumental in providing strategic direction & vision to Bharti group on all network technology related aspects. His vision to evolve the technology landscape from a conventional ‘network based services’ model to a more user aware and service centric ‘services based network’ has been driving major transformation initiatives. Scale & robustness, cost effective and efficient delivery models, 4G strategies to handle the Mobile Internet, Wireless broadband and data explosion are some of his major focus areas. His responsibilities include ensuring an excellent network experience for 200 +Mn customers that Bharti Airtel today has across India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. As the member of Airtel’s management board , in-charge of network, Jagbir manages an annual investment outlay of around $5 Bn. Prior to taking over as CTO and Director Networks of Bharti Airtel in May 2011, Jagbir worked as President & CTO– (Technology and Networks), with Reliance Communications. Apart from managing the third largest network basis customers share, he provided overall strategic technology direction and all aspects of networks and was instrumental in rolling out Reliance’s 3G network in the country spread across 13 circles.
AVP - New Products & Partnerships, Vodafone India.
In his current role, he is responsible for driving the development of new products & partnerships for the Enterprise segment. Nitin is widely quoted in industry publications. In the past, he co-authored “GB924 - Service Model Framework” published by the TeleManagement Forum. He was also the contributing editor of “Telecom Billing Dictionary” published by the Althos Publishing.
Prior to Vodafone, Nitin held the position of AVP at Frog Design where he was responsible for managing the Innovation strategy practice for the APAC region. Earlier, he worked as Consulting Partner at Wipro Technologies where he was responsible for the Business Advisory practice for the Telecoms & Media industry vertical.
Nitin holds a B.Tech (Honors) in Computer Science and Engineering from the Institute of Technology-BHU.
Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Idea Cellular
With a background in Sales and Marketing, Rajat has spent several years in marketing and selling consumer durables in India, Far East and the Middle East. For the last 15 years he has been in the telecom industry, and has a broad range of experience across the category.
In his present role, Mukarji is the public face of the company and spokesperson for the company in the government. Responsible for the alignment of internal business processes and systems with policy, and regulatory requirements. Company representative on all regulatory, industry and association foray. Responsible for press relations. Responsible for maintaining a consistent image of the organization with stake holders.
Chief Representative, Telenor Group
Chief Representative, Telenor Group in India Rajiv Bawa is the Chief Representative of the Telenor Group in India, and heads the Telenor India office. In this capacity, Rajiv is responsible for advocating Telenor Group’s interests in India, including the Group’s views and position in the areas of Government policy, regulatory matters and business strategy with a diversity of stakeholders and projecting Telenor Group’s long-term strategic intent in India. Rajiv has earlier served as Chief Corporate Affairs Officer of Uninor, Telenor’s Indian business unit, heading the functions of Regulatory, Legal, Communications, Business assurance, Business continuity and risk and Corporate responsibility. He was associated with Uninor from its inception in 2008.
Prior to joining Uninor, Rajiv was based in the US where his experiences included strong international business knowledge in emerging markets, M&A, and startups. He has held a variety of consulting, sales and strategy leadership positions within IBM focusing on sectors such as FMCG, distribution and technology services. He has also lived in Japan, where he was a part of the executive steering group of a large FMCG company implementing a business transformation and ERP project. During the peak of the dot com days in the US, Rajiv was the director of marketing and business development of a software startup organization.
He has a Masters in Computer Science from University of Maryland and a certificate in management from Wharton School of Business.
Head - Technology Solutions, Aircel
Robert Sewell is the Head of Technology Solutions at Aircel, responsible for IT as well as Network Architecture and Planning. He has been with Aircel since July 2011; prior to that he was with Telstra Australia, where he held roles in product innovation, fixed and mobile networks and company-wide architecture.
Director - Business Development, Yahoo India
He is responsible for Strategic Alliances and Partnerships for Yahoo in India across all Yahoo product lines and services.
Sachin also leads the Telco/ISP, Mobile and Software/Tools distribution partnerships for Yahoo across India and South East Asia region.
He has rich experience across telecom, mobile, software services and internet industry with keen sense of market development. A partnership centric professional with experience in strategic alliances, business development and independently managing a business unit.
Sachin has previously managed teams in Satyam Computers and Bharti Airtel, with experience of working in different countries across APAC and US.
Director, Tikona Digital Networks
As CTO, Tarun has been directing the company's Technology strategy since inception and is responsible for Design , Development , Deployment & Operation of Tikona’s Network and IT Infrastructure . He also serves as Director on the Board of Tikona Digital Network.
Tarun has over 22 years of industry experience spanning in IT, broadband and digital broadcast technologies. He has successfully deployed and managed operations of many technology intensive projects including enterprise and retail broadband BSS, cutting edge Interactive IPTV over metro Ethernet network, service delivery platforms for New-age products and broadband radio access networks.
Prior to Tikona, Tarun served in Reliance communications as Senior Vice President and was responsible for IT and Technology Development for Broadband and Home (DTH & IPTV) Businesses. Tarun has also served in Huges Telecom (Now Tata Teleservices Maharashtra Limited) in its formative years. He began his carrier in elite Indian Railway Service.
Tarun is an electronics and communication engineer with M Tech from Indian Institute of Technology.
National Head (Ops.) & Customer Support, Aircel
Vipul joined Aircel in July 2009 and is responsible for all India operations including all regions and circles. His primary responsibilities include leading, developing and growing Aircel’s top line revenue and profitability, building and aligning front end organization structure for competitive advantage and ensuring service excellence at all customer touch points. He fosters meaningful investment in creating, building, funding and expanding Aircel’s current business in line with the company’s overall vision along with talent management.
An MBA in Marketing, he specializes in general management, sales, distribution, marketing and operations management. He has nearly three decades of rich experience spanning across diverse geographies such as Africa, the United States, Philippines and China with some of the leading consumer companies in the world. His previous assignment was with the Coca Cola Company.
Marketing Director (Devices), Huawei and Sethumadhavan Srinivasan, Head - Strategy & Marketing, Huawei
Anand has 17 years of experience in several roles within Marketing, Sales, Product Management and business development at leading blue-chip brands like Huawei, Nokia, Airtel & Comverse in multiple markets like India, UK, China, Finland and Denmark.
He is Huawei India’s Marketing Director for Devices and a member of India Management Team. Over the past 2 years, he has led Huawei’s B2C transformation by launching branded range of products in Indian market. Before joining Huawei, he has held several Director-level roles like category management, marketing, GTM for Nokia’s smart-phone business, affordable feature-phones and Ovi services. His experience is enhanced by his Advanced Executive Management program, MBA and BE education from European & Indian universities.
Balaji joined PointRed post acquisition by Gemini Communication Ltd in 2006. Prior to that he was heading the Telecom services SBU in Gemini Communication Ltd . His contribution to the company accelerated PointRed's emergence in the 4G space. Under his leadership, 28 commercially successful products were launched catering to backhaul and access networks of the telecom service provider. PointRed also emerged as a leader in the Indian Mobile WiMAX space. PointRed's continued technological innovation has leaped forward in evolution of Industry leading products in LTE-Advanced and High Speed Mobile Backhaul.
Telecom Solutions & Business Development Lead, IBM India South Asia.
Ms. Geeta Gurnani is the Telecom Industry Solutions and Business
Development Leader. With more than 15 years of IT Industry experience, she has spent the last 8 years in the Telecom Industry. Currently she manages a team of Client IT Architects, Business Development Executives and Solution Managers who work with Communication Service Providers, bringing them innovative IBM Solutions and Services.
She believes in an innovative approach and has been instrumental in developing Telecom specific solutions such as Network Analytics, Machine- 2-Machine, IPv4-IPv6, Wifi HotSpot , Cloud Offerings, BigData and Real-time Campaigns She also manages the Eco System Partners and ISVs thereby creating end to end solutions for IBM Clients
Chief Operating Officer, Nimbuzz
Joby Babu is currently the Chief Operating Officer in Nimbuzz. He is responsible for ensuring efficient and effective business operations at Nimbuzz, the proper management of resources and distribution of goods and services to customers. With 100,000 users joining every day, Nimbuzz mobile application is currently available for over 1000 mobile phones under Symbian OS, Android, Java ME, Apple iPhone and Blackberry. Nimbuzz was also chosen as one of the 100 winners of the Industry Award Red Herring 100 Global.
Joby was previously the Head of Operations at VAS Marketing at Aircel Wireless - Maxis Telecom Subsidiary. He has also been a part of the sales team as the Technical Account Manager at Motorola Chicago. Being the Technical Account Manager, he is a blend of customer service and product sales, since he not only assisted customers with their services, but also tried to market new services to existing customers. Joby was also the Software Integration Manager at Motorola Chicago.
As the System Analyst for Infosys Technologies Ltd, he researched problems, planned solutions, recommended software and systems and coordinated development to meet the requirements at Infosys. He is familiar with a variety of programming languages, operating systems, and computer hardware platforms.
Joby is well acquainted with the Telecom industry and is savoir- faire. He graduated from Saïd Business School – University of Oxford, and has studied from New Jersey Institute of Technology.
Sr. Marketing Evangelist, Ixia
Joe Zeto serves as a Director Product Marketing within Ixia’s marketing organization. He has over 17 years of experience in wireless and IP networking, both from the engineering and marketing sides. Joe has extensive knowledge and a global prospective of the networking market and the test and measurement industry. Prior to joining Ixia, Joe was Director of Product Marketing at Spirent Communications running Enterprise Switching, Storage Networking, and Wireless Infrastructure product lines. Joe has a Juris Docorate from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, CA.
VP Packet Networking, Ciena
With more than two and a half decades of engineering experience, Michael Nielsen brings a wealth of industry leadership to his role at Ciena. Prior to joining the company, Nielsen was Executive Vice President of Product Management and Engineering at World Wide Packets. Before Ciena/WWP, Nielsen was Lucent’s Chief Technology Officer for the Integrated Network Solutions wire line segment and President of Lucent’s Data Networking Group. Before joining Lucent, Nielsen held executive positions at CoSine Communications, Silicon Graphics and MIPS Computer Systems, and a consulting engineer position at Digital Equipment Corporation. He holds a BS, MS, and PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.
A qualified MBA and seasoned entrepreneur, Praveen has many successful business ventures to his credit. Presently, he oversees operations as the CEO of Handygo Technologies– a leading wireless solutions provider of Mobile Entertainment and Value-Added Services in India. He is also Founder of RockASAP Retail, which is India’s first Mall on Mobile. It also have India’s very first Ebook store for Mobiles and Tablets – Rockstand.
Despite widespread scepticism about the prospects in telecom, Handygo Technologies pioneered the concept of MVAS (mobile value-added services) in India. Initially, there were many hurdles in convincing established telecom operators about handygo’s capabilities. But Praveen’s business acumen and innovative ideas helped secure a strategic alliance with Mukta Arts, a company run by renowned Bollywood producer Subhash Ghai. The alliance enabled Handygo to secure the copyrights of movies, songs and wallpapers. Within a year, the fledgling company had forged alliances with industry titans such as Bharti Airtel, Nokia and others. There has been no looking back, ever since.
Managing Director, India & SAARC, Juniper Networks
Ravi Chauhan is based in Bangalore and is responsible for the sales and operations of
Juniper Networks throughout the sub-region.
Ravi brings over two decades of experience to his role at Juniper Networks.
Prior to joining Juniper, he was the global head of Nortel’s Communication
Enabled Applications Business. In his ten year career with Nortel, he served
in several senior leadership roles including as the managing director of
Nortel India. Ravi has also served in leadership roles within Cabletron
Systems, Digital Equipment and Wipro in a variety of disciplines including
sales, marketing, and technical areas.
Ravi holds a PGDM in business management from the Indian Institute of
Management, Ahmedabad and a BE (Honours) degree in electronics and
communications from Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology,
President Sales, Service Provider, India & SAARC, Cisco India
In his current role, Sanjay heads the entire Telco business for Cisco India. Major focus is on driving the overall growth strategy and sales operations for the Telco and Cable segment. Under his leadership, the focus is also on IPNGN growth, Mobility Solutions, DC/Cloud, Collaboration, Video for the Telco Segment and Cable end to end solutions to support cable digitization mandate.
Sanjay has worked in the Information Communication Technology (ICT) industry for over 20 years. Sanjay joined Cisco seven years ago from Nortel, where he was Director Business Development for Optical Ethernet for the Asia Pacific region and was based in Hong Kong. Prior to this role Sanjay led the Technology and Solution Initiative practice and was instrumental in successfully driving the Internet Data Center solution within Asia Pacific region.
Sanjay started his international career with British Telecom in the U.K. and worked in their high speed optical networks R&D group.
Head - Strategy & Marketing, Huawei
Sethu is leading the Strategy & Marketing function in Huawei India, and has 23 years' experience in managing strategic telecom projects covering R&D, Networks Engineering, Services, Sales & Marketing.
Prior to joining Huawei in early 2008, he served Alcatel-Lucent for 12 years where he headed Sales and Marketing activities for Radio & Wire-line business divisions for South Asia, besides serving European 3G carriers and enterprises during his stint at Alcatel HQ in Paris. He has been extensively involved in development of codecs for radio & optical systems in his previous stint at Philips/PKI Germany.
In his present role, he focuses on strategic marketing and promotion of new wireless technologies and business models for telecom markets. He drives the company’s strategy planning, business consulting, product management and integrated marketing communications in the India region.
Director SDP Product Marketing, Oracle Communications
Steve Northridge is Director, SDP Product Marketing with Oracle Corporation. Steve is focused on the Oracle products related to service brokering and policy control. He has over 20 years of experience in core network signaling.
Steve graduated from Drexel University with an MS in Electrical Engineering and from Rutgers University with a BS in Electrical Engineering and a BA in Computer Science. He is also a Licensed Professional Engineer.
Suneet Singh Tuli
Suneet Singh Tuli is the founder and CEO of DataWind Ltd., responsibile for the overall vision, strategy and execution for the Company’s future. He has 20 years of experience as a serial entrepreneur, having previously launched two successful companies that conducted Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) on the Nasdaq stock market. Using patented technologies, these companies created a variety of scanning, printing and imaging products, which were sold worldwide through direct distribution and OEM/private-label channels. In these ventures he managed a team of over 250 professionals across eight countries. The innovative products and technologies created through these ventures have received numerous awards and accolades.
Group Product Manager, Mobile Routing Business Unit, Tellabs
Tuuli Sarvilinna is group product manager of product marketing for the Mobile Routing business unit. In this role, she is responsible for planning and producing product marketing activities and deliverables for the Tellabs 8600 Smart Routers, the Tellabs 8800 Smart Routers, and the Tellabs 8100 Managed Access System. She also supports the product line planning, strategy and other marketing activities on these systems.
Prior to this role, Sarvilinna was senior product manager responsible for working with strategic customer accounts to solve the challenges with network planning, architecture and deployments. She joined Tellabs in 2001 and she has held a variety of positions in product and portfolio marketing.
Sarvilinna holds a Master of Science in engineering from Tampere University of Technology.