COMSNETS 2012/Mobile India Keynote Speakers

  1. Mr. Virendra Gupta, VP, General Technology Division, Huawei, India
  2. Mr. P. Balaji, Managing Director, Sony Ericsson, India Operations.

Speaker: Mr. Virendra Gupta, Senior Vice President and Business Line Head – Central R&D (CRD) BL and Head – General Technology Division, Huawei Technologies India Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore.

About the Speaker:

Virendra Gupta is Senior Vice President and BL Head – Central R&D (CRD) BL and Head – General Technology Division in Huawei Technologies India Pvt. Ltd., Huawei's largest overseas R&D center focused on developing and delivering telecom core platforms and end-to-end telecom solutions and services for global market.

As Central R&D BL Head, Virendra has complete management responsibility for the Business Line to ensure high quality, on time delivery of deliverables to customers in line with R&D centers objectives. Currently, as part of CRD BL, he has responsibility for development of core components and platforms in Network Management, Embedded OS Middleware, Telecom Network Protocols, Linux/OS, In Memory Database, Licensing, Telecom Application Server/Distributed Computing Platform, DPI/BI, Security, IP domain and Multimedia Content Delivery domain. Apart from this, CRD BL also engages in Mechnical/Electrical Design activity for Huawei Products.

As Head-GTD, He has responsibility to provide enabling platform through GTD for engineering and technology excellence in the R&D Center.

Under his leadership, CRD BL has delivered world class components and platforms in these domains for global markets with wide deployment across the world. His teams uses agile development methodology very widely for software development. His business line also has been the pioneer in adopting lean in software development.

Prior to taking this responsibility for CRD BL, Virendra was the head of Embedded Software Business Unit where his responsibility included development of core components and platforms in Datacom (IPV6, Routing Protocols, IP Security Protocols), Wireless LAN, Voice Protocols, Embedded OS and Optical domains where several protocols/products/platforms were developed and released for world market.

Virendra has over 22 years experience in the telecom industry, of which more than 10 years have been with Huawei. Virendra holds an Engineering Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical and Electronic from National Institute of Technology, Jaipur; Masters Degree in Integrated Electronics from Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi; MBA from University of Delhi, Faculty of Management Studies. Virendra is also a Certified PMP (Project Management Professional) from Project Management Institute, USA.

Title: Key Technology Trends in ICT Space

Abstract: India R&D center of Huawei plays critical role in global R&D strategy of Huawei delivering key platforms, products and components for its global market.  Huawei is a key solution provider in ICT space.  This speech will focus on some of the technology work in ICT space which is being carried out in this R&D center highlighting state of the art, key solutions and future trends.  Speech will touch upon state of the art, solutions and trends pertaining to technologies such as protocol evolutions, content delivery networks, cloud computing, Network management systems etc. 


Speaker: Mr. P. Balaji, Managing Director of Sony Ericsson-India Operations.

About the Speaker:

Mr. P. Balaji is the Managing Director of Sony Ericsson-India Operations and is responsible for developing strategic plans for the growth of the company, establishing strong partnerships in India and driving sales for the company.

Prior to his current assignment, Mr. P. Balaji was the Vice President of Communications, Corp. Affairs and Business Development – in Ericsson for Region India. In that role, he was responsible for driving Communications, Public Relations and Government Affairs for the company. He was also responsible for Business Development Activities in new customer & technology segments for the Company. As a member of the leadership team, he has headed multiple roles including Marketing, Strategy, Technical Solution & also contributed significantly to the global strategy formulation for the group.

He is an Electronics Engineer from IIT Roorkee and did his MBA from IIM Ahmedabad.  He has over 20 years of experience in Telecom & IT, in diverse functions including sales, marketing, strategy and product management.  He has been associated with start-up ventures of TATA group, AT&T and Lucent during this period and has held Senior Leadership positions in these Companies.

He has been the chairman of several taskforces/expert groups set up by Department of Telecommunications and Planning Commission on policy matters.  He has been Member of National Council of Apex Industry Chambers like CII, FICCI and  ASSOCHAM and Co-Chairman of their telecom national sub-committees.  He is the past President of Telecom Equipment Manufacturers Association (TEMA) and Northern Region Chairman of the Telecom Export promotion council.





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