Telecom evolution in India: Making it simple through complex solutions by Mr. Muralidhar B S, Lead Consultant and Chief Solution Architect, India, Best Shore Application Services (Global Delivery), Hewlett-Packard Company.

Is Your Video More Popular than Mine? A Study of YouTube Video Popularity by Dr. Anirban Mahanti, NICTA, Australia

Mr. A. Sethuraman, Huawei Telecommunications

Changing Technology Landscape and its Impact in India by Mr. Som Pal Choudhury, Worldwide Director of Product Marketing & Management, Consumer Networking,NETGEAR Inc.

Networked Cloud Computing by Dr. Krishan Sabnani, Senior Vice President, Alcatel Lucent Bell Labs

Deep personalization through mobile and social computing by Dr. Shriram Revankar, Adobe India Technology Labs

Intelligent Acceleration: Networking Trends and Applications by Mr. Santhanakrishnan Raman, Managing Director, LSI India Research & Development

Wireless World Research Forum (WWRF) Introduction and Vision by Dr. Sudhir Dixit, Vice Chair, WWRF Asia Pacific Region, Director, HP Labs India
Telecom evolution in India: Making it simple through complex solutions

Mr. Muralidhar B S
Lead Consultant and Chief Solution Architect,
India, Best Shore Application Services (Global Delivery), Hewlett-Packard Company.

Muralidhar B S has over 20 years of Telecom software engineering design, development and Solution Architecting experience. He was part of Industry research group from Germany working on NMS ITU-T standards in SDH and SONET domains. He specializes in Telecom Management solutions and custom solutions for various Telecom OSSBSS requirements. He is also associated across verticals like BFSI, HLS, Transportation and CIR for Enterprise and Industry specific solutions. He is currently part of Strategy, Solution, Architecture and Consulting for HP ES and a Chief SA for Industry solutions as a part of CT Office, India Apps Cluster.

Muralidhar has an engineering degree in Electronics and Communication from UVCE, Bangalore and a Post Graduate Business Management (MBA) from TAPMI CEE, Center of Executive Excellence, Manipal

Is Your Video More Popular than Mine? A Study of YouTube Video Popularity

Dr. Anirban Mahanti
NICTA, Australia

YouTube is the world's largest user-generated video sharing service. Estimates suggest that this six-year-old service hosts several million user-generated video clips, receives more than three billion views per day, and has approximately 48 hours of content uploaded every minute. According to some measurements, YouTube accounts for between 25-30\% of the Internet traffic, and it is anticipated that the growing popularity of smartphones will result in even more growth in services such as YouTube that thrive on user-generated content. This tremendous growth presents challenges to the service providers and the network operators, as resources need to be efficiently managed to ensure good quality of experience for the end users. In this talk, I will present an overview of NICTA research activities on characterizing/modeling user-generated content and understanding their impact on management of networks/systems. My talk will also present a brief introduction to NICTA and its activities.

Dr. Anirban Mahanti is a Principal Researcher at National ICT Australia (NICTA), Australia's center of excellence in ICT research. Prior to joining NICTA, he held academic appointments at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi and the University of Calgary, Canada. He received the B.E. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology (at Mesra), India, in 1997, and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, in 1999 and 2004, respectively. Anirban's research interests are in the areas of performance evaluation of distributed systems and computer networks, with current research activities focused on scalable content distribution, network measurements, and ICT for development. He has served on the program committee of several top-tier conferences including International World Wide Web conference, IFIP Performance conference, and ACM SIGMETRICS. Anirban was a recipient of an outstanding young faculty fellowship at IIT Delhi, and he is a co-author on two award papers.

Mr. A. Sethuraman
Huawei Telecommunications

Mr. Sethuraman, is an Industry veteran with over 25 years experience in leading Telecom Multinational companies in various capacities. He is presently the Executive Director at Huawei Telecommunications, heading the Products & solutions system and VP for Technical Sales and marketing activities. Prior to this, he served as a Chief Marketing Officer responsible for Marketing & Strategy at Alcatel Lucent and earlier was the Country Senior Officer for Sri Lanka and Maldives at Alcatel.

He has presented many papers and has contributed to broadband vision 2010 and the broadband policy of India. He was also the past Chairman of the GSM suppliers association in India. He has participated in many panel discussions on subjects under Wireless technologies covering GSM, CDMA, 3G-HSPA, WiMAX and TDD LTE, Fixed Broadband, NGN, IP-TV, e-Gov etc and has contributed to the growth of the telecom field in South Asia.

Changing Technology Landscape and its Impact in India

Mr. Som Pal Choudhury
Director of Product Management and Marketing

Som Pal Choudhury’s talk will focus on the rapidly changing Technology landscape in consumer electronics, networking, telecom and service provider segments, and will highlight the global macro trends. The talk will pan across sectors addressing the changing trends in terms of migration to the cloud, the emergence of Apps everywhere, Over-the-Top Video play, the commoditization of hardware, the consumerism of IT and proliferation of Mobile broadband access. Som will discuss with facts, figures, surveys and examples these trends and its sometimes accelerated and at times delayed adoption in the BRIC economies. Som will further discuss the opportunities that emerge from these macro trends, the opportunities and challenges in India especially from the context of Broadband Access, IPTV delivery and Service provider threats and challenges with over the top Apps. The talk with touch upon opportunities for Indian companies and startups to create attractive solutions from ground up.

Mr. Som Pal Choudhury is the Director of Product Management and Marketing at NETGEAR Inc. managing the global wireless and multimedia product portfolio. Before NETGEAR, he was a long timer at Cadence Design Systems as a senior manager of the product engineering division responsible for System on and Chip design methodologies and EDA tools. Som was one of the early pioneers of Energy management and Smart Grid industry as the first employee and Director of Product Management of an early stage Energy Management/Smart Grid startup, American Grid Inc. 

Som has an MBA from Wharton, University of Pennsylvania, MS from North Carolina State University and a BTech from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.
Networked Cloud Computing
Dr. Krishan Sabnani
VP, Networking Research
Bell Labs
Murray Hill, NJ

Cloud computing and virtualization are two disruptive technologies that will have a profound impact on society. These technologies will transform the delivery of essential information services in a manner analogous to what was done for the delivery of essential services such as electricity and water supply. For many high-bandwidth and low-delay applications, current industry solutions are not sufficient. To handle them, the networking and computing resources must be distributed in several small data centers at ISPs' central offices connected together using lightweight networks. This solution, called networked cloud, will result in lower latency and reduced bandwidth costs. Our innovations to realize this vision include an operating system, a resource-discovery procedure, and several resource-allocation schemes that automatically scale with user load.
A consensus is emerging that next-gen networks will have a distributed collection of simple elements (such as for radio reception/transmission and packet forwarding) and a few computing server-farms for control and payload processing. Alcatel-Lucent's LightRadio vision incorporates this architecture. Our techniques for networked cloud will be instrumental in creating this vision.

Dr. Krishnan Sabnani is currently Vice President of Networking Research at Bell Labs. He manages all networking research in Bell Labs, comprising nine departments in six countries: USA, France, Germany, Ireland, India, and Belgium.  Krishan has conceived and launched numerous systems projects in the areas of internetworking and wireless networking. His successful transfers of research ideas to products in Alcatel-Lucent and (previously) AT&T business units have had a major positive impact on the business. Krishan has also conducted extensive personal research in data and wireless networking. His contributions have played a major role in modern mobile networks, and his recent breakthrough re-engineering of routers has launched a revolution in network designs.

Krishan received the 2005 IEEE Eric E. Sumner Award and the 2005 IEEE W. Wallace McDowell Award. He is a Bell Labs Fellow and a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM). He received the Leonard G. Abraham Prize Paper Award from the IEEE Communications Society in 1991 and the 2005 Distinguished Alumni Award from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India. He also won the Thomas Alva Patent Award from the R&D Council of New Jersey in 2005, 2009, and 2010. He holds 40 patents and has published more than 70 papers.

Krishan received his B. Tech. in electrical engineering from IIT Delhi in 1975, and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Columbia University, New York, in 1981. He joined Bell Labs in 1981.

Deep personalization through mobile and social computing

Dr. Shriram Revankar
Adobe India Technology Labs

Mobile, cloud and social networks have fundamentally altered the computing landscape. For today’s enterprises customer and consumer interactions are timeshared with numerous other interactions that consume the same increasingly decreasing bandwidth. In this keynote, through examples, we will make a case for deep personalization as a new paradigm that will improve interaction bandwidth and customer intimacy.  This new paradigm is built on top of widespread use of mobile devices, high availability and connectivity afforded by the cloud and social network/computing.

Dr. Shriram Revankar is the Head of Adobe India Technology Labs. Previously he was with Xerox Corporation, where he was a Xerox Fellow and has served Xerox in various capacities including being the Director of Smart Document Systems Lab and Chief architect of the Production Solutions and Services business. In his current capacity Shriram is focused on creating a new world class research and technology center in Bangalore, India. He also has the responsibility to identify and incubate new business opportunities for Adobe, India.

Shriram has a M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from SUNY Buffalo, and his research interests span smart and adaptive systems, Social Analytics and Decision Support Systems and collaboration services on non-traditional computing platforms.

Intelligent Acceleration: Networking Trends and Applications

Mr. Santhanakrishnan Raman
Managing Director
LSI India Research & Development Pvt. Ltd.

Growth in cloud services, cloud storage and internet video are driving fundamental changes in technologies in data centers and mobile networks. Raman's talk will highlight what those changes are and will focus on the imperatives for acceleration and intelligence in the network and discuss technologies that help achieve the desired targets.

Mr. Santhanakrishnan Raman is the new Managing Director for LSI India Research & Development Pvt. Ltd.  Raman spent 11 years (’93 to ’04) in LSI Milpitas, California and moved to LSI India, Bangalore in 2004.   Raman has been working on development of multiple generations of design tools and methodologies in the Custom Solutions (ASIC) Division at LSI. He graduated with an M.Tech degree in Electrical Engineering (Microelectronics) from IIT-Kanpur in ’92 and has also completed an Executive General Management Program (EGMP) from IIM-Bangalore this year. Raman is a co-inventor of 6 US patents.  At LSI, he has been very active in many cross functional initiatives within LSI India and across LSI world-wide. He is an active participant and representative of LSI at ISA and has organized and moderated panel discussions in VLSI Conferences in ’09 and ‘10.

Raman’s professional interests include trends in computing and software development, and emerging business models in a globalized economy.  On the personal front, he is an avid follower of political and business news, loves everything cricket and likes to do video editing.

Wireless World Research Forum (WWRF) Introduction and Vision

Dr. Sudhir Dixit
Vice Chair,
WWRF Asia Pacific Region,
Director, HP Labs India

WWRF is a unique forum of the global wireless industry that brings together more than 140 member organizations from both industry and academia to develop the strategy for the world's wireless future. In this talk, we present an overview of the WWRF – its objectives, organizational structure, areas of focus, and the accomplishments thus far. We also present the vision of the wireless world in the following key areas and discuss the technologies that are under development to make that vision a reality:
(1) Human perspectives and future service concepts
(2) Service architecture
(3) Communication architectures
(4) New radio interfaces, relay-based systems and smart antennas
(5) Short range radio communication systems
(6) Cognitive wireless networks
(7) Security and trust
(8) Spectrum issues.

Sudhir Dixit is the Director of HP Labs India. The principal focus of the laboratory is on creating new technologies to address the ICT needs of the next billion users.  Prior to joining HP Labs in June 2009, Dixit held a joint appointment as a CTO at the Centre for Internet Excellence and a Research Manager at the Centre for Wireless Communications, both at the University of Oulu, Finland. From 1996 to 2008, he held various positions with Nokia: Senior Research Manager, Research Fellow, Head of Nokia Research Center (Boston), and in the later years as Head of Network Technology (USA) for Nokia Siemens Networks. He also held the position of Senior Director at Research in Motion during a brief period in 2008.

Dixit received his Ph.D. degree in electronic science and telecommunications from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, U.K, and his M.B.A. degree from the Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Florida. He is an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Davis and Docent in Telecommunications at the University of Oulu, Finland. He has published over 200 papers, edited 5 books and holds 20 patents. He is a Fellow of IEEE (USA), IET (UK) and IETE (India).


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