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BIG 5G Event


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16-18 May, 2022
Austin Convention Center, Austin

Sankaran Ramanathan
Executive Director – Network Systems Field Operations at Verizon


Sankaran “Ram” Ramanathan is Executive Director of Network Systems at Verizon. He is currently responsible to provide end-to-end global technology solutions for Network Field Assurance and Operation Centers for 4G/5G wireless network, fiber deployment and intelligent edge systems. As a leader in technology, he brings network excellence and CapEx/OpEx efficiencies through virtualization, robotic process automation, AI/ML, adaptive training and mobility.

Ram has over 20+ years of experience leading network planning, core engineering, field operations, IT, device launch and supply chain management for Verizon. He serves on the Executive Board of TIA enabling industry standards, smart building strategy, scaled agile methodology and Lean Six Sigma processes.

Ram is a passionate active community service member, mentoring students through the Verizon Foundation and the Verizon Leadership Development Program. He volunteers teaching Yoga to the community and sits on the Advisory Board of NAF NYC designing STEM programs for high school students.