Vikram SaksenaChief Solutions Architect, Office of the CTO at NETSCOUT Systems
Dr. Saksena has been at the forefront of technology innovations in the wireless, Internet, cloud and data analytics industries. He has held senior leadership positions in a number of small and large companies. He began his career at AT&T in the early days of packet switching and made fundamental contributions that led to the commercialization of Frame Relay and Internet Protocol networks. He was named an “AT&T Fellow” in 1997 for his contributions to the growth of AT&T’s data networking business. Subsequently, Vikram was part of the founding team of two start-up companies in the broadband area, MaxComm Technologies and Narad Networks. Later on he became the CTO of two public companies, Sonus Networks and Tellabs, where he led the technology strategy and development of new products in voice over IP, mobile backhaul, mobile packet core, mobile video, and mobile security areas. He was the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council’s “CTO of the Year” Finalist in 2008 for his contributions to Sonus’s wireless business. At NetScout, Vikram is responsible for NFV/SDN strategy and solution architecture.