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Gulzar Azad
Country Head - Connectivity at Google India


Gulzar Azad is an Internet and Telecom veteran whose 19 years of career spans from building mobile technology products to helping bridge the digital divide over the recent years as Google India's Country Head -Connectivity.

Gulzar joined Google India in 2006 as the founding member of the partner technology and business team launching the first set of Mobile Product partnerships across all Google products.

In 2013, he began working on Railways WiFi, forming a partnership between Google and the Indian Government to bring high-speed Internet access for 100's of millions of people across 400 cities and towns. Gulzar and team accomplished the massive infrastructure mission in 2018.

Starting 2016, Gulzar also established the first global carrier partnership for Google's next generation data (4G/5G) packet core platform and led the launch of Google's first Smart City connectivity project in India.

Agenda Sessions

  • FIRESIDE CHAT : FTTx Strategies & Best Practice in Asia Pacific

  • India Data Landscapes and Need for Moonshots