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Vishal Sharma is a seasoned international networking expert, with global exposure, who has executed assignments on 4 continents, and worked both in the US and India. Vishal is a technologist, researcher, innovator, and entrepreneur rolled into one, and is Principal at Metanoia, Inc. – a niche Bay-Area firm providing expertise to leaders in the telecom ecosystem that he founded in 2001.
He focuses on helping vendors and wireless/wireline service providers become more profitable through an optimization of their strategy, operations, and product/service architectures, with an emphasis on SDN,NFV, and cloud infrastructure, readying them for the advent of 5G and IoT.
Within IoT, he focuses on the protocols and architectures of the underlying infrastructure that will support different IoT services, in the networking of IoT devices, as well as the business models to support IoT services.
He manages the 11,000+ person-strong, vibrant Carrier Ethernet Group, with members from 3,128+ companies and 140+ countries on all 6inhabited continents. Vishal earned his B. Tech (EE) degree from IIT Kanpur, and his MS (Signals & Systems), MS (Computer Engineering), and Ph.D. degrees from UC Santa Barbara.