Chetan SharmaCEO at Chetan Sharma Consulting
Chetan Sharma is Founder and CEO of Chetan Sharma Consulting and is one of the leading strategists in the mobile industry. Executives from wireless companies around the world seek his accurate predictions, independent insights, and actionable recommendations.
He has served as an advisor to senior executive management of several Fortune 100 companies in the wireless space and is probably the only industry strategist who has advised each of the top 9 global mobile operators. Chetan has worked with major industry players on all continents and is considered a leading authority on the mobile data technologies and consumer trends. Chetan sits on the advisory boards of Ericsson, Telefonica, Kymeta, Opanga Networks, Zeotap, NextNav, and many other startups. Some of his clients include NTT DoCoMo, Disney, KTF, China Mobile, Toyota, Comcast, Motorola, FedEx, Sony, Samsung, Alcatel Lucent, KDDI, Virgin Mobile, Sprint Nextel, Skype, AT&T Wireless, Reuters, Juniper, Google, Facebook, Intel, Qualcomm, Microsoft, Orange, Deutsche Telekom, Reliance Infocomm, Telefonica, SAP, ITU, Merrill Lynch, American Express, and Hewlett-Packard.
Before starting his consulting practice, he was founding Director of Emerging Solutions practice at Luminant Worldwide. Prior to his leadership of the R&D group, Sharma served as founder and Director of Luminant’s wireless practice. In this role, he oversaw global client engagements, provided vision and strategic direction, conducted wireless research and development, and established partnerships with leading industry players such as IBM. Prior to that, Chetan was a systems engineer and product manager, focusing on mobile communications, at Cellular Technical Services, where he worked on creating RF Fingerprinting solutions to prevent wireless fraud. His work was instrumental in making a big dent in the $1B industry-wide fraud problem. He also worked at Philips Consumer Communications – a joint venture between Lucent and Philips.