Denis Andreev, Director of Technopark ZNISS,
Rapporteur of Q.10//11 ITU-T Study Group 11
Born on 28 July 1977 in Moscow (Russia). Denis Andreev was graduated from
the Moscow Power Engineering Institute (MPEI) in 2000.
From 2000 to present time he is employed with ZNIIS. He begun as a engineer
and took part in different science-research works for National Telecom
players and in preparation different normative documents for Regulator.
In 2002 he was the head of research lab and was responsible for realizing
the network construction projects for service providers and corporative
In 2005 he was the head of department and was responsible for the developing
own technical solutions for NGN, creation telecom equipment and new
From 2007 to present time he is the Director of Technopark and responsible
for control testing area of ZNIIS, preparation methodology of testing,
providing testing event on national and international layers.
From 2001 to present time he take part in ITU-T activities, regarding
signaling and testing. As a Rapporteur of ITU-T Q.8/11 he was one of authors
of four ITU-T Recs. Regarding testing Q.3900, Q.3901, Q.3902, Q.3903.
From March 2008 to present time he coordinates the activity of joint ITU-D/ZNIIS
project for creation International Telecommunication Testing Center (ITTC).
He published a lot of articles in national magazines regarding NGN
implementation, NGN services and NGN testing.
Manoj Barara, General Manager, Sales Engineering,
Manoj Barara is currently with UTStarcom in India, specializing in the IPTV
product domain. He has been working with various operators in the South Asia
region to help them launch their next generation services platforms,
including IPTV. Since 2006, he has designed the IPTV networks for four tier
1 operators in India and Sri Lanka and commercially launched the services
with them using the UTStarcom RollingStream product platform. Prior to
handling the RollingStream product line, he was responsible for delivery and
launch of UTStarcom’s MSAN product releases in the field in India.
Manoj has also had experience in developing and deploying the soft-switches
and trunking gateways for Class-4 operations.
He started his career with CDOT (a premier telecom R&D institute in India)
after graduating from Delhi College of Engineering in Electronics &
Communication in year 1993. He worked rigorously on the ISDN and GSM product
lines at CDOT for 7 years.
Bharat Bhatia, Regional
Director, India, SAARC and South East Asia
Bharat Bhatia currently heads the Motorola’s Government Affairs and Public
Policy activities for Asia. Motorola is a global Telecom, Broadcast and IT
giant with over $30 billion in 2008 sales
Mr. Bhatia is an expert on spectrum management, Telecom & ICT regulations
and policy issues and currently holds various industry positions: President
of Telecom Equipment Manufacturing Association of India (TEMA), Founder
President of the Core Group of Telecom Industries Association of India (CTIA),
Vice-President of ITU-APT Foundation of India, Chairman of the Regulatory
Group (RWG) of WiMAX forum India Chapter,
Mr. Bhatia regularly attends various ITU and APT conferences and meetings
and has attended various World Radio Conferences and ITU/APT study group
meetings as a member of the official Indian delegation.
Prior to joining Motorola, Mr. Bhatia served the Govt. of India for 22 years
where he held several positions in various government Ministries including
the Ministry of Communications and Ministry of industry.
Mr. Bharat Bhatia holds a B. E. degree from University of Delhi and is a
fellow member of the Institution of Electronics & Telecommunications
Engineers. Mr. Bhatia has also completed a number of management courses from
various institutes and universities including National University of
Singapore and George Washington University.
David S Burks,Director Telecom Industry, IBM Growth Markets
David Burks’ 23–year career includes broad experience within the telecoms software and services industries, both in the US and Internationally. As IBM’s Growth Market Director for the Telecom Industry, David is responsible for the sales and distribution of IBM’s solutions specifically designed to bring value to communication providers as they deliver services to their customers in highly competitive and fast growing markets.
David’s career has included senior positions at British Telecom, Lucent and now IBM as well as numerous ISV’s, especially those specializing in BSS and OSS, including Kenan, Metasolv, Vallent and Objective Systems Integrators. Having spent the past 18-years living and working in Singapore, David brings a keen understanding of the regional telecommunications industry and strong relationships with operators, ISV’s and system integrators.
David received a Bachelor of Arts degree (BA) from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona. David currently lives in Singapore with his Wife and two children where he is an active participant in the local community serving as Vice-Chair of the Board of Governors at United World College of South East Asia and also serving on the General Committee at the Singapore American Club.
Marco Carugi, ITU Expert, Senior Advisor - Nortel,
• Marco began his career as telecommunication system engineer in Solvay, an
international chemical group, and then worked for 8 years in France Telecom
R&D as Research Engineer in Broadband Data Services and Network
Technologies, participating in international FT projects as technical expert
in IP/MPLS and VPNs.
• He joined Nortel in 2002 as Senior Advisor inside the CTO organization and
his current focus within Nortel Carrier Networks division is on Next
Generation Networks and emerging telecommunication enabled services and
applications, promoting Nortel strategic interests in international SDOs.
• Involved in standardization since 1996, he has actively participated in
ITU-T NGN related efforts since their beginning and also in the NGN related
ETSI TISPAN technical body.
• At WTSA 2008 he has been appointed SG13 vice-chairman for 2009-2012 study
period and he is currently acting as Rapporteur for Question 3/13
(Requirements and implementation scenarios for emerging services and
capabilities in an evolving NGN) and Working Party 2 co-chair within SG13.
• Among his past management positions in standardization, he co-chaired the
Services and Requirements group in the ITU-T NGN Focus Group, served on the
Optical Internetworking Forum Board of Directors, chaired the IETF Provider
Provisioned VPN Working Group and acted as, respectively, Q.11/13 Rapporteur
during 2001-2004 and Q.2/13 Rapporteur during 2005-2008.
• Marco has authored a number of papers, IETF drafts and RFCs, ITU-T
Recommendations and other contributions to SDOs.
• He holds Electronic Engineering degree in Telecommunications from Pisa
University (Pisa, Italy), M.S. in Engineering and Management of
Telecommunication Networks from National Institute of Telecommunications (Evry,
France), Master in International Business Development from ESSEC Business
Rajeshwar Dayal, Director, TEC, Department of Telecommunications, India
Rajeshwar Dayal has been working in Telecom Engineering Centre (TEC) of
Department of Telecommunication (DoT), India for the last 10 years in
different capacities of increasing responsibilities. TEC is the sole telecom
standardization body of DoT, Government of India. At present he is heading a
technology group responsible for Mobile networks. As a part of his
responsibilities, he has to manage entire technology product lifecycle from
specifying generic requirements to assessment, evaluation, testing,
validation, field trials, and implementation at the national level.
Dayal holds B.Tech. and M.Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT),
Delhi. He joined DoT in 1996 and has been working in TEC since 1999 in
different wireless technology areas like Bluetooth, WAP, WiFi, GSM, CDMA2000
etc. Prior to this he has planned, installed & maintained OCB-283 technology
based network. Currently conformance, interoperability, and security in IMT
2000 and all IP Next Generation Networks are focus areas of his work.
He has represented Indian Telecom Administration in International
Telecommunication Union – Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T)
meetings and submitted various technical contributions. He has worked as
Coordinator –Security of ITU-T Study Group 19. At present, he is Editor in
ITU-T Study Group 13 for draft ITU-T Recommendation Y.phy_arch_ngn.
Pradeep De Almeida, Group Chief Technology Officer, Dialog
Mr. De Almeida has been with Dialog Telekom since 1996. He is responsible
for group-wide core network planning and development services, national
operations and maintenance services, national field services, new technology
development, new product development and IP core network planning and
development services. Currently he chairs the Group Leadership Committee for
Mr. De Almeida has over twelve years experience in ensuring the smooth
operations and maintenance and rolling out of products/services of the
Company’s mobile/ISP/broadband/broadcast networks. He has also gained
international exposure at overseas subsidiaries and business ventures of
Telekom Malaysia in India, Africa and Sri Lanka.
Mr. De Almeida holds a Bachelor of Science in Electronic and
Telecommunication Engineering from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka and
is a Member of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka and Institution of
Engineering and Technology (IET). He also holds the Accreditation
Certificate from the Institution of Engineers Australia (IE Aust).
Tilak De Silva, Chief Global & Networks Officer, Sri Lanka Telecom
Tilak De Silva graduated with a degree in Electronic & Telecommunication
from University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, and with a MSc in Data Communication
from Brunel University, UK. He joined Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) in 1984 and
held various positions in Satellite Communication, Data Communication and
IT. Currently he is responsible for the Development, O & M of Domestic
Network and International Network of SLT. The roll out of NGN network has
just started and expected to complete the project by end 2010. He has a vast
experience in the PSTN network and the challenges faced in the
transformation from PSTN to NGN. He also a vice president of Institution of
Engineers ,Sri Lanka.
Nigel Dye, Director, Business Development Global Telecoms Market,
Nigel K J Dye is based in Munich, Germany, currently he is focusing on
Business Development for Transformational and NGN services for the
International Carrier Sector. Nigel has been in BT for 10yrs, he joined
initially to set-up BT Syncordia ICT Solutions Europe. Nigel has been
involved in many successful major Global projects in BT. Additionally, his
experience in BT involves the start-up of BT Exact the R&D division in
Europe commercial GRID/Cloud computing and Knowledge transfer services and
strategy,. He is a well know member on the speaker circuit having delivered
successful speeches all over the world.
Nigel has some 30yrs experience of successful supply and demand side in
Telecommunications and Business Transformation and outsourcing projects. His
professional experience prior to BT includes senior positions in Prudential
Assurance, Dun & Bradstreet, Amadeus, Eunetcom, Global One, and Siemens. In
these positions he focused on the delivery of electronic products and the
building of global networking projects. His accomplishments include the
development of the 1st European Value Added Network (DunsNet), having
obtained the 1st commercial license from Oftel in the early 80’s. He
developed the Global network for AMADEUS with over a 140 K travel agents and
500 airlines around the world. He then assisted in the setting up of
Eunetcom and Global One for Deutsche Telekom and from there he managed
Siemens corporate network in over 170 countries. His experience is truly
global with a track record of successful projects in China, Asia, Latin
America, US and Europe.
Having been involved in the purchase as well as the supply of outsourcing,
managed services and major network projects has given Nigel deep insights in
how to make commercial success for network projects. Nigel has many
successful “firsts” during his career and he currently working on bringing
Knowledge Transfer into the international carrier business. Nigel holds a
Special Honours Degree and a Diploma. Business and Computing, He is a
registered expert at the European Union and he is a member of the Munich
Network and Global Grid Forum and many online professional associations.
N. K. Goyal, Chairman, Telecommunications Equipment
Manufacturers Association, India
Mr. Goyal, Senior Telecom Analyst is Post Graduate in Science with
experience of about 38 years in telecom/IT.
He is President, Communications and Manufacturing Association of India (CMAI);
Chairman Emeritus of Telecom Equipments Manufacturers Association of India (TEMA);
Senior Vice President, HP Chamber of Commerce and Industries and is actively
involved in policy formulations and development of industrial policies
specially related to telecom and IT sector.
He is former Director of National Institute of Entrepreneurship and Small
Business Development (NIESBUD) having served Government of Himachal Pradesh
PSUs for 21 years plus including seven years as General Manager
(Development) of State Electronic Development Corporation Ltd., engaged in
Project implementation, infrastructure development, industrial consultancy,
strategic operations etc. He was then on deputation to a telecom solution
provider company for about ten years as President Operations. He is also
Director on the Board of Directors of National Fertilizers Ltd., Government
of India PSU.
He is an International Speaker of repute, having spoken on various
International forums such as CEATEC,ITU, IEEE, TAITRONICS, KES, ITU Asia ITU
APT and CTO.
Satya N. Gupta, (IETE) Chief Regulatory Advisor, BT Global Services
S. N. Gupta, Born 1957, graduated with Hons, in EC Engineering in 1979 from Kurukshetra, University, INDIA. From 1979 to 1980 he completed his post graduation iln Electronics Design Technology at CEDT, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore In 1981 he joined Wireless Planning and Coordination Wing of Ministry of Communication.
In 1983 he joined IRSSE Cadre of Western Railway. Since 1985 to 1989 he held various positions on that Railway including one-year tenure as Senior Project Manager for Passenger Reservation Computerisation System at Bombay.
From 1989 to 1994 he worked with Indian Railways Institute for Signal Engineering & Telecom as a faculty for signalling, Telecom and Computers. Since August 94 he worked with IRCON INTERNATIONAL LIMITED as Additional GM and was involved in the execution of optical fibre and other projects dealing with modern telecommunication systems at National and International level.
Up to August, 2000, he was Heading IRCON’s first “BUILD-OWN-OPERATE” based Optical Fiber Project between Mumbai and Delhi and also the ISP Project.
Till Nov.2006, he worked as Principal Advisor with Telecom Regulatory Authority of India at the level of Additional Secretary and headed the Fixed Network Division incl. Interconnection, IN, IPLC, ILDO, NLDO. Earlier he headed Converged Network Division dealing with Regulatory, Technical and Economic aspects of Data Networks and Services including VOIP, Internet Services, IPv6, Broadband, e-Governance, Internet Governance, QOS and NGN
Mr. Gupta was awarded the Minister of Railways award for the outstanding performance during 1995-96.
He is widely traveled abroad to Europe and Asia being Chairman of various Experts’ Groups of Asia Pacific and South East Asia in the field of VOIP, Internet Telephony, ICT and Domain Names. He was also deputed as an ITU expert on an UNDP assignment on Internet Exchange and International VOIP Gateway and IP based Interconnect Exchange for Bangladesh.He is also a member of NGN Regulation review group of ITU. Recently he completed his Postgratuation in Telecom Policy and Regulation as an ITU Scholar from University of West Indies through e-learning.
S.K. Gupta, Advisor (Converged Network), Telecom Regulatory Authority of India
Mr. S. K. Gupta is presently working as Advisor (Converged Networks) in
Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, New Delhi. He is a gold medalist of
Allahabad University and had done his graduate on Electronics and
Telecommunication and MBA from Delhi..
He joined Indian Telecom Services in the year 1983 and worked in Department
of Telecommunication in various capacities like Planning, Installation,
Operation and Maintenance etc. He has twenty five years of experience
working in various telecom fields and headed many crucial missions.
He is Member of “Internet Governance Working Group” constituted by
Department of Information Technology, Government of India. He is also
Convener of NGN Expert Committee constituted under agis of TRAI.
Don Rasantha Hettithanthrige, Senior General Manager – Engineering & Operations, Mobitel, Sri Lanka
Rasantha, currently assumes the position of Senior General Manager
Engineering & Operations with over sixteen years of experience in Mobile
Operator Environment to-date. After commencing his career as a
Communications Engineer, with a subsidiary of the regional giant “Singapore
Telecom” he continued to assume various positions in both technical and
business spheres within the company. After tenure of 11 years at his first
company, joined Mobitel in 2003, when the company was acquired by Sri Lanka
Telecom – Incumbent Fixed line Operator, with the intention of aggressively
deploying a state-of-art GSM network. Having successfully implemented the
company’s fully-fledged 2.5G GSM network through 2 stages of expansion, from
2003, with Rasantha’s technical leadership Mobitel launched world’s 7th and
South Asia’s first, 3.5G HSPA network evolving within a very short span of
Mr Priyantha Kariyapperuma, Director General of Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka
Priyantha Kariyapperuma is the Director General and Chief Executive Officer
of the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka and
Co-ordinating Director to H.E the President of Sri Lanka.
He was a consultant to the Information Communication Technology Agency (ICTA)
of Sri Lanka and was instrumental in implementing the then Prime Minister
Hon. Mahinda Rajapaksa’s vision of providing rural connectivity islandwide
to the masses by using the “Nena Sala” (knowledge centre /e-library)
He also served as Chairman - People’s Merchant Bank, Ceylon Fisheries
Corporation and Ceylon Port Services Limited, Commissioner - Presidential
Commission of Co-operatives, Director - Employees’ Trust Fund Board,
People’s Bank, Public Enterprises Reform Commission (PERC) and Southern
Development Authority of Sri Lanka. He was also a Media Adviser and a
Consultant to the Prime Minister, Hon. Mahinda Rajapaksa on Economic
Priyantha Kariyapperuma was the Founder Chairman of the Chamber of Young
Lankan Entrepreneurs (COYLE).
He was elected senior Vice Chairman of the Commonwealth Telecommunications
Organization (CTO) at its 48th council meeting in 2008.
Kaoru Kenyoshi, Chief Manager, 1st Carrier Solutions Operations Unit,
NEC Corporation, Japan
Mr Kenyoshi is a Chief Manager in the 1st Carrier Solutions Operations Unit
of NEC. He joined NEC since 1984 and he has been engaged in software
development for switching system of ISDN and B-ISDN for ten years. From 1995
to 2000, he worked in as a manager in the planning division for switching
system and he was in charge of strategic planning for services and products
of switching system for the carrier market. From 2000 to 2006, he worked in
as a general and chief manager in the sales and solution department for
fixed and mobile network. He is now in charge of promotion of NGN and IPTV
solutions for fixed and mobile operators. He works actively standardization
activities. He is the leader of network architecture for IPTV sub-working
group and he is a member of Strategy committee of TTC in Japan and one of
the vice chairman of ITU-T SG 11.
Ghassem Koleyni, ITU Expert, (Independent Telecom
Ghassem Koleyni has been involved in the telecommunications industry for
more than 23 years. In 1983 he joined Bell Northern Research – which was
then the R&D arm of Nortel. He has been involved in system engineering,
planning and key network standards. Ghassem has an extensive background in
ATM, IP, ISDN and SS7. For the past 18 years, Ghassem has been very active
in the standardization of telecommunications specifications in several
standards development organizations – in particular: ITU-T, ANSI T1, ATM
Forum, IETF and most recently in the NGN Focus Group (FGNGN). He is
currently Rapporteur of Question 7 of Study Group13 (Network and service
interworking in NGN environment). He was a co-leader for the evolution
working group of FGNGN.
Ghassem holds a BS in Physics, a BSEE, MSEE and Ph.D. in Electrical
Engineering specializing in digital signal processing and
T.S. Mohan Krishnan, Sr. Vice President, IMRB
Mohan has over seventeen years of experience in the research and consulting
industry. His experience spans diverse sectors in the area of technology and
marketing issues. He has advised both private and public sector companies in
sectors such as ICT, Energy, Environment, Logistics, Steel, Automotive and
financial services markets.
In ICT, was instrumental in the setting up of eTech Group@IMRB initiative
which has grown into a major business segment for IMRB. Has supported
efforts of CII, FICCI, NASSCOM, MAIT, IAMAI, Department of IT (various eGov
projects), DOT, TRAI in growth of this sector as well as clients like Intel,
Microsoft, BSNL, VSNL, Tata’s, Reliance etc.
In the field of energy and environment, helped major PSUs like IOC, BPCL and
HPCL, GAIL, ONGC, Thermax etc., Grew the Gas marketing advisory business
with clients like GAIL, MGL, IGL etc. Also, worked on environmental issues
including Montreal Protocol ODS limiting mechanism studies and more recently
on Kyoto Protocol – CDM mechanism opportunity market studies for
international agencies as well as sewerage waste and e-waste management
In Logistics, has worked on multi-modal logistics options including
shipping, road and air cargo logistics and helped diverse clients like AFL,
DHL, AI etc.,
In Steel market, have been assisting Ministry of Steel in its annual PM
trophy awards process since 1996. Also, worked extensively with clients in
steel sector including SAIL, TISCO, JSW as well as service centres, portals,
raw material suppliers etc.
Prior to joining IMRB, spent a brief stint at Development Alternatives
working on appropriate technology deployment in rural India.
MBA in Marketing Management from Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi
B.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi.
Ashwani Kumar, Director, Sales Engineering, UtStarcom Inc.
M. Tech. in Computer Science with over 24 years of experience in
Communication Industry including TCIL, TIS plc, Nortel Networks & UTStarcom.
Responsibilities include Turnkey implementations of Telecom services,
Network Planning & Design of Public Carriers Network, NMS, OSS, Product
management & Sales engineering. Presently with UTStarcom as Director-Sales
Engineering and Network Solution Architect.
Mingdong Li, Rapporteur of Q13/SG13 and editor of Y.NGN-FRA, Chief Engineer of Standard Development and Industry Relations, ZTE
Mingdong has joined in ZTE from 1998, where he has experienced the R&D of
Multimedia service, VOIP system, Softswitch, Intelligent Network, Handset,
and IMS solution. Now he is focusing on standardization of Next Generation
Networks related new technologies.
He is now acting as ITU-T NGN GSI Rapporteur for Question 13/13
(Step-by-step migration to NGN networks), and is also very active in the
other major questions of NGN by takes the editorships and drafting lots of
contributions to some important WIs, such as Y.NGN-FRA(Framework and
architecture) in Question 5.
Mingdong has received the B.S. and M.S degree in Engineering from Shanghai
Jiaotong university, in 1995, 1998 respectively.
Tatsuro Murakami, Executive Research Engineer, NTT, Japan: Launching an NGN commercial service - NTT’s approach
Murakami received the B.S. and M.S. in physics from Tokyo Institute of
Technology, Tokyo, Japan, in 1979, 1981, respectively.
He joined Musashino Electrical Communication Laboratories, NTT in 1981.
He has been engaged in research and development of communication network
architectures, and communication switching software.
Currently he is working on establishing of NTT’s next generation
communication network architectures, and planning the overall research and
development strategies toward NTT’s next generation communication networks.
He is Executive Research Engineer, NTT Information Sharing Laboratory Group.
R N Padukone, Principal General Manager, BSNL, India
Mr R. N. Padukone has recently taken over as Principal General Manager (Long
Term Planning) in BSNL, which is the incumbent operator in India.
Prior to Feb 2009, he was heading the Telecom Engineering Centre as Senior
Deputy Director General in the Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of
Communications & Information Technology, Government of India. Telecom
Engineering Centre is an apex Organisation under Department of
Telecommunications, entrusted with the task of standardisation, engineering,
evaluation and approval of Telecom products, services and networks. It also
provides technical advice and support to the Telecom Commission on various
technology-related activities and subjects.
Mr. Padukone graduated from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur in 1974
and joined the Indian Telecom Services of Department of Telecom. During the
course of his career with Department of Telecom., he has been involved in
the installation and maintenance of Satellite and Terrestrial Communication
networks in Western and Southern Telecom Regions. He initiated drawing up of
specification of SDH, DLC and Pair Gain Systems and the induction of SDH
technologies in the national network during his tenure at Telecom
Engineering Centre, New Delhi.
He has extensive management experience in the field as General Manager
Telecom in Aurangabad in delivering telecom services. His
projects/achievements include the planning of infrastructure for National
Internet Backbone and broadband services in the BSNL network as Deputy
Director General (Internet) in the BSNL’s Corporate Office.
Before joining Telecom Engineering Centre, Mr. Padukone served as Senior
Deputy Director General (Strategic Planning) in the BSNL Corporate office
and was responsible for planning Strategic business approach focusing on
Next Generation Networks for induction in the BSNL network.
Anil Prakash, Secretary General, ITU-APT Foundation of
Anil Prakash is a specialist in government relations, regulatory and policy
framework with over 29 years of domestic and international techno-commercial
experience in telecom, IT and the entertainment industries.
He helped to establish PTC India Foundation, a country chapter of Pacific
Telecommunications Council in India in 1994, Telecom Users Group of India in
1997 a country Association of INTUG, ITU-APT Foundation of India in 2003,
and the IPTV India Forum in 2006. He is an active member of regional and
international telecom forums and trade bodies.
He is also President of Telecom Users Group of India, Secretary General,
ITU-APT Foundation of India and Secretary General, IPTV India Forum.
Sureswaran Ramadass, Director, National Advanced IPv6 Centre (NAv6)
Professor Dr. Sureswaran Ramadass is a Professor and the Director of the
National Advanced IPv6 Centre of Excellence (NAV6) at Universiti Sains
Dr. Sureswaran obtained his BsEE/CE (Magna Cum Laude) and Masters in
Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Miami in 1987 and
1990 respectively. He obtained his PhD from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
in 2000 while serving as a full time faculty in the School of Computer
Dr. Sureswaran’s career included being a senior member of the technical
staff of the research team of MODCOMP, Florida. MODCOMP was a company
focused on the research, development and deployment of real-time operating
systems. MODCOMP’s customers included Jet Propultion Labs (JPL) and the
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for their remote space
vehicles. Dr. Sureswaran later joined ICON Business System, Inc (Florida) as
Senior Consultant in 1991. He was subsequently promoted to Vice President
Engineering and was responsible for the entire engineering and R&D divisions
of ICON. In 1992, he returned to Malaysia to join USM as a lecturer.
Dr. Sureswaran’s achievements include being awarded the Malaysian Innovation
Award by the Prime Minister in 2007. Dr. Sureswaran was also the founder and
headed the team that successfully took Mlabs Systems Berhad, a high
technology video conferencing company to a successful listing on the
Malaysian Stock Exchange in 2005. Mlabs is the first, and so far, only
university based company to be listed in Malaysia.
Dr. Sureswaran is currently one of the four steering committee members and
the IPv6 Domain Head for MYREN (Malaysian Research and Education Network).
He is also currently the Chairman of the Asia Pacific IPv6 Task Force
(APV6TF). Dr. Sureswaran’s is also a Primary Member of APAN as well as the
Head of APAN Malaysia (Asia Pacific Advanced Networks).
Dr. Sureswaran was also one of the 18 finalist for the ICANN at large
Directorship, year 2000. Dr. Sureswaran is currently a Director of the
Japanese AI3 project and is also the Head of the AI3 (Asian Internet
Interconnections Initiative) for Malaysia. Dr. Sureswaran was also appointed
as an advisor to the Japanese government’s Ministry of Public Management,
Home Affairs, Posts and Telecomm. (MPHPT).
Dr. Sureswaran has published over 70 research papers, 7 patents and has
given numerous keynote addresses, lectures and seminars. He has written
chapters and provided materials for 4 books. He has chaired numerous
workshops and conferences. He has also been a program committee member for
numerous international conferences and has reviewed papers for over 30
international and national level conferences.
Dr. Sureswaran has received over USD 8 million in research funding and
grants from numerous organizations in the 16 years that he has been with the
BV Raman, Country Manager, CDMA Development Group: EVDO/LTE Interoperability and migration plans
Mr. B.V. Raman is the CDG’s Country Head for India. In this position, Mr.
Raman is responsible for carrying out activities in support of CDG
objectives in the region and works closely with CDMA operators,
manufacturers and industry interest groups to ensure the continued growth of
CDMA2000« in the Indian market.
Mr. Raman has over 36 years of professional telecommunication and technology
experience, including leadership roles at Reliance Infocomm Limited,
Motorola, Modi Xerox and IBM World Trade Corporation. Mr. Raman also has had
successful start up experiences at Xerox , Motorola & Reliance Infocomm.
Mr. Raman was nominated to the Motorola India Board in 1998.
Mr. Raman has a Master’s Degree from the Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of
Management Studies, specializing in Marketing and a Bachelor’s Degree in
Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi.
Lakshmi Raman, Senior Staff Engineer, Intellectual Ventures, USA
Lakshmi has been involved in the telecommunications industry for over 23
years. She is currently Senior Staff Engineer, Data Networking with
Intellectual Ventures in USA. Prior to that she was the Director of Advanced
Technology Group in Broad Band Access Department within CableLabs and worked
for 15 years in Telcordia leading Telecommunications Network Management
efforts. She has been actively involved in ITU SGs and ANSI T1 as chair and
editor of several Recommendations including support for Emergency
Telecommunications Service over IPCablecom networks.
She holds a M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University
of Amherst, MS and a Ph.D. in Solid State Physics from the Indian Institute
of Technology. She served on the Editorial Board of IEEE Communications
Society for Network Management.
A. Sethuraman, Executive Director, Huawei Technologies
Mr A. Sethuraman, is an Industry veteran with about 25 years experience in
leading Telecom Multinational companies in different capacities. He is
presently the Executive Director at Huawei Technologies, heading the
Technical Sales activities. He served as a CMO responsible for Marketing &
Strategy at Alcatel Lucent and was the Country CEO for Sri Lanka and
Maldives for Alcatel prior to that.
He has presented many papers at leading telecom events and has contributed
to CII’s broadband vision 2010 document and the broadband policy of India.
He was also the past Chairman of the GSM suppliers association in India. He
has participated in many panel discussions on subjects such as GSM, 3G,
CDMA, WiMAX, Fixed Broadband, IP-TV etc and has contributed to the growth of
the telecom field in South Asia.
Siva Ramamoorthy, Head of Marketing, Tejas Networks
As the head of Marketing at Tejas Networks, Siva manages both Corporate
Marketing and Product Marketing functions.
Prior to Tejas Networks, Siva, has a rich experience with Intel as the
Director of Sales and Marketing, with Nortel Networks and Netscape
Communications Corporation. At Intel Siva led their efforts in the
Telecommunications business sector. At Nortel, Siva was product manager in
the wireless business group (in USA) before moving to India to represent the
wireless business of Nortel Networks.
Siva is the Vice President of the alumni association of the Kellogg school
of Management and is actively involved in bodies such as CII.
Siva holds a MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and a MS in Computer
Paolo Rosa, Head of Workshops and Promotion Division, (ITU/TSB)
Mr Rosa received his degree in physics in 1974 in Rome, Italy, and joined
the R&D branch of the Italian Ministry of Communication working on optical
fibers transmission networks, in national and international standards and
leading quality control inspection teams for international telecommunication
He was head of national delegations for standardization and research studies
performed in IEC, ITU, ETSI, CECC, COST and represented the Italian Ministry
of Communications in various international institutions including the
European Commission task force for the G7 pilot projects on the Information
Paolo was appointed as expert and senior advisor by the Italian Foreign
Office, the UNDP and ITU for telecommunication projects in various
developing countries worldwide.
In 1997 he joined the ITU-T secretariat in Geneva as Counselor responsible
for Study Groups 6 (Outside plant), and SG 15 (Optical and other transport
networks) and representing ITU in various events. Since November 2004 he is
the Head of the Workshops and Promotion Division of the ITU Standardization
Sector, organizing events and promoting new ITU-T activities for resolutions
concerning developing countries, conformance and interoperability,
He is author of several papers published in international technical
magazines and speaker and lecturer in universities, international
conferences, seminars and workshops.
Senior Advisor, ITU Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok
He is currently Senior Advisor posted in ITU Regional office for Asia and
the Pacific in Bangkok, responsible for ten countries in South Asia covering
India, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran,
His additional thematic functions include partnership with private sector
members for the Asia and Pacific region.
He is also responsible for ITU Asia Pacific Regional Initiatives on NGN
planning and migration and collaboration between ITU-T and ITU-D and
currently undertaking various projects on USP, VoIP, Broadband, NGN etc. He
is also the focal point for interface with UN agencies such as UNESCAP for
ITU work on ICT related to MDG and WSIS targets.
Before joining the ITU, he has held several senior positions in several
countries such as Advisor, Malaysian Communications and Multimedia
Commission (MCMC), Malaysia, where he has undertaken extensive work in the
field of Unbundling of Local Loop, IP Telephony, Access and Interconnection,
Digital Power Line Communications, Quality of Service of IP and Broadband
Networks, International Settlement Policy, Convergence of telecom,
broadcasting and IT and NGN Networks. He also served as General Manager,
Corporate Strategy in Celcom Malaysia Berhad. For over four years, he worked
as Deputy Advisor, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI). He also has
extensive experience in radio and television broadcasting including
satellite and microwave communications in India.
He has actively worked with ITU Study Groups in ITU-T Sector and ITU-D
Sectors for over 7 years. He was chair on Mobile Termination Rates in
ITU-SG3 (2005-2007), Chair on Economic aspects of IP Telephony 2001 and had
undertaken field projects as ITU Expert including project on VOIP and
Broadband in Turkey.
He has been panel speaker in several national and international conferences
and has contributed to five articles and publications including an ITU-D
R.K. Siddhartha, Director, TEC, Department of Telecommunications, India
Ramesh K. Siddhartha has been working in Telecom Engineering Centre (TEC) of
Department of Telecommunication (DoT), India for the last 14 years in
different capacities of increasing responsibilities. TEC is the sole telecom
standardization body of DoT, Government of India. At present, he is heading
a technology group responsible for Services & Applications in telecom
networks. As a part of his responsibilities, he has to manage entire
technology product lifecycle from specifying generic requirements to
assessment, evaluation, testing, validation, field trials, and
implementation at the national level.
Siddhartha holds a B.E. in Computer Engineering from University of Delhi. He
joined DoT in 1993 and has worked in TEC since 1995 in different technology
areas such as Satellite communications, Network Planning, Broadband
Wireless, Data Networks etc.. Currently, conformance & interoperability
issues in an all IP Next Generation Network are focus areas of his work.
He has represented Indian Telecom Administration in International
Telecommunication Union – Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T)
meetings and submitted various technical contributions. He has worked as
Editor in ITU-T Study group 5. At present, he is Editor in ITU-T Study Group
13 for draft ITU-T Recommendation Y.phy_arch_ngn.
H.C Soni, Vice President, ITU -APT Foundation of India
With over forty years of rich and diverse experience in the field of
Telecommunications with Government of India Mr. H C Soni is presently
Vice-President of ITU-APT Foundation of India and is one of the Directors in
Communication and Manufacturer Association of India.
For the past four years, he has also been an Advisor to Reliance
Communications one of the leading Telecommunication operators in the
country, and has been dealing with various corporate strategies relating to
the point of Interconnect with other telecommunication operators and other
technical issues involved.
He had been the Managing Editor of Telecommunication Journal published by
Department of Telecommunications Government of India and is a Fellow of
Institution of Engineers, Fellow of Electronics & Telecommunication
Engineers, Member of Indian Institute of Public Administration, Member of
IPTV India Forum and a Member of Pacific Telecommunication of India forum.
He has delivered numerous talks and lectures on GSM, IPTV, WiMAX, and
Intelligent Networks and has a very strong grasp of the entire value chain
within the Telecommunications industry.
He is a B.E. (Hons) in Electrical Engineering from Government Engineering
College Jabalpur India and holds the accreditation Certificate from Arizona
State University USA on Optical fibre Technology.
Clifford Wignell, Director of Network Solutions and Architecture,
Cliff Wignell is the director of a small team tasked with providing Network
Solution and Architectural support in the Next Generation Network (NGN)
domain for both internal and external customers. This role is a
bidirectional one, encompasses developing the end to end solution to meet
the needs of the customer and in the other direction also championing the
needs of the Carrier in APAC with in Alcatel-Lucent so that these needs are
addressed in the various products which make up a solution.
Cliff has spent 11 years working in the NGN field and for the last 6 years
solely focused on it. Currently, IP Multimedia Subsystems and its
application being his prime interest in the domain.
1984 represented a water shed year in Cliff’s career; changing from
Telecommunications / Electronics role in the military to one in the public
domain, spent surfing the leading edge of the most exciting wave since the
steam engine and Aeroplane. Progressing through the PC, Local Area Networks,
the Internet and now NGN mainly IMS.