Partnering for Cloud Native Transformation Velocity

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11th November, 2021 @ 12:30 (ET) / 17:30 (UK) / 18:30 (CET)

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Jitin Bhandari, CTO, Cloud and Network Services, Nokia and Lakshmi Mandaym, VP Product Management, SEBU, VMware will join Ray Le Maistre from TelecomTV to discuss how the companies are collaborating to enable CoSPs to accelerate their digital transformation journey by certifying critical CNF/VNFs on VMware’s Telco Cloud Platform. The ultimate goal is to empower our customers to speed time to market and advance cloud native networks so they can monetize their 5G investments. 


Jitin Bhandari

CTO, Cloud and Network Services, Nokia


Jitin Bhandari is CTO and Vice President of the Cloud and Network Services (CNS) business group at Nokia. The CNS portfolio includes software solutions across core networks, orchestration, assurance, analytics & insights, security, private wireless (CSP and enterprise) and enabling 4G, 5G and IoT services for mobile, fixed and cable networks. Jitin leads software technology strategy and disruptive innovation for the mid & long-term horizon, accelerating transformation of networks, operations, analytics to cloud native, 5G and beyond. Jitin is known as a communications visionary with end to end expertise of networks, operations and services with a unique ability of big picture strategic focus and proven ability to deep dive and execute. Jitin has 20+ years of experience in the software/IT/telecom industry and is based out of Austin, TX.

Lakshmi Mandyam

VP, Service Provider Product Mgmt & Partner Ecosystem, VMware


Lakshmi Mandyam serves as the Vice President of Product Management for the Telco Edge Cloud BU. Prior to VMware, she has held various management positions in the Industry including at Arm where she was the VP of Automotive and the Director of Server Systems and Ecosystems where she led ARM’s initiatives on Servers and Networking infrastructure. Prior to ARM, Lakshmi worked in engineering, marketing, and management roles at various companies, including Freescale Semiconductor and ColdWatt, building technology for enterprise applications. She has a BSEE from the University of Texas at Austin.

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