Industry panel: Opportunities and Challenges for 5G Edge Network and Applications

Date: Monday September 30
Time: 11:00 – 13:00
Room: Conference Room 5


Subhas Mondal is driving the organization-wide 5G initiative as the chief architect at Wipro limited.  Subhas is a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff (DMTS) at Wipro and a Senior Member of IEEE. He is an engineering graduate from IIT Kharagpur in Electronics and Electrical communications engineering. Prior to joining Wipro, he worked for C-DOT as a research engineer and developed a product from scratch for remote switching need.



Subodh’s Core experience include Platform Development, testing, validation, designing, operations and developing solutions across technologies. Designing and implementing solutions for Service provider and Enterprise customers – based on SDN/NFV, IoT, Mobility (3G to 5G transformation), Security, Virtualization, Cloud, designing s/w Orchestration platforms for end-2-end management of networks.

His core expertise is deploying open & programmable 4G/5G solutions for mobile operators worldwide.  He implements solutions on IoT industry solutions – in Digital Manufacturing, Smart sustainable communities, Health care, Education, Energy and Transportation. He works as advisor for grooming future Technical leaders/Solution Architects in Cisco.

He demonstrates SP/Enterprise solutions at Cisco Live regularly and is a regular Cisco Live speaker on architectures and solutions. He is the author of multiple articles and blogs on Cisco solutions. He contributes at Cisco Technical leadership Forums and partner summits globally. He represents Cisco in industry events for SDN/NFV, Cloud, IoT , Mobility and Security. He is engaged with SDO bodies and academia in India, for developing open standards in IoT, 5G and Mobility.


Daniel Lynch is the Market Segment Director responsible for driving the business, silicon, software and platform strategy for FlexRAN at Intel. The FlexRAN reference platform enables a cloud platform at the very edge of the wireless network as the worldwide infrastructure gears up for 5G deployment and network service innovation. Dan joined Intel in 2005 and has held a range of technical and marketing roles mainly focused on networking segments playing a pivotal role in the NFV market transformation.



Dr. Giridhar Mandyam is the Chief Security Architect for all IoT products that Qualcomm produces. He has also worked at Rockwell International, Texas Instruments and Nokia. In addition to having served as Qualcomm’s Advisory Committee representative to the Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C), he has served as Chair of the W3C Geolocation Working Group. He has also served Chair of the S34-3 Ad Hoc Group on Presentation Logic and Service Frameworks for the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) and was a key contributor in development of the ATSC 3.0 specification.  In addition, Dr. Mandyam was part of the Qualcomm team that was instrumental in driving the Enhanced TV (EnTV) extensions to the 3GPP cellular standards.

Dr. Mandyam is inventor or co-inventor of more than 50 issued US patents, and was recognized in 2017 by Qualcomm with the IP Achievement Award. He has also published over 80 conference and journal papers, and 5 book chapters. He is a co-author of the text Third-Generation CDMA Systems for Enhanced Data Services (Academic Press, 2002). He is also a Senior Member of the IEEE and has been a member of the editorial board of the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications.  He has served on the organizing committees of multiple conferences, including the General Chair of the 2010 IEEE Infocom Conference.   Moreover, he (along with Dr. Shorey) co-founded the COMSNETS conference – a long-standing digital communications conference jointly sponsored by the IEEE and ACM.


Dr. Ajay Rajkumar is the Consulting Engagement Leader with Nokia Bell Labs. Earlier he led the SDN and Programmable Networks domain in Mobile Networks CTO at Nokia. Dr. Rajkumar was named the top 10 inventor at Nokia Murray Hill of all times. HE also received IEEE Region 1 Technology Innovation award for pioneering work in the area of modeling, service applications, network performance, end-to-end flat mobile network architectures and seamless handover across heterogeneous wireless networks. Earlier, Dr. Rajkumar has received Bell Labs President’s Award for Design and Prototype of Base Station Router (BSR) which has since its early days evolved into Mobile Edge Computing and its concepts used to develop flat IP architectures across cellular standards. He has received another Bell Labs President’s Silver award for the first prototype that demonstrated seamless interworking across heterogeneous access networks for real-time applications.

Dr. Rajkumar led the mobile industry to develop standards that enable ubiquitous coverage across heterogeneous access and was the Founding Chair of IEEE 802.21 for Media Independent Handover. He was also a Member of the IEEE 802 Executive Committee Board. He currently serves on the Computer Science Advisory Board of New York Institute of Technology, NY. Dr. Rajkumar has been a frequent invited speaker at research labs, universities, industry and technical panels. He has many reviewed publications, book chapters and has received more than 70 patents in very diverse areas of technology in all regions of the world.  Dr. Rajkumar holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University.

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