DTS consultants have significant real-world strategic, business, and technology experience to become trusted partners to our clients from day one. We focus on interacting with the highest levels of professionalism with our customers, cultivating a team atmosphere to drive quicker results and contributing significantly to the projects though unparalleled knowledge.

Some of our core capabilities include Telecom (Cable and Telco) solutions and Analytics solutions. With significant working experience in each of the above areas, the team is well equipped to become the strategy and technology partner for our clients.

We strongly believe in our statement, “Our Quality, Dependability, and Focus will lead to Your Success.”

Our Leadership Team

Rajesh Abbi

Rajesh Abbi has over 20 years of experience in the telecom and networking industry, covering strategy consulting, product management, system architecture, and software development roles. Rajesh earned a master’s degree in computer engineering from North Carolina State University and an MSc in physics and BE in electrical and electronics engineering from BITS Pilani, India.

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Sudheer Dharanikota

Sudheer Dharanikota has more than 25 years of experience in the telecommunications industry as a strategist, product line manager, architect, development lead, and standards contributor. Sudheer earned his MS in electrical engineering from Indian Institute of Science, PhD in computer science from Old Dominion University, and Executive MBA from Duke University.

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Nicholas V. DiPonzio

Nicholas Victor DiPonzio (Nick) has served in various roles during his 25+ years career in the Broadband Industry including his most recent corporate officer role as VP of Service Assurance and held a VP role of Outside Plant Construction & Engineering. Led and executed $5B broadband network investments. Nick began his career as a Field Operations Supervisor at Cox Communications in 1995, after receiving a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University at Buffalo.

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Nadima Kausar

Nadima Kausar has more than 25 years of experience in the telecommunications and healthcare industry as a strategist, architect and development lead. Nadima earned her MS in Computer Science from Old Dominion University, and bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering from Jamia College of Engineering.

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Our Advisors

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Luc Absillis

Luc Absillis has more than 25 years experience in the telecommunications industry as a CTO, solution team lead, architect, product line manager and fundamental researcher. Luc earned his PhD and MS in computer science from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel in Belgium.

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Chris Bastian
Chris Bastian

Chris Bastianis broadband deployment and Broadband with a Purpose™ lead at Duke Tech Solutions. He has over thirty-five years of experience in architecting, designing and operating telecom networks. Most recently, Chris was the SVP and CTO at the Society of Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE), where he led the SCTE Standards program, establishing standards and operating practices to design, grow, operate, and support broadband networks (www.scte.org/standards/). Prior to SCTE, Chris was employed at Comcast (15 years), the National Security Agency (10 years) and RCN (4 years), where he worked and led teams in all aspects of the telecom network lifecycle: architecture, design, engineering, operations, field support and training.


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Jim White

Jim has 24 years of technology market development experience with telecom corporations where he led product marketing teams, market strategy and sales teams. Many of these years were working with the Healthcare sector. He is especially passionate about driving the healthcare industry transformation from “heroic care” to “persistent care” after leading Alcatel-Lucent’s Connected Hospital practice. Jim supported leading industry transformation activities through strategic partnerships which include the Center for Connected Medicine, Connected Hospital User Groups (CHUGs) as well as traditional Alcatel-lucent Strategic Partners like CenturyLink, Verizon and AT&T.

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Dr. Mohammad Zubair

Mohammad Zubair is currently a professor of computer science at Old Dominion University. Earlier he worked at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. His primary research interest is in the application of high-performance computing to large-scale data analytics and scientific computing. In the research area of large-scale data analytics, he has looked at applications of GPU and Hadoop/Apache Spark for: financial risk management, Monte-Carlo based models, and large graph analytics that helps in identifying communities. In the area of data analytics, he teaches two courses: High-Performance Computing and Big Data (Graduate course), and Data Science with Python (Undergraduate/Graduate course). He has received support for his work from NSF, DTIC, DARPA, Jefferson Laboratory, NASA, Los Alamos, AFRL, NRL, JTASC, Sun Microsystems, and IBM Corporation. He has been advising DTS on data analytics for the last four years.

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