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 and worked for many established and startup telecom equipment vendors. He is known for a strategic application of his technology know-how and business acumen to execute successfully large transformations in multi-billion-dollar revenue companies. During his career, he has managed $400+ million telecom accounts around the globe, including AT&T, Bell Canada, Telefonica, Telemex, Telstra, and Telus, and has assisted with multi-billion dollar transformation activities. He is known for his strategic, technological, and product execution activities in the areas of FTTH, GMPLS, protection and restoration, and IP Video areas. He holds five patents in the area of quality of service, service assurance, and access technologies. As a managing director at DTS, he has been working in access transformation strategies and new technology introduction strategies for large cable operators. He is responsible for driving the strategic guidelines, technology decisions, budgetary-need analysis, and roadmap decisions for the cable operators.
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. He and his wife live with their two children in Cary, North Carolina. When he is not talking geeky stuff, he enjoys photography. Check out some of his photographs at Dharani Photography on Facebook.