1. Johnny Gerard Plate, Minister of Communication and Information Technology, Republic of Indonesia
Johnny Gerard Plate (born 10 September 1956) is an Indonesian politician and businessman who is the Minister of Communication and Information Technology in Joko Widodo’s Onward Indonesia Cabinet since 2019. Previously, he served in the People’s Representative Council for five years, and had been reelected for a second term in the 2019 election.
He studied economics and business management and graduate of Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia. In the early 1980s, he entered the business of agricultural equipment, during a boom in new plantations in Kalimantan and Papua. He later joined AirAsia and served as commissioner in several companies.
Johnny ran in the 2014 legislative election as a Nasdem Party candidate in the East Nusa Tenggara 1 electoral district, and he successfully secured a seat after winning 33,704 votes. During his term in the People’s Representative Council, he was appointed secretary-general of Nasdem in 2017. He was reelected in 2019 with 115,921 votes. On 23 October 2019, President Joko Widodo appointed Johnny as the Minister of Communication and Information Technology.
2. Vish Nandlall, VP Emerging Technology and Ecosystem Development at Dell EMC, USA
Vish Nandlall is the Vice President of Technology Strategy and Ecosystems at Dell Technologies. He served as CTO for Ericsson North America, where he designed their regional market strategy and technology roadmap. Foremost among Vish’s accomplishments during his tenure with Ericsson, he led the resolution of AT&T 3G performance issues plaguing the firm.
He also organized a market-by-market analytics initiative, identified signaling and network design flaws, and rolled out features efficiently in under a year to move all markets to target levels of retain ability.
Vish Nandlall also developed and executed a plan to deliver five emerging business organizations, including Cloud, SDN, OSS/BSS, Video, and Mobile Enterprise. These businesses realized an annualized $2 billion in new revenue at a time when the North American market revenue was $9 billion total. This success hinged on Vish’s ability to develop a portfolio through R&D prioritization, an effective M&A plan, and management of the service and sales support recruiting and training.
Vish Nandlall began his career at Nortel Networks, where he started in 1995 by leading the design of the world’s first distributed call processing platform. Over the course of the next ten years, he went on to pioneer 10Gbps IP forwarding, act as a key contributor and author of the Verizon A-IMS specification, and even lead the industry’s first LTE trial system. In 2005, Vish was named Nortel’s CTO for the Carrier Network Group as well as a Nortel Distinguished Engineer for his technical leadership across the firm’s IP, optical, and wireless products.
Vish holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, First Division, with a focus in Electrical Engineering, from the University of New Brunswick. He has been published several times, holds multiple patents, and has been listed by Wireless World as one of their Global 100 Wireless Experts. In 2016, he was inducted to the “Knowledge Nation 100” for his contributions to the country’s innovation agenda. Global Telecom Business listed him as one of their “50 CTOs to Watch.”
He speaks regularly at conferences, and has recently presented on topics including, “Building an IoT Strategy” at MWC 2016 and “Software Defined Transportation” at the 2016 NSW Transport Summit. Highly active within his community, Vish Nandlall has served as a director and policy chair for TIA. He also sits on the ATIS board, the FCC technology advisory committee, the Cloud Foundry board, and the EMC (now Dell Technologies) technology advisory board.
3. Anush Gopalan, Founder and Chairman of Hetrogenous Communication Technologies, India
Anush Gopalan serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Hetrogenous, Inc. Anush Gopalan has over 20 + years of experience in telecom, M2M, mobile computing and wireless data communication enabling “Application aware networks and Network aware Applications”. He served as Vice President of Business Development of Qualphone which was later acquired by Qualcomm and prior to that was also co-founder of Sonim Technologies.
In all the above companies. Anush Gopalan conceived the product and developed such solutions as Location based Service platform, IMS mobile clients, end-to-end Push-To-Talk Solution and specifically focused on developing the eco-system for chipset and terminal partnerships interoperating with Infrastructure bundled in a wireless operators network to help enable and rapidly scale such end-to-end solution in large volumes. Prior to the startups Anush Gopalan held key business and technical management roles at Motorola, 3Com/Commworks, and Zenith Data Systems delivering end-to-end wireless data strategies, second-generation wireless data gateway products and developing a patent rich thin client mobile tablet using wireless LAN technologies for the enterprise. He has patents in the areas of mobile terminal technology and wireless data communication. Anush Gopalan holds an MSEE from Utah State University and BSEE from Annamalai University.
Last 20+ years of experience in the field of Telecom and Wireless and has served in renowned international of organizations. He has over 20+ years of experience in telecom, mobile computing, sensors and wireless data communication. Held key business and technical management roles at Sonim Technologies, Motorola, 3Com/Commworks, USRobotics, Zenith Data Systems and Thinque Systems delivering end to end wireless data strategies, second-generation wireless data gateway products and developing a patent rich thin client mobile tablet using wireless LAN technologies for the enterprise. Has patents in the areas of terminal technology and wireless data communication. Currently partnered in numerous advanced technology companies and the chief visionary and strategist for Hetrogenous Inc. Specifically focused on developing the eco-system for sensors, wireless chipset and terminal devices to address globally and scale to accelerate deployment of such solutions to tap the market potential in Americas and Asia .
4. Mallik Tatipamula, CTO of Ericsson Silicon Valley, USA
Mallik Tatipamula is a senior technology executive experienced in building, scaling teams and businesses in the areas of mobile/wireless, IoT, networking & cloud technologies. Broad experience in enterprise, data center, and telecom/service provider/carrier segments. Unique combination of proven experience in cross functional general management, defining vision, strategy and driving thought leadership in the industry as a CTO.
Strong strategic vision, technical/architectural knowledge/transformation, business planning, operational execution, portfolio, P&L management and effective collaboration skills. Technology evangelist focusing on Architectural transformation and cross-technology intersection of 5G, IOT, Cloud, Data Analytics, AI/Machine Learning, Blockchain and SDN/NFV technologies. Author of 100+ publications, patents and 2 books Specialties: Networking, 5G, SDN/NFV, Openstack, Openflow, Data Center, Virtualization, Cloud Computing, IOT, Application Delivery, Data Analytics, AI/ML, Load Balancing & Blockchain/Security Keynote speaker at industry leading conferences.
5. Charlie Isaacs, CTO for Customer Connection, Salesforce
Charlie Isaacs has a track record of R&D leadership, starting with GTE (eventually became Verizon), where he served as Vice President of Engineering and headed a group of over 200 engineers working on Government and commercial applications. Following GTE, Mr. Isaacs held R&D leadership positions at Answer Systems (acquired by Computer Associates), and served as Chief Technology Officer at Broad Daylight (sold
to Primus) and at Primus Knowledge Systems until Primus’ acquisition by ATG and then Oracle. Charlie served as Chief Technology Officer and Chief Customer Officer at Kana Software, Inc. Charlie left KANA in 2009 and joined the Alcatel-Lucent/Genesys Global Innovations Group where he worked Social/Mobile Customer Service applications. Charlie joined Salesforce in 2012 and is Vice President and CTO for Customer Connection. Charlie has over 20 years of CRM experience. Mr. Isaacs holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at Santa Barbara and an MBA from California Lutheran University. Charlie speaks worldwide about the Internet of Things (IoT) and Customer Service, and in his role at Salesforce.com Charlie evangelizes and incubates new IoT projects.
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