26 - 28 June 2019
Marina Bay Sands
& Suntec Singapore
Speaker Profile - Shekar Ayyer
EVP, Strategy & Corporate Development, GM
Telco NFV Group
Shekar Ayyar leads the company’s strategy and corporate development efforts and serves as general manager of VMware’s Telco Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) group, which is designed to help communications service providers accelerate innovation and launch new services faster, easier and with less expense through virtualization of telecommunications core networks and network functions. In his Strategy and Corporate Development role, Ayyar is responsible for aligning strategy and long-term planning across VMware businesses as well as managing the company’s mergers and acquisitions, and strategic investments. Under his leadership the company has executed several acquisitions including Nicira and Airwatch.
Shekar has more than 15 years of senior leadership experience in enterprise software, communications and semiconductors under his belt. Prior to joining VMware, Shekar held senior roles at BindView, Instantis and Lucent, spanning product management, marketing, and business development. He was also a consultant with McKinsey.
Shekar earned his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the Johns Hopkins University and MBA from the Wharton School where he graduated as a Palmer Scholar. He earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of echnology, Mumbai. Shekar serves on the Board of the VMware Foundation.
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