Product manager with strong ability to bring complex technologies to market with focus on customer success and team collaboration.
Senior Product Line Manager04/2016 to Current Aruba Networks, An HP Enterprise Company – Santa Clara, CA
Developed feature roadmap, competitive differentiation and innovation for Enterprise services support over AOS 8, on-prem Aruba Wireless LAN introduced in 2016. Enterprise services comprise RF Management, Client Connectivity, Unified Communication and Collaboration (Skype, Teams, Jabber, SIP etc.), Application sharing (mDNS, DLNA, DIAL, type services such as AirPlay, AirPrint, Chromecast, FireTV, etc.) and IOT dataplane transport (asset tags, location services over BLE and ZigBee). These services are shipping in current Aruba products impacting over $400M in revenue across customers in High-Tech Enterprises, Universities, K-12 schools, Financial institutions, and Healthcare establishments.
Provided direction change and feature enhancements to AirMatch - AOS 8 Centralized RF management for large Enterprises (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1dRoUBrmdA) to enable it to become a differentiated feature highlighted in several design wins (Harvard Univ, UC Berkeley, Kaiser, Microsoft, McKesson, Shell etc.) and has contributed greatly to customer satisfaction. (https://www.moultrienews.com/news/education/college-of-charleston-improves-network-manageability-and-reduces-it-workloads/article_c897bade-8b5e-11e8-9572-c7f3c6cdedf4.html). Championed closed loop linkage with network data analytics for refining AirMatch decision making in collaboration with Data Science and Engineering teams.
Developed roadmap for support of Enterprise IOT over WLAN which has rapidly become a design-win requirement in large Hospitality (hotels, cruise ships) and Retail verticals. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiBMFf1xmVQ). Support for this nascent technology has garnered Aruba to be recognized as a leader in the Enterprise Wireless space by Forrester in their New Wave Wireless report in 2019.
Presented numerous technical sessions to Sales Systems Engineers and Customers at all of Aruba's worldwide events, continuously engage in the design-win cycle with potential customers on solutions and services to address customer challenges.
Providing service requirements and workflow guidance with UX teams to enable WLAN operation - configuration, management, monitoring, troubleshooting - in the Cloud as a unified solution for campus and distributed enterprises. The cloud operated WLAN is being launched very shortly.
Based on evolving Enterprise trends and inputs from sales and customers, collaborated with Engineering leadership and Business Development team to develop requirements, business case and feature cadence for IOT Service over Aruba WLAN as a Cloud application. This is a new cloud service for Aruba launching soon. Built relationships with strategic partners and prioritized product roadmap with ongoing on-prem implementations.
Strategic Product Manager11/2014 to 08/2015 IOT BU, Intel Corporation – Santa Clara, CA
Provided product and execution guidance to engineering, marketing, and sales, for creating horizontal platform for IoT verticals (Connected car, retail, smart building).
Created foundational scalable platform product requirements with multi-OS and middleware strategy to connect ‘things' to cloud-based infrastructure for insights; devised roadmap for software and edge analytics
Technology Strategist10/2009 to 10/2014 Intel Labs, Intel Corporation – Santa Clara, CA
Guided multi-disciplinary teams to deliver technology innovations in new growth areas for Intel such as Batteries, Sensors, IoT Frameworks; drove numerous PoCs with BUs for technology transfer. This process establishes longer horizon product priorities for Intel and Intel Capital (Venture arm of Intel) invested in several technology startups based on findings.
Multi-year industry, standards, university and partnership engagements in Autonomous Machines on Intel Architectures, and IOT for connected transportation, all of which spawned new Business initiatives or new Business Units. The Automotive group of Intel emerged from this effort.
Drove speech research strategy in Intel Labs with recommendations resulting in establishment and funding for deep neural network competence center; launched precise ubiquitous location sensing research for way-finding and smart retail application for tablets and smartphones.
Wireless and Mobile Broadband Initiative Manager10/2003 to 09/2009 Intel Labs, Intel Corporation – Santa Clara, CA
Drove multi-faceted (radio, standards, industry partnerships) wireless innovations on client platforms to deliver Intel's vision for mobility success
Lab innovations - Digitally enhanced radio, flexible front end modules, platform noise mitigation algorithms - all successfully intercepted Intel's Wireless BU roadmaps and were incorporated in Intel laptop
Represented Intel in 802.11n standards efforts for harmonizing contributions with other companies
Drove the Mobile Broadband Initiative strategy for 3G & WiMAX alignment; coordinated multi-company Intel/Nokia/Nokia-Siemens/British Telecom demonstration of WiMAX-WiFi seamless mobility at MWC
Bachelor of Technology: Electrical EngineeringIIT Bombay-
Master of Science: Electrical And Computer EngineeringUniversity of California - San Diego-
Ph.D.: Electrical And Computer EngineeringUniversity of California - San Diego-