Monday, December 17, 2007

Neeraj Gulati

"The seeds of quadruple play are just getting sown... of voice, data, and video, over broadband mobility, all unconstrained by the network capacity."

Neeraj Gulati, Managing Director of Ciena India Pvt Ltd

Meeting on December 18, 4 pm


Murali said...


Neeraj Gulati

Managing Director, Ciena India

Neeraj Gulati is currently Vice President and Managing Director, Ciena India. In this role, Mr. Gulati is responsible for driving Ciena's business and R&D objectives in the region. In his more than eight years with Ciena, Neeraj has held various management positions at the global network solutions major.

A veteran in the networking domain, Neeraj has more than 15 years of experience in network technologies, planning and product development, and also holds the distinction of being party to several U.S. patents. Topics like Fault Tolerant Computing, Communication Protocols, Design for Deployability, Adaptation of Businesses to Globalization, Business Process Innovation etc. hold great interest to him..

Neeraj began his career at Bell Northern Research as a Network Architect and has since moved up the corporate ladder across telecom and networking majors such as Lightera Networks, which was acquired by Ciena in 1999, where he was involved in the design of the Intelligent Mesh and Control Plane capability on the Core Director platform. He also spent time at Nortel Networks, where he was active in the area of product development for the company’s Passport product line.

Neeraj holds a Master's degree in Computer Science from University of Saskatchewan, Canada, and a Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering from NIT Trichy, India. He is currently on sabbatical from his MBA program at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley.

Neeraj has been a distinguished speaker at various telecom conferences globally and has published three papers on emerging network technologies and related subjects.

Neeraj, in his free time, loves to play golf and tennis.

Murali said...

About the company...

Ciena - the network specialist

Ciena Corporation is a global leader in communication network platforms, software and professional services. Integrating expertise in access, optical and data networking, Ciena enables the delivery of more services faster, transforms the network cost base, and improves the end-user experience.

As the network specialist, Ciena lays claim to a valuable role in the network marketplace that no other company can fill. Ciena’s portfolio of products and services encompasses a commitment to flexibility, open architecture and intelligent, converged networks. With industry-leading features, functionality and performance, Ciena’s offerings form the foundation for many of the largest, most reliable and sophisticated service provider, cable/MSO, enterprise and government networks across the globe.

From its Linthicum, Maryland, USA headquarters and across the Americas, Asia and Europe, Ciena’s team of more than 1,500 professionals is dedicated to providing customers with application-centric solutions for converged, automated networking, as well as consultative and support services that consistently exceed the expectations of even the most demanding customers worldwide. Additionally, Ciena’s experienced executive team provides the necessary balance of technology vision and prudent business management to ensure Ciena maintains its lead position in the industry.

World-leading innovation at R&D Centre in Gurgaon

Ciena has made a substantial investment in India with a view to attracting the brightest minds to a new state-of-the-art research and development (R&D) centre in Gurgaon. The 95,000 square foot facility is Ciena's first core research and development centre outside of North America, and is expected to employ as many as 350 product development engineers. Ciena's Gurgaon Centre will supplement and work collaboratively with Ciena's existing research and development organization in North America. The centre focuses on a variety of technologies, including storage extension, optical transport, multiservice switching, broadband access and network management.
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