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5G will be the driver of new disruptive business models & converger of the four tech superpowers – Shekar Ayyar, EVP, VMware




2nd Annual Network Virtualization & SDN India Conclave  brought together the best minds from Indian IT and Telecom space to discuss the vision for NFV, SDN & 5G connectivity in India

Mumbai, 13th June, 2019: 2ndAnnual Network Virtualization & SDN India Conclave 2019 concluded successfully in Mumbai today. The Conclave was attended by 150+ telecom leaders, policymakers, innovators, OEM’s, technology providers, partners and Sr. representatives of Indian IT & Telecom industry. The eminent participants showcased, discussedand exchanged their vision and ideas, identified key challenges and key opportunities for the industry in wake of an impending rise of 5G connectivity in India.

Sponsored by VMware & IBM and organized by Konnect Worldwide Business Media, SDN & NFV India Conclave 2019 was represented by Global spokespersons from leading technology companies including VMware, IBM, COAI, Broadband Forum & Open Networking Foundation. Telco’s Vodafone Idea & Reliance Jio among others were part of eminent panels – covering diverse issues relevant to industry around network virtualization and software-defined networks (cloud).

Addressing the participants through the keynote address, Mr. Shekar Ayyar, Executive Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development and General Manager Telco Business Unit VMWare, said “5G connectivity is more relevant to the industry today than ever before. 5G will play a dual role as both a driver of new disruptive business models and as the essential converger of the four tech superpowers – Cloud, mobile, AI and IoT. Globally we have seen notable successwith the implementation of 5G and it is exciting to see newer cities being added to the list, new devices, and new applications. It is a great opportunity to meet our peers from the industry at such forumsand learn something new every time on the immense possibilities that await the industry in the coming years.”

Rahul Sindhwani, Director Special Projects, Konnect Worldwide Business Mediathe organizer of, SDN & NFV India Conclave 2019 said, “It was heartening to witness the turnout and quality of participants from India & abroad at the Conclave today. We would like to thank each and every participant, speaker and partner for making it a success. At Konnect, we believe in delivering events and platforms that resonate with the key decision makers across technology industries. This edition witnessed a more involved audience and global participants. We look forward to the 3rd edition next year with a sense of responsibility to improve and continue delivering such credible platforms for sharpest minds from the industry.”