Speaker profile

Anand Gonuguntla

Vice President, Portfolio Solutions and Sales Engineering
Blue Planet – a division of Ciena

Anand Gonuguntla is the global Vice President of Portfolio Solutions and Sales Engineering for Blue Planet. In this role, Anand is responsible for developing automation and transformation solutions that enable CSP digitization initiatives.

With over 20 years of experience in the telecom industry, Anand joined Blue Planet through the acquisition of Centina Systems which he co-founded in 2006. As CEO of Centina Systems, he oversaw strategic planning and execution of the company’s corporate, sales and product initiatives. Prior to Centina Systems, Anand held leadership positions at Xtera Communications and Fujitsu Network Communications. He holds patents in the area of network management and is frequently published in the communications industry.

Anand received his master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of North Dakota and a bachelor’s degree in electronics and communications engineering from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University in Hyderabad, India.

Agenda sessions

Day One

September 22, 2020

  • Track B: Revenue Opportunities

    • 4:15 pm
      Panel Discussion: Edge solutions – the next phase of real growth for telcos?

Day Two

September 23, 2020

9:45 am
The intersection of edge computing, 5G and AI: the real growth opportunity?