Speaker profile

Anil Rao

Principal Analyst
Analysys Mason

Anil Rao (Principal Analyst) is the lead analyst for Analysys Mason’s Automated Assurance and Service design and Orchestration research programs, covering a broad range of topics on the existing and new-age operational systems that will power telcos’ digital transformation. His main areas of focus include: service creation, provisioning, and service operations in NFV/SDN-based networks, 5G, IoT, and edge clouds; the use of analytics, ML and AI to increase operations efficiency and agility; and the broader imperatives around operations automation and zero-touch networks. In addition to producing quantitative and qualitative research for both programs, Anil also works with clients on a range of consulting engagements such as strategy assessment and advisory, market sizing, competitive analysis and market positioning, and marketing support through thought-leadership collateral. Anil is also a frequent speaker and chair at industry events, and holds a BEng in Computer Science from the University of Mysore and an MBA from Lancaster University Management School, UK