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3 decades of rich experience in leadership roles with both Wireless and Wire line Telecommunication Service Providers. Well recognized technology leader with entrepreneurial attitude for driving innovation and ushering in new technologies across domains. Widely exposed to new age Customer Experience Management solutions and application of Analytics in Telecommunication Industry.
Before founding Pinnacle, Shankar was Group Chief – Network Operations for India & South Asia in Bharti Airtel, worlds 3rd largest mobile operator. For last 2 decades Shankar has led many tier 1 Indian Telcos as Chief Technology Officer and spearheaded large scale technology transformation. Shankar as part of top leadership team has worked very closely with Marketing , Product development and Service delivery chiefs to build market driven technology strategy and robust economic model .
Shankar has been involved with many Industry bodies like GSMA, ITU and served as GSM India Chairman, Technical Committee of Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) for several years. He has been distinguished speaker on many national and international technology forums on Wireless Broad Band, Next Generation IP Network, M2M, IoT evolution and Fibre to Home as Home Broad Band technology.