Ram Venketaramani is currently the Director of Product Management at the Telco NFV Business Unit at Vmware. Here he helped the launch of VMware’s flagship vCloud NFV offering on OpenStack. Prior to VMware, he was the Sr. Director of Product Management at Ciena Corporation managing their Blue Planet NFV/Service Orchestration and Network Analytics product lines. At Juniper Networks, he led the company’s entry into NFV Orchestration space. In his illustrious career, he has conceived and created new carrier grade products and grew them into successful offerings multiple times. Having worked in the Telecom industry for more than a decade he succinctly understands operator’s business needs and considerations as well as their operational model and concerns in their quest to virtualize their entire networking infrastructure.