Prakash has 35+ years of Telco/ICT experience with MSEE from IIT Bombay. He is a current Board of Director for Openstack 2018, IEEE SCW SC Vicechair, NFIC-2018 Chair, and has been a veteran consultant on NFV, MANO, VIM, Virtualization, Conatainerization, Microervcies, 5g Core/Edge/Access, Network Slicing and Verical Industry solutions. The companies he has served for include Micronic Devices, IDM, Microdata Consulatnts, Intelligent System, Tandem, WinVision, AT&T Mobility, seven.com, coverity.com, AT&T Labs, Futurewei/Huawei Technologies and currently at Dell. He was also part of Valley start-ups and other IT /Internet Data Center ventures in late 90's and early 2000. He brought to table the experience building Platform PoCs using OpenStack eco system .Has been a regular attendee of OpenStack, OPNFV, 3GPP NFV/MEC,IEEE forums over last several years in Bay area as well globally in US, China & India.