Currently Independent Director represneting Openstack Board in 2018, leads as Chair of MANO WG in OPNFV and Vice Chair of IEEE SVCCS. Prakash has 30+ years of Telco/IT experience with MSEE from IIT Bombay. He is an active OpenStack participant, and has been a veteran consultant on NFV/SDN/MEC in the areas of data center and carrier network operations. The companies he has served for include Tekmobile, AT&T Labs, AT&T Mobility, Intellysys, seven.com, coverity.com, Futurewei Technologies (US R&D Huawei) and curretly 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 NFV PoCs using OpenStack eco system .He 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.