Tushar is a global technology professional with over 20 years of experience in the telco and networking industry. Tushar is currently serving as Product Management Director for Ciena packet products portfolio. He is driving software virtualization and management products and features for Ciena with key focuses on enterprise, mobility, edge compute, cloud integration, SDN/NFV, 5G, access/aggregation strategy and products. Tushar’s career spans across product management, engineering, and customer support. He has previously held various senior product management and engineering positions with Cisco, Ericsson, Tellabs, Nortel, and various startups. Tushar holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering (electronics and telecommunications) and post graduate diploma in advanced software design and development. He also holds industry certifications, including certified scrum master and Stanford project management.