Dr. Venkatesh Sunkad has 20+ years of Industry experience in Telecom, Cable, AI, Machine learning, Wireless and IOT industry. He is currently the Provost of upGrad INSOFE managing all international relationships. Earlier he was the Dean New Product Development, Dean for Business Program at INSOFE and also appointed as Dean for INSOFE School of Data Science at Vijaybhoomi University. His works on IOT, AI and Industry 4.0. His responsibilities include training, consultancy and helping industries and businesses in various technology and strategy challenging areas. Earlier he was at Mobileum Inc. as Associate Vice President of Technology. His responsibility included new product ideas, product management, and setting up the technology vision for the company. Previously he worked as General Manager for Strategy and Architecture for Vodafone India. His responsibilities included spectrum strategy, IOT, Radio Access Architecture, Core and IP Architecture, design and working on technical strategies for current and future technologies for Vodafone India. Before joining Vodafone, Venkatesh was Director of Network Technology, VIASAT Communications in Denver, USA. In this role he was responsible for the end to end network design, operations and strategy. Prior to that he was the Project Director – Network Protocols at CABLE LABS in Colorado USA, where his responsibilities included specification development, design of end to end architecture for data and VOIP technology. His education includes MBA from University of Denver, Masters in Electrical Engineering from University of Texas and Doctorate from University of Colorado. He has been featured as a “Top 50 Cable Technologists “in Cable Today Magazine in USA. Venkatesh has more than 50 International Talks and Publications on various subjects like 5G technology, IOT, AI, ML and strategy.