CommunicAsia Speaker - Geetha Ram, WW Head of Open RAN (Telco BU), Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WW Head of Open RAN (Telco BU), Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Geetha Ram

Geetha is the business leader in HPE’s Telco Vertical Segment. She is responsible for the rollout of Open RAN for 5G. This entails the analysis of new ideas with customers, generation of viable business case, creation of product and solution strategy to facilitation of trials and deployments with lighthouse customers.

The specific opportunities in her current portfolio include the deployment of the 5G technology, Open RAN, virtual RAN (vRAN) in particular, as well as MEC, Core Networks and Private 4/5G Networks. She leads customers from concept to delivery. Geetha’s leadership spans the management of the partner ecosystem for all vertical solutions as well as creation of inventive business models for customers, worldwide.

Prior to HPE, Geetha led large global R&D teams for Wireless Terminal Business Unit at Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) and wireless and switching telecommunication products at Nortel Networks™ for 23 years, managing hundreds of hardware and software engineers spanning over a dozen countries.  

Geetha brings the experience of introducing innovative products to market, with inventive business models, which has resulted in proven system solutions that generated over $200M in revenues within the first 18 months and over $1B in 3 years.

Geetha holds a Master’s Degree in Systems and Computer Engineering from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. She holds 4 US patents in Telecommunications Software, and several awards for leadership vision and people development.