Atul is Nokia Cloud & Network Services GBC’s Market CTO, & is working with Europe’s leading communication service providers on future growth strategies. Atul brings 20 years of experience in the ICT sector and has played various roles with CSPs, System Integrators and ISVs across multiple geographies. Prior to joining Nokia, Atul has worked with Vodafone Group in the UK, where he had served multiple roles, as a Senior Manager for Network Automation Strategy, in Cloud & Automation CoE and as Principal Enterprise Architect for Service Management working on multiple strategies like network as a platform, orchestration, analytics and assurance areas. Atul was also the chair of End User Advisory Group at Linux Foundation Networking, serving a group of over 23 CSPs, and acting as a collective advisory to the board on various end user agendas of LFN projects like ONAP and has authored various thought leadership papers and presided multiple sessions. Prior to Vodafone, Atul spent nearly a decade working for various LoBs at British Telecom as an External Consultant and has worked with Avaya and Nortel Networks at the beginning of his career. Atul is a Telecommunications Engineer and holds an MBA.