Sandeep Dhingra is CTO- Global Partner leading Network Consulting Services Practice within IBM Global Technology Services. With broad networking and IT background, he is currently focused on SDN (Software Defined Networking), NFV (Network Function Virtualization) and Hybrid Cloud Networking. Prior to joining IBM in October 2015, he was the CTO of Network Consulting in Huawei. Here, Sandeep led SDN/NFV practice and an elite Center of Innovation team, focused on SDN/NFV/Cloud architecture and operations consulting. Before that, with over 15 years in Cisco, Sandeep led Network Architecture and Design, Migration Services and IPv6 Practice. He completed his engineering education in India followed by an MBA in global management, in US. He holds a fully monetized patent on network health/analytics and is regular speaker in IBM and industry events.