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Harshad Sardesai

Harshad Sardesai

VP Product Management, INFINERA
With over 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, I am a seasoned leader in product management, network architecture, network planning, and engineering. I have successfully managed and delivered hardware and software products and solutions for industry-leading telecom companies, driving profitability and business expansion. Currently, I am the Vice President of Product Management at Infinera, where I am responsible for portfolio investments in platform software, security, planning tools, network automation, and analytics.

My mission is to leverage my unique blend of technical and business expertise to create immediate impact and produce results for my customers and stakeholders. I have extensive global experience and proven success in interfacing with Tier 1/2 customers, leading to successful solution adoption and operationalization. I have also twice integrated and led combined teams from two large organizations post-acquisition, demonstrating my skills in team management and collaboration. I am proficient in cloud, telecom, telemetry, SDN, and have a strong passion for innovation and excellence.