Parag Kasture leads the Service Provider Centre of Excellence in Dimension Data, which is responsible for driving SP transformational solutions and thought leadership for APAC markets.
He is responsible to lead and build SP Solutions and Architecture practice for the APAC region. By engaging with SP at Senior Management and CXO level as well as with key OEM/ partners, he brings in rich experience to define and build Software defined and Virtualised Network solutions, which are demonstrable at DD's SPCOE Lab. Cloud, API integration, IOT, Digital Enterprise, Analytics and AI are other areas of focus for his team.
For the past 25 years, Parag has specialized in driving the adoption of Telecom and Networking infrastructure solutions in India and APAC while working in various roles for leading technology firms, including Cisco, Sonus Networks, Telsima Communications etc. He has experience in design, deployment and operations of Mobile/Wireless (LTE/WiMAX), Wired BB (DSL/Cable), MetroE, ISP and IP/MPLS, VoIP, ATM/FR/X.25, Satellite Comms and TDM/SDH.
He has a Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics) and Master of Marketing Management.