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Community Member Profile – Himanshu Purohit

Dec 7, 2020
Ain Indermitte
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In this community member profile, we would like to introduce Himanshu Purohit, Associate Architect at GS Lab Pvt. Ltd. in Pune, Maharashtra, India. He is an active contributor in the Open Networking Foundation’s OMEC community.

Himanshu Purchit 150x150 pngFor the past three-and-half years, Himanshu has been working in the ONF’s OMEC community. He is responsible for the architecture and design of e-utran-features branch of ngic-rtc. He developed openmme, and libpfcp and libgtpv2c libraries for encoding/decoding pfcp and gtpv2c messages. Earlier, he developed a system for secure CDR processing using SGX. Currently, Himanshu is leading the team from GS Lab that is responsible for contributions to various features of ONF projects like ngic-rtc, C3PO, and Nucleus MME.

Himanshu holds a Post Graduate Diploma in IT from IIT Kharagpur, India; and an M.Sc. & B.Sc. - Information Science from Sardar Patel University, India. He has over 15 years of experience in the domain of endpoint security, virtualization, SDN and telecom. He has worked on various distributed systems. Before joining telecom domain, he was working in Software Defined Networking (SDN) domain.

“Engaging with ONF gives me an opportunity to work with industry leaders from different geographies” says Himanshu. “Quality discussions have helped a lot in learning new things in the telecom domain.”

Himanshu has been blessed with 3-year-old twins, a girl and a boy, and he loves playing with them during his free time. He also enjoys reading history books.


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Ain IndermitteHead of Developer Relations
Ain's extensive career in the developer relations, program management, mobile software, enterprise SaaS, and telecommunications disciplines spans Nokia, Microsoft, MobileIron, and ServiceNow. He has worked in Estonia, Finland, California, and Texas, and has traveled considerably around the globe for business. Ain is currently serving as Head of Developer Relations at the Open Networking Foundation (ONF), focusing on community leadership, developer tools, training, and member engagement - with the goal of transforming the telecommunications industry through the adoption of software defined networking and open source software. Ain is married with five children and a dog. During his free time, he likes to hike or bike to beautiful places and fly his drones.