Anantha Ramaiah has over 20 years of experience in the computer industry. He currently works as Principal Engineer at Ericsson responsible for SDN and networking solutions. Prior to Ericsson he served as Principal Engineer at NTT Innovation Institute, where his responsibilities included design and development of SDN solutions catered to the needs of NTT. Before NTT, he worked as Senior Technical Leader for 13 years Cisco in several key areas spanning Layer 2 protocols, Layer 4 protocols, routing, security, high availability, and next generation network operating systems. He is an author/co-author of approximately 30 patents in areas such as transport protocols, high availability, routing, and security. He has been active in standards bodies and has authored a few RFC’s and Internet drafts. Anantha holds a M.S degree in computer science from JNU, New Delhi, India.