Kaniz Mahdi is Vice President of Advanced Technologies at VMware. In this role, Kaniz is leading a world class team of architects and scientists for discovery, creation and verification of non-traditional architecture approaches that will guide future evolution of our TECBU products and platforms. Prior to VMware, Kaniz held various technology leadership positions at Ericsson, Huawei, Ciena and Nortel.
With 45+ patent grants, Kaniz has a stellar record of continuously pushing the envelope on new technologies. She is an inventor of essential technologies underpinning current Voice over LTE systems and has been instrumental in shaping the 5G era landscape with disruptive technologies (e.g. SDN/NFV & O-RAN). Kaniz’s current technology focus is on research incubation for new technologies that sit at the cross section of AI/ML, Time Sensitive Communications, High Performance Distributed Compute and Complex Adaptive Systems shaping fungible edge systems of the future.
Kaniz serves on the board of 5G Americas and Linux Foundation Networking and has previously served on the ONF boards for ONOS and CORD initiatives.