Shiraz Qureshi

Director, Business Development, APAC

Shiraz Qureshi is the Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) Evangelist for Nuage Networks in the Asia-Pacific region.

With 20 years of Research & Development (R&D) experience in networking, server, and software technology development, Shiraz is enabling business solutions built with Nuage Networks’ virtual networking technologies for enterprise, cloud, and public sector customers who are embarking on their SDN or NFV journeys.

Shiraz is a strategic advisor to governments, commercial enterprises, and service providers in several key technologies – including Cloud, Virtualization, Mobility, Big Data, and Security.

Shiraz holds 14 patents in server and software technologies. He led R&D teams to deliver billion-dollar technology programs, and architected key innovations in Server IO and Firmware technologies. He is strong contributor to the industry and lends his expertise to several forums including Open Daylight, Open Networking Foundation, ETSI, PCI-SIG, ACPI, UEFI Forum, and Linux Standard Base (Linux Foundation) organizations.

Prior to Nuage Networks, Shiraz worked in several leading organizations including Hewlett-Packard, Lockheed Martin Missiles & Space, Motorola, and Phoenix Nuclear Research Lab. During this time, he led product development of large scale network deployments, server firmware, commercial satellites, nuclear and ballistic missile controls, cellular base station operating systems, and miniature nuclear reactor calibration research.

Shiraz holds a Master of Business Administration in Innovation Management and New Product Development from the University of California at Davis, CA, USA, and two Bachelor of Science degrees in Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, MI, USA.