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Vice President, Distributed Edge
Kaniz Mahdi is Vice President of Distributed Edge at VMware. She leads a multi-faceted global team of research scientists, architects, and developers specializing in advanced technologies that sit at the intersection of wireless, cloud, and AI in the VMware Office of the CTO. Her key focus includes user-centric research and co-innovation with industry and academia to unravel the complexities of distributed-edge cloud systems. The outputs of these research and co-innovation efforts will drive recommendations for VMware’s strategic evolution in this space. 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 defining the 5G era landscape with disruptive technologies (e.g. SDN/NFV & O-RAN).