IEEE ComSoc International Communications Quality and Reliability Workshop
13–15 September 2022 // Arlington, Virginia, USA


Thursday, 15 September 2022

Kaniz MahdiKaniz Mahdi

Talk Title: Imagine Life!

Bio: Kaniz is VP Distributed Edge, a new technology focus area she helped establish in the VMware Office of the CTO. She is leading a multi-faceted global team driving user-centric research and co-innovation 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.

Kaniz serves on the FCC Technological Advisory Council, as well as various other public and private industry boards, actively shaping emerging technologies with human centric approaches such as the Automating Life vision she pioneered for VMware’s sustainable path to 6G.

Kaniz is a proud co-founder of the Open Grid Alliance where she is passionately advancing the state of the edge with truly distributed intelligence constructs underpinning real world discovery and verification of these emerging technologies in partnership with industry and academia.

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).