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Kelly Ahuja

Kelly Ahuja

Senior Vice President, General Manager
Mobility Business Group

Kelly Ahuja is an accomplished engineer with a strong track record of success as a business leader in the Communications and IT industries. As Senior Vice President and General Manager of Cisco’s Mobility Business Group, he is responsible for orchestrating global business strategy and execution for the entire Cisco mobility product portfolio and technology solutions targeted to mobile service operators.

With more than 20 years of global technology background in telecommunications and networking, Ahuja has developed a keen understanding of the important contribution these technologies make in turning the world into a better place to work, live, learn, and play. His deeply informed perspective on the issues facing mobile service providers today, such as network reach, network intelligence, and service creation velocity, comes from direct experience working closely with and for these technology companies.

Ahuja’s Cisco career spans 15 years in roles of increasing responsibility including:

  • Chief Architect for the Service Provider business covering routing, optical, mobility, video, and cloud technologies.
  • Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Service Provider Routing Technology Group, where he evolved the portfolio through the expansion of the Cisco CRS Carrier Routing System family, the Cisco ASR 9000 and 1000 series Aggregation Services Routers, and the transition from IPv4 to IPv6. During this period, Ahuja also led the acquisition of Starent which became the foundation of the Mobile Internet Technology Group.
  • Vice President and General Manager of the Core Routing Business Unit, where he managed the deployment of large core networks around the world.
  • Vice President of Marketing for the Carrier Core Multi Service Business Unit, where he led product management and technical marketing for Cisco’s high-end routing portfolio, multiservice switches, and media gateways.

Previous to Cisco, Ahuja held positions at Blue Leaf Networks, StrataCom, AT&T Canada, Bank of Canada, and Telesat Canada, where he designed, implemented, and supported data and voice networks.

Ahuja is a sought-after Cisco spokesperson and industry thought leader in the area of small cell technology. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Calgary, Canada.

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