Sukant K. Mohapatra currently works as a CTO in Ericsson, USA. Prior to Ericsson, he has worked at AT&T/Lucent Technology – Bell Laboratories, VPISystems, and Spirent Communications in leadership capacities. He has a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science with specialization in Telecommunications from Stevens Institute of Technology, New Jersey. His work and research interest includes: Next Generation Fixed and Mobile Network Architecture, Network Planning, Design and Optimization, Network Management, Network Virtualization and Internet of Things (IoT). He is recipient of DMTS award at Bell Laboratories and a senior member of IEEE. He is the founder chairman of National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST), Odisha, India.