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Executive Bios

Satish Lakshmanan

Dr. Satish Lakshmanan is Executive Vice President and Chief Product and Strategy Officer at Lumen. He is responsible for developing and implementing strategic initiatives within Lumen, as well as shaping the product strategy, driving innovation, and overseeing the development and business performance of a company's product portfolio.

Dr. Lakshmanan most recently served as the Global Director of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI/ML) Specialists at Amazon Web Services (AWS). His team was responsible for defining go-to-market strategies for all the AI/ML services in the Amazon portfolio, as well as engaging major customers across all Industries and market segments to develop transformative solutions. His team was also responsible for aggregating the learnings based on customer engagements to influence and refine the roadmap of the key AI/ML services at Amazon.

Dr. Lakshmanan’s extensive technology leadership experience spans global business strategy, product management, sales, business development, corporate strategy, M&A as well as corporate transformation. Prior to joining Amazon, he held various senior-level product management and strategy positions at NetApp, Western Digital and SanDisk, where he successfully led the portfolio to market leadership position as recognized by Gartner.

Satish earned his PhD in Chemical Engineering from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York, where his research on Plasma Assisted Chemical Vapor Deposition was funded by the Semiconductor Research Corporation. Satish is passionate about robotics programs and in partnership with his wife, has coached several middle school robotic teams to compete in the FIRST Lego Competition at the State and International level. Satish is an avid reader and loves to go running whenever time permits in his home state of California