Ericsson D-15 AI team

Artificial Intelligence is changing how industry operates. At Ericsson D-15 AI, we help partners explore the benefits of AI-integrated innovation. Together with our team of industry experts, you can refine solutions that adapt to real-world challenges – combining cutting-edge technology, hands-on expertise, and vast amounts of data to deliver viable products and services.

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Nimish Radia

Head of Global AI Accelerator, North America

Nimish Radia, Ph.D., is an experienced executive in the IT, mobile, telecom, and finance industry with a strong combination of technology expertise and business acumen. He has proven leadership in transforming technology into multi-million dollar profitable vertical and horizontal solutions spanning Web Scale Service and Architecture, Service Delivery Platforms (SDPs) for next generation communication and collaboration services, Identity and Context-Aware Services, Mobile Computing, Targeted Advertising, Big Data, and Cloud computing.

Dr. Radia is currently North America Head of Global Artificial Intelligence (AI) Accelerator (GAIA). He is leading Ericsson's R&D and innovation efforts in Silicon Valley for next generation 5G and AI-driven Products, Services and Software for telecommunication and other industry verticals. He is also responsible for Global Ecosystem Strategy and Execution for GAIA. Before this role, he was responsible for 5G for Industries – an ecosystem centric approach to crate 5G based value for Media, IIoT and other industries and leading various groups within Ericsson Research including AI and Service Computing. Before joining Ericsson, he was Advanced Technology Executive at Sun for US Communications, Media, and Entertainment Sales. In this role, he led cross company virtual R&D team accountable for creating revenue-generating solutions using Open Source Software stack (LAMP, OpenID/Liberty, Open Social, etc.) for mobile broadband providers ecosystem. Prior to Sun, Nimish was senior member of IBM Research and Advanced Software Technology Group driving R&D projects with customers globally. Nimish has been recognized several times for his technology and sales achievements. He holds 8 patents and 15+ invention disclosures and industry publications.

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Simone Vincenzi

Simone Vincenzi

Manager, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

Simone has a PhD in theoretical ecology from the University of Parma. Before moving into tech, he worked at Universities and research centers in Italy (his home country) and in the US on problems in mathematical biology, computational genetics, and machine learning. At Ericsson GAIA, he leads initiatives that apply machine learning and artificial intelligence to cellular network optimization.

Outside of work, Simone practices and coaches Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Santa Cruz, runs along the ocean, travels as often as he can ¬(especially to South America), and likes to read, watch, and talk about novels and movies.

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Sachin Desai

Sachin Desai

Global Vice President & Head of Ericsson AI Accelerator

Sachin Desai is a Product Engineering Executive with a broad variety of experiences ranging from building teams from scratch (CoSine) to rebuilding teams (Redback) and scaling teams up (Ericsson) to establishing R&D centers from the ground up. He has had a variety of stints in early-stage startups to turn-arounds to large, established global market leaders. Sachin has led execution-oriented product engineering teams (VP of Eng) as well as held direction-setting technology and strategy leadership (Head of Technology) roles.

Intimately familiar with software engineering practices, disciplines, technologies and related methods and tools. Well-versed with a range of domains - Cloud Infrastructure, Telecom, IP Routing/Switching - their ecosystems and their adjacent fields. Engineer/Coder by roots. Adept at assessing the economics and trends surrounding industries and opportunities and translating them into context for strategy and execution. Passionate about recruiting and growing leaders - both technology and people leaders. Keen and accessible mentor to a small number of eager mentees across a variety of disciplines and age groups.

Currently, he heads up Ericsson’s AI Accelerator where he is building a multi-hundred-string team of Data Scientists, Data Engineers, AI Architects and Machine Learning Engineers to build AI/ML capabilities into Ericsson’s products and services portfolio.

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