Balaji Ethirajulu, Director Product Marketing at Ericsson Silicon Valley, has over 25 years of experience in telecom industry. He has worked in Product management, technology strategy, Marketing, Engineering, and professional services. His current focus & passion is around containers, micro services, Kubernetes, Management & Orchestration, NFV & SDN transformation, Analytics, open source projects, and service assurance for hybrid networks. Previously, he worked in many technology areas including IP, Radio, IMS, Mobile core, OSS, Network management and service assurance systems. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in telecommunication engineering and an MBA from university of Dallas.