Heikki Mahkonen joined Ericsson Research (Finland) 2000 and is currently Master Researcher at Ericsson Research (Silicon Valley). His research interests include Internet protocols, Software Defined Networking (SDN), cloud and virtualization technologies and packet processing. He holds M.Sc. in Engineering from Helsinki University of Technology. Heikki is currently working on innovation incubation at Ericsson Garage in Silicon Valley.