Dr. Pathak, a leading North American expert in IP-based digital convergence, has 25 years of telecom and software industry experience in leading-edge technology operations. He is currently responsible for the transformation of products, technology, operations, support systems, and strategic marketing of a full-service telecom provider with focus on broadband, wireless, data and cloud. He also advises top-tier New York-based investment banking and securities companies on the IT/telecom industry. Prior to founding ITE Services, Girish was chief technology officer and chief customer strategist of TELUS Communications, Canada. He was widely recognized for leading the transformation of the TELUS legacy network to a converged IP-based Next Generation Network, a 3-year project with an investment of more than USD$1 billion. Before TELUS, he held key technology positions in the US with Verizon Communications, Xerox Corp., and Texas Instruments Inc. Dr. Pathak served as the technology expert for Vancouver’s successful bid for the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games. Dr. Pathak was honored with the Wharton InfoSys Business Transformational Award for his leadership on the IP-based Next Generation Network project. In addition, the US National Academy of Engineering honored him as one of the nation’s top 100 young engineers.