Jayant Kulkarni

VP of Corporate Development, Award Solutions

Jayant Kulkarni

Speaker Bio



An experienced general manager with global responsibilities, Jayant Kulkarni has been responsible for leading key organizations such as Consulting/Professional Services, Finance, Business Development and Marketing. His areas of expertise include 5G, IoT, Network Virtualization, Cloud, LTE/VoLTE, and L2/L3 transport technologies. At Award Solutions and previously with McKinsey & Co. (a global consultancy), he specialized in working with senior executives at leading wireless operators and vendors as a consultant and as a personal technology coach to enhance their knowledge and skills, often bridging the gap between business and technology.



Jayant has authored technical research papers, industry analysis papers, and has trained thousands of individuals in the wireless space. He has also been featured at leading mobility events like Mobile World Congress (MWC) and Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR).  He has co-chaired an investment conference. He holds a patent in wireless systems, a B.S. in Electrical Engineering,  Ph.D. in Computer Engineering, as well as a M.B.A. in Finance, Marketing, and Entrepreneurship from the Wharton School of Business. Outside work, Jayant is a certified SCUBA diver and an avid mountaineer. He is proud to have completed a half-marathon and dreams of becoming a triathlete.