Mani has a diverse track record that blends in-depth experiences in each of technology innovation, product strategy and policy making, working at technology firms, tech start-ups, regulatory authority, and global industry body. At GSMA, he leads the global policy research and in-market delivery activities across a portfolio of digital infrastructure policy and regulatory topics. In his early career, he developed statistical algorithms and software systems for innovative tech products, including the first 2G-3G handsets and multi-antenna processing systems. In recent years, he has collaborated on policy research on digital economy, online platforms, 5G infrastructure, competition frameworks, regulatory assessments, and licence models and influenced many policy outcomes in markets across the world. Mani is a Master’s Scholar of the University of Cambridge with a First Class Honours degree and a PhD in Information Sciences.