Vara Prasad Talari has been at the forefront of disruptive innovation in the telecom industry. He has helped customers across 2G, 3G, NFV and 4G, and now 5G transformations. As a Principal of AWS Professional Services’ Global Telecom Practice, Vara is helping customer gain agility and cost-savings by automatically deploying and managing network functions on AWS. Vara is the technical leader of AWS’ 5G program in DISH. He works closely with leading telecom ISVs to leverage native AWS services for telecom applications, and cloud-native network functions.
As a trusted advisor across executives to technical leaders, Vara helps customers achieve their business outcomes by planning, designing, and leading the realization of their telecom cloud transformation. Prior to AWS, Vara was Head of Core Services and Care - Portfolio Management in Nokia. He also led Nokia’s Cloud collaboration hub, developed 5G cloud-native solutions, and was the services lead for Nokia’s ONAP initiatives.