Ankur is Vice President responsible for Google Cloud's Global Telecommunications Industry and Google Distributed Cloud. His team includes Engineering, Product Management, Solutions and Partnerships teams.
Before this, Ankur was working in the tech office of the CEO on cross-Google strategic programs including 5G. He previously worked on Google’s connectivity and communication products including Google Fi, Loon, Google Station, Messages, Google Voice and CBRS-based networks. Before that he was instrumental in bringing software defined networking and disaggregation to Google’s edge network. He was one of the first engineers and later led Google’s content delivery network as it grew into the largest in the world, deployed today in several thousand locations globally.
Ankur holds a masters degree in computer science and engineering from University of Washington Seattle and a bachelors degree in the same from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. He has a few dozen patents and conference papers filed/granted/published. He led Google’s participation in several industry groups including Linux Foundation’s Nephio project, White House discussions on 5G security, O-RAN Alliance, Open RAN Policy Coalition, Open Networking Foundation, NSF RINGS, GSMA Industry Specifications Approval Group. His closest shot at stardom though was when he went to Los Angeles in 2013 as part of the team that collected the 65th Primetime Emmy Engineering Award for YouTube but he still remains happily at Google after nearly 18 years.