This part 1 of 2 episodes of Over the Edge features an interview between Matt Trifiro and Vishwamitra Nandlall, VP Technology Strategy & Ecosystems at Dell Technologies. Vish is an experienced CTO and a highly regarded telecom visionary. He is responsible for defining Dell’s technology strategy in the Big 6 domains, including 5G, Edge, Data Management, Cloud, AI and Security. Widely recognized for his contributions to the industry, Vish has also held CTO executive leadership roles in Telecommunications for 25 years, including Telstra, Ericsson, Extreme and Nortel. Vish has been awarded a fundamental patent for LTE, published several widely cited technology papers, and holds several patents for the design of cloud based mobile applications and communication services.
In this episode, Vish talks about laying the railroads for telecommunications. He discusses his career path and the work he did developing personal data appliances and smartphones. Vish goes over development and privatization of the internet. He explains how artificial intelligence has become a huge part of Dell products. And, delves into details about the build out of infrastructure, connectivity, and bandwidth.
“We’ve moved towards this internet where we’ve centralized compute that creates pooling efficiencies, but it comes at the expense of propagation delay. But, largely what fueled the internet was the growth of a digital economy that was self-contained. It didn’t have a lot of tendrils out into the real world. And, I think what Edge does is it starts to put up a series of sensors into the real world and it bridges this real world with this cyber world.”
(02:15) Getting Started in Technology
(05:15) Path to Telecommunications
(06:25) State of Advanced Technology in 1995
(10:15) Switch Networks
(15:15) Development of Internet Content Delivery
(23:15) Networking Standards and Internet Organization
(25:45) Path to Dell
(20:45) Difference between Propagation and Transmission
(32:45) Path to Dell Continued
(38:15) Software vs. Hardware
(39:15) Dell’s Role in Telecommunications
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