Bikash is an industry-leading expert in software-defined networking (SDN), intent-driven networking, packet-optical integration, warehouse-scale computing, and large-scale data center interconnection. Bikash joined Juniper from Google, where he was a Distinguished Engineer and the Head of Network Architecture, Engineering and Planning. At Google, he led design, build and operation of Google's production network infrastructure, spanning datacenter, backbone(s), optical and the content edge. His team also oversaw Google's SDN evolution, network technology strategy and networking research and innovation enabling ubiquitous programmability and very high reliability. Prior to Google, Bikash was the CTO of Qstreams Networks, a company he co-founded. He also spent several years at Ciena Corporation in various technical roles developing DWDM and Ethernet technologies. Bikash is a frequent speaker in conferences and industry forums. He has published many research papers and received 18 patents related to networking technologies. He received a Bachelors in Technology in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India and MS and PhD degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Maryland at College Park.