Shiv Bakhshi

Shiv Bakhshi

Vice President of Industry Relations, Ericsson

Shiv K. Bakhshi, is charge with the responsibility of technology and spectrum strategies for Africa and the Middle East and works closely with industry and policy leaders in those regions. A recognized expert in mobile technology, policy and markets, Dr. Bakhshi is a strong believer in the role ICT and mobile broadband can play in economic development and in helping unleash the digital vitalities of the peoples in emerging economies. Earlier, as an industry analyst and consultant, Dr. Bakhshi headed the worldwide mobile network and device practices for a leading research and advisory firm for several years. A frequent speaker at industry, academic and policy conferences, he has presented on a broad range of technology and policy topics pertaining to the structural transformation of the mobile industry and its changing impact on society. At Ericsson, as member of the company’s CTO organization, he is focused on future spectrum issues that are subject of the World Radio Conference and on new and emerging technologies, including those pertaining to 5G and the Internet of Things. The use of ICT and mobile broadband for economic development and for bridging the digital divide remain the defining interests of his work. Dr. Bakhshi started his career as a journalist in India. Later, as an academic, he taught international telecom policy and strategy, and directed graduate and doctoral research, at the University of Kentucky. A political economist by training, he has a bachelor’s in Economics from Calcutta University. He earned his master’s as well as his doctorate in Communication from The Ohio State University.