- Sudhir Dixit, Basic Internet Foundation, USA
Sudhir Dixit is a Co-Founder and COO at Basic Internet Foundation in Oslo, Norway, and heads its US operations. He is presently a Board Member, Working Group Chair and Vice Chair for Americas at the Wireless World Research Forum (WWRF). He is also associated with the Academy of Finland Flagship 6G Project, led by the Centre for Wireless Communications, University of Oulu, Finland where he is a Docent since 2010. From 2015 to 2017 he was the CEO and Co-Founder of a start-up, Skydoot, Inc. From 2009 to 2015, he was a Distinguished Chief Technologist and CTO of the Communications and Media Services (CMS) Business Unit for the Americas Region of Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Services in Palo Alto, CA, and the Director of Hewlett-Packard Labs India in Palo Alto and Bangalore. Before joining HP, he held various engineering and leadership positions at BlackBerry, Nokia, NSN and NYNEX (currently Verizon Communications). He has been a technical editor of IEEE Communications Magazine, and was on the editorial board of IEEE Spectrum Magazine. He is presently on the editorial board of Springer’s Wireless Personal Communications Journal. He is a Co-Chair of the CTU Working Group at INGR in the IEEE Future Network Initiative. Dixit has published nine books, holds 21 U.S. patents and published extensively in numerous peer-reviewed journals and conferences. He is a Distinguished Lecturer at the IEEE Communications Society. From 2010 to 2012, he was an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Davis, and, since 2022 he has been a VAJRA Adjunct Professor at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. A Life Fellow of the IEEE, Fellow of IET and IETE, Dixit holds a Ph.D. from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, U.K. and an M.B.A. from the Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Florida.