Ankur Jain is a Google Vice President responsible for Google Cloud for Telecommunications and Google Distributed Cloud Edge. In his current role, he heads the Engineering, Telecom Industry GM, PM, Solutions, Partnerships and BizDev 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 by several hundreds operators globally.
Ankur holds a masters degree in computer science and engineering from University of Washington Seattle and a bachelor's 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.