Vikas Arora was nominated as the EXFO CTO in July 2008. As such, he is responsible for steering the technology direction. More specifically, he oversees the strategic technology and business initiatives covering next-generation fixed mobile converged networks, mobile backhaul, optical networks, Carrier Ethernet/IP, IMS and services like VoIP, video and data. Prior to joining EXFO, Mr. Arora was Co-Founder and Chief Technology Offi cer for iPine
Networks (acquired by Nakina Systems), which offered IP service assurance products for voice, video and data. Mr. Arora served as CTO of Nakina Systems and additionally spent 10 years at Nortel, where he held senior management and architect positions with the OpenIP and Optical business units (both in Canada and in the UK). Overall, Mr. Arora has 20 years of technical and business leadership experience spanning IP voice, video, data, Ethernet, optical, wireless and service/network management. Mr. Arora personifies management and integration of technology, strategy, creativity and leadership. In 2004, he was nominated by the editors of the Ottawa Business Journal pas part of the “Forty Under 40” list, as one of the region’s 40 best and brightest business and civic leaders under 40 years old. Mr. Arora also serves on the advisory board of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) Sector of Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD). Vikas Arora holds a Bachelor of Technology from G.B. Pant University in India and a Master of Computer Sciences from the University of Saskatchewan in Canada.