Vikas Dhingra is Distinguished Member of Technical Staff and Senior Consultant at Bell Labs Consulting. He is responsible for supporting telecommunication service providers and large enterprises/verticals in formulation of their technology strategy as driven by business imperatives. He has over 20 years of experience in communication technologies with expertise in strategy development, technology assessments, value quantification and trend forecasting. He has extensive experience in leading and delivering strategic consulting engagements especially in areas of 5G, wireless network evolution, IoT and new business models. Before joining Bell Labs, Vikas worked for many years in Wireless R&D including system & network element architecture, wireless standards (3GPP) and product development. He has more than ten patents in wireless domain and has been a 3GPP standards delegate for HSPA evolution.