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Sriraman (Sri) Kannan

Sriraman (Sri) Kannan

Global Commodity Manager, Optics Procurement & Sourcing Strategy, Nokia

Watchung, New Jersey

Technical and product sourcing (procurement) expertise in optical fibers, components devices and sub-systems for telecom/space/defense applications. Proficient in commercial/technical negotiations and in presentations in customer/industry forums including invited talks. Strong ability to influence and shape industry standards - Convenor of WG 7 in IEC SC86B. U.S. National Committee delegate for SC86B (passive devices) and SC86C (active devices). Numerous publications and co-author of a book. Vast experience in developing and executing qualification plans for state-of-the-art optical components and devices. Expertise in identifying and solving problems in components and devices for high reliability applications. Aptitude for acquiring expertise in new areas. Keen interest in new business development. Have held U.S. DoD security clearance (TS). Recipient of IEC's 1906 AWARD for contributions to international telecom standards.


  • Engineer, Optical Fiber & Component Research (Lucent Technologies, Bell Labs (formerly AT&T Bell Labs.))
  • MTS, Government Communications (Lucent/Alcatel-Lucent, Bell Labs.)
  • Engineering Lead & Technical Manager (Lucent Technologies / OFS)
  • Global Commodity Manager (Nokia)
  • Senior Engineer in Advanced Technology Assessment, Bell Labs CTO (Alcatel-Lucent, Bell Labs)


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