Lourdes Charles is the Global Leader for 5G and Edge and the head of the Connectivity Practice in Wipro Engineering. Lourdes leads an organization responsible for building cutting-edge solutions enabling clients across multiple business sectors to leverage 5G to build a competitive edge and achieve their connectivity ambitions.
Lourdes is a technology leader with more than 30 years of experience operationalizing and managing market leading products, offers and organizations. Lourdes has a wealth of business knowledge of the telecommunication industry from IP Telephony, MPLS VPN, Security, Multi-access Edge Computing and Private Wireless Network. She began her career in the nuclear power industry as an electrical power engineer in 1992 at First Energy Solutions, then worked at Verizon as a circuit design engineer and further broadened her technology and business expertise at Lumen, Fusion Connect. Lourdes spent 15 years at AT&T Business leading organizations responsible for developing and managing mobility business solutions.
Lourdes earned a Bachelor of Engineering (BE) in Electrical Engineering from Pratt Institute and completed her graduate studies in business administration at Long Island University in New York.