Padma Sudarsan is a Bell Labs Fellow and has 25+ years of experience in the telecommunication industry leading, innovating and creating e2e solution architecture. Currently, Padma is in VMware SEBU CTO telco team, setting key architectural direction by bringing outside-in knowledge and understanding and anticipating customer requirements, working closely with product and engineering teams to guide product evolution. Padma is leading topics related to new technologies like AI/ML for service management and orchestration of legacy and O-RAN networks. She is supporting the CTO and head of business groups by analyzing the selection of new technologies and creating a vision for evolution of e2e architecture for the next generation of products. Prior to joining VMware in 2021, as part of Nokia Bell Labs Padma led topics related to end-to-end 5G architecture and technology insertion and new innovations in 6G.