Maniam Palanivelu has global responsibility for marketing Alcatel-Lucent's End-to-End 4G LTE Solutions. He has over 16+ years of experience in the wireless industry in various functional roles within marketing, sales, product management and engineering in both regional and central organizations. Prior to joining Alcatel-Lucent, Maniam was instrumental in driving network integration with the "nPhase" Machine-to-Machine Solution (a Joint Venture between Verizon Wireless and Qualcomm). He also supported Verizon Wireless 4G LTE marketing initiatives for the LTE Innovation Center and public events. Prior to his time at Verizon Wireless, Maniam held a variety of key positions within Nortel's Wireless Business units. Maniam also held a technical pre-sales and marketing role in SIEMENS Mobile Networks Division where he started his telecom career. Maniam holds a Master's Degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering from University of Delhi and MBA in Marketing and Strategy from University of Texas at Dallas.