Vach Kompella has over 25 years of experience in the networking field and currently heads the Nokia IP Networks Division. A Bell Labs Fellow for his contributions to MPLS and VPLS standards, he founded the corporation’s Mobile Gateways program in 2008 and led MPLS development from 2001 through 2009. Vach has been a speaker at multiple industry conferences and is a regular contributor to standards in the IETF, including a role as co-chair of the l2vpn Working Group for five years. He joined Nokia through the acquisition of TiMetra Networks in 2003. Vach holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of California San Diego.
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