Awanish Verma is network architect in communications business unit in Xilinx, Awanish is responsible for solution architecture of Telco DC acceleration and network security for 5G wireless and wired access networks. Awanish is also responsible for developing networking hardware and software ecosystem and strategic partnerships for FPGA based network interface cards (NICs). Awanish has spent 22 years in networking industry with 20+ years in networking system architecture using FPGAs and ASICs. He has been involved in multiple engineering, solution architecture and marketing roles in multiple networking organizations. He holds BSEE and MSEE with specialization in VLSI and communications.