Vice President, Network Infrastructure
Directions 2012 (U.S) Participating Analysts
Rohit Mehra is IDC's Vice President of Network Infrastructure, covering Enterprise and Datacenter Networks. He provides expert insight and analysis into global industry and technology trends as they relate to enterprise networking and related areas of Ethernet and Layer 4-7 switching, routing, wireless and WAN Optimization. His breadth of coverage allows him to take a holistic view of network infrastructure- from enterprise mobility and BYOD, to cloud networking. In this capacity, he is responsible for market share and forecast reports as well as global go-to-market strategies.
As part of his research on Datacenter networking, Mr. Mehra covers current and emerging trends in converged systems and infrastructures, Ethernet fabrics, network virtualization and the broader area of Software Defined Networking (SDN).
Mr. Mehra also assists clients with custom consulting and research, including user surveys and buyer case studies. He has a deep understanding of networking solutions in key verticals/industry segments, and collaborates closely with IDC Insights and other research groups to assist clients with their specific requirements.
Before joining IDC in 2010, Mr. Mehra spent more than 15 years at several enterprise and telecom network infrastructure providers. His previous positions include Director of Product Marketing at Verisign, before which he was Director of Product Management at 3Com, responsible for their enterprise wireless portfolio. Prior to 3Com, Mr. Mehra was Director of Product Marketing at a wireless start-up and also spent several years at Nortel where he held positions in product marketing, product management and market development. He has extensive product lifecycle and global market development experience, and is a well known industry expert, often speaking/participating at networking, wireless and cloud events and conferences throughout the world.
Mr. Mehra has a Master’s in engineering management from BITS, Pilani, India, and an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management, Arizona, USA.