Our team team is comprised of technology veterans with proven track records of delivering large-scale networking, analytics and AI-based solutions for the world’s largest networks.
Founder & CEO
Suresh is a leader in the IP community and is an expert in all areas of IP technology. His leadership and experience will contribute heavily to the unique IP capabilities that the Kaloom solution will support while ensuring full compatibility with related data center IP infrastructure. Suresh’s experience includes:
SVP Worldwide Sales & Marketing
VP of Product Management
Philippe Michelet is leading the Product Management activities at Kaloom™ for Software Defined Fabric™, Cloud Edge Fabric™ and UPF.
Before joining Kaloom, Philippe Michelet was leading Product Management at Snaproute where he refocused the strategy on “Edge” before the company was acquired by Infoblox later 2019.
Before holding this position, Philippe Michelet was working for HPE as Senior Director of Global Product Line Management, Data Center Networking, driving the strategy and roadmap of the entire HW/SW product line (HPE FlexFabric, “brite box” solution, DC Network Virtualizations solutions (OpenStack, partnerships with VMware and Nuage) as well as the associated NMS.
Before holding this position, he was part of the Advanced Technology Group (Office of the CTO, HP Networking), and participated to the creation of the Virtual Application Networks framework (HP SDN architecture including VAN SDN Controller, SDN Manager and multiple SDN applications). A patent related to this architecture is pending.
Coming from 3Com, Philippe Michelet was a key element to the due diligence done by HP, working very closely with the management team to promote the new Data Center portfolio (125xx/58xx).
Before working at 3Com, Philippe Michelet worked at Bay Networks/Nortel, driving different networking products (L2/L3 ASIC/NPU based Ethernet Switches & Security) as a Senior Product Manager. He participated in the design of some of the largest enterprise networks (stock exchanges, industry, retail …) where resiliency and security are two fundamental pillars. He was responsible as well of the certification of the Nortel core and edge product lines for the US federal market (JTIC)). One patent (20070011725: Technique for providing secure network access) is directly linked to this activity.
Before working at Nortel in North America, Philippe worked at Wellfleet/Bay Networks in EMEA, as a Pre-Sales engineer, specialized in Switching and Routing.
Philippe has a Bachelor degree in Software Engineering and a Specialized Master from the National Institute of Telecommunications (France)
Per has spent his entire career in multiple engineering roles. His experience and knowledge of building large-scale systems and Data Center infrastructure will contribute significantly to the Kaloom solution. Per also has most recently been very focused on cloud solutions and is considered an expert in highly scalable load balancing. Per’s specific experience includes:
Head of R&D
Benoit cumulates more than 25 years of experience in software research and development in various domains.
Among those years, 18 were spent at Ericsson, with a large share of them in research. His work focused on establishing experimental systems for the IP edge, access and broadband networks.
He has held a technical leader role in research projects covering Carrier Ethernet, Distributed Control Plane, Packet Systems Architecture, Cloud, and Distributed Data Storage.
His interests also cover agile software development, continuous delivery and DevOps.
Benoit has contributed to more than fifteen patents.
Head of Support & Services
Sveto brings extensive experience in full product life cycle management, from requirements handling, to system design, and operation & maintenance, focusing on serviceability and supportability of core network products.
His 25 years of international experience in telecom markets as a Solution Architect makes him a go-to person for pre-sales and after-sales engagements.
Most recently, at Ericsson, he was responsible for Cloud Storage solution and a member of the Cloud Infrastructure Architecture Board with responsibilities for e2e and deployment architecture. As well, he had technical ownership of the knowledge area for SS7-based protocols.
Sveto has been involved with virtualization and cloud projects for many years; helping migrate numerous network functions to virtualized environments.
He held various leadership roles in Services and Product Development organizations, with responsibilities for customer and partner relations management.