Utpal Mangla (MBA, PEng, CMC, FCIPS, I.S.P., ITCP, PMP, ITIL, CSM, FBCS) is a General Manager responsible for Telco Industry & EDGE Clouds in IBM. Prior to that, he was the VP, Senior Partner and Global Leader of TME Industry’s Centre of Competency. In addition, Utpal led the ‘Innovation Practice’ focusing on AI, 5G EDGE, Hybrid Cloud and Blockchain technologies for clients worldwide.

In his role as senior executive in business with P&L responsibility and thought leader in emerging technologies, Utpal’s mission is to fuel growth by building, scaling and implementing differentiated competitive market service solution offerings to meeting business imperatives of our customers. Under Utpal’s leadership, IBM recently achieved the mission of scaling to make “Watson AI Impact 1.5 Billion Consumers” and creation of “Industry Blockchain platforms”. Utpal is a Senior inventor and is at the forefront in making Hybrid Cloud and 5G/EDGE real for enterprises globally

Utpal has been with IBM (and PwC) since 1998. With 20+ years of experience, Utpal is a highly motivated & dynamic leader who thrives in challenging environments. He is reputed for his trust, problem solving and organizational skills. Recipient of numerous client excellence awards, he is recognized as “IBM Top Talent”

Utpal is a regular speaker at industry forums, univ and business conferences globally, including MWC, THINK, TMForum, Dreamforce, Cannes, Fierce 5G and CEM Telecoms. With 50+ articles, Utpal contributes to industry blogs, analyst reports and emerging marketplace trends. He has been quoted in Fortune, Bloomberg, GSMA, LF and BusinessWire.

Utpal is an active contributor & member of FORBES council, AI Think Tank at Cognitive World, is current chair of ISSIP Strategy Council, member of CompTIA’s IoT Advisory leadership and was on board of ATIS. Utpal is also member of IBM’s Executive Partner Promotion committee, Talent Ecosystem & 5G EDGE Acceleration teams.

Utpal is on advisory boards of Penn State Univ and Rochester Institute of Tech. An active STEM volunteer and P-TECH mentor dedicated to ‘Pathways in Technology, Early College”, Utpal supports education outreach initiatives through Univ of Toronto and Prof. Engineers Ontario.

Utpal holds Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science Engg from Pune Univ (with highest honours) and MBA from Northwestern Univ’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management. He completed executive studies at Harvard Business School’s strategic leadership, Wharton School’s financial value creation and Stanford Business School’s entrepreneurial leadership programs

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*Updated July 11th 2022