Prashant Agrawal

Prashant Agrawal

Summary

A technically competent and people-oriented telecom networks professional with 8 years of experience in design and development of enterprise network solutions. Proven ability in increasing sales by devising new product features and product marketing strategies. A dynamic leader that has delivered quality team performance often in resources constrained environments.

Strengths include:

  • Managing the product development cycle right from the market/competitor analysis, opportunity identification, and product conceptualization to product development and customer engagement
  • Proven project management skills in project kick-off, requirements gathering, project scheduling, and negotiations. PMP certification trained.
  • Leadership skills in managing product development teams, coordinating cross-functional / cross-continental projects and spearheading collaborative projects
  • Extensive experience and knowledge of market trends in VoIP, telecom and Linux

Work History

Work History
Sep 2007 - Present

Senior Engineer / Team Leader

Motorola

Led 7 member VoIP solutions development team to develop solutions, consult cross-functional teams, and liaise with clients. Job scope includes proposal submissions, project initiation, requirements gathering, task delegation and issue resolutions.

Achievements:

  • Managed multimillion dollar projects on Fixed-Mobile convergence, Public Safety Radio Systems (Walkie-Talkies), Presence Subsystem and IP-PBX
  • Instrumental in closing a multimillion dollar deal with a top U.S. retailer by introducing new functional features for the product
  • Saved about $1 million of royalty costs by steering in-house development of PSTN interface to Motorola Radio Systems
  • Improved team communication and performance by streamlining project life cycle procedures such as version control and record-keeping
  • Contributed to department strategy through participation in tele-discussions with global leaders of Motorola
Apr 2005 - Sep 2007

Senior Engineer / Team Leader

ASGENT TECHNOLOGIES PTE LTD, SINGAPORE

Architected the VoIP products by developing NAT traversal, call routing, media security, and application sharing modules.

Achievements:

  • Secured sales leads from major Japanese clients to the tune of $400,000 by pre-sales engagement
  • Promoted to Team Lead role to analyze competitor products and redesign flagship product to increase the market share
  • Successfully outbid competitor for a $500,000 sales order by galvanizing my team to showcase product interoperability with Nokia E61 within 2 months of its launch - a company record
  • Received Employee of the Quarter award
Sep 2004 - Apr 2005

Engineer

SMARTBRIDGES PTE LTD

Recruited to address the reliability and performance issues of wireless backhaul router.

Achievements:

  • Improved customer satisfaction by pro-active engagement to identify and resolve product issues
  • Commended by company CEO for my efforts on bringing down post sales customer support costs

Supervised interns and new employees

Jan 2002 - Aug 2004

Research Officer

INSTITUTE FOR INFOCOMM RESEARCH

A lead member of an R&D team to design in-house fiber-optic MPLS network.

Achievements:

  • Published and presented research papers in several international conferences
  • Established industry relationships by successfully engaging some big telco companies
  • Steadfastly met deadlines in a large-scale, highly interdependent cross-functional project

Education

Education
Jan 2000 - Dec 2001

Masters

National University of Singapore
Aug 1995 - Dec 1999

Bachelors of Technology