An electronics and telecommunications engineer, Sudhir Tangri has over 25 years of experience in the test and measurement, telecommunications, software and semiconductor industry, with expertise in sales and marketing. During his long professional career, Tangri has successfully led major business transformation programmes, across multiple leadership roles, through effective change management strategies and structured organisational development interventions for better organisational performance.
Tangri currently serves as country general manager and vice-president at Keysight Technologies, India. “The last seven years of Keysight have been very transformative and I have been leading this transformation for Keysight in India. We have been clocking a high growth rate for Keysight in India fuelled mainly by our cutting-edge products and solutions,” he says.
Tangri believes that the adoption of 5G is one of the recent trends in the telecom market. “The introduction of 5G will enhance the use cases of Industry 4.0, industrial internet of things (IoT), connected vehicles and non-terrestrial networks in the near future.” Meanwhile, he is of the opinion that open radio access network (O-RAN) architecture of 5G technology has fundamentally reduced the threshold for most companies in the market as it provides huge flexibility in the optimisation of services.
With the introduction of 5G technology, the market is set to transform rapidly on the back of big data, cloud, artificial intelligence and machine learning. Tangri believes that the telecom landscape has evolved at a phenomenal pace with disruptive technologies and shifting consumer behaviour. “The top challenges in the telecom industry are undoubtedly the growing demand for digitalisation and new use cases arising with the increasing adoption of 5G,” he notes.
As per Tangri, his most exciting assignment remains the transformation of Keysight from a producer of hardware products to a software solution delivery platform. “We are performing dynamically in the wireless domain and are always excited about the transformations that we create for the best customer experience and growth in the global market,” he adds. He believes his strength lies in transforming large organisations to deliver phenomenal growth with a people-centric approach to business.
Tangri has pursued his education from Gulbarga University, Karnataka, where he was a gold medallist and a university topper. He has two children, a teenage daughter and a son, who is currently pursuing a commercial pilot cadet programme. When asked about his spare time, Tangri says, “I try to utilise whatever little time I get for self-realisation.”