Chetan SharmaCEO, Chetan Sharma Consulting
Chetan Sharma is one of the leading strategists in the mobile industry. Executives from wireless companies around the world seek his accurate predictions, independent insights, and actionable recommendations. He has served as an advisor to senior executive management of several Fortune 100 companies in the wireless space. Chetan has helped several players in the ecosystem develop their mobile advertising strategy. Among his clients are NTT DoCoMo, China Mobile, Disney, KTF, Sony, Samsung, Alcatel Lucent, KDDI, Virgin Mobile, Sprint Nextel, AT&T Wireless, Reuters, Qualcomm, Reliance Infocomm, SAP, Merrill Lynch, American Express, and Hewlett-Packard.
Chetan is the author of five books on the mobile industry, including Mobile Advertising (John Wiley) and Wireless Broadband: Conflict and Convergence (IEEE Press). He has patents in wireless communications, is regularly invited to speak at conferences worldwide, and is an active member in industry bodies and committees.
Chetan is interviewed frequently by leading international media publications such as Time, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Japan Media Review, Mobile Communications International, and GigaOM, and has appeared on NPR, WBBN, and CNBC as a wireless data technology expert. He frequently addresses several telecommunications industry trade delegations to the United States, such as executive teams from Japan, Korea, and Finland. He served on the U.S. advisory committee of the Korea-Pacific U.S. States Joint Conference on wireless and multimedia. Chetan has published several articles and industry reports on a wide variety of topics.
Chetan is a sought-after strategist on IP matters in the wireless industry. He has advised clients with some of the biggest patent portfolios in the world and has worked with players across the wireless value chain. He has been retained as an expert witness and advisor for some of the most prominent legal matters in front of the International Trade Commission (ITC), including Qualcomm v. Broadcom and Ericsson v. Samsung.
Chetan is an advisor to CEOs and CTOs of some of the leading wireless technology companies on product strategy and IP development, and serves on the advisory board of several companies. He is a member of IEEE, IEEE Communications Society, and IEEE Computers Society. Chetan has a Master of Science and Electrical Engineering degree from Kansas State University and a Bachelor of Science degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee.