28–29 September 2021  ·  Singapore Standard Time (SGT)

Kent Wong

Vice President, IP/Optical Networking, Asia Pacific and Japan


Drawing on 20 years of experience in the field of telecommunications and data networking, Kent Wong currently leads the IP/Optical Networks Regional Business Center Asia Pacific of Nokia. In this role, Kent is responsible for end-to-end Nokia IP and Optical business in Asia Pacific, including business development, solution positioning, product management, consulting engineering, go-to-market and commercial strategy, as well as customer engineering and delivery.

Kent joined Nokia through the acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent, where he led the IP and Optical business for Asia Pacific since 2013. Before that, Kent also served in several leader’s roles for IP business and solutions within Alcatel-Lucent Asia Pacific region, including the head of IP Competence Center, IP business development for North Asia, senior IP product manager for Asia Pacific.

Prior to Alcatel-Lucent, Kent held position in Research & Development (R&D) for the IP Service Router in TiMetra Networks, which was acquired by Alcatel in 2003. Kent also worked in various R&D roles for IP products at Nortel Networks before he joined TiMetra Networks.

Kent has extensive knowledge and rich experience in IP/MPLS and Optical networking in both the business and technology aspects. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University and a MS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.