Flavio Caracas leads a team responsible for IP/MPLS, Optics and SDN/NFV Consulting Engineering and Business Development support for Vertical markets in North America within the ION Division. Previously he was the head of Product Line Management of the 7705 SAR IP/MPLS Routing Portfolio and the Multiservice WAN Switches product families, with responsibilities for product strategy, roadmap definition, future development, and portfolio life cycle. Prior to Nokia, Flavio joined Alcatel-Lucent in 2000 through the acquisition of Newbridge Networks, having held senior management positions in Business Management, Systems Engineering, Marketing and Sales. Flavio has a very broad experience in Information and Communications technologies encompassing IP/MPLS networking, satellite communications, and radio transmission. Flavio Caracas holds a bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering.