Hari Haran

CSO, Aricent

Hari Haran has three decades of extensive global experience in networking, communications, wireless, broadband, software, convergence and product engineering services. He enjoys bringing technologies to market, solve client problems, and scale business and operations. Haran was most recently the Chief Sales Officer for Aricent. Prior to that he was the President and Head of Global Sales at Persistent Systems, Inc.

During his five year tenure at Persistent, the company’s sales force, under Haran’s leadership, spearheaded substantial revenue growth. Prior to Persistent, Haran spent several years in a variety of senior executive sales, services and operations positions at companies including Longboard, Openwave Systems, Lucent Technologies, Bell Labs, and AT&T.

Haran completed the executive management curriculum at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania as well as a MS in Computer Science from the Illinois Institute of Technology. He received his MBA from the University of Louisiana, Monroe, and has a BS in Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.