Author Profile

Mohini Dukes

Mohini Dukes

Sr Director Analyst

4 years at Gartner,  24 years' experience

Location:  MA USA  |  Language(s):  English, Indian - Hindi, Indian - Punjabi, Indian - Tamil

Roles and Responsibilities

Mohini Dukes is a Senior Director Analyst in Gartner for Technical Professionals. Ms. Dukes covers Networking Infrastructure with a focus on network modernization, SD-WAN, 5G, Campus Networks, Edge, Multicloud and SDN/NFV. She has a broad range of expertise spanning Enterprise and Service Provider segments, having architected and validated both fixed and mobile networking solutions.


Previous Experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Ms. Dukes has worked for different network equipment vendors in the Telecommunications industry. She holds three patents and integrates her technical foundation with product marketing and solutions experience to explain the value and positioning of technologies. She has designed, architected, and validated fixed and mobile network infrastructure connectivity solutions for service providers enterprises. She translated network infrastructure enhancements and, software-defined technology approaches into tangible business use-cases. She also evangelized cloud/data center IT infrastructure, Wide Area Networks and 4G/5G technology trends across different verticals. She created thought leadership content including technical documents such as the IBM Data Center Connectivity Technical Handbook.

Professional Background

  • Airvana Inc, Senior Validation Engineer, 2 years
  • Juniper Networks, Senior Portfolio Marketing Manager; Solutions Architecture Validation Engineer, 11 years
  • Lucent Technologies (now Nokia), Senior Validation Engineer, 5 years

Industry Awards/Accolades

  • Patents:
  • USPTO 8612612 - Dynamic policy control for application flow processing in a network device
  • USPTO 9252972 - Policy control using Software Defined Network protocol
  • USPTO 9647937 - Policy control using Software Defined Network protocol