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Mohini S. Dukes

Sr Director Analyst

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

Juniper Networks

Senior Portfolio Marketing Manager; Solutions Architecture Validation Engineer

Airvana Inc

Senior Validation Engineer

Lucent Technologies (now Nokia)

Senior Validation Engineer

Areas of coverage

Cloud Computing for Technical Professionals

Data Center Infrastructure for Technical Professionals

Security Technology and Infrastructure for Technical Professionals

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1How do I architect and deploy SD-WAN?

2How can I prepare for 5G?

3What are Private Mobile Networks and how can I leverage them?

4How can I modernize my WAN and Campus networks?

5How do I connect to cloud environments?