Vice President - OPEN New England
Sarwar Raza is a Distinguished Architect in the Office of the CTO at HP Networking. He joined HP in 2010 via HP's acquisition of 3Com Corporation. In his role, Sarwar provides technical and marketing leadership spanning the areas of Network and Systems Management, and Unified Communications and Collaboration to engineering, marketing and sales teams across HP's product and service businesses.
At 3Com, he served as Senior Global Product Manager for 3Com's Unified Communication Business from 2006 to 2010. Prior to his product management transition, Sarwar was a Software Architect in 3Com's Voice Engineering Division, and was responsible for the definition and development of the open API layers for 3Com's flagship VCX voice product suite. He is the recipient of 3Com's 'Innovator of the Year' award, and has multiple US and international patents pending. He was also the lead architect and principal developer of the 3Com Enterprise Management Suite, an extensible,carrier class network management platform which was deployed by several large service provider and enterprise customers around the world.
Sarwar has a Bachelors Degree in Economics and Computer Science (Phi Betta Kappa) from Clark University in Worcester MA, a Masters Degree in Computer Science (Computer and Communications Networks Concentration) from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), and an Executive Certificate in Management and Strategy from the Sloan School of Management at MIT.
He has been an active volunteer with OPEN since 2001.