Kashif Islam is a Principal Telecommunication Architect in Red Hat's consulting organization. He helps service providers transform their existing mobile infrastructure into next-generation cloud-native 5G networks.
Kashif is a 20+ year veteran in the IT industry and has architected several complex, large-scale networks for some of the biggest wireline and mobile service providers across the world. He is also an O-RAN alliance contributor and co-authored O-RAN xHaul Packet Switched Architectures and Solutions specification. Kashif has also co-authored a book titled "A Network Architect' Guide to 5G" which is the first book to cover mobile core, RAN, and transport technology fundamentals and network design details.
Kashif is a Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) and a double CCIE (#14300) in Data Centers and Routing/Switching technologies. He holds a Bachelor's degree from Sir Syed University (Pakistan) and a Master of Engineering in Internetworking degree from Dalhousie University, Canada.