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Karl Perkins

Chief Innovation Officer

A cloud communications expert, Perkins has advanced the strategic technology vision for leading global service providers, including Cisco, Avaya and Tata Communications. His mission at Bandwidth is to drive transformational research and disruptive technologies into a more differentiated product roadmap that delivers a higher level of customer value and growth.


Perkins has a broad mix of consulting and technical innovation leadership at top global service providers and communications technology companies. Most recently, he was Chief Technology Officer at Avaya, where he helped define the company's transition to a SaaS-based business model. Earlier experience includes Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Business Collaboration, Mobility and IoT Solutions at Tata Communications; Group Technical Director at video collaboration software provider UCi2i; product and solution roles in the office of the CTO at Cisco Systems; and technical and strategy positions at a number of other communications technology companies.


Perkins holds degrees in computer science from Loughborough University in the U.K., where his research focused on all areas of distributed computing, from network design to communication protocols and applications.


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  • Chief Innovation Officer

    May, 2022 - present


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