Rahul Vijay

Rahul Vijay

Head of Global Telecom Sourcing at Uber

Leading global mobility, networks, telecom, data center and cloud sourcing and relationships for world’s most valuable private company. Experienced leader in creating win-win partnerships between organizations and supplier ecosystems. Have led and groomed multinational teams and direct reports. Key partner to CFOs to successfully achieve total cost of ownership reduction goals. Key partner to CTOs for technology renting and buying strategies. Key partner to chief legal officers for risk reduction, compliance and contracting. Extensive deal-making experience. End-to-end source to pay experience including partnerships, sourcing, procurement, supply chain, logistics, contract law, ERP, market drivers, understanding of cost structures and sales incentives. Regularly engages in executive presentations, reporting, capital and expense planning, cost modeling, inventory planning, analytics, and spend analysis.

Seasoned negotiator. Well networked in high-tech industry with a deep understanding of key suppliers and emerging technologies and trends. Possess a trusted network of global peers and mentors in the area of sourcing and partnerships. Regularly partners with organizational presidents and directors to develop business cases, due diligence analysis, continuous improvement and Buy vs. Rent vs. Build strategies. Expert in supplier management and supplier risk management. Have led teams to effectively partner up with legal, finance, risk, compliance, security, HR and business teams to ‘get things done quickly’ in complex large organizations.

‘Sold’ sourcing & partnerships function to senior leaders and built teams from scratch. Managed multiple complex global sourcing teams and initiatives by hiring best talent, building strong working relationships with key internal and external partners, securing ‘a seat at the table’ with stakeholders, and acting as a trusted adviser. Former business development professional, management consultant, media professional and engineer.and, as Area Director; ALI Technologies, as Founder & CEO; CelebraTech, as Co-Founder and VP of Sales; and Groove Networks, as Regional Manager. He was also President of Helm Software in Phoenix, Arizona, for two years. Dan has a BA from Colgate University.

All Sessions by Rahul Vijay

Day 1 - January 7, 2018

9:15 – 9:45 AM

Speech: IoT finally! Uber Embraces IoT

Day 1 - January 7, 2018

9:45 – 10:30 AM

Panel Discussion: The IoT Changing the Landscape of Telecom Industry