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Mr. Alok Shankar

Mr. Alok Shankar

Achiever's Success Story

Leading Tech Innovator Driving AI, Cloud and Edge Advancements Globally

Alok Shankar, an Engineering Manager at Oracle’s Health AI organization, emerges as a trailblazer in cloud computing, AI, and healthcare IT. With a distinguished career spanning Oracle, Microsoft, Cisco, Sumo Logic, and more, Alok has been instrumental in advancing cloud services and technologies, particularly in cloud edge device virtualization, infrastructure, and Software Defined Networks (SDN). As an alumnus of Carnegie Mellon University, Alok’s forward-thinking approach has left an indelible mark on the industry, garnering accolades and fostering groundbreaking advancements in cloud and edge computing.

At Oracle, Alok leads an engineering team, driving innovation in healthcare AI while leveraging his extensive expertise in cloud computing, networks, distributed systems, and AI. His contributions have not only elevated Oracle’s capabilities but have also established new benchmarks in edge computing, SDN, and cloud infrastructure, reshaping the landscape of healthcare technology.

Beyond his corporate roles, Alok is deeply committed to nurturing the startup ecosystem as a member of the Angel Squad at Hustle Fund VC, where he provides capital and guidance to emerging companies. His advisory positions in various startups underscore his dedication to fostering innovation across the tech sector. Additionally, Alok’s involvement as a judge at prestigious events like the Webby Awards and The Cloud Awards further highlights his influence in recognizing outstanding achievements in technology.


Alok’s illustrious tenure in the industry, spanning renowned organizations like Microsoft and Cisco, has been characterized by groundbreaking research contributions, resulting in patents in edge computing, cloud computing, and SDN. His ability to bridge theoretical research with practical applications has propelled advancements in AI, networking, and cloud computing, shaping the technological landscape. Moreover, Alok’s role on technical program committees for conferences reflects his commitment to driving discussions and shaping the future of technology.

With a master’s degree in Information Networking from Carnegie Mellon University, Alok’s educational foundation reinforces his role as a technical leader, fueling his relentless pursuit of knowledge and innovation. His dedication to mentorship and strategic vision positions him as a pivotal figure in steering the trajectory of technology towards a brighter future.

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