About Us


Our Purpose

Metanoia, Inc. was founded with the goal of accelerating our clients’ profits and productivity, and keeping our client’s needs in our cross-hairs at all times! (For a quick overview, please download our presentation – “7 Keys to Accelerate Profits by Partnering with Metanoia, Inc.: A Strategic Ally,” and for a small sample of our client accolades, click here – “Our Client Accolades” )

We do so by working with the senior executive and/or engineering leadership at organizations in the telco ecosystem (telecom chip, system, and software vendors, and service providers of various hues and shapes throughout the world — we have worked with clients on 4 continents — North America, Europe, Asia and Australia) to chart business and engineering strategy.

We then work with the senior architects and engineers to develop modular solutions to complex technical problems, where we accelerate the activities within our clients’ organizations, to enable them to accomplish tasks better, faster, more economically, and also more enjoyably 🙂  than they would without our assistance, typically providing an ROI that is at least 5-10X the investment made in our services.

Our Expertise

With 125+ years of collective critical systems thinking in technology design & development, and technology management behind them, 25+ patents issued/pending, and advanced graduate degrees from some of the most distinguished universities in the world (the Indian Institute of Technology, the University of California, and Stanford University, to new a few), the Metanoia, Inc. expert network processes a sound understanding of key technologies, a strong grounding in systems and networks, a thorough appreciation of critical strategic issues, and the expertise to incisively hone-in on relevant, cost-effective, solutions.

Metanoia, Inc.’s expertise is in system and network design for wireless and wireline networks, performance analysis and optimization, next-generation packet and TDM architectures, next-generation wireless system and network architectures for GSM, CDMA,  Wi-Max, and LTE networks, algorithm and protocol design and analysis, IP routing and signaling protocols for MPLS and multi-layer networks and for metro-Ethernet and Wi-Max/LTE networks, and dynamic optical networks.

In the last decade+, Metanoia, Inc. and its principals have provided services in technology strategies, architecture and design trade-offs, product development, and knowledge enhancement to organizations ranging from large equipment manufacturers to premier optical and network planning tool startups to established component vendors to small and large carriers. In addition, Metanoia, Inc.’s experts have over the years had close technical collaborations with teams at organizations such as: Alcatel-Lucent, Ciena, Cisco, Tellium, Nortel, Tellabs, Alcatel, Fujitsu, Lucent, Mahi, Caspian, Polaris, Avici, Calient, Market Clarity, Telsyte, SingTel Optus, Pluris, Qualcomm, Motorola, Nokia, Nayna, Sorrento, WhiteRock, Wipro, Infosys, HCL, TCS, AT&T, Sprint-Nextel, SBC, KPNQwest, Global Crossing, Cable & Wireless, WilTel, Utfors, Covad, Reliance, MTNL, BT, Cypress Semiconductor and Xilinx, which provides them a rare perspective into both the contemporary technical and as well as the business issues impacting the industry.

What’s in A Name?

Our name, Metanoia, Inc., was inspired by the book “The Fifth Discipline,” by Peter Senge of MIT, and comes from “meta” – above or beyond, as in “meta physics” and “noia” from the root “nous,” of mind, and means a fundamental shift (or change) in thinking. This aligns with our mission of providing every organization we interface with access to our experts’ critical systems thinking capabilities that effect a change in the organization’s technical or strategic thinking!  This change then powers our client’s to leadership through innovation!

How We Work

Metanoia, Inc.’s network of exclusive, world-leading, international experts comes together to interact and work with our clients worldwide.
Over the past decade, we have evolved a unique model where we are able to quickly assemble dynamic teams of anywhere from just a couple to over a half-dozen, elite, world-class experts to solve the most intractable, vexing, and complex of client problems, and efficiently deliver solutions to clients in a seamless manner, bringing to bear the collective experience and wisdom of our entire team to client problems (which we believe is unique in our industry).

In the past, our teams have included consultants from Canada, Italy, Australia, India, USA, Germany, and Austria, among others. The active industry relationships of this network of experts, and the productive relationships forged over a decade+ of leadership in the industry by Metanoia, Inc.’s Principal & Founder, Dr. Vishal Sharma, permit us to assemble teams of a class and make-up, largely unparalleled in the industry — ranging from theoreticians, academics, analysts, & product management leaders to protocol experts, software design architects, and system visionaries, to hardware specialists, and network design & engineering architects.

This one-of-a-kind make-up leads to the creation of, what some have aptly called, dream teams. The reason being that it would be extremely hard (if not near impossible) to identify, access, invite, assemble, coordinate, manage, and then bear to work, such outstanding team’s (that are custom-selected for the problem at hand) on a client’s problem any other way.

Additionally, Metanoia, Inc. has also developed relationships with other leading and trusted industry partners, with a wide skill set and varied strengths. These partners work with clients, under the Metanoia, Inc. umbrella (or independently, depending on the specifics of the assignment), to bring other valuable skills to the table, such as program or project management, lab. trials, testing of systems or networks, custom communication sub-system or software development, and the like.

To Learn More …

To better appreciate the value of partnering with Metanoia, Inc., including:

  • How we help clients increase profits and productivity
  • Our work with service providers and chip/system/software vendors
  • Representative carrier-focused and vendor-focused projects & activities
  • Accolades from our Clients and Partners

please download our presentation “7 Keys to Accelerate Profits by Partnering with Metanoia, Inc.: A Strategic Ally,” and do not hesitate to reach us at experts(AT)metanoia-inc.com (replace the (AT) with the @ sign when actually emailing us), or at +1 650-641-0082.

We recognize that our clients/partners and what they have said about us is the best proof of our skills, expertise, experience, credentials, and credibility. For a small representative sample of the accolades we’ve received please click here – “Our Client Accolades.