CTO and SVP Solutions, Portfolio and Product Planning
Rod was among the engineers involved in the development and earliest implementations of SONET. His experience during this foundational period in the optical networking industry gives him unique perspective and insight into the “bigger picture” as well as the overall evolutionary direction of communications networking and ICT. Rod’s background is in software engineering, which adds further weight to his understanding of SDN and NFV. Rod’s an avid ice hockey fan and player and he’s also an accomplished hunter and fisherman, relentlessly tracking down furred, feathered and scaly quarry with the same ingenuity and tenacity he brings to his role as CTO of Fujitsu Network Communications.
The optical networking industry is on the edge of revolutionary change, and while it may sound trite to talk about “the network of the future,” this is what’s approaching in a very real and immediate sense. Two long-term market trends—industry consolidation and the convergence of IT and networking—have propelled the industry to its first major