NC State University

Department of Computer Science Colloquia 2002-2003

Date:   Thursday, March 27, 2003
Time:   1:30 PM (Talk)
Place:   136 EGRC, NCSU Centennial Campus (click for courtesy parking request)

Speaker:   Greg Mumford , CTO, Nortel Networks   (... to view this talk in RealVideo, click here ...)

Network Transformation: Unleashing the Power of Multimedia Services

Abstract:   This talk will discuss the future of global communications. The communications network will become more powerful, providing new ways to improve our productivity and to share information and experiences in a more personalized manner. We will describe the network transformation that is currently underway to dramatically increase network value and enable a rich new range of multimedia services. The speaker will also share his views on what will be required to deliver the transformed network and how it will impact how we work and live.

Short Bio:   Greg Mumford has enjoyed a varied and successful career with Nortel Networks. He has held leadership roles in almost every major technological innovation in the telecom industry over the last 30 years including digital switching and optical networking. He joined in the exploratory digital switching development in 1971. During the 1980s Mr. Mumford led the product development and design teams for Nortel Networks' Fiber Optics product line. He then went on to play a leadership role in Product Management for the DMS product line during Nortel Networks market making leadership in the digital switching business.

In 1991 he assumed a leadership position in Optical Networking culminating in his role as President Optical Networks. Through this period, the industry witnessed the dramatic impact of optical on network costs, scale, quality and dependability. As CTO he is accountable for Nortel Networks strategy, investment focus, and innnovation engine.

Mr. Mumford has Bachelor and Masters of Applied Science degrees from the University of British Columbia.

Hosts:   Mladen Vouk and Dennis Kekas, Computer Science and CACC, NCSU

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