A very high-speed, short-reach interface standard, principally for connections between chips or between boards. Interlaken didn't go through any standards body; rather, it was first championed by Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO) and Cortina Systems Inc. and has gained a following as the ecosystems for 100Gbit/s networking (both Ethernet and optical) have developed.
A CSP's digital transformation involves so much more than technology. Crucial – and often most challenging – is the cultural transformation that goes along with it. As Sigma's Chief Technology Officer, Catherine Michel has extensive experience with technology as she leads the company's entire product portfolio and strategy. But she's also no stranger to merging technology and culture, having taken a company — Tribold — from inception to acquisition (by Sigma in 2013), and she continues to advise service providers on how to drive their own transformations. This impressive female leader and vocal advocate for other women in the industry will join Women in Comms for a live radio show to discuss all things digital transformation, including the cultural transformation that goes along with it.