DÜSSELDORF -- SDN & OpenFlow World Congress -- Alcatel-Lucent is losing one of its key NFV executives at the end of this year with the departure of Dor Skuler, vice president and general manager of the CloudBand Business Unit.
Skuler tells Light Reading that he is leaving Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU) to do "something new and exciting," but he's not revealing any details just yet. But it appears it isn't competitive to what Alcatel-Lucent is doing (and it's not a new role within the vendor), as he is managing a handover to Ron Haberman, who has just rejoined AlcaLu after founding and running cloud games specialist CiiNOW.
Quite literally this is Dor Skuler's back, as seen at this year's Big Telecom Event (BTE) in Chicago. Deutsche Telekom's SDN guru Axel Clauberg appears to prefer his view.
Only this week it was announced as a key part of KT Corp. 's R&D plans and has been cited by multiple other Tier 1 operators, such as Deutsche Telekom AG (NYSE: DT) and Telefónica SA (NYSE: TEF), as a key component in virtualized telco networking. 711411 709669 708857
Technology is certainly an enabler in this business, but the people behind the technology are just as important. Skuler is respected and well liked in the SDN and NFV community, and has been a key figure in the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) NFV Industry Specifications Group (ISG), where of course he could well continue to play a key role, depending on his next move.
He will be a hard act to follow at Alcatel-Lucent.
Quite literally, Dor Skuler's front (on the right, obviously!), again with DT's Clauberg at BTE.
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Understanding the full experience of women in technology requires starting at the collegiate level (or sooner) and studying the technologies women are involved with, company cultures they're part of and personal experiences of individuals.
During this WiC radio show, we will talk with Nicole Engelbert, the director of Research & Analysis for Ovum Technology and a 23-year telecom industry veteran, about her experiences and perspectives on women in tech. Engelbert covers infrastructure, applications and industries for Ovum, but she is also involved in the research firm's higher education team and has helped colleges and universities globally leverage technology as a strategy for improving recruitment, retention and graduation performance.
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