It's hard to believe that BT CTO Matt Bross has less than 2 percent of the overall vote. Is Bross really that unpopular in the Light Reading universe? I doubt it. I think maybe what's happening is the Brits have lived under a monarchy for so long it makes them reluctant to vote on anything. They'll just take whatever we give them.
Reminder: The Person of the Year poll closes September 28, which is also the entry deadline for the remaining Leading Lights awards categories. To submit your entry for Leading Lights, go to www.lightreading.com/awards.
The winner of the Person of the Year Award -- and all our other Leading Lights Awards -- will be announced at a special awards dinner on October 15, in New York City, following the first day of our Ethernet Expo.
To cast your vote for Person of the Year, click here.
Machine learning is primed to help service providers run more efficient and effective networks, but first the good ideas have to make their way from the lab to the real world – and that's a big challenge, according to the University of Chicago's Nick Feamster.