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The Top 10 Movers and Shakers in Optical Networking

Light Reading

Welcome to Light Reading's list of the most important players in the optical networking industry.

Let's get one thing straight right from the start: These ratings are about power--not popularity. And we don't put people on our list for noble deeds (although extra credit is awarded for sawing off the competition at the knees). Some of these choices may run contrary to popular opinion, but we think these are the true optical puppeteers, the dealmakers who are influencing the direction of the optical networking industry-and they're not necessarily the people that their companies' PR departments would like you to know about.

Table 1: Top 10 Movers and Shakers

Position Name Last Month's Position Months on List
1 Wu-Fu Chen 1 1
2 Carl Russo 2 1
3 Peter Lothberg 3 1
4 Vinod Khosla 4 1
5 Janus Birgersson 5 1
6 David Huber 6 1
7 Frank Ianna 7 1
8 Dan Smith 8 1
9 Gary Winnick 9 1
10 Don Smith 10 1

Light Reading will be reviewing our Movers and Shakers every month, adding new players when necessary, as well as relegating anyone who's mojo has faded to our "has-been" bin.

You can help. Send your suggestions for moves, adds, and changes to this Top 10 list to [email protected].

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