There's lots of good news swirling around Light Reading at the moment. We have an old but new owner and grand fromage in the form of Steve Saunders, who announced the acquisition of this community on Feb. 3. (See Stephen Saunders Acquires Light Reading From UBM.)
As part of his expansion plans, we have immediately appointed a new West Coast Bureau Chief to the editorial team. That individual is Mitch Wagner, who I described in today's official appointment announcement as "smart, informed, witty, a good writer, and slightly unhinged." (See Mitch Wagner Joins Light Reading Editorial Team to check out Mitch's background and very Light Reading sense of humor.)
The Bureau is both manned and dogged: Mitch is joined by his canine companion Minnie, who some of you -- especially those working on software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) developments -- might get to meet, if you're lucky.
I mention SDN and NFV, as those are Mitch's core beats for Light Reading. He's going to be digging deep into the world of carrier network virtualization and getting under the skin of those at the sharp edge of SDN and NFV developments, as well as uncovering other telecom comings and goings on the West Coast of America, from big data and telco datacenter developments to the latest in routing and switching.
You'll be able to keep tabs on his blogs and news reports in our Carrier SDN channel.
So please welcome Mitch to our team on the message boards below. And if you want to reach out to him directly and in private (with a hot tip or some good gossip) then he can be reached at [email protected].
And if you want to meet him in person, well, OFC 2014 in San Francisco in March might be the time and place to do it. We're even having a party to celebrate Mitch's arrival. Minnie is also invited.
— Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading