Mr. Rafael Arranz has been Chief Operating Officer of Cable at Telxius Telecom S.A. since February 15, 2016. Mr. Arranz has more than 24 years of experience. He holds a telecommunications engineering degree from Madrid’s Polytechnic University and an international master degree from Instituto Carlos V.
During the last 30 years, Steve Alexander has had the privilege to work alongside some amazing technologists and futurists working to advance optical networking technologies, systems and architectures, with a focus on scalability and robustness for mission-critical networks. Steven has served Ciena as Senior VP and CTO for over 15 years.
Frank Nazzaro is currently in his 2nd year as CTO at FreddieMac. Previously, he held similar positions at Travelport as well as CIT Group.
Jon is a recognized leader in the information technology services industry with a particular focus on managed services, security and privacy. At QTS Jon oversees the development of the technology platform used to deliver QTS’ integrated services as well as solutions engineering and information security programs.
Vinay is currently President of InterGlobix, a global solutions company focused on the convergence of data centers, terrestrial and subsea fiber. He is a data center and connectivity leader and visionary with over 24 years of experience developing products and technology solutions, business growth strategies in data centers.
Michael Leidinger has extensive experience managing large IT infrastructure and technical operations teams. He has obtained a strong record of accomplishment building and managing global technical teams and directing the development of both tactical and strategic solutions to improve service reliability and performance.
Andrew Dugan is Chief Technology Officer for CenturyLink. In this role, he is responsible for the development, integration and deployment of CenturyLink’s global network supporting Consumer, Wholesale, Government and Enterprise markets. Andrew is a veteran technology executive with more than 30 years of experience in building telecommunications networks, switching platforms and services platforms.
Barbara D. Boyan, Ph.D.
Dean, VCU School of Engineering
Barbara D. Boyan, Ph.D., dean of VCU’s College of Engineering, is an acclaimed researcher and entrepreneur. Her laboratory focuses on research related to all aspects of bone and cartilage biology, and she is recognized internationally by peers as an expert in musculoskeletal tissue engineering, regenerative medicine and cell and tissue interactions with biomaterials.