Marcus Weldon, President of Bell Labs & CTO of Alcatel-Lucent to speak at EBS 2014

We are very happy to announce that Marcus Weldon, President of Bell Labs & Chief Techology Officer of Alcatel-Lucent, will speak in the Growth in Digital World session at the 12th European Business Summit on the 15th of May 2014.

As President of Bell Labs and Corporate Chief Technology Officer, Marcus Weldon is responsible for driving the technical strategy across the company and integrating technological and architectural innovations into the portfolio. 

Marcus is considered one of the luminaries in our industry in terms of the clarity, depth and breadth of his vision, and he has a phenomenal track record in terms of picking the right technological disruptions and opportunities, from vectoring in Access, to the evolution of LTE overlay and small cells, to the emergence of virtualization and SDN as profound industry changing forces.  He is now combining this vision with the power of Bell Labs, to create an unrivalled innovation engine for Alcatel-Lucent.

Commenting on this joint role, Marcus said: “We are in an unique period in the ICT industry, where the degree of change is unprecedented, driven by the revolution around delivering Cloud-based media, content and services to an ever-growing number of mobile devices, anywhere, anytime.  The challenge behind doing this requires 10-100x changes in performance and cost per bit.  These types of big challenges are where Bell Labs has always come to the fore and solved the key problems in industry-redefining ways.  So, needless to say, it is a truly exciting time to take on the leadership of Bell Labs, the place where I started my career and where I learned first-hand the incredible talent and innovative power of the organization and the people.  I have remained deeply involved with Bell Labs throughout my career as a CTO, and I am thrilled now to have the chance to combine a leading vision for the future of our industry with the leading ICT industrial innovation engine for the last 85+ years.”

For more information on Marcus Weldon or Alcatel-Lucent, please visit: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com/