About us

Technically Speaking is an online community for those interested in the networking industry. Within these pages you will find insight and comments on the latest hot topics and industry concerns. Written by industry experts and ADVA Optical Networking's technologists, this blog is designed to engage discussion and drive thought.

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Arthur Cole

Hi-Tech Communications Journalist

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Anthony Magee

Principal Engineer Advanced Technology

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Andrew Straw

Senior Systems Consultant at ADVA Optical Networking

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Alan Weckel

Technology Analyst at 650 Group

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Bill Balmer

Manager of Global Business Development, Ethernet and NFV Markets

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Benoît Felten

Co-founder & Chief Research Officer of Diffraction Analysis

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Brian Protiva

Chief Executive Officer

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Carl Weinschenk

IT and Telecommunications Journalist

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Dean Anthony Gratton

Bestselling Author and Columnist

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Deb Lovig

Marketing Manager, ADVA Optical Networking

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Doug Mohney

Contributing Editor at TMCNet & Editor-in-Chief at HD Voice News

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Danish Rafique

Principal Engineer, Advanced Technology, ADVA Optical Networking

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Dieter Will

VP, Business Development, EMEA, ADVA Optical Networking

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Gareth Spence

Director Corporate Communications & Online Strategies

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Gil Biran

SVP and General Manager, Oscilloquartz

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Gary Kim

Communications Industry Analyst & Journalist

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John Messenger

Director R&D Global Standards

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Jörg-Peter Elbers

VP Advanced Technology

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Jim Theodoras

Director of Technical Marketing

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Kenneth Hann

Director, R&D, Oscilloquartz

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Lisa Huff

Principal Analyst

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Loring Wirbel

Communications & Applications Analyst & Writer

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Michael Eiselt

Director R&D Advanced Technology

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Michael Ritter

Vice President Technical Marketing & Analyst Relations

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Nir Laufer

Director of Product Line Management, Oscilloquartz

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Niall Robinson

Vice President Global Business Development

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Opher Ronen

Synchronization Scientist, Oscilloquartz

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Odd Sandbekkhaug

Senior Director of UX Innovation at ADVA Optical Networking

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Paul Morkel

Senior Director of Network Architecture

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Prayson Pate

CTO, ADVA Ensemble Division

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Pauline Rigby

Industry Journalist

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Rajendra Nagabhushan

Senior Staff Engineer, ADVA Optical Networking

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Richard Strike

Application & Solution Manager EMEA / BT

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Stephan Neidlinger

Vice President ASM

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Stephan Rettenberger

Vice President Marketing

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Todd Bundy

Application & Solution Director Alliance Management

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Teresa Mastrangelo

Principal Analyst

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Ulrich Kohn

Director Technical Marketing