Jim TheodorasORG ADVA Optical Networking Title BIO JIM THEODORAS is currently Director of Technical Marketing at ADVA Optical Networking, working on Optical + Ethernet transport products. He has over 20 years of industry experience in optical communication, spanning a wide range of diverse topics. Prior to ADVA, Jim was a Senior Hardware Manager and Technical Leader at Cisco Systems, where he managed Ethernet Switch development on Catalyst series product. At Cisco, he also worked on optical multiservice, switching, and transport products and related technologies such as MEMs, electronic compensation, forward error correction, and alternative modulation formats, and was fortunate enough to participate in the ''pluggable optics'' revolution. Prior to acquisition by Cisco, he worked at Monterey Networks, responsible for optics and 10G hardware development. He also worked at Alcatel Networks during the buildup to the telecom bubble on DWDM long-haul transport systems. Prior to DWDM and EDFAs, he worked at Clarostat on sensors and controls, IMRA America on a wide range of research topics from automotive LIDAR to femtosecond fiber lasers, and Texas Instruments on a variety of military electro-optical programs.
Jim earned a M.S.E.E from the University of Texas at Dallas and a B.S.E.E. from the University of Dayton. He has 15 patents granted or pending.
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Time 10/08/09 08:45AM-10:00AM