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Drew Perkins

ORG Infinera Corporation Title Chief Technology Officer, Founder BIO Drew Perkins serves as CTO for Infinera. Mr. Perkins was a founder and served as the CTO for both OnFiber Communications and Lightera Networks. Mr. Perkins has also served as Vice Chairman of the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) Technical Committee from its inception through its first year of operation. Mr. Perkins was the principal architect of numerous TCP/IP, ATM, Ethernet hardware and software products and protocols at FORE Systems, Inc. He also served as FORE's primary representative to the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and the ATM Forum Technical Committee. Mr. Perkins has nearly 20 years of industry involvement and is well known for authoring the PPP Protocol, which continues to be the standard that is used to link the Internet together. Mr. Perkins has also co-authored and developed many other Internet networking technologies. Mr. Perkins earned a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, and Mathematics from Carnegie Mellon University.