Mark E. Allen
ORG Infinera Corporation Title BIO Mark E. Allen is the Director of Systems Engineering at Infinera. He provides customers with architecture and applications engineering support. Previously he was co-founder of Valiant Networks, a company offering network engineering, testing and NOC services. Mark was also Director of Network Architecture for WilTel where he was responsible for the design and technology planning of the nationwide DWDM transport and data backbone. He has been an Adjunct Electrical Engineering Professor at SMU, Oklahoma State University, and San Jose State. Mark has been active in industry groups including the OIF, ODSI, IETF and ATM Forum and has been a frequent speaker at SuperComm, NGN, OFC, NFOEC and other industry gatherings. Mark received a PhD and MS in Electrical Engineering from Oklahoma State University and a BSEE from Kansas University. Mark is a Senior Member of IEEE and a member of HKN.