ORG Fujitsu Network Communications Title Planner BIO Tom McDermott is distinguished strategic planner at Fujitsu Network Communications. In this role, Tom is responsible for developing product plans, network vision, corporate business plans, and coordination of key technologies for optical and data networks. Tom''s career in telecommunications began in 1975 at Rockwell International (now Alcatel) in product development. His responsibilities at Alcatel were in lightwave and digital crossconnect systems, and later corporate optical research. As vice chair of the non-profit Alliance for Higher Education (AHE), he assembled the North Texas gigaPop--consortium of five universities and the AHE, and implemented an Internet2 connection to the universities. In 1999, Tom joined IP/MPLS optical router startup Chiaro Networks where he was CTO, responsible for optical switching and product technology. Since joining Fujitsu in 2006, Tom has been involved in Metro Optical Network definition, product planning, and corporate strategic business planning. Tom holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley. He is a member of the IEEE Communications Society.
- Winter 2011 ESCC/Internet2 Joint Techs
- Winter 2010 ESCC/Internet2 Joint Techs
- Summer 2007 ESCC/Internet2 Joint Techs Workshop