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Joseph Berthold

ORG Ciena Title BIO Joseph Berthold is currently vice president of network architecture at CIENA Corporation, where he has worked since early 1997. He contributes to the understanding of future network architecture directions, network service concepts, the definition of CIENA''s networking products, and is responsible for the coordination of CIENA''s work in industry standards. Mr. Berthold served as the Technical Committee Chair of the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) from its formation in 1998 until 1991 and is currently chairman and president of the OIF Board of Directors. He has been a long-term contributor to the Optical Fiber Communications Conference (OFC), was the Technical Program Co-chair for OFC 2001 and will be the General Co-Chair for OFC 2003. He is also an IEEE COMSOC representative on the OFC Steering Committee. From 1984 until 1997, Mr. Berthold worked in the Applied Research Area of Bellcore, where he was responsible for the management of research programs related to broadband network systems, and was the program manager and chairman of the Technical Management Committee for the Multiwavelength Optical Networking Consortium (MONET). He managed previous Bellcore research programs in high-capacity protocol processing, high-speed electronic switching and high-speed multiplexing. Before his tenure at Bellcore, Mr. Berthold spent six years with Bell Labs in Murray Hill, NJ, where he was responsible for a semiconductor device technology development group.