OSGi DevCon · Standard
Wednesday, 13:00, 20 minutes | Lafayette
David Foote is CTO of the Hitachi division responsible for telecom and networking products and technology in the Americas (NA, LA, SA). He has 30+ years industry experience . . . and can more truthfully say than some well-known political figures that he . . . helped invent the Internet. He is currently responsible for strategic product planning and technology strategy of broadband/fiber access, optical transport/switching, home networking, and cellular (RF, WiMAX, LTE) systems. He has been instrumental in establishing Hitachi network systems business with major North American service providers like AT&T, Rochester Tel/Global Crossing, Sprint, Time Warner, and T-Mobile. Mr. Foote has been a member, contributor, and committee chairman in leading standards organizations such as ATIS, ATM (MPLS) Forum, IEEE 802, IETF, OIF, and SCTE. He is an invited speaker and paper author to various industry conferences and symposiums. Before joining Hitachi, he served as a decorated communications engineering officer in the U.S. Air Force responsible for network design and implementation of various secure telecom and packet data networks including ARPAnet/MILnet. Mr. Foote received a B.S.E.E. from Georgia Tech in 1980 and a Master’s degree in Management from Webster University/Air Force Institute of Technology in 1982.