Full Name
David Eckard
Job Title
VP of Strategy and Technology for the North America
Speaker Bio
David Eckard currently is the VP of Strategy and Technology for the North American region focused on solving the key challenges operators have in building and operating next generation networks. As the chief technical advocate of the customer he is responsible for driving cost effective and accretive end to end network modernization activities utilizing the concepts of data driven networks for service orchestration, service assurance and network optimization.

Previously he was the VP of Business Strategy for the Optical Networking Business Unit of Nokia focused on the profitability of the optical transport portfolio and expansion into new market segments such as 5G transport and Network as a Service. He was the Chief Technology Officer for the Fixed Networks Division of Nokia for over 7 years overseeing the technology development and investment for products relating to the xDSL, fixed wireless, Wi-Fi and the optical access markets. He has held other leadership roles in systems engineering and product development at Nokia.

He is a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff, holds many patents in optical access and has represented Nokia in standardization forums for next generation optical access networks.
David Eckard