Steve Plote, Optics Consulting Engineer (Retired), USA
Steve Plote, most recently consulting as a Director of Business Development for Fiber Smart; is an Optics Consulting Engineer. He has worked with sales teams in the Americas as well as Channel Partners. Focusing on Network designs for the delivery of real time, next generation services for Video transport, Carrier Ethernet, Consumer Content Distribution, and Cloud Computing. He has had personal responsibility for the network engineering and support for the WEB2.0 and Content Service Providers in North America. Mr. Plote has more than 30 years of experience in Data Center Interconnect, Telecommunications and LAN switching and transmission solutions. Prior to Fiber Smart he was a Webscale Optics Consulting Engineer at Nokia. Prior to that he was Solutions Business Development and CSP Systems Engineering at BTI Systems and prior to that was Solutions Sales Director at Tellabs. He has had many professional memberships and committee involvements including NANOG PC, OFC, MEF, IEEE, OSA, IEC and IETF.
Tim Broschuk, Nokia, Canada
Tim Broschuk works at Nokia as a Customer Solutions Architect. He holds a B.Sc. in Engineering and a MBA in Marketing and Finance. Tim uses his experience in product management, marketing, operations, R&D and services to assist customers in developing their technical plans, business cases and migration programs. Tim and his family call Ottawa, Canada home and actively volunteer in the community. Tim has lectured at the University of Ottawa as a Professor, led local electoral district associations as President, and supported many charities including the Royal Ottawa Hospital.