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Books in 2013 - Part 2

Alcatel-Lucent's President of Bell Labs and CTO, Marcus Weldon, on the history and future of Bell Labs, and titles for Christmas; Steve Alexander, CTO of Ciena, on underdogs, connectedness, and deep-sea diving; and Dave Welch, President of Infinera on how people think, and an extraordinary WWII tale: the second part of Books 2013.  


Steve Alexander, CTO of Ciena

David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell

I’ve enjoyed some of Gladwell’s earlier works such as The Tipping Point and Outliers: The Story of Success. You often have to read his material with a bit of a skeptic's eye since he usually deals with people and events that are at least a standard deviation or two away from whatever is usually termed “normal.”

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What innovation gives you: Marcus Weldon Q&A Part II

Marcus Weldon discusses network optimisation, the future of optical access, Wikipedia, and why a one-year technology lead is the best a system vendor can hope for, yet that one year can make all the difference. Part II of the Q&A with the corporate CTO of Alcatel-Lucent.


Photo: Denise Panyik-Dale

"The advantage window [of an innovative product] is typically only a year... Knowing that year exists doesn't mean that there is not a tremendous focus on innovation because that year is everything."

Marcus Weldon, Alcatel-Lucent

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Intelligent networking: Q&A with Alcatel-Lucent's CTO

Alcatel-Lucent's corporate CTO, Marcus Weldon, in a Q&A with Gazettabyte. Here, in Part 1, he talks about the future of the network, why developing in-house ASICs is important and why Bell Labs is researching quantum computing.

Marcus Weldon (left) with Jonathan Segel, executive director in the corporate CTO Group, holding the lightRadio cube. Photo: Denise Panyik-Dale

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