President & CEO, ZenFi Networks
As President and Chief Executive Officer of ZenFi Networks, Ray applies proven industry management expertise to deliver cutting-edge communication network solutions to the market. Ray oversees all aspects of the business operations, effectively leading a team of experts to solve industry problems created by the proliferation of mobile data. In addition to Ray’s role at ZenFi, he is also a Founding Partner of Metro Network Services, LLC, a company focused on network planning, engineering, deployment and maintenance.
Ray is an information technology industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience managing teams to design, build, and operate complex, high-capacity networks for large enterprises, financial firms and telecommunications service providers. Prior to ZenFi and Metro|NS, Ray was President and CEO of Lexent Metro Connect, LLC from 2007 to its successful sale in December 2010 to Lightower Fiber Networks. Ray was also the Co-Founder of Realtech Systems Corp., an enterprise network integration and professional services firm where he served as President and CEO.
Ray received a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the State University of New York at Albany in 1985.
Roundtable: Emergent Infrastructure / Technologies
Sunday, 17 January 2016
Cisco predicts global mobile data traffic will increase nearly tenfold by 2019 and that 50 billion devices and objects will be connected to the Internet by 2020. This massive data explosion will produce additional capacity and connectivity challenges for today’s mobile operators, enterprises and telecoms service providers. Their challenge of addressing growing consumer demand for instant connectivity anywhere and faster connection speeds, as well as the industry’s move to next mobile standard - 5G, will be further compounded by traditional mobile network infrastructures, which were not built to accommodate today’s mobile traffic surge.
This topical session and / or executive insights roundtable will examine how the growth of mobile data is transforming traditional network infrastructure and how today’s providers are reshaping their strategies to accommodate the fundamental shift. It will introduce a new fiber network infrastructure model that aggregates and connects high-capacity small cell clusters to redundant fiber backhaul and major colocation facilities. Attendees will also benefit from real-world case studies surrounding applications of this new network, which will provide a firsthand look into how it enables innovative mobile technologies such as Wi-Fi, C-RAN and Small Cells.