President, Bell Labs & Corporate CTO, Nokia
As President of Bell Labs and Corporate Chief Technology Officer, Marcus Weldon coordinates the technical strategy across the company and drives technological and architectural innovations into the portfolio.
A luminary in the industry, he combines his vision with the power of Bell Labs, to create a unique innovation engine whose goal is to ‘invent the future’ of the networking and communications industry. He was selected as one of the Global Telecoms Business Power 100 of the most influential people in ICT in 2014, and one of their ‘Top CTOs to watch in 2015’.
Marcus holds a B.S in Chemistry and Computer Science from King’s College, London, and a Ph.D. degree in Physical Chemistry from Harvard University.
In 1995, he joined the Physics Division at AT&T Bell Labs as a post-doctoral researcher, before becoming a Member of Technical Staff in the Optical Materials Division. He won a series of scientific and engineering society awards for his work on electronic and optical materials. He was a member of the Executive Board of ATIS (Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions) and a member of the former FCC Open Internet Advisory Committee. He is on the Board of Trustees of the Liberty Science Center in New Jersey and an advisor to select Venture Funds. He is the editor of the recent book The Future X Network: A Bell Labs Perspective (Taylor and Francis, 2015).
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