Ian A. White

CTO/director of R&D
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Area of Expertise: optics, fiber optics, photonics, optical systems, sensors, technology management and strategy
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Broadly experienced technology executive with international experience in Asia - India
- Over 25 years in all aspects of Optical and Communications Technology – fiber, optical components, optical systems and sensors and fiber telecommunication and data networks, with practical experience in developing new product concepts to market. 21 years experience in Bell Laboratories
Product Areas
- Optical Fiber/specialty fiber and cable
- Optical Connectivity components – connectors, attenuators, pre-connectorized cable and Cable management systems and closures, premises cable and automated T&M systems
- Passive and active optical components and sensors – Long period grating devices, Fiber Intrusion detection systems, cable location devices, splice test and monitoring equipment
- Planar Lightwave Circuits and applications
- FTTH and Enterprise network designs and components - hybrid, PON and other
- Long haul and Metro network architectures and fiber design
Technology Areas:
- Optical Fiber design and optimization
- Electromagnetic analysis
- Free space optics and guided wave optics expertise
- Next generation MEMS and micro machine fabrication development technologies and applications
- Experience with RFID in network management applications
- Development of software - management systems for telecom applications
- System Engineering /Network design and optimization
- Novel photolithographic technologies for MEMS – Multiphoton Absorption
- Optical Modeling for fiber, components and systems
Technology/Commercial Management:
- Technology management/development and planning and program management
- Broad experience in strategic planning of technical and business development, technology roadmapping, technology assessment and evolution and business planning
- Market assessments and market trend analysis by segment
- Manufacturing experience– internal and outsourced
- Experience with 6 Sigma, Lean and Kaizen methodologies for TQM
- Start–up experience

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