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Director, Mobility CTO

Louis ‘Sam’ Samuel

Louis “Sam” Samuel joined Cisco in April 2013 and is currently the CTO for Cisco’s Mobility Business Group.  Sam is responsible for the technology evolution of the business group which covers such topics as: virtualization and orchestration of Mobility products, its Packet Core, autonomic management of cellular networks (via the application of SON technologies), Policy and Small Cell technologies.

Prior to joining Cisco, Sam held several posts in Alcatel-Lucent. Among these were the posts of Chief Architect for Alcatel-Lucent’s Software, Solutions and Services Business Group (S3G).  In this role Sam was responsible for the strategic technical leadership of S3G which covered a wide remit of areas from software architecture innovation in S3G products to innovation of Services.  Before this, Sam was the Executive Director of Bell Labs Ireland and UK (2008-2011) where he was responsible for the leadership and technical direction of Bell Labs in Ireland and the UK and ensuring that Alcatel-Lucent delivered on its commitments to the Irish Government. Here Sam took a small research lab and grew it to be a major contributor to Alcatel-Lucent’s technical strategy by developing key technologies for its product portfolio such as Alcatel-Lucent’s Femto product, and more recently, its LightRadio active antenna products, among others.

From 2006 to 2008, Sam was part of Alcatel-Lucent’s Regional CTO team for Europe, where he was tasked with the strategizing and positioning of products and solutions to Alcatel-Lucent’s customers in the region. Previously to this, Sam was a Technical Manager at Lucent Technologies – Bell Labs Research in the United Kingdom. There he initiated and directed research on flat cellular architectures and the application of autonomic principles to wireless networks. Sam became a Bell Labs Fellow in 2006 for his work on Flat Cellular Architectures.

Sam attended Queen Mary College, University of London, receiving an MEng in Communication Engineering in 1995 and a PhD in the application of Non-Linear Dynamics to Teletraffic Modelling in 1999.  

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