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Dr. Christoph Glingener, Chief Technology Officer

As Chief Technology Officer, Christoph is responsible for all global research and development, technology and strategy, and product activities. He joined the company in January 2023,  following the business combination of ADTRAN Holdings, Inc. and ADVA Optical Networking.  He was ADVA's long-standing CTO and focussed on defining the product strategy and building the group's standing as a global innovator in optical networking. Prior to joining ADVA, Christoph served in a number of academic and corporate roles including positions with Marconi Communications (now Ericsson) and Siemens Communications (now Infinera).  Christoph holds a master's degree in Electrical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Optical Communications from the Technical University of Dortmund.