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ADTRAN’s Ryan Loy Named to Computerworld’s Premier 100 Technology Leaders

April 6, 2017

Loy recognized for creating a unique culture of innovation for ADTRAN’s IT department

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 6, 2017-- ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation open networking solutions, today announced that ADTRAN’s Ryan Loy, vice president of IT, has been named a Computerworld Premier 100 Technology Leaders honoree. The Premier 100 showcases 100 leaders in both the technology and business divisions of companies, highlighting individuals for exceptional technology leadership and the creation of innovative solutions for everyday IT challenges. Loy’s unique approach to IT has helped create a culture of business alignment for the company, as the IT team continually looks for new ways to add direct value to ADTRAN’s business operations.

"The Premier 100 awards program highlights the exceptional work of an elite group of IT executives who are leading their organizations through times of unprecedented change. They are using technology to drive high-stakes business projects and create dynamic growth in their organizations," said Scot Finnie, editor in chief of Computerworld. "These 100 men and women are not only strategic business thinkers, but also team leaders who recognize the importance of recruiting and retaining the brightest talent to enable digital transformation and harness the opportunities of cloud, big data, mobile and social. We're pleased to recognize their leadership and honor their achievements."

Loy has recently championed the exploration of how IoT can add value to ADTRAN’s business, with the intention of gaining insight on items such as the health, performance and security of the company’s connected devices. His unique vision of running IT is thinking like business people that happen to have responsibilities within IT and leverage that vision in everything.

“We need to continually look outward to uncover unique ways to innovate and bring value to not only our clients, but how we run operations. IoT represents a significant shift and offers us a new way to look at the services we provide,” Loy said. “When it comes to ensuring the success of an IT department, we must consistently be focused on delivering value and measuring progress along the way. By encouraging this way of thinking, our department can help further differentiate ADTRAN within the marketplace and address problems facing us on a daily basis. I am honored to be named a Premier 100 award recipient, as this award demonstrates how ADTRAN continues to separate itself from the rest of its competition.”

Loy was joined by CIOs from AT&T, Shell, PWC, Verizon and other world class companies who were also recognized.

About the Premier 100 Technology Leadership Awards

The Premier 100 program was created in 2000 to spotlight individuals who have had a positive impact on their organizations through technology. These are individuals who manage internal IT organizations, mentor and motivate their IT teams and business colleagues, create a positive work environment, envision innovative solutions to business challenges and effectively manage and execute IT strategies. Each year, nominees are invited to complete a questionnaire that addresses a number of topics, including their background and experience and their attitude toward risk and innovation. Using Computerworld’s IT Leader Index, which is a measurement of how closely an individual matches our definition of the IT Leader, we analyze the data. Each year, 100 honorees are selected to receive this life-time recognition award. Information on previous honorees can be viewed at:

About Computerworld

Computerworld from IDG is the leading technology media brand helping senior IT, business decision-makers and key influencers navigate change with effective business strategy. As the voice of business technology, Computerworld enables the IT value chain with unique editorial coverage from setting strategies to deriving value. Computerworld’s award-winning website (, focused conference series, strategic marketing solutions and research forms the hub of the world’s largest (40+ edition) global IT media network and provides opportunities for IT vendors to engage this audience. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 7.1 million monthly page views (Omniture, January 2016June 2016 average) and was recognized in 2016 as a top website by ASBPE. Computerworld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of IDG. Company information is available at


ADTRAN, Inc. is a leading global provider of networking and communications equipment. ADTRAN’s products enable voice, data, video and Internet communications across a variety of network infrastructures. ADTRAN solutions are currently in use by service providers, private enterprises, government organizations, and millions of individual users worldwide. For more information, please visit

Source: ADTRAN, Inc.

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