Chris Purdy

Chief Technology Officer, CENX

Chris leads the development of CENX’s technology vision, as well as professional services, and product management at CENX. A leading technical contributor to the development of Carrier Ethernet, Chris is specification editor of Carrier Ethernet Service Constructs in the MEF’s technical committee. Before CENX, Chris was CTO at Nakina Systems, a telecom operations software vendor, and helped take the company from early stage to one deployed in multiple Tier 1 providers managing thousands of network elements. Prior to Nakina, Chris spent 19 years with Nortel in numerous roles including Professional Services, Senior Network Operations and IT consultant, and Director of Optical Ethernet Management. Chris holds a BASc. in Electrical engineering from the University of Toronto.

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