Manager of Edge Innovation
Sylvain Nadeau, P.Eng., Manager of Edge Innovation, has more than 20 years of experience in telecommunications industry. Mr. Nadeau joined EXFO in 2007 and has helped lead the technological evolution of EXFO products and the introduction of innovations. He currently leads a team carrying out exploratory work in 5G networks and cloud native technologies as well as applied research in machine learning. Mr. Nadeau was named Distinguished Member of Technical Staff in 2018 for his leadership and continued contribution to innovation at EXFO. His expertise in telecommunication technologies, combined with an outstanding track record in innovation, makes him a strong leader within the CTO organization of EXFO. Before joining EXFO, Mr. Nadeau held engineering roles at Microsemi (formerly PMC-Sierra) and Matrox Graphics. Mr. Nadeau holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Polytechnique Montreal and a master’s degree of Engineering from Sherbrooke University.
Director of Commercial Insight
Scott Sumner is the Director of Commercial Insight at EXFO, covering strategy, sales enablement and analytics. Scott has extensive experience in wireless and mobile telecom, AI and analytics, and service assurance. He has over 20 years of industry experience, including in roles as Director of Strategy and Communications at Nuvoola, VP of Marketing and Analytics at Accedian, GM of Performant Networks, Director of Program Management at MPB Communications, VP of Marketing at Minacom (Tektronix), as well as project and engineering management roles at PerkinElmer (EG&G). Scott has led numerous acquisitions and industry partnerships, and has authored numerous patents and conference papers.
Scott has Masters and Bachelor degrees in Engineering (M.Eng, B.Eng) from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and completed professional business management training at the John Molson School of Business, the Alliance Institute, and the Project Management Institute.
Don't miss our 5G Deployment Challenges discussion panel, moderated by Anwer Al-Dulaimi and featuring EXFO’s Scott Sumner. Join us on October 15 at 2:00 p.m. EDT. Click here for more details.
Also join our EXFO’s Sylvain Nadeau on October 15 at 8:55 a.m. EDT to learn about how to meet 5G expectations.
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