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Overcoming E2E transceiver testing challenges with EXFO

Stéphane Chabot

Vice-President - Test & Measurement division

Stéphane Chabot first joined EXFO as a Product Line Manager in 1998 and was promoted to Product Line Manager – Network Service Provider Market in 2001. As Vice President, Test and Measurement, Stéphane is responsible for the Optical/Physical, High-Speed Transport & Datacom, and Manufacturing, Design & Research business units. Prior to this appointment, he was Director of EXFO's Optical Business Unit, a position he had held since 2006. In this role, Stéphane led the main team in its responsibility for developing the worldwide optical business and strategy, developing and maintaining the product family roadmap and vision, developing and controlling annual marketing, ensuring go-to-market plans, developing new markets, providing key market watch and competitive updates, analyzing product line performance and metrics, providing periodic benchmarking, and developing partnerships/OEMs/acquisitions within the product line family. Stéphane was highly successful as Director of the Optical Business Unit, doubling its annual revenues to more than $120 million and increasing EXFO's global share of the portable optical solutions market to 38 percent. His leadership has been instrumental in many key applications with global reach, such as fiber-to-the-home. Prior to his employment at EXFO, Stéphane was a telecommunications officer in the Canadian Armed Forces from 1992 to 1998. Stéphane holds a bachelor's degree in space science from the Royal Military College of Canada, and a diploma in business administration from Université Laval in Quebec City.

Lightwave’s Stephen Hardy interviews T&M VP Stéphane Chabot about the challenges transceiver developers and manufacturers face today. Stéphane describes how Design for Testing, supported by EXFO's recent acquisition of InOpticals, can help solve these challenges.

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