5G Blitz Week: 5G Transport: Challenges and Opportunities


Jim Guillet
Senior Director, Product Marketing
Jim is Senior Director of Portfolio Marketing for IP/Optical Networks at Nokia. An engineer by training and a story teller by trade, he loves telling tales about technologies in an accessible and educational way. When he's not working, you'll find him trying to barbeque the perfect hamburger or discussing the local hockey team with his neighbors.

Shane McClelland
Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, Head of Transport
Ericsson North America
Shane is responsible for Radio Access Network (RAN) Transport product and solutions sales focused on Microwave and Fiber-based Mobile Backhaul, Fronthaul, Routers and applicable partner offerings. Shane is part of the Networks Domain which develops innovative & profitable network solutions for Ericsson's North American customers. Prior to his current role, Shane served as Vice President, Head of Product Line IP Edge Routers and Partner Alliances. In this role, he was responsible for developing global business strategy, linking strategy to product portfolio planning, product development, and ensuring organizational execution for profitable business growth. Prior to Ericsson, Shane served in a variety of technical, sales and marketing roles at Marconi and FORE Systems. Shane attended the University of Denver where he earned a Bachelor's of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. Upon graduation, he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force and was subsequently assigned to the Air Force Communications Command as a Communications/Computer Systems Engineer. Shane received his MBA from Southern Illinois University and attended Executive Education programs at Harvard University.

Mark Gilmour
VP of Mobile Connectivity Solutions
Colt Technology Services
Mark Gilmour joined Colt in January 2019 as Head of Mobile Connectivity Solutions. His role is focused on leading and expanding Colt’s mobile connectivity proposition, playing a pivotal role in driving Colt’s mobile strategy. Prior to joining Colt, Mark worked at Ciena for just under 4 years where his roles, amongst others, included Senior Advisor for Product Line Management (Cellular & Wireless) and Director of Portfolio Strategy for Mobile. He has also held various roles at mobile operators such as Three, Ericsson and Hutchison. Mark has over 20 years’ experience in the industry and is a technical leader in the constantly evolving area of mobile networks and optical networking.

Christopher Parra
Vice President z5G
Zayo Group
Chris Parra is vice president of the 5G group at Zayo. Chris leads the strategy, product and business development functions for 5G. The z5G team at Zayo is a trusted technology partner to mobile network operators in determining the architectures for building true 5G networks. Zayo’s 5G solutions include fiber-to-the-tower, turnkey small cell implementation and custom wireless solutions. Chris excels at developing key stakeholder relationships and leading complex negotiations. He has negotiated multi-year complex agreements for teaming and joint ventures to support the deployment of wireless technology at scale.

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