Sam Samuel

Louis “Sam” Samuel joined Cisco in April 2013 and is currently the Mobility CTO for Cisco. Sam is responsible for the 5G technology evolution of mobility which covers such topics as: enterprise – service provider 5G architectures, edge clouds, evolution of cloud native access systems, network slicing, autonomic management of cellular networks (via the application of SON technologies), policy and identity, and their wider interaction with network applications and services.
Prior to joining Cisco, Sam held several posts in Alcatel-Lucent. Among these were the posts of Chief Architect for Alcatel-Lucent’s Software, Solutions and Services Business Group (S3G). In this role, Sam was responsible for the strategic technical leadership of S3G, which covered a wide remit of areas from software architecture innovation in S3G products to innovation of Services. Before this, Sam was the Executive Director of Bell Labs Ireland and UK (2008-2011) where he was responsible for the leadership and technical direction of Bell Labs in Ireland and the UK and ensuring that Alcatel-Lucent delivered on its commitments to the Irish Government.
Sam attended Queen Mary College, University of London, receiving a MEng in Communication Engineering in 1995 and a PhD in the application of Non-Linear Dynamics to Teletrafic Modelling in 1999.

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