Mr. Fischer brings 30 years of technical strategy and product management experience in optical networking to this role. From 2013 to 2018, he served as Executive Vice President of Products and Solutions at Coriant, a role in which he was responsible for the strategy and planning of the company’s comprehensive portfolio of SDN-enabled, end-to-end packet-optical transport products and solutions. Mr. Fischer also served as Chief Technology Officer, responsible for defining Coriant’s future network vision and technology strategy, as well as directing the company’s research and standardization activities.
Mr. Fischer’s earlier executive management positions included Head of Product Management for the Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) Optical Networks business, Head of NSN’s Dense Wavelength-division Multiplexing (DWDM) Business Line and Head of Business Development, Transport Networks at Siemens AG.
Mr. Fischer holds a master’s in electrical engineering from the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany. He holds a series of patents in optical transmission and optical networking, and is also a member of the Optical Society of America (OSA).