Tim Stuch is a Global Optical Architect for Facebook where he is part of the Subsea team. Currently he is working on pushing the envelope forward in the subsea space to help people and communities around the world connect. Working on subsea for the last 10 years, Tim has been designing, deploying, and operating IP and transport networks for 20 years with companies like Bay Networks, Nortel, Ciena, and Microsoft. Tim received his B.S. Physics from Guilford College and his Physics Ph.D. from the University of Denver.