Ronan brings over 25 years? experience in the telecom industry. With firsthand experience deploying next-generation optical and copper networks, IPTV platforms, and microwave radio networks, he holds an unusually broad understanding of the challenges faced by today?s operators, incumbent and competitive alike. Combining his long-standing technical knowledge with his strong telecoms business understanding (operator, NREN and vendor), Ronan has assisted some of the world?s largest operators maximize their value proposition and achieve market success. Ronan has served at board level for a number of our industry?s not for profit organizations, including INEX, The New IP Agency, and has recently concluded his tenure as the President for FTTH Council Europe. During the past decade, Ronan has been dedicated to the development of ADTRAN as a global leader in broadband access, raising awareness of their leading Gigabit society solutions, while assisting the industry with its transition over to the new era of analytically driven Software Defined Access networks and smart home infrastructures. He holds an MSc in Technology & Innovation Management and an MBA from the Technological University Dublin.