President, MEF; Executive Vice Chairman, CENX
Mr. Nan Chen is known in the telecom/networking industry as the founding President of the MEF. The MEF has profoundly shaped the telecom and Internet industry by establishing Carrier Ethernet as the predominant technology and service for businesses, homes, mobile infrastructure, and for next generation networking of the Internet.
Under his leadership, MEF, has grown to over 200 members, and has become one of the major success stories in the new Internet age, from the definition of more than 40 industry standards to the historic definition of CE1.0 & CE2.0 and eminent certification programs (1000+ certificates) giving Carrier Ethernet a stamp of approval "ready for prime time". Mr. Chen's drive to unite standardization and certification with dynamic, global campaigns and strategic initiatives, helped make Carrier Ethernet one of the fastest growing areas in telecoms ($100b in 2017).
Mr. Chen is also Co-founder of CENX. He previously served as VP of Product Management & Marketing at Strix (acquired by private equity); VP of Marketing at Atrica (acquired by Nokia Siemens Networks); Director of Technology at Bay Networks/SynOptics (acquired by Nortel).
Mr Chen has received 30+ industry awards/accolades and 100,000+ citations in worldwide media (Google Nan Chen Ethernet). In his previous life, he was a record holder in pole vault at Beijing University with 2 MS & 1 BS degrees.