Clif Holliday, a Professional Engineer registered in multiple states, is IGI’s point man when it comes to ROADM research and market predictions. He has spent the most recent years of his career in the development of techniques for technology and strategic planning and to defining appropriate organizations for technology management.

Until his retirement in 1993, he was in charge of advanced technology planning for GTE, including the establishment of network architecture directions and the coordination of standards, research and development activities in support of those directions. In that position (which he pioneered at GTE), he was deeply involved in all phases of telecom network planning. As such, he was the instigator of significant commitments to planning for AIN and to its development and implementation. He also was heavily involved as an originator of major broadband network trials at Cerritos, Calif., and the DARPA-sponsored Gigabit Vistanet trial in North Carolina.

In the last few years, Holliday has been providing consulting assistance to various companies entering the telecom business (or expanding their positions), and to institutions with a need to rationalize their approaches to telecom/computer planning. He is widely published and often quoted in interviews. He holds a BS degree in Electrical Engineering and a MBA degree.

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