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Hans-Joerg Kolbe
Chief Engineer & Senior Manager at Deutsche Telekom


Hans-Joerg Kolbe is a senior manager and chief engineer at Deutsche Telekom Germany working as technical lead for SDN, NFV and broadband access. He heads DT’s Access 4.0 DevOps organization and is responsible for the system design of DT's Access 4.0 program as chief product owner.

Before joining Deutsche Telekom, he headed various research groups at NEC Laboratories Europe. Prior to that, he was responsible for the broadband access network architecture and service implementation at Arcor AG, the German fixed line division of Vodafone.

Hans-Joerg has over 19 years of experience in broadband network technology and works on SDN and virtualization since 2010. He has significantly contributed to multiple ETSI and BBF standards as well as scientific papers and co-authored multiple granted patents. He holds a PhD in physics from University of Marburg, Germany.