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Ben Parker
Chief Technology Officer at Guavus a Thales Company


Ben Parker is responsible for Guavus’ strategy & expansion into new markets, including Internet of Things (IoT) industry verticals. Prior to his tenure at Guavus he was the Director of Network Planning with Verizon, where he led a team responsible for long-term network planning for the Verizon Wireless network. His major projects include the development of Network Analytics, Elastic Cloud Networking, next-generation routing and switching architectures, and NAT solutions to address IPv4 completion. Mr. Parker and his team were also responsible for developing the designs for the Content Management and Distribution System, Fiber to the Cell Site, Ethernet Backhaul, Wireless IPv6, and transitioning the TDM MSCs and peering points to VoIP. In 1997, Benjamin joined Sprint and began his career as a Network Systems Specialist. He quickly earned promotions to more visible positions, which include Test Engineer, Principal Network Design Engineer, Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, and Sr. Manager of Technical Staff. Following his tenure at Sprint he held the position of Vice President of Engineering at Oakley Networks. In addition to Mr. Parker’s extensive professional experience, he holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from the University of Nevada at Reno and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Benedictine College. His post-graduate training includes Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications from UC Berkeley, and Project Management from George Washington University. Additionally he has authored or contributed to more than 75 patents all in the area of telecommunications.

Agenda Sessions

  • Panel Discussion: Modernizing OSS/BSS to Support 5G Applications & Services