Director of Optical Transport Network Architecture, Design and Planning, Verizon
Glenn Wellbrock is director of optical transport network architecture, design and planning at Verizon, where he is responsible for the development and deployment of new technologies for both the metro and long haul transport infrastructure.
A well-respected presenter on optical technology, Wellbrock holds numerous patents in optical technology and is considered an expert in the field.
Prior to his current position, Wellbrock ran the advanced technology lab, established evaluation criteria and set engineering guidelines for all backbone transport equipment. Previously, Wellbrock held various positions within network operations.
In addition to his more than 20 years at Verizon, Wellbrock was responsible for product architecture within the U.S. optical networks group at Marconi and product planning at Qplus Networks with a specific focus on developing alternative modulation techniques.