Open Innovation Manager, Bell Labs
Being part of a network of inspiring entrepreneurs enables me to be successful. I understand that within a big corporation where we need to deliver stable and high-quality products, it is difficult (but not impossible) to take and apply an entrepreneurial mindset to one’s work. It is very important to get multiple sources of inspiration. You need to talk and work with passionate people, and you need to discover places all over the world.
Marketing & Communications Manager
With a ubiquitous network the distance between me and my family, friends and business connections is dissolved, opening us all to a world of possibilities and choices. An open door to an infinite blue sky is what is enabled by the network. I think the only limit is our imagination.
Plano, Texas, US
Like the networks Alcatel-Lucent builds, my network has complexity as well as an inherent 'legacy' developed over time. Each connection and layer has been constructed over years of working across different organizations and functions. From working together as a ‘true team’ when times were tough, to sharing life experiences, every connection in my network is real and has provided the support I have needed both professionally and personally to succeed.
Internet of Things Research Lead,
While some call this the ‘Internet of Things,' I see it differently. I see this as a new form of network that places humans at the center of attention, brings plethora of things and personalized services within our reach, and adapts to any context, empowering us to be more efficient, creative, knowledgeable, successful and happy. This new network connects me to my distant parents, family and friends with a more human experience; guides me safely in a new city via the most cheerful path to a café and pays for my coffee. Most importantly it helps me to create time for myself so that I can enjoy doing the things that I love most. After all, connectivity is all about empowering people, not the ‘Things.'
Technical Manager, Data Analytics
& Operations Research
Bell Labs, Dublin, Ireland
To me, the ultimate network is the one that automatically connects people with others, ideas, objects and information based on each person’s unique context. My information network will keep users 'in the know,' giving them the right information at the right time. This network will expand our intellectual power and simplify our daily lives. Building this network is our mission at Bell Labs, and it is the work on our 'Bell Labs network' that unleashes my daily successes.