Lumen Technologies named Dave Ward as its new Chief Technology Officer, reporting to Lumen CEO Kate Johnson starting next week and serve as a member of the executive team.
Ward joins Lumen from PacketFabric, a start-up in the NaaS sector, where he was the chairman and CEO. Prior to leading PacketFabric, he was a Senior Vice President, CTO-Engineering and Chief Architect at Cisco Systems, and served as a Fellow at both Cisco Systems and Juniper Networks.
“My entire career has been committed to inventing the capabilities and improving the experience of the Internet,” said Ward. “Lumen’s unmatched network and innovative technologies will help drive that reinvention for businesses and I’m looking forward to joining this impressive team, and great culture, and helping the company deliver new capabilities that will give its customers unparalleled simplicity and connectivity.”