Thomas Magedanz is a Full Professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Faculty at the Technical University of Berlin, Germany, leading the chair for next generation networks (www.av.tu-berlin.de). In addition, he is Director of the Next Generation Network division of the Fraunhofer Institute FOKUS (www.fokus.fraunhofer.de/NGNI ), which also provides a national Next Generation Network testbed in Germany. For more than 18 years, he has been working in the convergence field of fixed and mobile telecommunications, the internet and information technologies, which resulted in many industry-driven R&D projects centered around Next Generation Service Delivery platforms. In the course of his research activities, he published more than 200 technical papers/articles. In addition, Professor Magedanz is a Senior Member of the IEEE, editorial board member of several journals. Based on his long experience in teaching complex IT and telecommunication technologies to different customer segments in an easy to digest way, Professor Magedanz is a globally recognized technology coach. His employments as University Professor and Division Head of a major German R&D organization make him a prime choice for such trainings, as he is able to provide a nonbiased presentation of the technologies. He regularly provides strategic and technology briefings for many tier 1 and 2 operators and major international telecom vendors. As well, he acts often as invited tutorial speaker at major telecom conferences and workshops around the world. In 2006, Professor Magedanz has been assigned as Extraordinary Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering of the University of Cape Town, South Africa (www.ee.uct.ac.za), and as Extraordinary Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering of the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment & Information Technology at the University of Pretoria, South Africa (www.ee.up.ac.za/en).
Biography Updated on 30 October 2007