Dave Ward

Lumen, Chief Technology Officer
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Dave Ward is Chief Technology Officer for Lumen. In this role, he is responsible for the development, integration and deployment of Lumen’s global network and the disruptive technologies we are deploying to expand the power of our network.

Dave has more than 25 years of experience reinventing and expanding the capabilities of networks and
the value they bring to customers. He previously was the CEO of PacketFabric, a rapidly growing
networking company that specializes in Network-as-a-Service (NaaS). Under his leadership, it expanded its portfolio and customer base, and grew its network to position the company among the largest network providers on the Internet. Prior to that, he served as a Senior Vice President, CTO-Engineering and Chief Architect at Cisco Systems, and also served as a Fellow at both Cisco Systems and Juniper Networks.

Dave holds a bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University and a master’s degree and PhD from the
University of Minnesota.