ADVA Optical Networking (Belgium)
Robert Waegemans started his telecommunication career with Hermes Europe Railtel and Ciena building pan-European networks. He returned to academia where he did research on compensating non-linear optical effects with the Optical Networks Group from University College London. Afterwards Robert was working for DANTE Ltd. (now Geant Ltd.) on long term planning of the optical network layer. He is familiar with NREN/GEANT networking infrastructure and challenges. He works for ADVA Optical networking since 2012 where he was a Systems Consultant and now holds the position of senior R&D engineer focused on the Network Management System. Robert has a PhD degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the UCL, UK.