LightRiver has made an exciting announcement that they have named its new COO, appointed network automation industry leader, Travis Ewert. Under LightRiver Software, Mr. Ewert will join the  executive leadership team , offering  his 20-plus year career expertise and history as a transformational champion of network programmability and control. His primary focus will be strategically scaling the business while further enhancing the company’s solution set and customer experience.

A network technologist since 1994, Mr. Ewert  has been a network technologist since 1994, focusing on network architecture, technology strategy, and network software development exclusively starting in 2008 with executive positions at TW Telecom, Level3 Communications and CenturyLink. Over this time period, he led the development of many industry firsts for network and service automation and on-demand or adaptive use cases as made available to the operation or directly to end customers.

“Travis’ experience and passion for software defined networks, and deep understanding of the positive impact it can make on customer operations, fit perfectly into LightRiver’s long term strategy to de-risk the adoption of best-in-class, next generation networks as our customers move into new technologies and network domains under the coming wave of disaggregation,” states Glenn Johansen, CEO of LightRiver.

To read the entire announcement, click here.

LightRiver offers the broadest Optical Network portfolio in the industry for next generation, vendor neutral, Factory Built Networks® and netFLEX® Optical Domain Control Software solutions.