Fred Kemmerer, CTO of GENBAND, has been elected by the ATIS board as chairman of the ATIS Technology and Operations (TOPS) Council. The TOPS Council, a standing committee of the ATIS board of directors, is the organization's vehicle for addressing the ICT industry's technical, operational and business priorities, from end-user devices through network and application services.
Kemmerer's communications technologies background includes wireless, IP and multiservice switching and routing, next-generation core networks, and broadband access. As GENBAND's CTO since 2008, he is responsible for setting the company's strategic technical direction. Prior to becoming GENBAND's CTO in 2008, Kemmerer held a range of positions at Lucent and then Alcatel-Lucent.