Dr. Claudio Mazzali is Sr.Vice President and CTO of the Corning Optical Communications Sector. He is responsible for the innovation and technology strategy to support Corning’s product portfolio in optical fibers, cables and connectivity from submarine to next gen converged optical-wireless access networks and cloud data centers. Claudio joined Corning in 1999 and has held multiple positions in technology as well as strategic alliances management, product line management and new business development. Claudio holds a Ph.D. in physics from the Gleb Wataghin Physics Institute at Unicamp, Brazil. He is a member of the American Physical Society.