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EP20: Disaggregation, IPoDWDM, sustainability in networking

In this episode, Johan Gustawsson, Senior Director MIG Routing at Cisco and Mattias Fridström discuss what the disaggregation in the industry is all about, the role that IPoDWDM plays in this development, and how this can change the world for operators. They also speak about sustainability in the networking industry and how this can be improved.

Mattias Fridström
Mattias Fridström
There’s a certain kind of person who gets a little bit too excited about networks. Mattias is that guy. If he had a tattoo, it would be of a network. Mattias holds an MSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wollongong, Australia. He joined Telia in 1996 and has worked in a number of senior roles at Telia Carrier (now Arelion), most recently as CTO. Since July 2016 he has been Arelion's Chief Evangelist. Mattias’ passion isn’t limited to networks: He has played golf professionally and competed on a high level in both football and floor hockey.
Johan Gustawsson
Johan Gustawsson
Sr. Director within Cisco's Mass-Scale Infrastructure Group

Johan Gustawsson is currently a Sr. Director within Cisco's Mass-Scale Infrastructure Group, focusing mainly on the routing domain and the overall network evolution. Prior to joining Cisco, Johan has spent his entire career operating and building networks; most recently heading the Architecture & Engineering organization at the world's #1 ranked Internet Backbone - Arelion, formerly Telia Carrier. He holds a degree of Science in Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden.

ohan spends most spare time navigating the life of being a parent of small children, playing padel, and writing algos that bet against Eugene Fama's Nobel Prize winning EMH.

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