Dr. Poll is a former SVP of CenturyLink and CTO of Qwest. He has 35 years of experience in senior technical, engineering, and executive management roles with CenturyLink, Qwest, US WEST, and AT&T. In these roles, Dr. Poll was responsible for the strategic planning and execution of network integration using next-generation transport, switching, broadband, and network intelligence technologies. He led international operations organizations and provided technology expertise to M&A activities. Dr. Poll received his Ph.D. in Physics and Master’s in Physics and Mathematics from Cornell, and a Bachelor’s in Physics and Mathematics from the University of Toronto.