Phil Edholm is the Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Network Architecture for Nortel Networks Enterprise Networks. Leveraging his experience as a technology leader across Nortel Networks enterprise line of data and voice networking products, Phil now focuses on the Nortel Enterprise Portfolio and driving enterprise edge solutions to Service Providers and the enterprise customers. In this role, he is responsible for defining the vision and architecture in the enterprise and next generation edge networks.
At Nortel, Phil has led the development of VoIP solutions and multimedia communications as well as IP transport technology. Phil’s background includes extensive LAN and data communications experience, including 9 years with Sytek/Hughes LAN Systems and 4 years with Silicon Valley start-ups. Phil was a member of the IEEE 802.3 standards committee during the definition of broadband Ethernet and 10BaseT, developed the first multi-protocol network interfaces, and was a founder of the Frame Relay Forum. Phil has 4 patents with over 10 patent applications pending. He holds a BSME/EE from GMI/Kettering University.