Deputy Head of the Network Products Business Unit, Fujitsu and Head of Technology Solutions
Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc.
Rod Naphan, Deputy Head of the Network Products Business Unit, Fujitsu and CTO / Head of Technology Solutions, Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc., is responsible for the optical and software businesses for Fujitsu globally. As the architect of the Fujitsu networking and portfolio vision Rod provides executive leadership to the organization that engages the industry, imagines the possibilities inherent in technology, and defines Fujitsu’s future networking technology solutions enabling connected services in a digital word.
Rod has broad experience in the planning, development and promotion of networking platforms. Over 29 years in the communications industry, he has held various hands-on leadership roles in software and systems design engineering and product line management across several generations of industry leading communications equipment and software solutions. Prior to joining Fujitsu, Rod worked as a software engineer at Bell Northern Research in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
At Fujitsu Network Communications, Rod has been a champion for diversity in the workplace, and is a proud supporter of the Women’s Innovative Network (WIN), an internal program designed to promote diversity overall and support women’s growth and success in particular. He believes that a diverse employee base provides Fujitsu with innumerable benefits, including increased creativity, innovation and profitable growth.
Rod serves on the Board of Directors for ATIS (Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions). He has served on the board of open source communities (ONOS/CORD), and technical advisory boards for CIAN (Center for Integrated Access Networks, an NSF sponsored university research center of excellence) and for various device technology companies.
Rod holds a BSc. in Honors Computing and Computer Electronics from Wilfrid Laurier University, and a MASc. in Systems Design Engineering from the University of Waterloo in Ontario.