Dr. George Gawrys, Vice President Network Technology Planning, has over 35 years of innovation and leadership in network planning across multiple technologies, including Optical Networking, 3G Wireless and Microwave, Voice Services & Signaling, and Desktop Video & Collaboration.
Dr. Gawrys was responsible for the introduction of SONET, DWDM, and Intelligent Optical Network technology in the AT&T Network. Dr. Gawrys was also the AT&T lead on DISA’s Global Information Grid-Bandwidth Expansion introduction, managing the teams responsible for equipment selection and test, as well as site engineering, installation, and turnup. Dr. Gawrys designed and implemented the backhaul network for NYC Wireless Network (NYCWiN) for First Responders.
Dr. Gawrys has negotiated over $1B in technology procurement contracts. Dr. Gawrys has supported DISA network planning for over 12 years, and he is currently supporting the design evolution of the DISN. Dr. Gawrys holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from MIT, and a PhD. in Electrical Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University, and he has received numerous awards and recognitions, has over 30 articles and citations on the internet, and was granted 5 U.S. Patents while working at AT&T Labs.