James Ries is responsible for the Alcatel-Lucent 9500 Microwave Packet Radio (MPR) product strategy. In this role, Mr. Ries provides the product definition and requirements to address the North American small cell and macro cell mobile backhaul market. Mr. Ries also manages the global product release strategy for the 9500 MPR. In his 17 years of communications networks experience, Mr. Ries has held various roles inside Alcatel-Lucent with expertise gained in the areas of communications network software development , optical networks, and network management. Mr. Ries holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree from Texas Tech University in Lubbock Texas.