Jim Jones is Optics Product and Solutions Marketing Manager. In this role Jim develops and supports global marketing of intelligent optical solutions powered by innovations in control plane and cross-layer automation. He also serves as President of the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) and chairs the Networking Interoperability Working Group at OIF. Before joining Alcatel-Lucent, Jim was a Senior Member of Technical Staff with Texas Instruments and Raytheon. He received his BSEE and MSEE from the University of Michigan, and his MS in Telecommunications from Southern Methodist University.