Thomas Kallstenius is the director for Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs' Immersive Communications. His responsibilities in this role include developing all aspects of strategy, communications and business development. Thomas was appointed to his current role in January 2011. He is also the director of customer business transformation within Bell Labs, with specific focus on video communication and application enablement. Prior to this role he was the marketing director in charge of Alcatel-Lucent's fixed access product marketing for Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific, and Central and Latin America. Before joining Alcatel-Lucent, Thomas worked as a business case expert and project manager for fixed access related projects within Ericsson. He has headed research projects within the European Commission's framework programs and has dealt with a variety of different research topics, such as FTTH, WDM, free-space optics, network convergence, synchronization and component reliability. Thomas holds a Master's degree in Engineering Physics from the Royal Institute of Technology (Stockholm, Sweden). He also has a Ph.D in fiber optics materials from Uppsala University (Sweden) as well as an MBA from Vlerick Management School in Belgium. He is a former board member of the FTTH Council Europe and chairman of its market intelligence committee. Thomas is also the author of more than 10 scientific articles with contributions to various international conferences and symposiums.