A 23 year veteran of the high-tech industry, Chris Croupe is currently a member of Alcatel-Lucent’s Strategic Marketing team where he analyzes the market and consumer trends that present challenges and opportunities for Alcatel-Lucent’s customers. Prior to this role, Chris was a member of Alcatel-Lucent’s Strategy and Corporate Development team. Chris represents Alcatel-Lucent on the Executive Board of the Metroplex Technology Business Council (MTBC) and is the chair of the MTBC’s Advocacy Team. Chris is also an active member of the Dallas World Affairs Council. Chris served in the U.S. Navy as an Electronic Technician (ET2) and has his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. In addition Chris has an MBA from The Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University with concentrations in Marketing and Information Technology / Operations Management.