Sylvain Chenard is the Quantum Enablement Portfolio Solution lead within the Network Infrastructure Business Group at Nokia. He is also the Senior Product Line Manager for WaveSuite Health & Analytics. With close to 3 decades of experience in the telecommunications industry, Sylvain has extensive knowledge of secure optical communication systems and expertise of fiber-optics communication. He is also working with Nokia Bell Labs to define, productize state-of-the-art techniques and algorithms for estimating, monitoring transmission quality and focusing on the emerging field of Quantum-Safe Networks, a solution for securing the digital infrastructure of the future.
Before joining Nokia, Sylvain was leveraging leading edge technology defining Roadmaps and Strategies for key platform pillars of telecom platforms: Networking, Virtualization, Security, Availability, Software Management and Central Configuration. From 2015, he joined Alcatel-Lucent in the core Product Line Management team being the principal Product Line Manager of Secure Management Systems for microwave and Optical transmission line systems. Sylvain has a BSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Laval, Canada. Sylvain holds 5 patents, primarily in the area of System Automation and Virtualization. He has been a speaker at numerous conferences as well as a publisher and contributor to many scientific papers and webinars. He is elected IEEE senior member and member of Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec.