Warren Novak has over 40 plus years experience in the telecommunications and broadband industry. His experience ranges from several field operations roles, to various planning/engineering positions, to being a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff (DMTS) with a focus on access technology strategy while working for USWEST/Qwest. He is currently a Principle Architect on the Access Strategy and Architecture Team at CenturyLink. Over the last 15 plus years he has played a significant role in the development and evolution of broadband technologies in the access space or “last mile”. He has been a technology lead, driving the evolution of DSL technology from the early days of remote ADSL, to ADSL2+ (Fiber To The Node), to VDSL2, and now VDSL2 vectoring. He has also played a key role in the strategy and architecture development for GPON technology for the access space to support consumer and business customers. Warren holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from Regis University (Denver, Colorado) and a Master of Telecommunication degree from the University of Denver (Denver, Colorado).