Chris Purdy

Chief Technology Officer - CENX

Chris has led the development of CENX’s technology vision since the inception of the company. He has served in numerous roles at CENX including heading R&D, Professional Services, and Product Management in support of implementing this vision. In the MEF Forum, Chris was a leader in helping to create The Third Network vision, has participated in numerous projects, and was editor of the Ethernet Service Constructs specification in the technical committee. Before CENX, Chris was CTO at Nakina Systems, a telecom operations software vendor. He helped take the company from its early stage to one deployed in multiple Tier 1 providers managing thousands of network elements. Prior to Nakina, Chris spent 19 years with Nortel in numerous roles including Professional Services, Senior Network Operations and IT consultant, and Director of Optical Ethernet Management. Chris holds a BASc. in Electrical engineering from the University of Toronto.