Bill CuneVP Network Architecture - Corning Optical Networks

    Bill Cune is the Vice President of Network Architecture in Corning’s industry-leading Optical Communications sector. This sector covers the full spectrum of fiber connectivity solutions for carrier and enterprise networks for a variety of applications including in-building LAN and cellular, outdoor connectivity for wireless densification and fiber to the home, as well as the data center. It also includes Corning’s suite of active networking solutions in LAN, cellular small cell RAN, and distributed antenna systems. In this role, Cune is responsible for understanding the intersection between market needs and technology trends to define, create, and evangelize new approaches to deliver future ready connectivity solutions. This includes identifying and collaborating with key ecosystem players and customers to deliver differentiated optical solutions that create value within the marketplace. Prior to this role, Cune was the VP of Market Development, In Building Networks where he led the creation of new solutions through early stages of innovation and product conceptualization. Cune’s wide-ranging industry expertise provides him a broad perspective from which to evaluate new trends in the market and in technology. Cune joined Corning in 2010, as the IDAS Program Director, to lead all aspects of Corning’s entry into the wireless distributed antenna business. As an experienced wireless leader, Cune brought a keen understanding of the market and the requirements to be successful in this business. His leadership resulted in solution improvements as well as a clear understanding of the capabilities required to create a winning market and technology strategy. His leadership contributed to Corning’s acquisition of MobileAccess Networks, iBwave, and SpiderCloud Networks. Prior to joining Corning, Cune gained 25 years of experience in the wireless communications industry including 9 years in sales and technology leadership at MobileAccess. Before that, Cune held various roles at Hughes Electronics in international marketing of cellular and satellite networks. His perspective was further enhanced through years of representing Hughes Electronics’ interests on Capitol Hill. Cune started his wireless career at McDonnell Douglas in St. Louis designing complex avionics systems for advanced fighter aircraft and missile systems. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the Missouri University of Science & Technology and a Master of Business Administration degree in general management from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. He holds several patents in the area of fiber, wireless, and data communications systems.