Pierre Lynch has been working in the network testing industry since the beginning of his 20 year career. Pierre is a Lead technologist in the Product Management team, and is responsible for representing Ixia at industry forums and standards definition organizations (SDOs) relating to virtualization and mobility. He has been with Ixia since 2006, when he helped start and then guided the development of the wireless core network testing product line. He has acquired a deep understanding of the customer testing needs for all elements and features of UMTS/HSPA and LTE, and translates them into requirements for the development team. He is in constant contact with all of Ixia’s largest customers, and understands their test plans and methods, in addition to updating them on Ixia plans. He has been the Ixia representative for the industry forums GCF (Global Certification Forum), IMS Forum, MSF (Multi-Service Forum) and currently, the Small Cell Forum, ETSI NFV ISG, ONUG and OPNFV. Before Ixia, Pierre gained experience as a product manager, and systems and test engineer with Catapult Communications, Tekelec and Ericsson. He holds a bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering, and a bachelors degree in Applied Computer Science.