Russ Bartels, Director, SDN Network Orchestration and Big Data Analytics, Windstream Enterprise
Russ Bartels leads cross-functional teams responsible for planning, designing, developing, implementing, and supporting a carrier-grade multi-domain service orchestration solution leveraging best practices in software-defined networking and network orchestration. He is also responsible for Windstream’s big data solution focused on using data science to differentiate the Windstream customer experience.
A U.S. Air Force veteran, Russ began his telecom career with CenturyTel Wireless, now CenturyLink. Over the past 20 years he has held various architecture and leadership roles at Alltel, Verizon Wireless, Allied Wireless, and AT&T. In addition to his current SDN orchestration and big data focus, Russ’ expertise includes designing, implementing, and supporting a variety of systems, including mediation, provisioning/activation, and CRM.