OCP announces the hire of Cliff Grossner, Ph.D. as Vice President Market Intelligence.

Dr. Grossner has more than 25 years of telecommunications industry experience encompassing scientific research, market analysis, corporate and product strategy, product management and marketing. At the OCP, Cliff will lead its market intelligence function and is responsible for driving awareness of OCP, training and certification programs, and guiding inventors presenting their early-stage company ideas to potential investors. Cliff is also a member of the OCP Future Symposium Program Committee, and is active in the OCP Future Technology Initiative.

Previously, Dr. Grossner was head of the Cloud and Data Center Research Practice at Omdia, responsible for research quality across the practice and his research was focused on cloud services, data center compute and networking, and data center infrastructure. Prior to Omdia, he held senior positions in the information and communications technology industries, including heading strategic marketing for Alcatel-Lucent's enterprise network business, tenures at Bell Labs, and Nortel.

He earned his Doctor of Philosophy at McGill University, and his Master of Science in Computer Science at Concordia University, both in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, having been awarded national scholarships to support his graduate work. He holds more than 10 patents in computer networking, networking embedded security and telecommunications applications.           

“With Cliff on the team, we add a whole new dimension to the services we can provide to our members and the Community at large, covering training and certification programs, market roadmaps helping our members set their technology and product strategies, spawn new companies by nurturing inventions discovered in the OCP Future Symposium, and driving awareness of the OCP through engagements at 3rd party events” stated Bill Carter, OCP’s Chief Technology Officer and Interim Executive Director.

Cliff will be presenting Market Trends for the Future Technologies Initiative at the Future Technologies Symposium, being held Day 0 of the upcoming OCP Global Summit, a hybrid event being held in-person at the San Jose Convention Center, in San Jose, CA and online November 8 – 10, 2021. To learn more and register, visit https://www.opencompute.org/summit/global-summit.

Cliff is based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and can be contacted at cliff.grossner@opencompute.org