Jean Turgeon

Company: Avaya

Job Title: VP & Chief Technologist, Software Defined Architecture, Worldwide Sales

Jean Turgeon

Jean Turgeon (JT) is Vice President and Chief Technologist of Software Defined Architecture at Avaya. In this role, Turgeon is responsible for driving and delivering the strategy for Software Defined Architecture and accelerating adoption of Smart Digital Solutions for both the Enterprise and Midmarket. He also leads IoT and Public Safety initiatives with his global team of solutions architect specialists.

Prior to joining Avaya, JT was most recently a General Manager for the Networking Business Unit at Nortel. He played a pivotal role in integrating the Nortel Networking business, team and products into the Avaya portfolio while executing flawlessly on a transformation to deliver an end to end virtualized architecture. And previous to then, JT held numerous leadership roles at Nortel and Bay Networks within the Research & Development, CTO Office, Support and Professional Services, Training and Technical Marketing organizations.

JT also received an Executive MBA from Ottawa University and a degree in Electronics from the Institut Teccart.

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