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Lee L'Esperance

Lee L’Esperance is currently the Business Model Lead within Alcatel-Lucent’s Emerging Technology and Innovation organization.

In this role, Lee leads in the identification of existing and new business models for service concepts developed by Alcatel-Lucent and the ng Connect ecosystem. Lee also serves as facilitator for customization of business models and development of business cases based on regional and customer-specific differences.

Lee has over 30 years of experience in the telecommunications industry and has worked in a broad set of areas in leadership roles including basic research, manufacturing optimization, supply chain, product cost management, competitive analysis, sales support, and business model/business case development. Lee was also a member of the Bell Laboratories organization twice during his career. Lee holds 6 US patents, and has authored numerous technical articles on various topics. In his most recent role prior to joining the Emerging Technology and Innovation team, Lee was a Senior Consultant within the Bell Labs Business Modeling team. In this role Lee lead both internal and external consultative engagements.

Lee holds a M.S. degree in Systems Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a B.S.E.E. from Drexel University, and an A.A.S. in Laser/Electro-Optic technology from Camden County College. Lee has served as an adjunct professor previously and currently serves on the Advisory Board for Op-Tec, The National Center for Optics and Photonics Education. Lee is based in southern New Jersey where he resides with his wife and family.

Blog Posts by Lee L'Esperance

ng Connect Knows the Way to San Jose

ng Connect Supports Auckland, NZ Techweek

Overcoming IoT Market Inertia

Smart Cities and Internet of Things: Creating Livable Cities

The ng Connect Program Value Proposition

Ideation Sessions: Pairing Innovative Service Concepts with Great Business Models

The New Age of Business Models

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