Tom Issenhuth, Microsoft

Tom Issenhuth has been with Microsoft since November 2011 and is an optical network architect responsible for the architecture and roadmap of Microsoft’s optical networks.  Tom’s role includes ensuring Microsoft’s optical networks have the service capabilities, scale, cost structure and global reach to meet Microsoft’s fast growing and changing optical interconnection and transport requirements.

Tom has an additional 23 years of optical networking experience including 14 years at Level 3 Communications and 9 years at MFS Telecom and MFS International.   While at Level 3 and MFS Tom was responsible for the equipment selection and architecture of numerous intercity, metro and trans-oceanic optical transport networks.

Tom has a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Iowa State University.