George  Rittenhouse

George Rittenhouse

Chief Operating Officer, Software, Services, and Solutions Group
Alcatel-Lucent

Gee Rittenhouse is the Chief Operating Officer of Alcatel-Lucent's Software, Services, and Solutions Group (S3G). The S3G organization works with global operators to transform their business by creating new revenue generating opportunities in areas ranging from Cloud to applications such as mobile commerce and digital music as well as solutions that focus on customer experience. These solutions are backed by a team of services experts who deliver everything from concept planning through full-scale operations support to meet complex customer needs.

Before his current role in the S3G organization, Gee was Vice President of Bell Labs Research, overseeing all Alcatel-Lucent research in physics, computer science, mathematics, optics, access, networking, and applications. Prior to leading research he was Vice President of Bell Labs' Technology Integration Group, with the primary mission of taking Bell Labs research innovations and driving them into Alcatel-Lucent's products and services. Before that Gee was Vice President, Bell Labs Wireless Research.

He received his Bachelor of Science degree in physics from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1986. Then in 1993 he received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He joined Bell Laboratories as a member of technical staff in 1993 where he worked on high-speed circuits using X-ray lithography for optical networking applications. He later joined the Wireless Research Laboratory at Bell Laboratories where his research focused on RF front-end radio architectures and cellular system engineering. In 2000 he was promoted to Director of the Wireless Technology Research Department and led several projects including MIMO system development, cellular network optimization, wireless IP networks, and fourth generation wireless systems. In 2002 he received the Bell Labs Fellow Award.

He is currently the Chairman of the Board of Green Touch, a non-profit pre-competitive research consortium focused on dramatic reductions in network energy