Zixiang (Alex) Tan has worked in the telecommunications field for more than fifteen years. He previously spent time in the telecommunications field in various organizations including a Chinese central government agency, in Alcatel’s European branch, and a research center at the University of Nebraska. In addition, he has completed consulting projects for many multinational corporations including AT&T (Lucent Technology), Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), Scientific-Atlanta, BellSouth, Space Systems/Loral, Vodafone, Telesystem, IDC, and others. Alex received his Ph. D. degree in Telecommunications Policy and Management from Rutgers University in New Jersey. He holds both a Bachelor and a Master’s degree in Electronic Engineering from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. Alex has a second Master’s degree in Communications and Information Technology Policy from SPRU of the University of Sussex in the UK.