Prayson Pate

Prayson Pate

SVP Solutions Marketing and CTO Edge Cloud, ADVA

Prayson Pate is SVP Solutions Marketing and CTO Edge Cloud at ADVA, where he is an evangelist for network functions virtualization (NFV) who speaks at industry events and writes on this subject and other areas of innovation.

 Prayson has worked at Siecor FiberLAN, Bell Northern Research (BNR), and Larscom. He then became a co-founder at Overture Networks, which was acquired by his current employer ADVA.

Prayson is a named inventor on nine patents. He has degrees from Duke University and North Carolina State University.