Manfred Arndt is the Chief Technologist for UC&C in HP Networking’s Advanced Technology Group. Arndt is responsible for the unified communications and mobile multimedia roadmap for HP Networking with strategic partners like Microsoft Lync and is a frequent speaker at industry events. He also participates in various IEEE and WFA standards committees, is a co-author of ANSI/TIA-1057 (LLDP-MED) standard and has been a driving force behind the adoption of LLDP and NAC/802.1X across the industry. Arndt has over 20 years experience in the high-tech industry, including several networking startups as Technologist, Evangelist, System Architect and various other engineering roles. He also holds five networking patents.