Today we’re talking to Stephen Fisher, the COO at Allstream. And we discuss interesting use cases enabled by fiber optic technology. What it means to be big enough to deliver and small enough to care, and how to bring up leaders at every level of an organization. 

All of this, right here, right now, on the Modern CTO Podcast!

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About Stephen Fisher:

Stephen Fisher serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Stephen leads IT and network architecture, technology innovation and network operations at Allstream. Before joining Allstream, he was Chief Technology Officer, Enterprise Networks Zayo Group and Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of Electric Lightwave, LLC.

Stephen has more than 20 years’ experience driving excellence in engineering, network architecture, service delivery and operations as well as in designing and implementing cyber security operations and compliance programs and agile development practices.

About Allstream:

Allstream is a leader in business communications throughout Canada and the United States. With Allstream, customers benefit from access to an expansive network of experts and a team focused on reliability. As a single provider of voice, collaboration and connectivity solutions, Allstream makes communication and collaboration easy. Founded over 170 years ago, Allstream remains a leading provider of business communication services that open opportunities and connect customers to their colleagues, customers and communities. The combination of our scalable solutions with exceptional customer service means we can deliver the latest technology to help our customers accelerate into the future. 

Joel Beasley

Joel began writing code at age 13 selling his first technology by age 18 for one million dollars. In his first three transactions, he developed key relationships and began working with Investors and Chief Technology Officers collaborating and building products in Real Estate, Law, Finance, and Fitness.

Today, Joel is a Chief Technologist volgging the process of building a company Joel is an author of the book Modern CTO a #1 New Release on Amazon and a #1 Technology Podcast with 70k active listeners. Joel has a clear vision and passion for modern technology, placing him as one of the most exciting Chief Technology Officers to watch out for.

Joel is the President of a charity that designs STEM related children’s books Back to the Moon and Princess Physicist. These books are then donated to orphanages, homeless pregnant woman and in-need children. Beasley Foundation was formed in February 2017 after Joel, Mitch and Valerie lost their Mother to Leukemia after being diagnosed 6 weeks earlier. Joel and his siblings wanted to do something unique with her life insurance money and the Beasley Foundation was formed.

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