Siegfried Luft is the founder and CTO of Zeugma Systems and has 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. Prior to Zeugma Systems, he was a co-founder of Siara Systems, which merged with Redback Networks. As founding President and General Manager of Siara Research Canada, the Canadian subsidiary, Siegfried and his team developed the first release of the SmartEdge 800, which contributed significant revenues for Redback Networks.
Prior to Siara Systems, Siegfried held a Senior Architect role and was part of the founding team at Fiberlane Communications. Fiberlane later became Cerent Corporation, which was acquired by Cisco Systems. Siegfried began his career at MPR Teltech where he held various engineering and leadership positions.
Siegfried has a number of pending patents related to optical protection mechanisms, highly scalable distributed systems, and tiered service routing. Siegfried holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Victoria.