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About Don MacNeil

I'm the chief marketing officer for XO Communications. I'm responsible for the company's strategy and vision for serving business and wholesale customers and developing and managing the company's portfolio of IP, data and next generation network services. I've also got responsibility for all XO marketing functions, including overall go-to-market strategies, brand, product marketing, customer segment and vertical marketing, and sales enablement.

Prior to joining XO Communications, I was an officer in the United States Navy, where I developed and designed complex network systems. I'm a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and hold Masters Degrees in Physics and Business Administration. I'm a hockey fan and follow the Caps and the Bruins. Just to prove how much of a hockey fan I am, I have a signed U.S. Olympic Hockey jersey from Jim Craig of the gold medal winning 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey team.

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The Beauty Behind the Technology

By | May 31, 2013 | XO News | [ 0 ]

By Don MacNeil
Sometimes you have to dare to be different when you’re passionate about something. In this case, it’s the passion of XO employees for technology.
And that’s why we’ve launched The Beauty Behind…

A New Look for XO.com

By | May 20, 2013 | XO News | [ 0 ]

By Don MacNeil
You probably saw something visibly different today about XO when you came to XO.com.  Today, all of us at XO are very happy to share news about the launch of our new…

Are You Ready for the Coming Onslaught Against Your Network?

By | March 13, 2013 | Networking, WAN | [ 0 ]

By Don MacNeil
2013 promises to be a year of real disruption for IT and business network leaders. Technology trends that have been gathering momentum over the past several years are beginning to crest before…

Building a More Intelligent WAN

By | March 6, 2013 | Networking, WAN | [ 0 ]

By Don MacNeil
Given the increasing demands being placed on networks today because of mobility, big data, and cloud computing and the need to provide employees with wider access to applications but in a very…

The Many Faces of Network Despair

By | March 4, 2013 | Networking, WAN | [ 0 ]

By Don MacNeil
You just got the stare from the CIO because of some network issue that frankly you haven’t had time to deal with. You’ve been so busy putting out other fires. Frankly, it’s…

Plan Now for the Hyperconverged Network

By | February 11, 2013 | Networking | [ 0 ]

According to Gartner in a report titled Plan Now for the Hyperconverged Enterprise Network, more than 50% of enterprise networks are not optimized to support the multitude of demands that will be placed on them…

The Great Migration to Cloud-Intelligent Networks

By | July 11, 2012 | Cloud | [ 0 ]

7am PST. Options trader John Wilson checks his iPAD for commodities quotes, dashes out the door of his Malibu home and heads for work. Speeding down the coastal highway he takes a call from his…

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