Competitors Working Together

John Schmidt Photo John Schmidt May 2, 2017

Infrastructure Masons LogoIt’s not often that a group of competitors in the same industry get together. In one particular case, though, it’s a collaboration for the common good. The Infrastructure Masons brings together technical professionals from end users to consultants to vendors.

The group meets periodically to use members’ combined experience to advance the industry and plan for the future. The goals are to connect people, develop new talent and give back. I’m honored to be part of the iMasons, and also the Partner Advisory Council. We help steer the iMasons organization on its journey to become a leading professional society.

Why would we do all of this? We’re planning for the future. I explain what that means below. In the meantime, what’s on your mind that we as a group should talk about? Let me know in the comments.

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About the Author

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John Schmidt

John Schmidt is the leader of CommScope’s Global Data Center Solutions Group where he leads a team of Solution Architects and Data Center Segment Leads.  He has over 20 years of experience in the networking industry having held various positions in Design Engineering, Product Management, Business Development, and Sales Leadership.  John began his career with ADC Telecommunications which was acquired by Tyco Electronics and subsequently CommScope.   During his career John has acquired over 18 patents for telecommunications and networking equipment design and has participated on various standards committees.  John holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota, an MBA from the University of Saint Thomas, and a MS in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University.