Stephen Collins


Principal Analyst 

ACG Research 


Stephen Collins is a principal analyst at ACG Research, leading the firm’s practice in network visibility and analytics for operational intelligence.

He has 35 years of networking and telecommunications experience across many different segments of the enterprise and service provider markets, and has served in a variety of executive, managerial, technical and consulting roles, with extensive experience bringing new products to market with technology-driven startups and emerging growth companies.

Stephen began his career as a software engineer at AT&T Bell Labs, and has worked for a number of market leading companies, including BBN Communications, Wellfleet Communications, Bay Networks, Spring Tide Networks, which he co-founded and was acquired by Lucent Technologies, Sonus Networks and Acme Packet. He has also served as an advisor and consultant for many startups.

Stephen is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and has authored numerous articles for trade publications. He holds an M.S. in Computer, Information and Control engineering from the University of Michigan and a B.S. in Computer Systems Engineering, Summa Cum Laude, from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.